The 1938 Health stamp issue featured two small children playing on a lawn which emphasised the importance of fresh air in the life of the young.
The design was based on an idea by S Hall and G Bull of the Post and Telegraph Department. The illustration was developed from two photographs of the same child.
The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1938 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: https://www.rpsnz.org.nz/
Product Listing for 1938 Health
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Single 1d + 1d 'Children' gummed stamp.
Two small children playing on a lawn.
|Date of issue:||1 October 1938|
|Designers:||J Berry, Wellington|
|Printers:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Stamp size:||24mm x 28mm|
|Sheet size:||80 per sheet|
|Process:||Recess printed - Intaglio|
|Perforation gauge:||14 x 13.5|
|Paper type:||Jones unsurfaced, multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||This stamp remained on sale until 15 February 1939.|