Title : POSTAGE STAMPS OF SEOUL OLYMPICS 1988
(5th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1413 
KPC#
C-1035 
MICHEL#
1436 
StanGib#
1704 
Scott#
B-28 
Date of Issue
03/25/1986 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
70+30 won 
Design
Fencing 
Designer
Cho, Young-je 
Image Area
22mm*32mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The 24th Olympic Games are being held in Seoul, September 17 through October 2, 1988. The Seoul Olympics, with "harmony and progress" as its ideal, promises to be a grand world festival where a great variety of cultures will meet together in harmony in the cultural atmosphere of a five thousand year old country, and where the youth from all parts of the world will compete with one another in strength and skill in an environment of humane warmth of the host nation.

In celebration of the world event, the Ministry of Communications issued eight kinds of postage stamps in 1985 and will continue to issue as many kinds each year until 1988. The stamps will feature themes of the Seoul Olympic Games such as their emblem, mascot, 23 competition events, stadiums, etc.

The eight kinds issued in 1985 under this plan were designed by Kim Hyun, the artist whose design of the tiger had been chosen for the mascot of the Seoul Olympics. The eight kinds planned for this year will feature horseback riding, fencing, gymnastics, soccer, and other themes, and will be designed by Prof. Cho Young-Je of Seoul National University.

In addition, the Ministry of Communications issues another four kinds of stamps for the special purpose of publicizing the Seoul Olympics throughout the world. The 370-won, 400-won, 440-won,and 470-won denomination stamps (100-won to be added to each for the contribution to the Olympics) have been set in accordance with the four airmail letter rates for the four different areas of the world. These stamps are available in small-size sheets, consisting of four stamps, and carry the same design as the 70-won stamps.