Title : POSTAGE STAMPS FOR NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS 
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Stamp Serial#
1331 
KPC#
N-50 
MICHEL#
1356 
StanGib#
1599 
Scott#
1358 
Date of Issue
12/01/1983 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
70 won 
Design
A Pair of Cranes and A Pine Tree 
Designer
Kim sung-sil 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The year 1983, tear dotted with horrible tragic events both at home and abroad, is receding and a new year is drawing before us, the year 1984, which is the Year of the Mouse.

About this time of year we are all busy having things finished, reflecting on the receding year, learning from experience, and planning ahead to make the forthcoming year a better and more fruitful one. But this is also a time for us to stop and think about our relatives and friends, and show our love for them by inquiring after their well-being and wishing them a happy New Year by letter, if not by visiting them in person.

The Ministry of Communications issues two kinds of stamps for New Year's greetings in order to add to the happiness with which people send and receive these greetings. One of the two stamps depicts the mouse of the twelve animal figures inscribed in relief on the stone wall of General Kim Yu-shin (595-673). The other stamp depicts the cranes and the pine tree. The crane, which is a bird of an exceptionally elegant and graceful figure, is known to enjoy long life, and has long been depicted in various paintings as a noble bird which symbolizes good omen.