Thursday, 17 September 2015

Stamps with Photochromic Ink Printing

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Photochromic Ink Printing / Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet

New Zealand 2015 Children's Health: Being SunSmart photochromic Miniature Sheet 

Issue date 2 September 2015

The 2015 Children’s Health stamps highlights the SunSmart principles of Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap to prevent melanoma during the summer months in New Zealand.

‘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 (80c + 10c) stamp takes this seriously by slipping under the biggest sun umbrella she can find.

‘Slop’ on some sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. 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.

‘Slap’ on a hat to keep your face and neck from  being sunburned, As the girl on the ($2.00 + 10c) 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.

 ‘Wrap’ on some sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. The best ones to go for are wrap-around sunglasses with 100% UV protection.

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.

The die-cut miniature sheet features a large umbrella that’s white and yellow at first glance, but expose it to the UV rays of the sun, and it turns purple and green!

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Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet

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