Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMPS (30 Won)
Stamp Serial#
1717 
KPC#
350 
MICHEL#
1741 
StanGib#
2027 
Scott#
1579 
Date of Issue
05/24/1993 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
30Won 
Design
White Magnolia (Magnolia denudata Desr
Designer
Kim Im-yong 
Image Area
22mm*19mm 
Perforation
12.5*13.5 
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 is issuing definitive postage stamps under "The Postage Stamps Design Improvement Plan", with a view to promote philatelic culture. Now the Ministry issues three denominations of 20 Won, 30 Won and 40 Won, and the designs are selected from among fauna and flora living in Korea.

The Korean stork(Ciconia boyciana Swinhoe) has been chosen for the design of 20 Won postage stamp. This bird is similar to the crane but a little larger in size. It belongs to the stork family, and is white with the exception of the first and second feathers of its wings which are black. It faces extinction due to blind poaching and destruction of the environment, and is an international protected bird designated as Natural Monument No. 199. It is even listed as the 46th endangered bird species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources(IYCN).

The White Magnolia (Magnolia denudata Desr.), belongs to the magnolia family, and has been selected for the design of 30 Won postage stamp. This plant is a decidous tree widely used for decorative purposes as well as medical applications. Its height is between 5бн1m, and its flowers bloom buring March and April, preceding its leaves.

The Korean White Pine (Pinus Koraiensis Sieb. et Zucc) which belongs to the pine family has been chosen for the design of 40 Won postage stamp. It is 30m in height and 1m in circumference. This tree is an indigenous tree, and its age ranges from 300бн500 years. Its leaves are in the shape of fascicles of five and its fruit is edible. Pine wood is used as structural wood and plywood.

The Ministry of Communications issues these postage stamps with hopes that animals and plants of our surroundings will be protected and preserved forever.