Title : Postage Stamp Commemorative of Our Surpassing the Ten Million Telephone Lines
Stamp Serial#
1515 
KPC#
C-1150 
MICHEL#
1539 
StanGib#
1812 
Scott#
1501 
Date of Issue
09/28/1987 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
Korea Shippping Industry Expanding in the World Market 
Designer
Cho Young-je 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
It has been one of our most urgent tasks to solve the long-standing problem of backlogged subscription orders, by enlarging our facilities so that we can install telphones right after subscription orders are taken.

Since 1980, we have made every effort to realize this dream of ours, adding an average of one million new lines per year. As a result, 85 years after the introduction of the telephone to this country, the dream has at last come near to being realized, as another Korean miracle.

We have now passed the ten million mark in the number of telephones installed in our coutry. This is nearly a three-fold increase over the end of 1980, when we had only 2.8 million telephones through-out the country. We have today grown to be the 10th biggest country in the world in the number of telephones installed, and the age of one telephone per household has thus dawned. It is largely the ultramodern communications technology, put into practical use since the second half of the 1970's, that has made it possible for this achievement to be made in such a short time.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in the hope that this meaningful event of our surpassing the 10 million telephone lines will strengthen our basic desire for the forthcoming age of information, and open a new chapter in our communications development.