FIRST OFFICIAL AUTHORIZED Fellowship of the Ring Presentation Pack in The Lord of the Rings trilogy comes in a tri-folding folio containing a handsome compilation of the most popular commemorative ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ 2001 Official philatelic items, including several scarce ones which are no longer available separately. Each set includes 18 FotR stamps in the form of: First Day Cover with complete gummed stamp set and (December 4, 2001) cancellation postmarks, a complete self-adhesive Stamps Set with ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ logos and a complete set of six Miniature Sheets featuring crucial scenes from the awards-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ movie.
THE NEW ZEALAND Post 2001 philatelic release of ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ was the only stamp issue endorsed by the film’s director, Peter Jackson and officially licensed by New Line Productions. Exclusively designed by Sacha Lees at Weta Workshop - the same team nominated for three Academy Awards and winner of two prestigious BAFTA Awards - this limited edition 2001 Presentation Pack represent a superb and unique opportunity to commemorate their monumental cinematic achievement.
ALL ITEMS ARE new and individually mounted inside archival-quality clear pouches permitting easy removal, and the triple-fold Fellowship of the Ring Presentation Pack folder is sealed in a heavy-duty clear protective slipcase. The Presentation Pack also provides detailed information about the official ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ 2001 stamp issue, as well as the characters and motion picture it honours. Front cover features an embossed silhouette of The Fellowship ready for battle against a brown background, with the Official Movie logo and large One Ring set above in gold and brown. Presentation Pack measures 8.27 H x 23.6 W inches; 21 x 60 cm when fully open, and folds down to 8.27 H x 9.45 W inches; 21 x 24 cm. Read on for further information about Miniature Sheets and First Day Covers.
Strip with complete set of 2001 Fellowship of the Ring self-adhesive stamps and official Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring logo. Self-adhesives 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).
actual size: 4.72 H x 8.07 W inches; 120 x 205 mm
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Envelope depicts a Ringwraith, one of the evil minions of Lord Sauron, and includes a complete set of gummed 2001 Fellowship stamps postmarked on the first day of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ stamp issue. Note: two other Fellowship FDC envelope designs are available with: self-adhesive and miniature sheets affixed.
actual size each: 2.56 H x 4.53 W inches; 65 x 115 mm
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40c: Gandalf the Grey (Sir Ian McKellen) and Saruman the White (Christopher Lee)at Isengard, 80c: Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Queen of Lorien, 90c: Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods), and friends Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee (Sean Astin) and Pippin ‘Peregrin’ Took (Billy Boyd) in the Prancing Pony, $1.30: Frodo returns from brink of death in Rivendell, $1.50: The mysterious stranger, Strider (Viggo Mortensen) watches Frodo, $2.00: Boromir (Sean Bean) of Gondor warns of Uruk-Hai raiding party.
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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 ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ 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 Fellowship of the Ring First Day Cover is a stylized Eye of Sauron encircled by the words ‘The Fellowship of the Ring, First Day of Issue, 4 December 2001, Stamps Centre Wanganui New Zealand’. First Day Covers are very collectable since they are hard to obtain after issuance. Fellowship of the Ring issue was only released in New Zealand and sold out quickly. Approximately 10,000 Fellowship Presentation Packs were issued by NZ Post.
Additional Info: Loose gummed and self-adhesive stamps are unhinged mint (UHM), and First Day Covers (FDC) are unaddressed. Technical details are available. A second ‘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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