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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Health Stamps 25.9.1957
A new approach to the problem of sourcing designs suitable for Health stamps was trialled for the 1957 issue. A competition was held to obtain suitable photographs of children aged 5 to 12 - the age of children attending Health camps. Despite 1298 photographs being submitted none were found to be suitable.
A number of designs had been submitted in the past for Health stamps but not used. Two of these were retrieved and approval obtained to use them. One design by L C Mitchell depicted a boy in a surf canoe with two bathers in the foreground, the other by L Cutten depicted a surf life saving theme.
The proceeds of the 'Health' value of these Health stamps were donated to the Children's Health Camps movement.
2d + 1d Surf life saving.
3d + 1d Boy in a surf canoe with two bathers in the foreground.