The Dominion Publicity Panel of The King George V Memorial Children's Health Camps Federation submitted a design by Mr E Mervyn Taylor of Wellington incorporating a child's head with sprays of kōwhai flowers and foliage in the form of a medallion.
The proceeds of the 'Health' value of 1955 Health stamps were donated to 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/
Bulletin scanned and provided by John Biddlecombe of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: http://www.nzsgb.org.uk/
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 8 on 21 June 1955.
Product Listing for 1955 Health
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|Date of issue:||3 October 1955|
|Designers:||E M Taylor, Wellington|
|Printers:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Stamp size:||24mm x 28mm|
|Sheet size:||160 stamps per sheet|
|Process:||Recess printed - Intaglio|
|Perforation gauge:||13.5 x 13|
|Paper type:||Wiggins Teape 'Royal Cypher', multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1956.|