Title : PHILATELIC WEEK SPECIAL  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1844 
KPC#
C-1398 
MICHEL#
1868 
StanGib#
2178 
Scott#
1834 
Date of Issue
11/18/1995 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
150 won 
Design
A Water Pepper and a Mantis, a picture on the eight piece of Shin Saindang's Chochungdo-Palgokbyung 
Designer
Lee Hye-ok 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
To commemorate November 18, 1884, on which Korea's first postage stamp was issed, the Ministry of Information & Communication has designated the week including this date as the annual Philatetic Week a major event, the National Postage Stamp Exhibition, to be held at the Seoul Sejong Cultural Center at this time.

During Philatetic Week this year, a variety of events such as a philatelists' convention, philately classes for young adults, and an autograph session with postage stamp designers will be held. The National Postage Stamp Exhibition has occured annually since 1964. This year's exhibits include philatelic works selected from the winning works of the preliminary contests held by each postal administration, as well as a booth showcasing a collection of Korean postage stamps arranged in chronological order to offer a chance to survey the 110-year history of Korean stamps. In addition, a booth geared toward young adults will offer classes on philately for beginnners, demonstrating how to collect stamps, keep records, and file them.

The Ministry of Information and Communication is issuing special postage stamps featuring "A Water Pepper and a Mantis", an image taken from the eighth section of Lady Shin Saimdang's "Choch'ungdo-P'algokbyung (painting of grass and insects on an eight-fold screen)", in hopes that this year's Philatelic Week, coming on the heels of the successful completion of the PHILAKOREA-1994 World Stamp Exhibition, will give momentum to further the development of the philatelic culture.