The 1949 Health stamps marked the 21st issue of the Health stamp series, it was therefore considered appropriate to link the design with that of the first issue of 1929.
A nurse in uniform was included in the stamp design as had been the case with the 1929 issue. To emphasise the object of the campaign in improving the health of children, the nurse in this instance was shown holding a happy child reaching out towards a branch of apple blossom.
The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1949 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 1949 Health
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|Date of issue:||3 October 1949|
|Designers:||J Berry, Wellington|
|Printers:||Harrison and Sons, England|
|Stamp size:||24mm x 40mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Perforation gauge:||14 x 14.5|
|Paper type:||Messrs Portals (John Allen & Sons), multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1950.|