Title : POSTAGE STAMP IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 2ND SEOUL OPEN INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Stamp Serial#
1268 
KPC#
C-937 
MICHEL#
1293 
StanGib#
1534 
Scott#
1310 
Date of Issue
08/25/1982 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
60 won 
Design
Emblem and a player 
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 2nd Seoul Open International Table Tennis Championships (SOIC) is held from August 25, 1982, through 31.

"SOIC", the only open international table tennis championships held in the Asian region, was created by Korea Table Tennis Association (KTTA). The first (SOIC), held August 26-29, 1980, was entered by the athletes from 35 countries. SOIC is also of extra significance to us in that it enables Korean table tennis to break through the international isolation brought about in the 1970's by North Korea's persistent biased propaganda. The Championships is of great benefit to us. It provides us with an opportunity to let some countries of the world cast off their misinformed image of us. It is also expected to help us form a springboard for new sports diplomacy, which will, in turn, help KTTA succeed in bringing the 1987 World Table Tennis Championships to Korea. But the immediate fruit of holding such an international contest is that Korean table tennis will be given fresh stimulus and vigor, along with new techniques, which are essential for it to maintain its international status.

The Ministry of Communications issues this commemorative stamp in the hope that the 2nd SOIC will serve as an opportunity to make the development of Korean sports known to the world, and achieve everything expected of it.