Title : POSTAGE STAMP COMMEMORATIVE OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA RED CROSS
Stamp Serial#
1402 
KPC#
C-1076 
MICHEL#
1426 
StanGib#
1693 
Scott#
1445 
Date of Issue
10/26/1985 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
70 won 
Design
Helping hands with the Red Cross mark 
Designer
LEE, Keun-moon 
Image Area
32mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korean Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The Red Cross movement, which has humanitarianism as its guiding principle, was started in June 1859 on the Solferino battlefield of northern Italy by a Swiss young man named Henri Dunant.

In our country, the Korean Minister to France, on instructions from Emperor Kojong, attended the international Red Cross meeting convened in Geneva in 1903, and the Korea Red Cross was established two years later, on October 27, 1905 under Article 47 of Emperor Kojong's ordinance. The Korea Red Cross thus observes its 80th anniversary this year.

Working under the seven basic principles of the Red Cross movement---humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independance, voluntary service, unity, and universality---the Korea Red Cross has been actively engaged in providing relief, blood-taking, social work, and health services, as well as in promoting Junior Red Cross activities and providing international relief and aid services.

In this year of the 80th anniversary, in particular, an exchange of hometown visitors between south and north, a long-cherished desire of the ten million members of families separated by the division of the land, has Red Cross and the North Korea Red Cross involved. Although it was on small scale, the exchange does throw bright prospects for the future of the talks.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Korea Red Cross, and also in hopes that a more intensified Red Cross movement will bring about further progress in the talks between south and north, including an exchange of letters and cultural programs, and thus pave the way to the peaceful reunification of our country.