1958 Health

1958 marked the 75th Anniversary of the Boys' Brigade throughout the world. It was therefore considered appropriate to commemorate the event on the 1958 Health Issue. 

Issue information

The Boys Brigade is the oldest of all the uniformed youth organisations and was first to commence camping with the founder taking the first company for a camp in 1884.

The proceeds of the 'Health' value of 1958 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/

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. 15 on 28 July 1958.

Product Listing for 1958 Health

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 2d + 1d 'Girls' Life Brigade - the Boys Brigade's sister organisation' gummed stamp.

Depicting a girl passing through an archway to join fellow members waiting in background.

3d
Single Stamp

Single  3d + 1d 'Boys Brigade' gummed stamp.

Boy playing the Bugle with campsite in background.

4d
Miniature Sheet

Miniature Sheet incorporating six 2d + 1d stamps.

1s6d
Miniature Sheet

Miniature Sheet incorporating six 3d + 1d stamps.

2s

Technical information

Date of issue: 20 August 1958
Designers: J Berry, Wellington
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 1959.