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Date of Issue : 2022.11.11
Types : 1
Denomination : 1,000 won
Design :
Stamp No. : 3625
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Size of Stamp : 36×26
: 5 × 6
Image Area : 33×23
Paper : null
Perforation : 13
Printer : KOMSCO
Designer : Kim Mihwa
Quantity : null
The basic rates for domestic postage stamps are KRW 430 for ordinary-sized post, KRW 520 for large-sized post, and KRW 2,530 for registered post. This year, Korea Post is issuing two new types of definitive postage stamps (KRW 1000 and KRW 2,530) again, following last year’s issuance. On the new KRW 1,000 stamp is the traditional Korean wind instrument “daegeum,” also known as “jeotdae.” Traditional Korean wind instruments which are held horizontally when played are called “garojeo” or “hoengjeok,” and the daegeum is a representative transverse flute among garojeo instruments. The daegeum is a bamboo flute that is widely used for various arrangements–from solo to ensemble and accompaniment. It is a very popular instrument that still appears in contemporary genres, such as original scores and fusion. Depending on the genre, the daegeum is classified into “jeongak daegeum” for playing classical Korean music and “sanjo daegeum” or “sinawi jeotdae” for playing traditional folk music. In particular, the jeongak daegeum is played for music at the royal palace for rituals and aristocratic festivities as well as accompaniment for sijo poetry, and the sanjo daegeum, which makes relatively higher pitches, is played for general folk music, such as shamanic ensembles as well as accompaniment for songs and dances. On the new KRW 2,530 stamp is the Gold Cap from Cheonmachong Tomb (Tomb No.155), which was unearthed from the Silla-era tumulus in Gyeongju. Here, the gold cap refers to the standard headwear worn by government officials. This cap measures 19cm in height and 398 g in weight, and it is made by connecting four different shaped golden panels with a semi-circle upper and a flared base. The lower part is in the shape of a bow with sagging ends, resembling a conical hat as if they are placing palms together at a glance. The ackground of the stamp features the Earthenware in the Shape of a Warrior on Horseback, another Silla-era relic that depicts how Silla officials put on their headwear. The Gold Cap from Cheonmachong Tomb was designated as National Treasure on Dec. 7, 1978, and it is currently held and managed by the Gyeongju National Museum.