Title : POSTAGE STAMPS COMMEMORATIVE OF THE 23rd OLYMPIC GAMES - LOS ANGELES
Air Mail stamp between Korea & Los Angeles, Calif.
Stamp Serial#
1353 
KPC#
C-1003 
MICHEL#
1378 
StanGib#
1628 
Scott#
1379 
Date of Issue
07/28/1984 
Quantity
2,500,000 
Denomination
440 won 
Design
Fencing 
Designer
LEE, Hea-ock 
Image Area
38mm*26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż4 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
The Korea Mint Corporation 
Description
The 23rd Olympic Games are held in Los Angeles, the United States, over the 16-day period from July 28 through August 12, 1984.

The 1984 Olympic Games are expected to be the Olympic festival of the largest scale in history, which will be participated in by some 16,000 athletes and officials from 142 different countries. The athletes will compete under the slogan "More Speed, More Height and More Power", for the honor of the countries they represent.

The events competed in the Los Angeles Olympic number 21: track and field, rowing, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equertrian sports, fencing, soccer, gymnastics, weight lifting, handball, hockey, judo, wrestling, swimming and diving, pantathlon, shooting, archery, yachting and volleyball. The games of baseball and tennis are to be held as demonstration events.

Our country will participate in 19 events: boxing, wrestling, judo, shooting, track and field, weight lifting, swimming, pantathlon, volldyball, archery, cycling, rowing, fencing, gymnastics, canoeing, yachting and equestrian sports.

The Los Angeles Olympic Games are of special significance to us because the Olympic Games after the Los Angeles Games will be held in Seoul.

One of the two kinds of stamps being issued carries the denomination of 440 won, which is the air mail rate between Korea and Los Angeles. The denomination has been so fixed that it will help correpondence between pepole here in Korea and their relatives in Los Angeles.

The Ministry of Communications issues these commemorative stamps in the hope that the Los Angeles Olympic Games will contribute to world peace.