New Zealand 1953 Health Stamps

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 7th October 1953
  • two values with surcharge in favour of Children's Health Camps
  • Designed by: J Berry
  • Printed by: Harrison & Sons, High Wycombe, England
  • Print process: photogravure
  • stamp format: height 40mm x width 24mm
  • Perforations: 14 x 14½

Children's Health Camps, 1953. Scouts and Guides[edit]


1½d + ½d ~ Guide processing flag. Line of morse code along top of stamp
2d + 1d ~ Boy Scouts in camp. Lines of morse code in frame of stamp (four sides)

Sheet stamps[edit]

1½d+.½d
2d+1d

First Day Covers[edit]

  • cover with GLENELG HEALTH CAMP postmark (official Children's Camp emblem on reverse)
First Day Cover, Glenelg
  • cover noting Coronation Year 1953 and first ascent of Mt Everest, first day postmark not legible
First Day Cover, Everest cachet