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An eye-catching set used helping hands to convey the ethos of the National Health Service on its 50th anniversary.
Other designs showed hands forming a heart, taking a pulse and reassuring a child, all realised simply in sepia and white.
But the 43p is most emotive, as the hands form a cradle which suggests care and protection.
Design: Vince Frost.
Printing: offset lithography by Questa.
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