PEAT, H. T.

INFORMATION

Several dies were used for the 1932 New Zealand Health Stamp. The first die was retouched after the initial printings, but subsequently a second plate was made which was more deeply cut to give clearer impressions.
 
The artist of the 1933 New Zealand health stamp design had intended to depict a sun rise piercing through fleecy clouds. But the engraver, Mr Peat, shortened the sun's rays considerably and made the clouds more prominent, so the end result looked more like a sun set, which gave the whole design a rather desolate feel.

STAMPS BY YEAR

1932
New Zealand, Health

1933
New Zealand, Health


REFERENCES

- The Postage Stamps of New Zealand, Edited by RJG Collins & HTM Fathers (1938)

- The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Volume IV, The Empire in Australasia (1962)

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