Title : Science Postage Stamp Series (2nd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1490 
KPC#
C-1129 
MICHEL#
1514 
StanGib#
1782 
Scott#
1459 
Date of Issue
04/21/1987 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
80 won  
Design
A rain gauge 
Designer
Kim, Young-gi 
Image Area
22mm*50mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
Following the astronomical theme that was taken for the 1986 Science Series, to provide an opportunity to be reminded of our ancestors' interest in and study of celestial bodies, the Ministry of Communications has adopted the wind observatory and the rain gauge, the devices that were invented and used by our an ancestors to make atmospheric observations, for the theme of the Science Postage Stamp Series of this year. This year happens to be the 20th anniversary of both the Ministry of Science and Technology and Science Day.

Our postage stamps have generally been designed with a variety of colors, but a technique of simple expression has been adopted for the present stamps in an attempt to meet philatelists' desire for variety.

1. Punggi-dae (Wind observatory).
This is the stone foundation of a wind observatory built in the Chosun Dynasty, in which stood a bamboo pole with a flag at the top. The directions of the winds were observed and measured from 24 different angles.

2. Rain Gauge.
This is a device that was used from the King Sejong Period to the end of the Chosun Dynasty, to measure the amount of rainfall. What is especially meaningful about the device is that it is the first rain gauge in the world, about 200 years ahead of the one first used in the West.