1950 Health

A Royal portrait by Marcus Adams Ltd, London, was used as the basis for the design for the 1950 Health stamp issue. 

Issue information

The portrait featured Princess Elizabeth and Prince Charles, the necessary approval to portray the Royal portrait on the stamps was obtained from His Majesty King George VI.

The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1950 Health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.

Acknowledgments

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 1950 Health

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 1d +1/2d 'Princess Elizabeth and Prince Charles' gummed stamp printed in green.

Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was born on 14 November 1948, being the eldest son of the then Princess Elizabeth (now Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip, and is heir to the throne of the United Kingdom.

1 1/2d
Single Stamp

Single 2d + 1d 'Princess Elizabeth and Prince Charles' gummed stamp printed in maroon.

Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was born on 14 November 1948, being the eldest son of the then Princess Elizabeth (now Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip, and is heir to the throne of the United Kingdom.

3d

Technical information

Date of Issue: 2 October 1950
Designers: J Berry, Wellington and R S Phillips, Rangiora
Printers: Harrison and Sons, England
Stamp Size: 24mm x 40mm
Sheet Size: 120 stamps per sheet
Process: Photogravure
Perforation Gauge: 14 x 14.5
Paper Type: Guard Bridge, multiple NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1951.