The 1943 Health issue featured Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth on a triangular shaped stamp.
The stamp design incorporated an oak spray and a spray of manuka in the lower corners. The triangular stamps proved very popular with first day of issue sales totalling more than what was sold during the five month sale period of the 1942 Health stamp issue. The proceeds of the Health value of these 1943 Health stamps were 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.
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 1943 Health
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|Date of issue:||1 October 1943|
|Designers:||J Berry, Wellington|
|Printer:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Stamp size:||35mm x 50mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Process:||Recess printed - Intaglio|
|Paper type:||Wiggins Teape 'Royal Cypher', multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 29 February 1944.|