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1952 Health

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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. 

Issue information

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.


Historical Information

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:

Product Listing for 1952 Health

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 1 1/2d + 1/2 'Princess Anne' gummed stamp. 

Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, was born on 15 August 1950, the second child of of the then Princess Elizabeth (now Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip.

Single Stamp

Single 2d + 1d 'Prince Charles' gummed stamp.

Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, The Prince of Wales, was born on 14 November 1948, being the eldest son of the then Princess Elizabeth (now Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip, and is heir to the throne of the United Kingdom.


Technical information

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.