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1988 Children's Health - Olympic Games

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The 1988 Children's Health stamp issue commemorated the Olympic Games held in Seoul, South Korea from 17 September to 2 October 1988.

Issue information

The stamps depicted four Olympic sporting events: Swimming, Track and Field, Canoeing and Equestrian. The proceeds of the health value of health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.

Product listing for 1988 Children's Health - Olympic Games

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp Single 40c +3c 'Swimming' gummed stamp. $0.43
Single Stamp Single 60c +3c 'Track and Field' gummed stamp. $0.63
Single Stamp Single 70c +3c 'Canoeing' gummed stamp. $0.73
Single Stamp Single 80c + 3c 'Equestrian' gummed stamp. $0.83
Miniature Sheet MInt, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $2.62
First Day Cover First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $2.79

Technical information

Date of issue:  27 July 1988
Designer: R Proud, Auckland
Printers: Leigh-Mardon, Australia
Stamp size: 30mm x 35mm
Miniature sheet size: 120mm x 90mm
Sheet size: 100 stamps per sheet; Miniature sheet of four stamps
Process: Lithography
Perforation gauge: 14.25
Paper type: Unwatermarked
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 27 July 1989.