Title : SERIAL POSTAGE STAMPS: KOREAN POSTAL SERVICE, YESTERDAY AND TODAY (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1334 
KPC#
C-964 
MICHEL#
1359 
StanGib#
1603 
Scott#
1339 
Date of Issue
02/10/1984 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
70Won 
Design
The First Postage Stamps issued in Korea 
Designer
Lee, Keun-moon 
Image Area
33mm X 49mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 X 2 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The year 1984 marks the hundredth year of the Korean postal service. In commeoration of the occasion, the Ministry of Communications and the Philatelic Federation of Korea, with the support of the Federation Internationale de Philateolie (FIP), will put on a world postage stamp exhibition, PHILAKOREA 84, at the Korea Exhibition Center(KOEX), Seoul, from October 22 through 31, 1984. In addition, the Ministry of Communications is issuing a series of postage stamps under the head of "Korean Postal Service, Yesterday and Today", with thematic materials that show Koeran postal service in its historical contexts. The following two kinds are the fourth in the series:

1. The First Postage Stamps issued in Korea.
With the start of the modern postal adminstration on November 18,1884, two kinds of postage stamp were issued: five kinds were ordered from Japan, but only two of them arrived and were put to use. The stamps being issued carries the original designs of the stamps, complete with a model date stamp.

2. A Present day Postage Stamp.
Today's postage stamps are printed by the Government Printing and Mint Agency. The printing has gradually been diversified, and in addition to the lithographic, such methods of printing as photogravure, intaglio and a combination of photogravure and intaglio are also used in the manufacture of postage stamps, which can include as many as six colors. The design of the stamp being issued is the current five-thousand-won definitive stamp made for overseas parcel post.