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1933 Health

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The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1933 Health stamps was donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.

Issue information

This design depicts a ‘Pathway to Health’. The winding path leads over sandhills on to one of many beautiful and numerous beaches that are to be found in New Zealand. In the background the sun appears through the fleecy clouds in the early morning, heralding a glorious summer day.


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Product Listing for 1933 Health

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp Single 1d + 1d 'Pathway' gummed stamp. 2d

Technical information

Date of issue: 8 November 1933
Designers: J Berry, Wellington
Printers: Government Printing Office, New Zealand
Stamp size: 22mm x 37mm
Sheet size: 60 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation gauge: 14
Paper type: Cowan 'Esparto' unsurfaced, NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: This stamp remained on sale until 28 February 1934.