Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMP(1190 WON)
Stamp Serial#
1789 
KPC#
374 
MICHEL#
1813A 
StanGib#
2130 
Scott#
1737 
Date of Issue
10/01/1994 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
1190 won 
Design
Passenger Ship 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 50(5*10) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
As of October 1,1994, the Monistry of Communications will discontine its present sorting system by which all mail is classified according to content and shape. Mail will instead be classified according to the speed of delivery, thereby allowing senders to decide the length of time for mail to arrive at its intended destination.

With the rising demand for faster and faster mail delivery, many private couriers have come into existence and many alternative methods of communications including facsimile transmission have been developed, thus taking business away from the government run postal service. In an effort to raise competitives vis-a-vis sector deliverers, the most advanced national postal service systems in many countries around the world have turned to classifying mail by the speed of delivery. As this system has proven very successful, it behooves the Korean postal service to introduce the same system in Korea.

All mail will therefore be classified as express mail or regular mail according to the speed of delivery. Express mail will arrive at its destination the very next day, and regular mail will be in transit no longer than four days since it was postmarked. The daily deadline for post marking will be determined in consideration of the means of transportation and the required time for delivery to the proper region.

In hopes of making the postal system much more convenient for the public, the Ministry of Communications has issued new postage stamps for express mail service, a definitive postage stamp for the minimum weight of mail, featuring an "airplane", and a definitive postage stamp for the standard fee of registered mail, featuring a "passengership".