This beautiful folding ‘The Two Towers’ stamp booklet offers an introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth and features leading characters from Peter Jackson’s award winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ motion picture. Inspired by ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, it pays tribute to and explore Tolkien’s fantasy saga in a form that film enthusiasts, stamp collectors, and fans will appreciate and enjoy.
THIS COMPACT COMMEMORATIVE Stamp Booklet contains a varied selection of all six official self-adhesive stamps showing pictorial designs derived from scenes in the award winning ‘The Two Towers’ motion picture, in a special ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fold-out collectable booklet. Crafted by Sacha Lees at Weta Workshop - one of the team nominated for three Academy Awards and winner of two prestigious BAFTA Awards - this limited edition 2002 Stamp Booklet represents a wonderful opportunity to commemorate their amazing cinematic achievement. Also an earlier now OOP ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ Stamp Booklet was issued in December 2001 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ Stamp Booklet was released in November 2003 to commemorate ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. See below for additional information about Stamp Booklets.
WE WILL ALSO be offering occasional ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ First Day Miniature Covers, deluxe Presentation Packs and Maximum Postcards - either purchase direct or check our regular auctions. These Stamp Booklets were only marketed in New Zealand for a limited time.
40c stamp design: Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) enjoys a ride and walk with Lady Éowyn (Miranda Otto), niece of King Théoden. The Shield Maiden of Rohan is an accomplished swordswoman and sincerely wishes her regal position wouldn’t deny her a chance to defend the Helm’s Deep fortress at Aragorn’s side.
90c stamp design: Apparently not killed in his duel with Balrog deep in the Mines of Moria, Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) returns to the Fellowship. Shedding his grey mantle, he’s reborn as Gandalf 'the White'.
80c stamp design: An evil cross bred of men and elven bloodlines, Orcs hunt in vicious wolf-like packs revealing their primitive nature. These purpose-bred slaves were created by Sauron to do his evil bidding and destroy the fledgling race known as Man.
$1.30 Stamp design: A formation of Haradrim soldiers. Many races are represented in Sauron’s armies of the Third Age, including these savage people of the East who march under the banner of a black serpent.
$1.50 Stamp design: Frodo (Elijah Woods) is captured by Boromir’s younger brother, Faramir, putting the One Ring in imminent danger yet again.
$2.00 Stamp design: Lady Éowyn, Shield Maiden of Rohan, on the steps of Meduseld watching as Rohirrim refugees trek to the safety of Helm’s Deep redoubt.
Additional Info: front cover of booklet features the long lost Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord (better known as the One Ring) over an elven script background. The rear cover has more details about the One Ring at the centre of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and a photo of it’s troubled keeper Frodo. You may notice that the self-adhesive stamps themselves are slightly smaller (1 x 1 1/2 inches; 26 x 37 mm) than the gummed variety (1 x 2 inches; 25 x 50 mm), and a different aspect ratio.
This booklet like the rest of the 2002 Official ‘The Two Towers’ issue was only marketed in New Zealand and available for a limited time. An earlier now OOP ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ Stamp Booklet was issued in December 2001 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ Stamp Booklet was released in November 2003 to commemorate the ‘Middle earth’ movie trilogy.
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