For more than 80 years, vulnerable children and families throughout New Zealand have received help and support from Children’s Health Camps. Today, Te Puna Whaiora – The New Zealand Foundation for Child and Family Health and Development – continues to deliver this invaluable community service, making a real difference to the lives of our younger generation.
New Zealand Post has been a proud supporter of Children’s Health Camps since 1929. Every year, we’ve issued a range of stamps, with each stamp carrying a surcharge that is then donated to the Health Camps to help them in their work. In 2009 we celebrated the 80th anniversary of Children’s Health stamps with three new designs that each tell a story using an image of a stamp from the past.
This 80th anniversary issue included two first day covers – one featuring the three stamps and the other the miniature sheet. Each included images of Children's Health stamps from the past.
Glimpses of the Past
If you looked closely at the miniature sheet, you could see some fantastic glimpses of philatelic history - each a tribute to the service provided by Children's Health Camps in helping children and families with complex needs to build healthy and happy lives.
Product Listing for 2009 Childrens Health - 80th Anniversary
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|Date of issue:||7 September 2009|
|Number of stamps:||Two gummed stamps and one self-adhesive stamp|
|Denominations:||50c + 10c gummed and self-adhesive, $1.00 + 10c gummed|
|Stamps and first day cover designed by:||Hamish Thompson, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||Gummed: 35mm x 40mm (vertical); Self-adhesive: 25mm x 30mm (vertical)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||Gummed: 25; Self-adhesive: 100|
|Perforation gauge:||Gummed: 13.33 x 13.60; Self-adhesive: die cut; Miniature sheet: 14|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks were available in both A and B formats.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 6 September 2010.|