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1980 Health

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1980 Health Stamp Issue had a "Marine Environment" theme with the designer depicting various methods of fishing. The proceeds of the 'Health' value of health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.

Issue information

14c + 2c x 2
Two se tenant stamps depicting two children wharf fishing and another surf-casting.

17c + 2c
Underwater spear-fishing.

Miniature sheet - $1.02
Incorporated two examples of each of the three stamps from the issue.

Stamp bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 23 in April 1980.

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:

Technical information

Date of Issue: 6 August 1980
Designer: M Chapman, Christchurch
Printers: Joh Enschedé, Netherlands
Stamp Size: 40.5mm x 25mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Perforation Gauge: 13.25 x 12.75
Paper Type: Unwatermarked
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