The Dominion Publicity Panel of The King George V Memorial Children's Health Camps Federation recommended the 1952 Health stamp design features Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
The portrayal of the Royal children was considered most appropriate in view of the proposed visit to New Zealand of their parents and a fitting tribute to the great grandchildren of the late King George V in whose memory the New Zealand Health Camps are dedicated.
The British Post Office selected two suitable for reproduction on the New Zealand stamps from a selection of photographs obtained from Marcus Adams Ltd. The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1952 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 1952 Health
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|Date of Issue:||1 October 1952|
|Designers:||Harrison and Sons, England|
|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 1953.|