1973 Health

His Royal Highness, Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis Windsor, third son of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was born in the Belgian Suite overlooking the Palace gardens on 10 March 1964. He was christened on 2 May in the private chapel of Windsor Castle.

Issue information

Children of the reigning monarch first appeared on Health stamps in 1943 when Queen Elizabeth II, the then Princess Elizabeth, and Princess Margaret were featured.  The proceeds of the 'Health' value of health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.

3c +1c
Prince Edward - with green background.

4c + 1c
Prince Edward - with red background.

Miniature Sheet - 24c
Incorporating six examples of the 3c + 1c stamp.

Miniature Sheet - 30c
Incorporating six examples of the 4c + 1c stamp.

Technical information

Date of Issue: 3 October 1973
Printers: Harrison and Sons, England
Stamp Size: 25mm x 42mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Photogravure
Perforation Gauge: 13.5 x 14
Paper Type: Chalk surfaced, unwatermarked