1955 Health

The Dominion Publicity Panel of The King George V Memorial Children's Health Camps Federation submitted a design by Mr E Mervyn Taylor of Wellington incorporating a child's head with sprays of kōwhai flowers and foliage in the form of a medallion.

Issue information

The proceeds of the 'Health' value of 1955 Health stamps were donated to 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/

Stamp Bulletin

Bulletin scanned and provided by John Biddlecombe of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: http://www.nzsgb.org.uk/

Stamp Bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 8 on 21 June 1955.

Product Listing for 1955 Health

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

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

A child's head surrounded by sprays of kōwhai flowers and foliage in the form of a medallion.

2d
Single Stamp

Single 2d + 1d 'Green' gummed stamp.

A child's head surrounded by sprays of kōwhai flowers and foliage in the form of a medallion.

3d
Single Stamp

Single 3d + 1d 'Red' gummed stamp.

A child's head surrounded by sprays of kōwhai flowers and foliage in the form of a medallion.

4d

Technical information

Date of issue: 3 October 1955
Designers: E M Taylor, Wellington
Printers: Bradbury Wilkinson, England
Stamp size: 24mm x 28mm
Sheet size: 160 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation gauge: 13.5 x 13
Paper type: Wiggins Teape 'Royal Cypher', multiple NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1956.