Title : Definitive Postage Stamp
Stamp Serial#
1924 
KPC#
399 
MICHEL#
1948 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
1856 
Date of Issue
11/01/1997 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
1170 won  
Design
Bronze Incense Burner 
Designer
Lee, Hye-ock 
Image Area
22mm*19mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10*10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
According to the change of domestic postal rates on September 1, 1997, the Ministry of Information and Communication is issuing four new definitive postage stamps. The first is for 140 won for ordinary postcards, another is for 260won, the basic rate for pieces of nonstandard ordinary mail weighing less than 50g, another is for 1,170 won, the basic rate for registered ordinary mail weighing less than 25g, and the last is for 1,190 won, the basic rate for registered ordinary mail weighing less than 50g.

The definitive stamp for 1,170 won, the basic rate for registered ordinary mail weighing less than 25g, features the Bronze Incense Burner in the Shape of Lotus Flowers, an incense burner with a handle made during the Koryo dynasty(1077 A.D).