New Zealand sea birds, tarāpungas (red billed gulls) and kororā (blue penguin), were selected as the subject for the designs of the 1964 Health stamp issue.
The stamps were also available as a miniature sheet of six stamps. The proceeds of the 'Health' value of health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 31 on 22 May 1964.
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 1964 Health
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|Date of issue:||5 August 1964|
|Designers:||New Zealand Post Office, Wellington|
|Printers:||Harrison and Sons, England|
|Stamp size:||36mm x 28mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Paper type:||Chalk surfaced, multiple NZ and star watermark|