A new design for the 1930 health stamp was planned, but
because it could not be completed in time, the previous design from 1929
was retained with the new inscription "help promote health" and a
|| Nurse - 'Help Promote Health'
|| First Day Cover - 29 October 1930
||… 1d (40a)
At the Health Department's suggestion, the proceeds
of the charity value were donated to Children's Health Camps. The
Health Camp Movement in New Zealand started at Turakina new Wanganui in
1919 and with the objective of providing a change of environment and
regulated daily routine for children who were in any way run down in health
- usually nutrition or minor physical problems. The also provided a three
week holiday for children during the 1930s depression.
health stamp only sold just over 200,000 copies.
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand (Volume I)
Edited by R. J. G. Collins and H. T. M. Fathers B.A. B.Sc.
Published 1938 by The Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume II
Edited by R. J. G. Collins FRPSNZ and C. W. Watts FRPSNZ
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Published 1950 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
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