Following the expressed intention of the Post Office to feature different birds each year on Health stamps, another pair was chosen for the 1960 issue.
The Kererū (Wood Pigeon) was depicted on the 3d + 1d stamp and the Kōtare (Kingfisher) on the 2d + 1d stamp.
The stamps were also available as a miniature sheet of six stamps. The proceeds of the 'Health' value of 1960 Health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 21 on 1 August 1960.
Acknowledgments: 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/
Product Listing for 1960 Health
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|Date of issue:||10 August 1960|
|Designers:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Printers:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Stamp size:||24mm x 40mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Process:||Recess printed - Intaglio|
|Perforation gauge:||Stamps 13 x 13.5; Miniature sheet 11.5 x 12|
|Paper type:||Wiggins Teape 'Esparto', multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1961.|