1949 Health

The 1949 Health stamps marked the 21st issue of the Health stamp series, it was therefore considered appropriate to link the design with that of the first issue of 1929. 

Issue information

A nurse in uniform was included in the stamp design as had been the case with the 1929 issue. To emphasise the object of the campaign in improving the health of children, the nurse in this instance was shown holding a happy child reaching out towards a branch of apple blossom.

The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1949 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 1949 Health

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Image  Title Description Price
Single Stamp

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

A nurse holding a child who is reaching out towards a branch of apple blossom.  Printed in green.

1 1/2d
Single Stamp

Single 2d + 1d 'Blue' gummed stamp.

A nurse holding a child who is reaching out towards a branch of apple blossom.  Printed in blue.

3d

Technical information

Date of issue: 3 October 1949
Designers: J Berry, Wellington
Printers: Harrison and Sons, England
Stamp size: 24mm x 40mm
Sheet size: 120 stamps per sheet
Process: Collogravure
Perforation gauge: 14 x 14.5
Paper type: Messrs Portals (John Allen & Sons), multiple NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1950.