EACH RELEASE INCLUDES a different stamp design featuring key characters and memorable scenes from the award-winning The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King motion pictures. Design of all elements was by Weta Workshop artist Sacha Lees using original images supplied by official New Line photographer Pierre Vinet and approved by Peter Jackson.
Each Lord of the Rings stamp issue consists of six basic stamp designs in 40 cent, 80 cent, 90 cent, $1.30, $1.50, and $2.00 denominations; each design comes in both gummed and self-adhesive versions which differ in cropping and composition. The Lord of the Rings gummed stamps are also available in individual souvenir (miniature) sheets showing the original scene from the movie. Price is per set of six self adhesives or gummed stamps.
Issue Date: 4 December 2002 (12/4/02)
Designer: Sacha Lees, Weta Workshop, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand
Process: Four colour (CMYK) offset lithography
Sheet Size: 25 stamps per sheet, 10 stamps per booklet
Perforations: 14.25 x 14 mm
Paper Type: Gummed - De La Rue 103gsm red phosphor coated, Self-adhesive - JAC Non DC PS1 B1000 PSA
Strip with complete set of 2002 Two Towers self-adhesive stamps and two The Lord of the Rings movie logos. Self-adhesives stamps are a different size (1 x 1.5 inches; 26 x 37 mm) and aspect ratio than the gummed stamps (1 x 2 inches; 25 x 50 mm). This sheet is also included in deluxe Presentation Pack folios.
Full set of 2002 Two Towers gummed stamps with official The Lord of the Rings movie logo. Notice that the gummed stamps (1 x 2 inches; 25 x 50 mm) are closer to landscape aspect ratio versus the portrait used for the self adhesives shown above.
WE WILL ALSO be offering occasional The Lord of the Rings First Day Miniature Sheet Covers, regular First Day Covers, Postcards, Stamps Booklets and Presentation Packs - please contact us to purchase or check our regular auctions. As these Two Towers stamps were only on sale in New Zealand and sold out earlier than anticipated supply is restricted to that on hand - don’t delay too long or you may be disappointed. They've already become increasingly desirable, scarce and expensive as more The Lord of the Rings fans and collectors discover them.
Unexpected Journey: Postcards | First Day Covers | Stamp Booklet | Presentation Pack
Return of King: Postcards | First Day Covers | Stamp Booklet | Presentation Pack
Two Towers: Postcards | First Day Covers | Stamp Booklet | Presentation Pack
Fellowship: Postcards | First Day Covers | Stamp Booklet | Presentation Pack