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1995 Children's Health - Leisure Pursuits

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Children's Health Camps have been part of the New Zealand social landscape since Dr Elizabeth Gunn established the first camp in 1919.

Issue information

Since the first health camp was established in 1919, they have passed through war, peace, depression and recession, adopting different approaches to tackle different health challenges. But they have always stayed true to one basic goal - to improve the welfare of New Zealand children. The custom of children appearing on Health stamps was continued in the triangular 1995 Health Stamp - Leisure Pursuits issue. The illustrations on the stamps, the first day covers and the miniature sheet all depicted children at play. Their activities ranged from skateboarding to the more timeless fun of skipping ropes and swings. In these images, the freedom, joy and innocence that should be part of every childhood is colourfully expressed.

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

Miniature Sheet 

Incorporating two of each stamp.

Stampex'95 Health Miniature Sheet

To commemorate Stampex'95 National Stamp Exhibition the 1995 Health Miniature Sheet was also produced with the Exhibition logo.

Product Listing for 1995 Childrens' Health - Leisure Pursuits

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp Single 40c + 5c 'Boy on skateboard' gummed stamp. $0.45
Single Stamp Single 80c + 5c 'Girl on bicycle' gummed stamp. $0.85
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $2.70
First Day Cover First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $1.60
Miniature Sheet First Day Cover First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $2.70

Technical information

Date of issue: 21 June 1995
Designer: Paul Martinson, Masterton, New Zealand
Printer: Leigh-Mardon, Australia
Stamp size: 30mm x 45mm
Sheet size: 50 stamps per sheet
Miniature sheet size: 130mm x 90mm
Process: Lithography
Perforation gauge: 14.3 x 14.3
Paper type: Harrison and Sons, red phosphor coated, unwatermarked
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 21 June 1996.