Title : POSTAGE STAMP IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 36TH ANNIVERSARY OF LIBERATION
Stamp Serial#
1224 
KPC#
C-896 
MICHEL#
1249 
StanGib#
1486 
Scott#
1253 
Date of Issue
08/15/1981 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
40 won 
Design
Figures, "36" and "815", and Graphically Designed Feature of Development 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
55 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
August 15, 1981 is a special Liberation Day, which marks the 36th anniversary of our liberation from the 36 years of the Japanese colonial rule.

The government's celebration program contains various ceremonial functions designed to remember and inherit the independent spirit of our patriotic forebears who fought or died a martyr for our national freedom.

In retrospect, we see the past 36 years of our independence interspersed with national crises and national endeavor to overcome them. Hardly had we made a start at building an independent country, when on June 25, 1950, only a year and ten months after the installation of our government, the northern communist group invaded us in great force, thus bringing about the tragedy of fratricidal war, which left the whole land of the peninsula in complete ruins. Up we rose, however, from the ashes of destruction and began again the task of nation building from the beginning. Though we have encountered various hardships on our way, we have never slowed down in the job of progressing toward our goal of prosperity, democracy and justice.

On this occation of the 36th anniversary of our national liberation, the Ministry of Communications issues this stamp in remembrance of our patriotic forebears, and also as a sign of our determination to continue our progress with the same national will and vigor that have marked our efforts of nation-building so far.