Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMP (90 Won)
Stamp Serial#
1758 
KPC#
352 
MICHEL#
1782 
StanGib#
2031 
Scott#
1717 
Date of Issue
04/22/1994 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
90 won 
Design
a Scops Owl(Otus scops
Designer
Kim,Im-yong 
Image Area
19mm*22mm 
Perforation
13*12 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 100(10*10) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has renewed designs of definitive postage stamps periodically for the betterment of philatelic culture, under the definitive postage stamp improvement plan. This time it issues a 90-won stamp featuring "Sojjok-sae" (Scops owl - Otus scops), Natural Monument No.324.

This bird, the smallest of the owl family, is active from dusk through dawn. Its body has complex patterns with brown, black and grey colors on the greyish brown ground and its eyes are yellow. "Sojjok-sae" is likely to be heard to sing "Sojjok, Sojjok" or "Sojjok-da", "Sojjok-da", whose meaning is "The kettle is small". According to a legend, if the bird sings "Sojjok-da, Sojjok-da", it signals a bumper harvest, and if it sings "Sojjok, Sojjok" , then it heralds a bad year. Scops owls live on insects and are widely distributed in the temperate and tropical regions, including Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia and Africa.

The Ministry of Communications issues this stamp, hoping that people will actively participate in the natural conservation movement with continued interests in birds living in Korea.