Title : Postage Stamps of Korean People's Documentary Painting Series (2nd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1259 
KPC#
C-924 
MICHEL#
1284 
StanGib#
1523 
Scott#
1297 
Date of Issue
07/15/1982 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
60 won 
Design
Shilla's Repulse of Tang's Invading Army 
Designer
Lee Keun-moon 
Image Area
49mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
2Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has selected eight documentary paintings depicting some of the great victories our avcestors won, and decided to issue them as postage stamps, intending them to serve to make known throughout the wisdom with which our ancestors overcame our national difficulties and also to help remind the people at home of the historical lessons to be learned from those national tragedies. The stamps are printed in a combination of six different colors. the first ever attempted in our country.

The following two are the second of the series, the first of which was issued on June 15, 1982.
1. Shilla's Repulse of Tang's Invading Army.
This picture, painted by Oh Seung-woo, professor of art at Chungang, University, depicts Shilla's army attacking and annihilating the 200,000-man army of Tang deployed around Yangju. Originally, Shilla had formed an alliance with Tang in its effort to conquer its neighboring kingdoms for the unification, to conquer Baegje in 660 and Koguryo in 668. When the fightings were over, however, Tang would not return, but remained in the conquered land, showing signs of permanent occupation. It was thus that Shilla had to fight its ally in order to drive it out. Tang wa repulsed, and the historic three-kingdom unification was accomplished.

2. General Kang Kam-chan's Great Victory at Kyiju.
Painted by Konkuk University's professor Lee Yong-hwan, this picture depicts the Koryo army led by General Kang Kam-chan destroying Keoran's army. Starting in 1010, Keoran had invaded Koryo several times, but never succeeded in its attempt. In 1019, Keoran again attempted its invasion of Koryo, but it again failed and was retreating through Kyiju, where the Keoran army met Kang Kam-chan's army. The invaders were so completely destroyed there that the fighting came to mark the end of Keoran's attempts at its invading Koryo.