Title : Postage Stamps of Seoul Olympics 1988 (9th Issue) 
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Stamp Serial#
1519 
KPC#
C-1048 
MICHEL#
1543 
StanGib#
1816 
Scott#
B-49 
Date of Issue
10/10/1987 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
80+50 won 
Design
Archery 
Designer
Kim Hyun 
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 finest youths 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 commemoration of the Seoul Olympic Games, the Ministry of Communications began in 1985, and will continue until 1988, to issue 32 kinds of Olympic postage stamps festuring the emblem, the mascot, the 23 athletic events and stadiums. Twenty kinds of stamps, under this schedule, have already been issued in the last two and a half years.

Eight kinds of stamps issued in 1985 featured the emblem, the mascot, track and field, boat racing, basketball, boxing, canoeing and cycling . In 1986 eight kinds of stamps featuring equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, weightlifting, handball, judo, and hackey were issued. In May 1987 four kinds of stamps were issued featuring wrestling, swimming, mordern pentathlon, tennis; and they are now followed by another four kinds featuring table tennis, shooting, archery, and volleyball.