Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMP (10won)
Stamp Serial#
1713 
KPC#
348 
MICHEL#
1737 
StanGib#
2025 
Scott#
1577 
Date of Issue
04/08/1993 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
10Won 
Design
Taegukki (the Korean National Flag) 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
19mm*22mm 
Perforation
13.5*12.5 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 100(10*10) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has drawn up "The Definitive Postage Stamps Design Improvement Plan" with a view to promoting the philatelic culture. In accodance with this plan, the Ministry issues definitive postage stamps in denomination of 10 won whose design have been changed and 110 won postage stamp for the basic letter rate revised on February 10, 1993.

The Taegukki, the national flag of the Republic of Korea, has been chosen as the design for the 10 won postage stamp being the basic denomination unit. The white background of the flag symbolizes the purity of the Korean people and their peace-loving spirit. The Taeguk circle and four trigrams stand for the eternal principle of nature that everything in the universe is created and developed through the interaction of yin and yang. The flag as a whole represents the yearning of the Korean people to evolve forever together with the universe.

The final stamp issued is in the shape of a bud of "The Sharon rose". The rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus L.) has been chosen as the design for the 110 won postage stamp, which stands for the unblemished homogeneity and the indomitable spirit of the 70 million Korean people in the midst of strong powers and it is a symbol befitting the portrayal of Korea as "The gentlemanly country of the East". The "Rose of Sharon" originates in Asia Minor, and this ornamental flower is also used for medicinal purpose.

The postage stamps, featuring the "Taegukki" and the "Rose of Sharon", are issued by the Ministry of Communications to diffuse pride and the spirit of the Korean people through the circulation of postage stamps.