The Health stamp bird series was completed with the release of the 1966 Health stamp issue.
Well-known forest birds - the bellbird and weka were depicted on the stamps, the bellbird on the bough of a native kōwhai tree and the weka against a background of ferns.
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. 39 in May 1966.
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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|Date of issue:||3 August 1966|
|Designers:||New Zealand Post Office, Wellington|
|Printers:||Harrison and Sons, England|
|Stamp size:||28mm x 36mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Paper type:||Chalk surfaced, multiple NZ and star watermark|