Title : DEFINTIVE POSTAGE STAMP (FLAGPOLE WITH DRAGONHEADED KNOB)
Stamp Serial#
1605 
KPC#
347 
MICHEL#
1629 
StanGib#
1386 
Scott#
1594C 
Date of Issue
07/10/1990 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
800 won 
Design
Flagpole with Dragonheaded Knob 
Designer
Lee, Yoon-hee 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 50(10*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
Decorated flagpoles, the remains of the Koryo Dynasty, are often found in Buddhist temples throughout the country. But this particular flagpole is the only one that has been kept completely intact with its dragonheaded knob and is designated as National Treasure No.136.

Consisting of base, pole and dragonheaded knob, the whole piece is 73cm in height, and 20.9cm and 16cm in base area. Made in the shape of a bamboo stalk, the miniature bronze replica has eight sections including the knob section on which dragon scales are carved. The flagpole consists of two parts, the base and the two lowest sections of the pole forming one connected part, the dragonhead and the remaining sections forming the other. The flagpole was coated with lacquer and gold, but the original coating has now been flaked off on most parts of it.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in order to make this piece of craftwork of the Koryo Dynasty more widely known.