These outstanding limited edition Two Towers First Day Covers commemorate J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless Middle-Earth with crucial moments and principal characters from Peter Jackson’s award-winning ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers’ motion picture. Much in demand by collectors, they pay tribute to ‘The Lord of The Rings’ trilogy and explore Tolkien’s classic saga in a manner that movie enthusiasts, stamp lovers, and fans will enjoy and appreciate.
CONTAINING SIX PICTURESQUE Two Towers First Day Covers affixed with Miniature Sheet stamps showing pivotal scenes from the award winning The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers motion picture. These First Day Cover (FDC) envelopes which all feature the steps of Meduseld design measure 4.72 H x 8.07 W inches; 120 x 205 mm and the set of six comes in a clear, archival quality protective sleeve. Each set includes a full-colour ‘Two Towers’ brochure containing background information on both this Dec. 4, 2002 stamp release and seven year movie production it honours. Issue date: 4 December 2002 (12/4/02).
Two Towers First Day Covers affixed with sets of six gummed or self-adhesive stamps also available.
NEW ZEALAND POST'S 4th December 2002 ‘The Two Towers’ philatelic issue is the second stamp release officially licensed by New Line Cinema and approved by the film’s director, Peter Jackson. Designed by Sacha Lees at Weta Workshop - the same team nominated for three Academy Awards and winner of two prestigious BAFTA Awards - now out of print (OOP), these limited edition Two Towers Miniature Sheet First Day Covers represent a wonderful opportunity to commemorate this huge cinematic undertaking. Also an earlier now OOP ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ set was issued in December 2001 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ set was released in November 2003 to commemorate ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. See below for additional information about Miniature Sheets and First Day Covers.
WE WILL ALSO be offering occasional ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers’ Maximum Postcards, Stamp Booklet and Presentation Packs - either purchase direct or check our regular auctions. These limited edition Two Towers stamps were only marketed in New Zealand and sold out much faster than anticipated, supply is strictly limited to that in stock, i.e. delay too long and you may be disappointed.
actual size: 4 3/4 H x 8 1/16 W inches; 120 x 205 mm
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These six Two Towers FDC envelopes feature Éowyn on the steps of Meduseld in Edoras, each affixed with one of six distinct ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ miniature sheet stamps with first day cancellation postmark.
actual size each: 2 1/2 H x 4 1/2 W inches; 65 x 115 mm
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40 cent: Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) enjoys a walk with Lady Éowyn of Rohan (Miranda Otto), 80 cent: Orc raider - one of a pack riding Wargs, 90 cent: the wizard (Sir Ian McKellen) thought dead - reappears to The Fellowship as ‘Gandalf the White’ in Fangorn Forest, $1.30: Haradrim soldiers who march under the banner of a black serpent - also known as ‘Easterlings’, $1.50: Frodo (Elijah Woods) and Sam are captured by Faramir’s men, $2.00: Éowyn on the steps of Meduseld (the Golden Hall) in Edoras.
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First Day Covers: Pictorial envelopes which are issued and stamped with a specifically-designed cancellation postmark that is only used for that day and issue. The cancellation stamp for these Two Towers First Day Covers is a stylized One Ring encircled by the words ‘The Two Towers, First Day of Issue, 4 December 2002, Stamps Centre Wanganui New Zealand’. First Day Covers are very collectable since they are sometimes difficult to obtain after issuance. This issue was only released in New Zealand and sold out quickly.
Additional Info: First Day Covers (FDC) are unaddressed. Technical details are available. An earlier now OOP ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ set was issued in December 2001 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ set was released in November 2003 to commemorate the ‘Middle earth’ movie trilogy.
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