1945 Health

The stamp design depicts the statue of Peter Pan in the Kensington Gardens, London. This subject was chosen for the stamp issue because of its symbolic theme of immortal youth. The statue was the work of Sir George Frampton, a renowned sculptor and one of the original eight members of the British School of Sculpture.

Issue information

The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1945 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 1945 Health

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 1d + 1/2d gummed stamp.

Peter Pan symbolises immortal youth, and the statue itself is one of the best-loved in London, both by children and by adults.  Printed in grey-green whilst the background was in brown.

1 1/2d
Single Stamp

Single 2d + 1d gummed stamp.

Peter Pan symbolises immortal youth, and the statue itself is one of the best-loved in London, both by children and by adults.  Printed in carmine while the background was in pale brown.

3d

Technical information

Date of issue: 1 October 1945
Designers: J Berry, Wellington
Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson, England
Stamp size: 24mm x 40mm
Sheet size: 120 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation gauge: 13.5
Paper type: St Cuthbert's 'Royal Cypher' grade, multiple NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 28 February 1946.