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After a design competition failed to produce a suitable stamp image for the
1956 Health issue, a photograph from The Auckland Weekly News by J F Louden
of his grandchildren Graeme and Peter Wilson playing in an orchard in 1946
was chosen for the stamps. The design was changed to set the scene in a
distinguished shades of the 1½d stamp exist with the dark sepia
brown variety considerably rarer.
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