1948 Health

The 1948 Health stamp issue depicted a boy sitting on a window sill with a background view of children at play at Roxburgh Health Camp. 

Issue information

The hills in the distance are the Maunu Hills as seen from the Whangarei Health Camp. Thus the most northern and the most southern Health Camps in the country shared a place in this design.

The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1948 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 1948 Health

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Image Title Description Price
SIngle Stamp

Single 1d + 1/2d gummed stamp.

A boy sitting on a window sill with children playing in the background at Roxburgh Health Camp.  Printed in blue and the frame in green.

2 1/2d
Single Stamp

Single 2d + 1d gummed stamp.

A boy sitting on a window sill with children playing in the background at Roxburgh Health Camp.  Printed in deep brown and the frame in red.

3d

Technical information

Date of issue: 1 October 1948
Designers: E Linzell, Bradbury Wilkinson, England
Printers: Bradbury Wilkinson, England
Stamp size: 40mm x 24mm
Sheet size: 120 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation gauge: 13.5
Paper type: Various, multiple NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1949.