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1989 Health

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The connection between Royalty and the Children's Health Camps movement goes back to 1939 when the organisation was named the King George V Memorial Children's Health Camps Federation.

Issue information

Since then, Royal children have appeared several times on New Zealand Health issues and in 1989 HRH Princess Beatrice of York, 1988's most famous baby, featured on the 1989 Health issue.

She appeared on three stamps: once on her own; with her mother, the Duchess of York; and with both her father and mother, the Duke and Duchess of York.

The proceeds of the 'Health' value of health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.

Product listing for 1989 Health

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Image Title Description Price
Single  Single 80c +3c "Princess of York' gummed stamp. $0.83
Se-tenant Set

Mint, used or cancelled se-tenant  stamps (Single 40c +3c x 2 'Duke, Duchess and Princess of York' gummed stamp. Se-tenant pair with Duke, Duchess and Princess of York on one stamp with Duchess and Princess of York on the second.)

Miniature Sheet

Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet.

(Incorporating two examples of each stamp. Duke, Duchess and Princess of York - 40c + 3c x 2 and Princess of York - 80c + 3c)

First Day Cover First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $1.94


Technical information

Date of issue: 26 July 1989
Printers: Leigh-Mardon, Australia
Stamp size: 29mm x 35mm
Sheet size:  100 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Perforation gauge: 14.25
Paper type: Red phosphor coated, unwatermarked
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 26 July 1990.