Title : Postage Stamps of Seoul Olympics 1988 (8th Issue) 
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Stamp Serial#
1493 
KPC#
C-1043 
MICHEL#
1517 
StanGib#
1786 
Scott#
B-46 
Date of Issue
05/25/1987 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
80+50 won  
Design
Diving 
Designer
Kim, Hyun 
Image Area
22mm*32mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
white Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing and Mint Agency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
The 24th Olympic Games are being held in Seoul, September 17 through October 2, 1988. The Games 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 finest youths from all parts of the world will compete with one another in strength and skill in an environment of human warmth of the host nation.

In commemoration of the Seoul Olympic Games, the Ministry of Communications began in 1985 , and will contine until 1988, to issue 32 kinds of Olympic postage stamps featuring the emblem, the mascot, the 23 athletic events and stadiums. Sixteen kinds under this schedule have already been issued for the last two years. Eight kinds issued in 1985 were the emblem, the mascot, track and field, boat racing, basketball, boxing, canoeing and cycling.

In 1986 eight kinds of stamps featured equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, weightlifting, handball, judo andhockey.

The four postage stamps featuring wrestling, swimming, modern pentathlon, and tennis are issued among eight kinds planned for this year.