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Health 1977

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The 1977 Health Stamp Issue featured a 'children in the woods' theme.

Issue information

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

7c + 2c
Girl with Bird

8c + 2c
Boy with Frog

10c + 2c
Girl with Butterfly

Miniature Sheet - 62c
Incorporates two examples of each stamp - unlike the single sheet stamps the three stamp images all extend out to the perforations to join and form a single design.

Stamp bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 18 in October 1977.

Acknowledgments: Bulletin scanned and provided by John Biddlecombe of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link:

Technical information

Date of Issue: 3 August 1977
Designers: A Derrick, Invercargill
Printers: Harrison and Sons, England
Stamp Size: 24.13mm x 40.64mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Perforation Gauge: 13.5 x 13.75
Paper Type: Harrison and Sons, unwatermarked
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