2003 Return of the King Stamps

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2003 Presentation Pack includes 18 different stamps
Presentation Pack

18 Return of King stamps

THE CONCLUSION OF JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Ring trilogy, ‘The Return of the King’ - internationally known to audiences and fans as El Retorno del Rey, Le Retour du Roi, Die Rückkehr des Königs, and Il Ritorno Del Re - marks Peter Jackson final LotR movie and had its world premier in his home town of Wellington, New Zealand.

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set of 6 cards

MARKING THE SUCCESS of that almost decade long movie production, New Zealand’s Postal Authority issued a commemorative Return of the King thematic stamps range of gummed and self-adhesive stamps, several different first day covers (including special miniature sheets), postcards, miniature sheets, stamp booklets, and presentation packs on 5 November 2003. Marketed primarily for philatelic and stamp collectors, they were produced in limited numbers, and not surprisingly many popular items were sold out at larger NZ post offices within days of release.

2003 first day covers with miniature sheet stamps
Miniature Sheet FDC set

6 First Day Covers

FORTUNATELY WE STOCK the full Return of the King range from individual stamps to complete packages such as the Full Set and Ultimate Collections containing one of every item produced. We can supply popular items including hard-to-find ones like the stamp sheets. Contact us for purchasing details or check our regular auctions on such popular venues as eBay. Two earlier official stamp issues featuring key characters and scenes were released to coincide with The Fellowship of the Ring, and The Two Towers in December of 2001 and 2002 respectively.

Two 2003 first day covers
First Day Covers set

2 RotK FDC envelopes

DESIGNED BY FRANS LENZEN using original images from photographer Pierre Vinet, these Return of the King stamp sets include a full-colour brochure containing extensive background information on these exciting stamp releases and epic movies they commemorate. The New Zealand Post 2003 philatelic release of ‘The Return of the King’ was one of only three stamp issue endorsed by the film’s director, Peter Jackson and officially licensed by New Line Productions. Filmed entirely in the North and South Islands of New Zealand (see Ian Brodie’s Location Guide book for details), Jackson’s trilogy later went on to garner numerous major international film awards and accolades.

2003 Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet cover features Fellowship
Stamp Booklet

set of 10 self-adhesive

WE WILL ALSO be offering ‘The Lord of the RingsFirst Day Maxi Cards, First Day Cover Miniature Sheets, regular First Day Covers, Miniature Sheets, Stamp Booklets, Presentation Packs, Full Sets, Ultimate Collections, and sets of Gummed and Self-adhesive stamps - so check our occasional eBay auctions. Since these philatelics were only marketed 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.

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