Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMP (400 won)
Stamp Serial#
1304 
KPC#
302 
MICHEL#
1329 
StanGib#
1381a 
Scott#
1266 
Date of Issue
07/20/1983 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
400 won 
Design
Celadon-glazed Incense Burner Incised in the Pattern of Seven Treasures 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
Image Area
19mm*22mm 
Perforation
 
Sheet Composition
10Ąż10 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has effected a change in the 400 won and 500 won definitive stamps. The former has been changed in its color tone only, and the latter in its design.

1. Celadon-glazed Incense Burner Incised in the Pattern of Seven Treasures.
This incense burner, a kind of inlaid celadon, appears to have been made in the first half of the 12th century. Designated as National Treasure No. 95, it is 15.5mm in height and 12.4mm in width at the bottom, and is possessed by the National Museum of Korea in Seoul. This is generally considered to represent Koryo celadon in delicacy and beauty. It is presumed to have been made at Taegu-myun, Kangjin-gun, Chonnam Province.

2. Brick with Mountain Landscape in Relief.
One of the eight bricks with patterns and pictures in relief unearthed from a tomb in Puyo, Chungnam Province, this brick is a Baegje Dynasty product, which is 29x29mm in surface size and 4.3mm in thickness. Designated as Treasure No. 343, it is possessed by the National Museum of Korea in Puyo. The whole expression is pictorial and the round mountain peaks help to soften the impression of the brick.