Title : THE SEOUL OLYMPICS COMMEMORATION FESTIVAL AND THE WORLD KOREAN ETHNICS SPORTS FESTIVAL
Stamp Serial#
1576 
KPC#
C-1200 
MICHEL#
1600 
StanGib#
1879 
Scott#
1553 
Date of Issue
09/12/1989 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
The valiant Spirit of Korean Ethnics 
Designer
Lee Hye-ok 
Image Area
32mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The 1988 Seoul Olympiad, opening on September 17 and lasting for 15 days, was not only the biggest in history participated in by 160 countries, but also one which was held more successfully than any other ever. It was a world sports festival of understanding and friendship, and of harmony and peace, which drew admiration and praise from the whole world. To us Koreans, the Olympiad was a rare occasion on which we were able tp show the world the five thousand years of our culture and tradition, as well as a historic festival which made a great contribution to our national harmony and pride.

The Ministry of Comunications issues this postage stamp in commemoration of the festival held in memory of the unforgettable 1988 Seoul Olympics, and the world Korean ethnics sports festival, a meeting of Koreans home and abroad held to share pride in being Korean and commonness of blood. We hope that these events will help us continue the graet spirit and ability of our nation demonstrated through the Olympics, and sublime it to a new goal of national movement toward achieving "Glory to the nation" and "Peace to the world".