A Royal portrait by Marcus Adams Ltd, London, was used as the basis for the design for the 1950 Health stamp issue.
The portrait featured Princess Elizabeth and Prince Charles, the necessary approval to portray the Royal portrait on the stamps was obtained from His Majesty King George VI.
The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1950 Health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.
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 1950 Health
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|Date of Issue:||2 October 1950|
|Designers:||J Berry, Wellington and R S Phillips, Rangiora|
|Printers:||Harrison and Sons, England|
|Stamp Size:||24mm x 40mm|
|Sheet Size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Perforation Gauge:||14 x 14.5|
|Paper Type:||Guard Bridge, multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1951.|