Saturday, April 26, 2014
New Zealand Health stamps of 3.8.1949
The Health stamps of 1949 marked the 21st issue of the Health stamp series, it was therefore considered appropriate to link the design with that of the first issue of 1929. Consequently, a nurse in uniform was included in the stamp design as had been the case with the 1929 issue. To emphasise the object of the campaign in improving the health of children, the nurse in this instance was shown holding a happy child reaching out towards a branch of apple blossom.
The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these Health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.
1d + 1/2d
A nurse holding a child who is reaching out towards a branch of apple blossom. Printed in green.
2d + 1d
A nurse holding a child who is reaching out towards a branch of apple blossom. Printed in blue.
Thank you Maria.