Native birds were again chosen for the 1962 Health stamps issue.
The kākāriki (parakeet) was chosen for the 2 1/2d + 1d value and the tīeke (saddleback) for the 3d +1d stamp.
The stamps were also available as a miniature sheet of six stamps. The proceeds of the 'Health' value of 1962 Health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 26 on 12 September 1962.
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 1962 Health
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|Date of issue:||3 October 1962|
|Designers:||New Zealand Post Office, Wellington|
|Printers:||Thomas De La Rue, England|
|Stamp size:||24mm x 40mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Perforation gauge:||14.75 x 14|
|Paper type:||Chalk surfaced, multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 1963.|