Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMP (130 WON)
Stamp Serial#
1780 
KPC#
364 
MICHEL#
1804A 
StanGib#
2034 
Scott#
1720 
Date of Issue
08/20/1994 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
130 won 
Design
A Narcissus flower 
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 released a definitive postage stamp featuring the narcissus. Ths stamp, with a denomination of 130 won, reflects the increase in the domestic postal charge rate for the standard size letter of the first class, which applied form August 1, 1994.

The narcissus (Narcissus tazetta var. chinensis Roem.) is a perennial herb species used for ornamental and medicinal purpose. Its Korean name "Soo-seon", means a "spirit living in water". The plant has long narrow leaves about 20-40cm long and 8-15mm across. It blooms early in the year, bearing white, yellow and orange flowers depending on its subspecies. Its superb scent is well known, and it finds great uses in herbal medicine. Its juice is used in treating boils white its flowers yield balm used in the cure of palsy, whooping cough and asthma. The narcissus, native to the Mediterranean region and southern China, can be found in most parts of Cheju Island of Korea.

The Ministry of Communications has released this postage stamp, hoping to encourage the public to join the drive to protect the ecosystem by stirring up our interests in diverse plants and animals living in Korea.