The 1948 Health stamp issue depicted a boy sitting on a window sill with a background view of children at play at Roxburgh Health Camp.
The hills in the distance are the Maunu Hills as seen from the Whangarei Health Camp. Thus the most northern and the most southern Health Camps in the country shared a place in this design.
The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1948 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 1948 Health
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|Date of issue:||1 October 1948|
|Designers:||E Linzell, Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Printers:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Stamp size:||40mm x 24mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Process:||Recess printed - Intaglio|
|Paper type:||Various, multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1949.|