Title : POSTAGE STAMPS FOR NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1372 
KPC#
N-52 
MICHEL#
1396 
StanGib#
1653 
Scott#
1395 
Date of Issue
12/01/1984 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
70 won 
Design
Jae-gi cha-gi 
Designer
LEE, Hea-ock 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
 
Description
The year 1984, the Year of the Mouse, is setting, leaving behind in our memory various events, small and large. And the year 1985, the Year of the Ox, is dawning, filling us with fresh hopes and expectations.

It is our year-end custom to pause for a moment, looking back on the receding year, learning from experience, planning to make the forthcoming year a more fruitful one. It is also our tradition to inquire, at the turn of the year, after the well-being of our friends, acquaintances, teachers and relatives and wish them a happy new year.

The Ministry of Communications issues two New Year's Greeting stamps in order to add to the pleasure with which people send and receive these greetings. One of the New Year stamps carries the image of the ox, one of the 12 human-faced animals inscribed in relief on the stone wall of General Kim Yu-shin's grave. Legend has it that the animals stand in the order in which they came to their god to pay their New Year respects. The other stamp depicts Jaegi-chagi, a traditional children's game played by comsecutively kicking up a shuttlecock.