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1937 Health

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The theme for the 1937 Health stamp issue was healthy exercise in the form of tramping and rock climbing.

Issue information

The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1937 Health stamps was donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.


New Zealand Post would like to acknowledge the following for their assistance and guidance in bringing together this stamp issue:

Historical 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:

Product Listing for 1937 Health

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 1d + 1d 'Climber' gummed stamp.

This stamp depicts a boy tramping over rocks.


Technical information

Date of issue: 1 October 1937
Designers: J Berry, Wellington and G Bull, Wellington
Printers: Australian Bank Note and Stamp Printer, Australia
Stamp size: 25mm x 40mm
Sheet size: 48 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation gauge: 11
Paper type: Wiggins Teape unsurfaced, NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: This stamp remained on sale until 15 February 1938.