Title : POSTAGE STAMPS FOR KOREAN PEOPLE'S DOCUMENTARY PAINTING SERIES
(3rd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1274 
KPC#
C-926 
MICHEL#
1299 
StanGib#
1537 
Scott#
1299 
Date of Issue
10/15/1982 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
60 won 
Design
Admiral Yi Sun-sin's Great Victory at Hansan 
Designer
Lee Keun-moon 
Image Area
49mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
25 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has seleted eight documentary paintings depicting some of the great victories our ancestors won, and decided to issue them as postage stamps, intending them to serve to make known throughout th world the wisdom with which our ancestors overcame our national difficulties ans also to help remind the people at home of the historical lessons to be learned from those national tragedies. The special six-color printing to be used for the stamps is the first attempt ever made to print stamps in Korea.

The following two are the third of the series:
1. Admiral Yi Sun-sin's Great Victory at Hansan.
This picture, painted by Artist Kim Hyung-ku, depicts Admiral Yi's naval force destroying the invading armada of Japan off Hansan Island. Japan invaded Korea in great force in 1592, but was completely defeated by the Korean naval force led by Admiral Yi Sun-sin. Such was the defeat in which it lost no fewer than 73 battle ships that Japan did not even dare to invade Korea by landing on the southern coast after the battle. This victory of Yi Sun-sin's is one of the three greatest victories over Japan during the war, the other two being General Kim Shi-min's Jinju Battle.

2. General Kim Jwa-jin's Chungsanri Battle.
This picture, painted by Professor Sohn Soo-kwang of Chung-ang University, depicts General Kim's Independence Army annihilating the Japanese army at Chungsanri, Manchuria. This battle was one of the greatest battles won by the Korean resistance force, and such, it served to attract the attention of the whole world to the resistance of he Korean people to the Japanese occupation. In revenge for this defeat, Japan slaughtered as many as 3000 Korean farmer-residents in Japan.