Several requests were received for subjects to depict on the 1954 Health stamp issue - Centenary of the YMCA, Girls Life Brigade and the conquest of Everest, in which a New Zealander had played such a conspicuous part.
Eight artists submitted 18 designs and a submission by James Berry depicting a young tramper was selected for inclusion on the stamps. The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these 1954 Health stamps was 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 1954 Health
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|Date of issue:||4 October 1954|
|Designers:||J Berry, Wellington|
|Printers:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Stamp size:||24mm x 40mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Process:||Recess printed - Intaglio|
|Paper type:||Wiggins Teape 'Royal Cypher', multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1955.|