Title : Special Postage Stamp for Philatelic Week   (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1243 
KPC#
C-911 
MICHEL#
1268 
StanGib#
1503 
Scott#
1282 
Date of Issue
11/18/1981 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
40 won 
Design
Hanggliding by Kim Kyung-jun  
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has designated the seven days from November 18 through 24, 1981, as the 9th Philatelic Week. The Ministry holds during this period Stamp Exhibition '81 displaying the best of those items that have won prizes in regional competitive exhibitions, and on the opening day of the Exhibition issues a special Philatelic Week stamp featuring a painting by a child.

This year, as they were last year, children throughout the country were invited to enter a prize painting-contest held for the purpose of selecting the picture to appear on the special stamp. Intended to promote the healthy hobby of stamp collecting among our children and to give them a chance to participate in the making of a postage stamp, the contest was co-sponsored, with the help of the Ministry, by Dong-A Ilbo, Sonyon Dong-A Ilbo and the Korean Philatelic Promotion Agency.

The painting titled "Hanggliding" by Kim Kyung-jun, a third grade boy of Kim-hae, Kyung-nam Province, was picked out as the best of the total 1447 paintings submitted to the contest. The special Philatelic Week stamp of this year thus features the boy's painting. "Hanggliding", in which he expresses a dream of his future by depicting a flying hangglider in a brisk and playful way, was judged to be excellent either as a picture or as a postage stamp design. The prize winning paintings are on display at the Stamp Exhibition '81 hall together with the stamps during the exhibition period.