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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New Zealand 2015
2015 Children's Health: Being SunSmart





The 2015 Children’s Health stamps embrace the SunSmart principles of Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap. New Zealand has always had a love affair with the sun, but in the 1980s it became apparent that this had to change. Our national melanoma rates were doubling every ten years, so as a nation we had to learn how to be SunSmart. It’s important not only for adults to embrace being SunSmart, but to teach our children how to be SunSmart too.

This illustrated stamp issue highlights the importance of being SunSmart in a whimsical way. Each stamp highlights one of the four key SunSmart messages that have been a part of our lives for more than 30 years - Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap! New Zealand kids can still enjoy summer - as long as they stay SunSmart!

Ten cents from each stamp in this issue goes directly to Stand Children’s Services Tū Māia Whānau (formerly known as Children’s Health Camps) to aid the valuable service it provides to children and their families in need around New Zealand. New Zealand Post has been supporting Children’s Health Camps since 1929.



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80c + 10c - Slip
"Slip" is as simple as staying covered - slip on a long-sleeved shirt with a collar then slip into some shade, under either a big leafy tree or a sun umbrella. The girl on this stamp takes this seriously by slipping under the biggest sun umbrella she can find - let the fun in the sun begin!





$1.40 + 10c - Slop
Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays and ‘Slop’ on some sunscreen! You need to apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before heading outside for it to be an effective protective measure, and reapply at least once every two hours - even more often if you’re hitting the water or working up a sweat. 





$2.00 + 10c - Slap
Your face and neck are the most likely places to be sunburned, so ‘Slap’ on a hat to keep them safe! As the girl on the stamp shows, the bigger the better when it comes to hats - wide-brimmed hats or caps with flaps are best for protecting your face and neck.




80c + 10c - Wrap
It’s not just your skin that is affected by UV rays - your eyes need protecting too, so ‘Wrap’ on some sunnies! The best ones to go for are wrap-around sunglasses with 100% UV protection. 





2015 Children's Health: Being SunSmart


SET OF 3 MINT STAMPS
NZ POST PRICE: $4.50 



80c + 10c SELF ADHESIVE STAMP
NZ POST PRICE: $0.90




FIRST DAY COVER
NZ POST PRICE: $5.90





MINIATURE SHEET FIRST DAY COVER
NZ POST PRICE: $5.90 







MINT GUMMED MINIATURE SHEET
NZ POST PRICE: $5.40



STAMPS SHEET (25 x 90c+10c)
NZ POST PRICE: $22.50 






STAMPS SHEET (25 x 1.50$+10c) 
NZ POST PRICE: $37.50 







STAMPS SHEET (25 x2.10$+10c)
NZ POST PRICE: $52.50 




PLATE BLOCKS
NZ POST PRICE: $27.40 






BARCODE A BLOCK
NZ POST PRICE: $9.00




BARCODE B BLOCK
NZ POST PRICE: $9.00





LOGO BLOCK SET
NZ POST PRICE: $9.00 






VALUE BLOCK SET
NZ POST PRICE: $27.00 




ISSUE DATE:2 September 2015
NOMINAL VALUE:Gummed: 80c + 10c, $1.40 + 10c, $2.00 + 10c
Self-adhesive: 80c + 10c
STAMP DESIGN:Donna Mckenna
STAMP SIZE:Gummed: 30mm x 40mm
Self-adhesive: 25mm x 30mm
PRINTER:Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography.
Miniature sheet contains photochromic ink
PAPER:Gummed: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper.
Self-adhesive: Avery Dennison B90 kraft back PSA 210 gsm
PRINTING PROCESS:Offset lithography
PERFORATION:14 and die cut