Title : POSTAGE STAMPS OF SEOUL OLYMPICS 1988 (4th Issue)  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1404 
KPC#
C-1033 
MICHEL#
1428 
StanGib#
1694 
Scott#
B26 
Date of Issue
11/01/1985 
Quantity
9,000,000 
Denomination
70+30 won 
Design
Cycling 
Designer
Kim, Hyun 
Image Area
22mm*32mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korean Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The 24th Olympic Games will be held in Seoul September 17 through October 2, 1988. The Olympaid, which traces back to the athletic festivals of Ancient Greece, makes its ideal to bring forth a peaceful world. "Harmony and progress", has been adopted as the motto for Seoul Olympiad, which will be long remembered as a glorious event in our history.

In celebration of the event the Ministry of Communications will issue eight kinds of stamps each year from 1985 until 1988. The two following stamps are the fourth of the series:

1. Canoeing.
Canoeing traces back to the days when primitive people got aboard a flowing tree trunk and rowed it in the direction they wanted. But canoeing as a sport started in 1865, when an Englishman named John MacGregor cruised along the coastline of the European Continent and up the Nile by rowing a canoe made in the shape of the kayak used by the Eskimos of Greenland. It was adopted as an Olympic event at the 11th Olympic Games held in Berlin. There are two types of canoeing events-kayak and dian.

2. Cycling.
Cycling, which is a race on bicycles competing for speed, has various types of races, roughly divided into the track and the road. It has been a popular sport event among the many speed fanatics all over the world since 1868 when the first bicycle race was held in Paris, France. Cycling has been on the Olympic program since the first Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896.