In 1972 the New Zealand Post Office issued Health stamps with a sporting theme of tennis. In the past sporting themes had included rugby, athletics, swimming, cricket, netball, soccer and hockey. Mr L C Mitchell who designed many early New Zealand stamps completed these designs shortly before his death in 1971.
The proceeds of the 'Health' value of health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.
3c + 1c
Boy playing tennis.
4c + 1c
Girl playing tennis.
Miniature Sheet incorporating six examples of the 3c + 1c stamp.
Miniature Sheet incorporating six examples of the 4c + 1c stamp.
|Date of Issue:||2 August 1972|
|Designers:||L C Mitchell, Wellington|
|Printers:||Harrison and Sons, England|
|Stamp Size:||24.13mm x 40.64mm|
|Sheet Size:||100 stamps per sheet|
|Perforation Gauge:||13.25 x 13.75|
|Paper Type:||Chalk surfaced, unwatermarked|