The bird theme was continued for the 1965 Health stamp issue. For the first time since 1934, the year of issue was included in the designs.
The birds selected were the kākā (parrot) and the pīwakawaka (fantail).
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. 35 in July 1965.
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/
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|Single Stamp||Single 4d 'kākā (parrot)' gummed stamp.||4d|
|Single Stamp||Single 5d 'pīwakawaka (fantail)' gummed stamp.||5d|
|Date of issue:||4 August 1965|
|Designers:||New Zealand Post Office, Wellington|
|Printers:||Harrison and Sons, England|
|Stamp size:||25mm x 41mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Perforation gauge:||13.75 x 13.25|
|Paper type:||Chalk surfaced, multiple NZ and star watermark|