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1934 Health

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The proceeds of the 'Health' value of 1934 Health stamps was donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.

Issue information

The stamp design depicts a mounted crusader, wearing the traditional armour of the period. He holds a banner inscribed with the word 'HEALTH'. Whereas the crusaders of 1096 wore a cross upon their backs, the crusader in the design is shown wearing a Greek cross on his breastplate. The shield, supported on the forearm of the crusader, also bears a cross, and the stamp is inscribed 'Crusade For Health 1934'.


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Product Listing for 1934 Health

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

Technical information

Date of issue: 25 October 1934
Designers: J Berry, Wellington
Printers: Thomas De La Rue, England
Stamp size: 22mm x 27mm
Sheet size: 80 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation gauge: 14 x 13.5
Paper type: Wiggins, Teape unsurfaced 'Esparto', NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: This stamp remained on sale until 28 February 1935.