Health 1951

The dies and plates of the 1951 Health issues were prepared and recess printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson on coarse papere with a vertical mesh. They were designed by J. Berry and R.S. Philips.

There were two values 1½d + ½d and 2d + 1d.

1951 1dhalfpenny 1951 2d

The 1½d + ½d had plate numbers A1, A2, B1 and B2 while the 2d + 1d had plate numbers C1 and C2. The plate numbers and imprints were at the bottom right.

1951 Health plate A1 1951 Health plate A2

1951 Health plate B1 1951 Health plate B2

1951 Health plate A1 1951 Health plate B2

Each plate consisted of 120 stamps in 12 rows of 10. The perforation was 13½.

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The above information is taken from The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Vols 2 and 4, published by the Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand in 1950 and 1964 respectively. All scans were made by the author.