These beautiful Two Towers Maximum Postcards commemorate JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth with significant dramatis personas and moments from Peter Jackson’s award winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ motion picture. Inspired by ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, they pay tribute to and explore Professor Tolkien’s immortal saga in a manner that film enthusiasts, stamp collectors, and fans will enjoy.
THIS SET INCLUDES six Two Towers Maximum Postcards featuring key characters and scenes from the award winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ motion picture, with related gummed stamps and first day (04 Dec 2002) cancellation postmark. Now out of print (OOP), these Two Towers Official Postcards were only issued and marketed in New Zealand to commemorate this almost completely 'Kiwi' year-long cinematic production. Designed by Sacha Lees at Weta Workshop in Miramar, the Maximum Postcard set comes in a clear, archival-quality protective sleeve, and includes a full-colour NZ Post brochure containing extensive background information on both this exciting stamp release and the epic production it honours. See below for more information about Maximum Postcards.
WE WILL ALSO be offering occasional ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ First Day Miniature Covers, Stamp Booklet and deluxe Presentation Packs - either purchase direct or check our regular auctions. As these limited edition Two Towers post cards were only on sale in New Zealand and sold out faster than anticipated, stock is extremely limited - don’t delay too long or you may be disappointed.
actual size: 4 1/8 H x 5 3/4 W inches; 105 x 145 mm
click on cards for photos of individual cards
Maximum Cards: These are picture post cards which have an illustration relating to the stamp affixed, and a postmark on the picture side of the postcard. The three elements - postcard illustration, stamp and postmark must relate but not be identical.
These post cards and stamps have been postmarked with a specifically-designed cancellation that was only used for that day and issue. Two Towers cancellation stamp is a stylized One Ring encircled by the words ‘The Two Towers, First Day of Issue, 4 December 2002, Stamps Centre Wanganui New Zealand’. Reverse (shown at right) has standard message and address sections, and postage paid imprint over a map of The Fellowship’s progress (in part two) towards Mount Doom. First Day issues are very collectable since they are limited in nature and hard to obtain after issuance. This issue was only released in New Zealand to commemorate Peter Jackson’s ‘The Two Towers’ movie and sold out quicker than anticipated.
Additional Info: Maximum Cards 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 released in November 2003 to commemorate the ‘Middle earth’ movie trilogy.
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