1944 Health

Due to the popularity of the previous year's Health stamps which depicted the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret it was decided to produce a second issue with the same theme in 1944. The final stamp design was framed with kowhai blooms.

Issue information

The portraits were copied from photographs taken by Dorothy Wilding Portraits Ltd and one of the firm's artists designed the stamp border. The proceeds of the Health value of these 1944 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 1944 Health

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 1d + 1/2d gummed stamp.

Princess Elizabeth was shown in the uniform of the Sea Rangers and Princess Margaret in the uniform of the Girl Guides.  Printed in green: Princess Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926.  She had a traditional royal childhood, not attending school but being tutored at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle by private tutors including Queen Mary, who taught her much about constitutional law and the role of the monarch. Whilst not excelling at academic subjects, Elizabeth developed an early interest in the arts and sport, especially in horse riding. Princess Margaret was born on August 21, 1930, in Glamis Castle, Scotland. She was brought up in the same way as her sister Elizabeth with private tuition at the family homes instead of going to a public school.

1 1/2d
Single Stamp

Single 2d + 1d gummed stamp.

Princess Elizabeth was shown in the uniform of the Sea Rangers and Princess Margaret in the uniform of the Girl Guides.  Printed in blue: Princess Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926 she had a traditional royal childhood, not attending school but being tutored at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle by private tutors including Queen Mary, who taught her much about constitutional law and the role of the monarch. Whilst not excelling at academic subjects, Elizabeth developed an early interest in the arts and sport, especially in horse riding. Princess Margaret was born on August 21, 1930, in Glamis Castle, Scotland. She was brought up in the same way as her sister Elizabeth with private tuition at the family homes instead of going to a public school.

3d

Technical information

Date of issue: 9 October 1944
Designers: Dorothy Wilding Portraits, England
Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson, England
Stamp size: 40mm x 24mm
Sheet size: 120 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation gauge: 13.5
Paper type: Wiggins Teape 'Royal Cypher', multiple NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 28 February 1945.