Title : SPECIAL POSTAGE STAMP FOR PHILATELIC WEEK
Stamp Serial#
1405 
KPC#
C-1077 
MICHEL#
1429 
StanGib#
1697 
Scott#
1446 
Date of Issue
11/18/1985 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
70 won 
Design
A cancelled envelope 
Designer
KIM, Sung-sil 
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 12th Philatelic Week falls on the six days from Nvember 18 to 23, 1985. In preparation for the Week, the Ministry of Communications has been engaged for the past month in various activities designed for the promotion of stamp collecting as a wholesome hobby, including the holding of regional philatelic contests and the presentation of philatelic slide-picture shows. During Philatelic Week a national philatelic exhibition is held at the Postal Museum, putting on display only the pieces of work that have won a prize in the regional contests.

This postage stamp is issued on the first day of the exhibition, sInce this exhibition is held a year after the Korea World Philatelic Exhibition, PHILAKOREA'84, held in commemoration of the centennial of Korean postal administration, it is expected that the exhibitions will show a highter level of quality than in any other exhibition ever put on in our country. Moreover, this is the first domestic exhibition that has been screened according to the FIP regulations. The winners will receive a medal.

The MInistry of COmmunications is also to stage two large-scale internaional philatelic exhibitioans to promote the continuous development of our sports as well as of our postal administration and philatelic culture. One is the "Inter-Asian Exhibition of Sports Philately", to be held in 1986 during the Asian Games under the patronage of FIAP, and the other is the "World Exhibition of Olympic PHilately", to be held in 1988 during the Seoul Olympic Games under the patronage of FIPO.