||Nurse - 'Help Stamp Out Tuberculosis'
||First Day Cover - 11 December 1929
|... 1d (39a)|
New Zealand Health stamps were adapted from the Christmas seal system
adopted by Scandinavian countries. However, it was decided to release a
special stamp with a surcharge to support sanatoria or similar health
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The first health stamp bears the inscription "help
stamp out tuberculosis" and 1929 is inscribed around the cross of
Lorraine - the emblem of the International Anti-Tuberculosis Societies.
The nurse is in uniform for the period, wearing the brooch and
star insignia of the New Zealand Registered Nurse Association.
The nurse image was drawn by L C Mitchell and the staff of the
Government Printing Office designed the stamp frame and printed the
Nearly 600,000 copies of the stamp were sold.
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