Title : FISHES SERIES (2nd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1440 
KPC#
C-1102 
MICHEL#
1464 
StanGib#
1733 
Scott#
1419 
Date of Issue
07/25/1986 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
70 won 
Design
Hammerhead Shark 
Designer
KWON Myoung Kwang 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing a series of postage stamps featuring Korean fishes. The first set of the series was issued in 1985, and the following four kinds of stamps are in its 2nd set:

1. Eoreumchi.
This fish, indigenous to our country, is found in the Cheoungpyung River and streams, and has recently been found to be living in the Yangu also. Its characteristic features are that it has a relatively large body with a round mouth, a black spot on the surface, and a clear arrowhead black spot on the tail. Its whole length is 250mm when it is fully grown.

2.Sweetfish.
A one-year-life fish, coming up streams in the warm northeastern region of Asia, the sweetfish is distributed over a large area including Korea, Japan and China. It has a grey color with a dark bluish green tint, and the nearer it is to the belly, the lighter the color becomes. It has a well developed caudal fin and grows to 700mm in lenght.

3. Sardine.
In our country, the sardine is distributed along the eastern and southwestern coast. It is dark blue on the back and silver white on the sides and belly, and is about 250mm in lenght.

4. Hammerhead shark.
This fish lives in the south sea of our country, especially in the waters off Pusan, Mokpo, and Cheju Island. It is also distributed in the seas to the south of Hokkaido of Japan, in the eastern Pacific Ocean and the warm and tropical waters of the Atlantic and the lndian Ocean. Shaped in the form of the letter "T", it is greyish blue. With disproportionately large pectoral fins, this shark can grow to a lengh of 4,000mm.