Sunday, June 1, 2014

Health Stamps 7.8.1963

After four years of the bird designs, the Health Camps Federation sought a change for the 1963 issue and suggested that the stamps depict Prince Andrew.

The approval of Her Majesty The Queen was obtained in September 1962 and the High Commissioner in London obtained ten prints of photographs of Prince Andrew, taken by the Studio Lisa of London.  Two different poses of the Prince were selected. The production of the stamps was entrusted to Thomas De la Rue & Co Ltd who submitted stamp proofs in February 1963, at a time when Her Majesty was on tour in New Zealand.  To avoid delay in production the proofs were shown to Her Majesty for approval while she was in the country. The proceeds of the 'Health' value of health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.

Prince Andrew - 2 1/2d + 1d
Prince Andrew, Duke of York is the second son of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. He was born on February 19th, 1960. Like his brothers and father, Andrew attended Gordonstoun school in Scotland and spent two terms at Lakefield School in Ontario.

Prince Andrew - 3d + 1d
Andrew is known for being the most boisterous and out-going of the Princes.

Thank you Maria.

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