Title : Postage Stamps in Commemoration of '88 Seoul Paralympics
Stamp Serial#
1550 
KPC#
C-1176 
MICHEL#
1574 
StanGib#
1853 
Scott#
1518 
Date of Issue
10/15/1988 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
Archery 
Designer
Chun, Hee-han 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
Following the 24th Seoul Olympics, the 8th Seoul Paralympics are also held in Seoul, October 15 through 24, 1988. "Challenge and Overcoming, Peace and Friendship, and Participation and Equality", are the motos of the Games, which are expected to be a great sports festival of amity and unity for the handicapped of the world, as well as a moving moment of physical and mental handicaps being overcome by human will.

Athletic activities, moreover, are of special significance for the handicapped since they help not only to prevent further reduction of function of the affected part, but also to recover the function of the surviving parts.

The Ministry of Communications issues these postage stamps in commemoration of the "88 Seoul Paralympics", which, we hope, will become an occasion for us the non-handicapped to realize that this is a world not only for the non-handicapped, but also the handicapped, who are not an object of sympathy or shunning, but normal people with a disability. It is also hoped that the one million disabled people of our country will again be encouraged in their will to overcome their handicap, and that we will move a step forward toward a perfect welfare state, by further expanding our facilities for the handicapped.