Title : PHILATELIC WEEK SPECIAL   (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1585 
KPC#
C-1208 
MICHEL#
1609 
StanGib#
1888 
Scott#
1569 
Date of Issue
11/18/1989 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
The traditional latern 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has designated 18 to 24 November, as Philatelic Week for this year.

This is an yearly event conducted by the Ministry to bring forth better public understanding of the postage stamp and to promote stamp-collecting as a healthy and beneficial hobby. During the period the "National Philatelic Exhibition" is held, at the Sejong Cultural Center.

The postage stamp today, is something more than a simple means of the mail user's paying postage. Since it tells almost every meaningful aspect of its issuing country ranging over its history, culture, society, economy, and natural environment, the postage stamp is also serving as a good 'messenger' of valuable information about each country of the world. It is for this reason that stamp collecting is becoming ever more popular throughout the world.

On the occasion of Philatelic Week 1989, the Ministry of Communications issues this special postage stamp, hoping to see the philatelic population of our country not only increase, but spread out more widely accross the nation.