KPC3388-3390: 380 / 470 / 2180 won values (regular issues)

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(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 1 July 2019 KoreaPost released three new stamps for the current regular stamp series with values of 380, 470 and 2180 won. These stamps were introduced to fit in with recent changes in the pricing of postal services. For instance, 50 won were added to the basic rate (25 grams) which went up from 330 won to 380 won.

The individual stamps are:

일반우표 380원

우표번호 3388
종수 1
발행량 1,000만장
디자인 태극기
인쇄 및 색수 그라비어 / 4도
전지구성 280mm x 242mm
디자이너 신재용
발행일 2019. 7. 1.
액면가격 380원
우표크기 25mm x 22mm
인면 22mm x 19mm
천공 13
용지 그라비어 원지
인쇄처 한국조폐공사

 

일반우표 470원

우표번호 3389
종수 1
발행량 200만장
디자인 무궁화
인쇄 및 색수 그라비어 / 4도
전지구성 280mm x 242mm
디자이너 유지형
발행일 2019. 7. 1.
액면가격 470원
우표크기 25mm x 22mm
인면 22mm x 19mm
천공 13
용지 그라비어 원지
인쇄처 한국조폐공사

 

일반우표 2,180원

우표번호 3390
종수 1
발행량 120만장
디자인 국정추묘
인쇄 및 색수 그라비어 / 5도 / 시변각, 미세문자, 천공
전지구성 280mm x 242mm
디자이너 유지형
발행일 2019. 7. 1.
액면가격 2,180원
우표크기 23.5mm x 34mm
인면 23.5mm x 32.2mm
천공 13
용지 그라비어 원지
인쇄처 한국조폐공사

Post Office sheets

The stamps were printed in post office sheets only:

Sheet for KPC3388
Sheet for KPC3389
Sheet for KPC3390. Notice this is effectively 50% of the print sheet (in this example the top left and top right sheets).

FDC Cancellations

FDC cancellations are available:

FDC cancellation for KPC3388.
FDC cancellation for KPC3389.
FDC cancellation for KPC3390.

Please note that FDC cancellations are available localized for most post offices, the examples above are all for 서울중앙우체국 (Seoul Central Post Office).

KoreaPost also released this text:

On May 1, 2019, the price of definitive Postage stamps will increase by 50 won to 380 won for first-class standard mail weighing 5g to 25g, 470 won for non-standard mail weighing up to 50g, and 2,180 won for registered mail weighing 5g to 25g. Therefore, on July 1, 2019, Korea Post will issue three newly designed definitive stamps that reflect such a change in the prices.

The 380 won first-class definitive stamp will feature the Taegeukgi, Korea s national flag. At the center of Taegeukgi s white background is Taegeuk, which symbolizes the birth of all beings in the universe and the harmony of yin and yang. The trigrams on the four corners each symbolize heaven, earth, water, and fire. King Gojong proclaimed the Taegeukgi to be the national flag in 1883, which was then officially declared by the Korean government in 1949.

The 470 won definitive stamp for non-standard mail will bear the image of Mugunghwa, Korea s national flower. Mugunghwa, also known as the Rose of Sharon, is a five-petaled flower that opens with the sun and closes at night. Aptly enough, the name mugung, which means everlasting, originated from the flower s virtue of persistence, as these immensely stunning blooms burst open every morning for about 100 days in summer. Such a trait of the flower is said to resemble Korean s diligence, and the flower also symbolizes eternal glory.

The 2,180 won definitive stamp for registered mail will display the image of Byeon Sang-byeok’s Cat and Chrysanthemums in Autumn. Byeon Sang-byeok (1730~1775) was a portrait painter from the late Joseon period who was also renowned for his superb skills in painting animals. The painting, which depicts a cat crouching next to a chrysanthemum on an autumn s day, conveys the wish for longevity and a carefree life and is famous for its incredibly realistic depiction of a cat.

KoreaPost information (Korean language)

KoreaPost showed information about the changes in postal rates through a popup on the KoreaPost website which showed this information:

All relevant text and images in page copyright: 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost

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