1942 Health

With World War II still in progress New Zealand produced its first new Health stamp design in three years - the stamp design depicted two children playing on a swing at the Wellington Botanical Gardens.

Issue information

The proceeds of the Health value of these 1942 Health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.

Acknowledgments

New Zealand Post would like to acknowledge the following for their assistance and guidance in bringing together this stamp issue.

Historical Information

Information included on this page sourced from The Postage Stamps of New Zealand published by the Royal Philatelic Society of NZ. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: https://www.rpsnz.org.nz/

Product Listing for 1942 Health

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 1d + 1/2d 'Swing' gummed stamp.

A girl and a boy sharing a swing in the Botanical Gardens, Wellington - green.

1 1/2d
Single Stamp

Single 2d + 1d 'Swing' gummed stamp.

A girl and a boy sharing a swing in the Botanical Gardens, Wellington - brown.

3d

Technical information

Date of issue: 1 October 1942
Designers: S Hall, Post and Telegraph Department, Wellington
Printer: Australian Bank Note and Stamp Printer, Australia
Stamp size: 25mm x 41mm
Sheet size: 48 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation gauge: 11
Paper type: Wiggins Teape unsurfaced, NZ and star watermark.