Our popular Lord of the Rings Stamps: Return of the King Ultimate Collection features an outstanding selection of 202 Return of the King stamps showing leading characters in pivotal scenes from Peter Jackson’s award-nominated ‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ movie. Return of the King Full Set of 52 stamps is also available - identical to Return of the King Ultimate Collection, but does not include the six stamp sheets.
The 2003 Return of the King Ultimate Collection includes 202 RotK stamps - one each of the following items:
• Presentation Pack - 18 stamps in deluxe folio containing self-adhesive set, Gondor gummed first day cover and six miniature sheets,
• First Day Cover: Self-adhesive - 6 denominations on an Mordor envelope,
• First Day Covers: Miniature Sheets - 6 large stamps each on a Fellowship envelope,
• Maximum Cards - 6 postcards with first day postmarked gummed stamps,
• Stamp Booklet - 10 self-adhesive stamps in various denominations,
• Stamp Sheets - 6 sheets each containing 25 mint stamps in standard denominations, and
• Mint Stamps - 6 gummed stamps, one of each denomination: 40c, 80c, 90c, $1.30, $1.50 and $2.00
THIS POPULAR COLLECTION includes the Return of the King Presentation Pack contains 18 different stamps: the First Day Cover (FDC) affixed with six definitive gummed stamps and first day (Nov. 5, 2003) cancellations, definitive self-adhesive stamps set of six with ‘Return of the King’ film logo, and complete set of six Miniature Sheets featuring crucial scenes and key actors from ‘The Return of the King’ motion picture. Six Maximum Cards of different designs with first day cancelled gummed stamps affixed, six Miniature Sheet affixed to FDCs featuring Legolas, Gandalf and Aragorn on the steps design, distinctive FDC featuring Mt Doom glowing design with six self-adhesive stamps in different denomination affixed, a compact Stamp Booklet of ten self-adhesive stamps, six sheets (one in each value) of 25 mint stamps - 150 stamps in total, and six Mint gummed stamps complete the Return of the King Ultimate Collection. Bundled with your set is an Official ‘Return of the King’ Stamps leaflet celebrating this epic seven-year production - making this an ideal gift and a wonderful introduction to stamp collecting. Two previous, now OOP sets were released to commemorate ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy: ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ set was issued in December 2001, and a second ‘The Two Towers’ set was issued in December 2002.
actual size each: 4 3/4 H x 8 1/16 W inches; 120 x 205 mm
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THE NEW ZEALAND Post 2003 philatelic release of ‘The Return of the King’ is the only stamp issue endorsed by the film’s director, Peter Jackson and officially licensed by New Line Productions. Brought to life by Frans Lenzen - it represents a superb and unique opportunity to commemorate their impressive cinematic achievement. They are only available in NZ and as earlier ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ and ‘The Two Towers’ stamp issues sold out much earlier than anticipated, we recommend you don’t delay purchasing too long or you may be disappointed. If you missed out on the ‘Fellowship’ or ‘Two Towers’ stamps - check our eBay page or contact us to purchase them.
ALL ITEMS ARE new and your Return of the King Ultimate Collection ships in several professionally packaged mailers. Both the Maximum Cards and First Day Cover Miniature Sheet sets come in clear archival-quality protective sleeves, and the Presentation Pack is sealed in a heavy-duty clear protective slipcase with enclosed items individually mounted inside archival-quality clear pouches permitting easy removal. Front cover of Presentation Pack features Aragon, King Elessar of Gondor and mighty sword against a map of the Fellowship’s journey, with the Official Movie logo and large One Ring set below in gold and brown. Presentation Pack measures 8 1/4 H x 28 3/8 W inches; 21 x 72 cm when fully open, and folds closed to 8 1/4 H x 9 1/2 W inches; 21 x 24 cm.
actual size: 1 5/8 H x 8 1/8 W inches; 41 x 208 mm
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SAVE ON SHIPPING with discounted or FREE* shipping when you are the winning bidder on several of our auctions. As a special bonus, in addition to a complimentary ‘Return of the King’ colour leaflet, your Return of the King Ultimate Collection will be mailed using additional ‘Lord of the Rings’ stamps on the outer packages.
actual size each card: 4 1/8 H x 5 3/4 W inches; 105 x 145 mm
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Postcard designs - 40 cent: Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Gimli, Aragorn, and Gandalf are seemingly all that survive of the original Fellowship, 80 cent: The Ringbearer (Elijah Woods) casts an eye toward Mount Doom, 90 cent: Merry (Dominic Monaghan) must remain strong though parted from Pippin, $1.30: Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) accepts Anduril, the reforged sword of the King from Elrond, $1.50: Gandalf the White (Ian McKellen) fights in Minas Tirith, $2.00: Gollum (Andy Serkis) must be reunited with “my precious”.
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40c: Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) fighting on horseback, 80c: Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods) holds the Phial of Galadriel in Shelob’s Lair, 90c: Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) amidst a flooded Isengard, $1.30: King Elessar (Viggo Mortensen) leads the charge at Pelennor Fields, $1.50: Gandalf the White (Sir Ian McKellen) distracts Sauron’s attention, $2.00: Gollum/Sméagol (Andy Serkis) seeks to be reunited with “my precious” stolen from him many years earlier.
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actual size: 10 1/16 H x 2 3/8 W inches; 255 H x 60 W mm
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Stamp Booklet contains a varied selection of all six official self-adhesive stamps in a special ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fold-out collectable design - ten examples in 4 x 40c, 2 x 90c, 80c, $1.30, $1.50 and $2.00 denominations.
Maximum Cards: Picture postcards 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 post mark relate but are not identical. Reverse (shown at right) has standard message and address sections, and postage paid imprint over a map of The Fellowship’s progress.
First Day Covers: Pictorial envelopes which are issued and stamped with a specifically-designed cancellation that is only used for that day and issue. The cancellation postmark for this First Day Cover is a stylized Crown encircled by the words ‘The Return of the King, First Day of Issue, 5 November 2003, Stamps Centre Wanganui New Zealand’.
Miniature Sheets: Regular perforated stamps set in an attached illustrated panel showing the origin of the stamp, each of which are derived from key scenes in ‘The Return of the King’ motion picture.
Additional Info: Loose gummed and self-adhesive stamps are unhinged mint (UHM), First Day Covers (FDC) and Maximum Postcards are unaddressed. Technical details are available. Two earlier, now OOP sets were released to commemorate the ‘Middle earth’ movie trilogy: ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ set was issued in December 2001, and a second ‘The Two Towers’ set was issued in December 2002.
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