New Zealand Children's Health 2013 stamp issue

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21 August 2013
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New Zealand Post 's 2013 Children's Health stamp issue features three stamps with illustrations of farm animals with children. ...
New Zealand Post 's 2013 Children's Health stamp issue features three stamps with illustrations of farm animals with children. The philatelic bureau's latest issue follows a long tradition of supporting children's health through stamps - the first such stamp was issued in 1929 with the motif 'help stamp out Tuberculosis'.

On 18 April 2013, Te Puna Whaiora Children’s Health Camps launched its new name, Stand Children’s Services, Tu Maia Whanau, an orginisation which aims to nurture the dreams and aspirations of our nation’s children, allowing them to find their turangawaewae, their 'place to stand’.New Zealand Post is to continue to support Children's Health Camps under its new name. The 10-cent surcharge on each stamp in this issue will go directly to Stand Children’s Services, and will help to ensure that vulnerable New Zealand children receive the attention and care they deserve.

The three stamps in this special issue illustrate a rural New Zealand childhood, and the special role that pets play in growing up in the country. The 70c (+10c) Lamb stamp depicts a young boy in his gumboots preparing milk to feed his pet lamb. Just as children need special care as they grow up, so do our pets, and the skills children learn looking after young animals are valuable later in life.

The second stamp is a $1.40 (+10c) value showing a young girl reading a story to her pet piglet and stuffed toy dragon. The scene 'reflects the love that children feel for their pets, and the important role that pets play in the lives of children growing up in the country'.



The final stamp in the issue is a 70c (+10c) stamp with a young boy alongside his cheeky pet goat that he has taken to school for ‘Pet Day’ - a popular event at which country kids share their goats, lambs, calves and other animals with their classmates.

The issue also includes miniature sheets, first day covers and stamp sheets.

To purchase the stamps, visit the New Zealand Post website.

For all the latest stamp and coin news and new issues, see each issue of Stamp & Coin Mart magazine.
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