Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMPS (210 WON)
Stamp Serial#
1838 
KPC#
378 
MICHEL#
1862 
StanGib#
2038a 
Scott#
1723 
Date of Issue
11/01/1995 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
210 won 
Design
A Little Tern 
Designer
Kim Im-yong 
Image Area
22mm*19mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 100(10*10) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
On October 16, 1995, postal rates changed. The Ministry of Information and Communication will consequently begin issuing two new definitive postage stamps: one with a denomination of 210 won, which will be set as the basic rate of nonstandrdized postal items for non-priority mail, and the other denomination of 560 won, which will be the basic rate of nonstandrdized postal items for priority mail.

The non-priority 210-won definitive stamp will keep the existing "Little Tern" design, only changing the background color to pale orange to depict a Little Tern sitting on a riverbank with the water aglow from the light of the setting sun.

The Little Tern (Sterna albifrons)is a summer migratory bird which inhabits tropical and temperate regions, including some locations in Korea. Both male and female birds look alike with a white and gray body, a black head, and black lines around the eyes. Its beak is yellow, and the tip of its beak is blackish, but in the 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 two to three eggs and both male and female birds take turns incubating them.