Title : THE TAEJON EXPO '93's REGISTRATION BY THE BIE  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1625 
KPC#
C-1238 
MICHEL#
1649 
StanGib#
1929 
Scott#
1617 
Date of Issue
12/12/1990 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
440 won  
Design
The Emblem of Taejon EXPO '93 
Designer
Cho, Young-je 
Image Area
22mm*32mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The main purpose of an exposition is to educate and enlighten people by exhibiting the achievement of man's endeavor, thus stimulating in them hope for the future and encouraging them to work and achieve new development themselves. An expostition is therefore an occasion to watch the achivement of an age and view the future in prospect.

The 107th General Meeting of the BIE, held in Paris last June 14, authorized by an overwhelming vote of approval Expo '93 that Korea proposed to hold in Taejon for 93 days from August 7 to November 7, 1993, under the theme "The Challenge of a New Road to Development".

This is another great event coming to us after our successful hosting of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Expo '93 is of special significance in that it will be the first registered international expostion held by a developing country.

In commemoration of the Taejon Expo '93's registration by the BIE, the Ministry of Communications issues two kinds of postage stamps, one depicting the Expo emblem, designed in the traditional Korean pattern of the "taeguk", and the other the Expo mascot, a figurine of the cosmic elf symbolizing wisdom.