Two Towers Maximum Postcard Set

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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 TowersFirst 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.

2002 Maximum Post Cards

actual size: 4 1/8 H x 5 3/4 W inches; 105 x 145 mm
click on cards for photos of individual cards

Complete set of six Two Towers maximum postcards all with stamps and first day postmarks


40 cent Postcard: Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Heir of Gondor, fights valiantly in defense of the Keep at Helm’s Deep, Stamp design: Lady Éowyn (Miranda Otto), enjoys a peaceful walk with Aragorn whom she admires and possibly loves. 80 cent Postcard: After the break up of the Fellowship at Amon Hen, Legolas Greenleaf (Orlando Bloom) 'Prince Of Mirkwood' joins Aragorn and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), son of Glóin in tracking the Uruk-Hai who captured Merry and Pippin, Stamp design: Orc raider on Warg - one of a marauding hunting pack. 90 cent Postcard: Saruman (Christopher Lee) tells his assembled troops of coming victory over Mankind. Gríma Wormtongue (Brad Dourif) trusted advisor of King Théoden of Rohan, is also Saruman’s spy, Stamp design: Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) emerging from the light. $1.30 Postcard: Thought killed in his duel with Balrog in the mines of Moria, the wizard magically reappears having sheds his grey mantle to be reborn as Gandalf the White, Stamp design: A formation of Haradrim also known as 'Easterlings' or people of the East. $1.50 Postcard: The Ringbearer Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods) and his unshakable friend Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee (Sean Astin) watch as Faramir’s men battle the vicious Easterlings, Stamp design: Frodo is captured by Faramir putting the One Ring in immediate danger. $2.00 Postcard: Stone fortress of Helm’s Deep - the Rohirrim stand their ground in preparation for an impending attack, Stamp design: Lady Éowyn, Shield Maiden of Rohan on the steps of Meduseld watching as her people trek to the hopeful safety of Helm’s Deep redoubt.

Rear of Maximum PostcardsMaximum 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 OOPThe 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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