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These sets were issued to raise funds for the NZ Health Camps.

Here are three years of health stamps, in mint unhinged blocks of four, in superb condition.

The sets include:

1948 1d ... Children playing at Health Camp.
1948 2d ... Children playing at Health Camp.

1953 1½d ... Girl Guides.
1953 2d ... Scouts.

1960 2d ... Kingfisher / Kotare bird.
1960 3d ... Wood pigeon / kereru bird.

ACS # H30 - H31, H40 - H41, H59 - H60.

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The sacred kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) is a medium-sized woodland kingfisher that occurs in mangroves, woodlands, forests, and river valleys in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the western Pacific. In New Zealand the species is also known by its Maori name kotare.

It is called “sacred” for it was said to be a holy bird for Polynesians, who believed it to have control over the waves.

The New Zealand pigeon or kereru (Maori: kereru; Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) is a bird endemic to New Zealand. Maori call it kereru in most of the country but kukupa and kuku in some parts of the North Island, particularly in Northland. Commonly called wood pigeon, they are distinct from the wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) of the Northern Hemisphere, which is a member of a different genus.

The New Zealand pigeon belongs to the family Columbidae, and the subfamily Treroninae, which is found throughout Southeast Asia, Malaya, Africa and New Zealand. The members of this subfamily feed largely on fruits, mainly drupes.

GirlGuiding New Zealand is the national Guiding organisation in New Zealand. GirlGuiding New Zealand currently splits New Zealand into 8 regions around the country with approximately 10,000 members (as of the beginning of 2016).

There are three main principles to Guiding, remembered by the trefoil and the three fingered salute. These are: To be true to yourself and develop your beliefs, to live by the Guide Law, & to take action for a better world. The Scout & Guide stamps have morse code around the perimeter.

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