Title : POSTAGE STAMPS FOR KOREAN MADE CARS SERIES (3rd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1296 
KPC#
C-952 
MICHEL#
1321 
StanGib#
1565 
Scott#
1327 
Date of Issue
05/25/1983 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
60 won 
Design
Truck(2.5t) 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż4 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing this year a series of postage stamps featuring Korean made automobiles. The aim of this decision is, on the one hand, to congratulate our auto industry on its rapid growth and, on the other, to diversify the design of our postage stamps to suit the taste of philatelists at home and abroad.

The series will be issued in five installments, featuring small-sized, medium-sized, large-sized and specially-equipped automobiles, in that order. Daewoo's Maepsy and Kia's Titan truck (2.5 tons); Hyndai's cargo truck (11 tons) and Daewoo's dump truck (10.5 tons); and Dong-A's mixer truck and tank lorry will follow in the second, third, fourth and fifth of the series respectively.

The following two are the third of the series:

1. Highway Bus.
This 47-passenger highway bus, made by Asia Motors Co., is equipped with a newly developed 310 hp engine which is designated to minimize gas consumption, noise and exhaustion. Special research in human engineering carried out for the design of the seats and interior of the bus has resulted in sparing the driver the usual fatigue that comes from driving over a long distance, and in providing the passengers with a high degree of comfortness and snugness. It also looks beautiful and elegant.

2. Minibus.
This 2.5-ton Super Titan, made by Kia Industrial Co., is a new type of truck designed to meet almost any road condition. It is equipped with an 85 hp disel engine which yields excellent loading capacity and outstanding cost-effectiveness. Even at top speed, it gives an extreme degree of automotive safety and maneuverability. The driver's seat is as comfortable as that of a passenger car.