The stamp design depicts the statue of Peter Pan in the Kensington Gardens, London. This subject was chosen for the stamp issue because of its symbolic theme of immortal youth. The statue was the work of Sir George Frampton, a renowned sculptor and one of the original eight members of the British School of Sculpture.
The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1945 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 1945 Health
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|Date of issue:||1 October 1945|
|Designers:||J Berry, Wellington|
|Printer:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Stamp size:||24mm x 40mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Process:||Recess printed - Intaglio|
|Paper type:||St Cuthbert's 'Royal Cypher' grade, multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 28 February 1946.|