Title : DEFINTIVE POSTAGE STAMP (CART-SHAPED EARTHENWARE)
Stamp Serial#
1616 
KPC#
326 
MICHEL#
1640 
StanGib#
1372 
Scott#
1581 
Date of Issue
09/28/1990 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
50 won 
Design
Cart-Shaped earthenware 
Designer
Lee, Hye-ok 
Image Area
22mm*19mm 
Perforation
13*12 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 100(10*10) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
This earthenware, found in 1973 near Michu Royal Tomb in Kyongju, is an artifact made in the Old Shilla Kingdom Period. Pieces of cart-shaped earthenware with two cup-like things between the wheels had been found before it, but this is the first and only earthenware realistically representing a cart that has ever been found.

The body of the cart, placed on two big wheels, is designed to be nailed and fixed to a wall. The two long pulling handles that it originally had attached to the front has been broken off and is now missing. Also missing is the axle that connects the wheels, but the cart will roll if the wheels are connected by a wooden axle.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in order to provide an occasion for us all to remind ourselves of the artistic sense of our ancestors, represented in the earthenware of the Old Shilla Kingdom Period