Hobbit Unexpected Journey Stamps Presentation Pack

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This deluxe ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Stamp Presentation Folio Set features a wide selection of brilliantly-presented key moments and leading characters from Peter Jackson’s awards-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ’ movie, while exploring and paying proper tribute to John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s Middle Earth in a form that film enthusiasts, stamp lovers, and literary fans will appreciate.

Partially open cover of Presentation SetA HANDSOME COMPILATION of popular 2012 Official Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stamps, this deluxe tri-fold Presentation Pack includes several scarce ones which are no longer available separately. Featuring 18 different stamps: First Day Cover (FDC) affixed with definitive six gummed stamp set bearing first day (Nov. 1, 2012) cancellation postmarks, definitive Self-adhesive stamps set strip of six with ‘Fellowship’ film logo, and complete set of six Miniature Sheets featuring key scenes from ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ motion picture.

EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED BY Sacha Lees at Weta Workshop - the same team nominated for three Academy Awards and winner of two prestigious BAFTA Awards - these 2012 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Presentation Packs represent a superb and unique opportunity to commemorate their monumental cinematic achievement. Unaware of how successful Peter Jackson’s movies would be, New Zealand Post printed a much smaller number of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ stamps relative to the larger print runs for the later movies. A second Presentation Pack was issued in December 2002 for the ‘The Two Towers’ and a third Presentation Pack was released in November 2003 to commemorate ‘The Return of the King’; both are now OOP.

Inside presentation pack showing first day cover, self-adhesive stamps and miniature stamp sheets
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Presentation Pack opens to reveal self-adhesive
stamp strip, First Day Cover and six miniature stamp sheets
actual size: 8.27 H x 23.6 W inches; 21 x 60 cm
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ALL ITEMS ARE new and individually mounted inside archival-quality clear pouches permitting easy removal, and the triple-fold Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Presentation Pack folio is sealed in a heavy-duty clear protective slipcase. The Presentation Pack also provides detailed information about the official 2012 ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ stamp issue and the award-winning motion picture it celebrates. Folio’s front cover features a silk-screened silhouette of The Fellowship on the march against a charcoal background, with the Official Movie logo set above in gold and brown. Presentation Pack measures 8 1/4 H x 23 5/8 W inches; 21 x 60 cm fully opened, and 8 1/4 H x 9 1/2 W inches; 21 x 24 cm folded. See below for further information about First Day Covers and Miniature Sheets.

Cover of presentation pack has info on first day cover, self-adhesive stamps, miniature stamp sheets and film production
Fellowship Presentation Pack cover has additional details
and facts on the Fellowship stamps and film it honours
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AS AN ADDED Bonus, your 2012 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Presentation Pack will be mailed using additional ‘The Lord of the Rings’ gummed stamps on the outer package, and include a highly-collectible ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ stamps leaflet (both subject to availability).

Self-Adhesive Stamps Sheet

actual size: 1 5/8 H x 8 W inches; 41 x 203 mm

Set of six self adhesive stamps with official LotR: Fellowship logos

Sheet with complete 2012 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey set of self-adhesive stamps and official ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ logo. Designed for postal vending machines, they are a different size (1 x 1 1/2 inches; 26 x 37 mm) and aspect ratio than the gummed stamps (1 x 2 inches; 25 x 50 mm), and as a result are more fully framed.

2012 First Day Cover

actual size: 4 3/4 H x 8 1/16 W inches; 120 x 205 mm

First day cover with six gummed stamps and December 4, 2001 cancellation postmarks

Envelope featuring a Ringwraith, one of the servants of Sauron, affixed with 2001 Definitive set of six gummed Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stamps postmarked on the first day (December 4, 2001) of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ stamp issue.

Miniature Sheets: Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

actual size: 2 1/2 H x 4 1/2 W inches; 65 x 115 mm

70 cent stamp design: Gandalf tells Saruman that the centuries long lost One Ring is found

Strolling in the garden of Isengard, the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Sir Ian McKellen) informs Saruman the White (Christopher Lee), that the long lost Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord has resurfaced, unaware that Saruman also means to obtain it. Abroad, the dark forces of Sauron, in the sinister black-cloaked shape of the Ringwraiths, search for the One Ring that rules all others.
$1.40 stamp design: Galadriel had the wisdom to refuse the One Ring when freely offered by Frodo

The Lady of the Golden Wood, Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), founded and became Queen of Lorien during the War of the Ring. Offered the One Ring by Frodo, the Elf Queen refused aware of its power to corrupt even her.
$1.90 stamp design: Frodo and friends enjoy some refreshment at the Inn of the Prancing Pony, Bree

Frodo Baggins - The Ringbearer (Elijah Woods), accompanied by his good friends Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee (Sean Astin) and Pippin ‘Peregrin’ Took (Billy Boyd) enjoy an ale in the Inn of the Prancing Pony, while nervously awaiting the arrival of Gandalf. All pandemonium breaks out when Frodo 'vanishes' in front of the local yokels.
$2.10 stamp design: Unaware of having been on the brink of death, Frodo awakens in Rivendell

After having been almost killed in the mines of Moria by a Morgul knife whilst escaping the pursuing Ringwraiths, Frodo regains consciousness in Rivendell, unaware of having been on the brink of death. Gandalf tells him The Fellowship are now safe under the protection of the Elves, and that the Council of Elrond and several old friends including his uncle Bilbo (Ian Holm) await.
$2.40 dollar stamp design: Strider eavesdrops on the hobbits from the shadows - is this Ranger friend or foe?

The mysterious stranger, Strider (Viggo Mortensen) watches Frodo and company from the shadows in the Inn of the Prancing Pony, Bree. One of the secretive band of Rangers who roam the wild lands, he is later revealed to be Aragorn, son of Arathorn, Chieftain of Arnor, and rightful Heir of Gondor.
$2.90 dollar stamp design: Boromir calls The Fellowship to arms with the ancient Horn of Gondor

Boromir (Sean Bean) of Gondor, son of Denethor II, blows the ancient Horn of his people to warn of a raiding party of savage Uruk-Hai. Boromir fell at Amon Hen valiantly defending Pippin and Merry, shortly after Frodo left The Fellowship to strike out for Mordor on his own. Boromir’s earlier misgivings about destroying The Ring undoubtedly foretold his untimely end.

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 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ motion picture.

First Day Covers: Pictorial envelopes which are issued and stamped with a specifically-designed cancellation postmark that is only used for that day and issue. The cancellation stamp for this Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey First Day Cover is a stylized Eye of Sauron encircled by the words ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, First Day of Issue, 1 November 2012, Stamps Centre Wanganui New Zealand’. First Day Covers are very collectable since they are hard to obtain after issuance. This Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stamps issue was only released in New Zealand in a limited print run of approx. 10,000 and sold out quickly.

Additional Info: Loose gummed and self-adhesive stamps are unhinged mint (UHM), and First Day Covers (FDC) are unaddressed. Technical details are available. A subsequent ‘The Two Towers’ Presentation Pack was issued in December 2002 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ Presentation Pack was released in November 2003 to commemorate the Middle-earth movie trilogy.

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