Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMP(700 WON)
Stamp Serial#
1819 
KPC#
371 
MICHEL#
1843 
StanGib#
2046 
Scott#
1732 
Date of Issue
06/15/1995 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
700 won 
Design
Gilt-bronze Bongnae-san Incense Burner 
Designer
Choi-mi 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 50(10*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Ministry of Imformation and Communication has decided to change the degign of the 700-won stamp, "Mandarin duck-shaped Lid of Celadon Incense Burner", which was first issued on June 15,1983, will be replaced by a new 700-won stamp featuring a "Gilt-bronze Bongnaesan Incense Burner". In addition to replacing a design which had been in use for some time, this change is part of the Ministry's efforts to promote philately.

This Paekche "Gilt-bronze Bongnae-san Incense Burner", was excavated from the ruins of Paekche at Nungwan-ri, Puyo in December 1993. It is 64cm in height. A dragon can be seen carved on the base, and a lotus and overlapping mountains are on the body. A crane gracefully posed with outstretched wings is visible on top of the body, and the lid is decorated with Taoist hermits of longevity and animals of divine nature. All of these figures are brought together into a harmonious whole, symbolizing and charateruzing a supernatural earthbound utopia. The dragon (yin) and the crane (yang) in particular, signify the East Asian belief in yin-yang, the element of balbce which exists throughout the cosmos, and the burner's overall composition and design attests to our ancestors' originality and outstanding artistic sense.

The Ministry of Information and Communication has issued these definitive postage stamps on a regular basis, in hopes that it would upgrade the image of Korean postage stamps and set the stage for the advanced philatelic culture.