Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMP (180 WON)
Stamp Serial#
1785 
KPC#
365 
MICHEL#
1809 
StanGib#
2037 
Scott#
1721 
Date of Issue
09/12/1994 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
180 won 
Design
Little Tern 
Designer
Kim Im-yong 
Image Area
22mm*19mm 
Perforation
12*13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 100(10*10) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has issued a definitive postage stamp depicting a bird, the "Little Tern". The postage stamp, with a denomination of 180 won, conforms to the increase in the domestic postage for the nonstandardized letter of the first class, beginning August 1, 1994.

The "Little Tern" is a summer migratory bird inhabiting tropical and temperate regions, including Korea. Both male and female birds look alike with a white and grey body, a black head and black lines around the eyes. Its beak is yellow and the tip of its beak is blackish, but in winter the entire beak turns black. This bird feeds on small fish and lives on the sand and gravel along beaches and riverbanks. It lays 2 to 3 eggs and both male and female birds take turns sitting on the eggs. The eggs are bluish ash grey with speckles.

The Ministry of Communications has released this postage stamp, hoping to kindle public interest in wild birds living in harmony with man, and to provide the convenience for its users.