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1949 Health
Cat. Mint Unhinged Mint Hinged Fine Used
1d Nurse, Child and Apple Blossom - Green 83a $0.50
$0.45
$0.45
2d Nurse, Child and Apple Blossom - Blue 83b $0.50
$0.45
$0.45
(i) With missing stop under the 'D' 83b1 $10.80
$7.20
$27.00
Set of 2 individual stamps 83c $0.95
$0.85
$0.85
First Day Cover - 3 October 1949 83d $4.50
… 1d (83a), 2d (83b)


There is a relatively common variety on the blue 2d stamp with a missing dot below the D. The first proof sheet from the plates for this stamp showed several faults included a white flaw near the full stop under the 1d on row 1 column 2. This was retouched by hand and in the process the stop under the 1d disappeared.


Bibliography
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume II
Edited by R. J. G. Collins FRPSNZ and C. W. Watts FRPSNZ
Published 1950 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
Pages 169 - 170, 172, 259
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume IV
Edited by R. J. G. Collins FRPSNZ and C.W. Watts FRPSNZ
Published 1960 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
Page 432
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