These beautiful limited edition Two Towers picture Postcards commemorate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth with significant dramatis personas and moments from Peter Jackson’s award winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ movie. Inspired by ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, they pay tribute to and explore Professor Tolkien’s immortal saga in a manner that film enthusiasts, stamp collectors, and fans will enjoy.
THIS SET INCLUDES all six Two Towers Maximum Postcards featuring key characters and scenes from the award winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ motion picture, with related gummed stamps and first day (04 Dec 2002) cancellation postmark. Now out of print (OOP), these superb limited edition Official Two Towers Postcards were only issued and marketed in New Zealand to commemorate this almost completely 'Kiwi' year-long cinematic production. Designed by Sacha Lees at WETA Workshop in Miramar, the Maximum Postcard set comes in a clear, archival-quality protective sleeve, and includes a full-colour NZ Post brochure containing extensive background information on both this exciting stamp release and the epic production it honours. See below for more information about maximum post cards.
WE WILL ALSO be offering occasional ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ First Day Miniature Covers, Stamp Booklet and deluxe Presentation Packs - either purchase direct or check our regular auctions. As these limited edition Two Towers post cards were only on sale in New Zealand and sold out faster than anticipated, stock is extremely limited - don’t delay too long or you may be disappointed. Also an earlier now OOP ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ set was issued in December 2001 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ set was released in November 2003 to commemorate ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy.
Postcard: Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Heir of Gondor, fights valiantly in defense of the Keep at Helm’s Deep, Stamp design: Lady Éowyn (Miranda Otto), enjoys a pleasant walk with Aragorn whom she admires and possibly loves.
Postcard: After the break up of the Fellowship at Amon Hen, Legolas (Orlando Bloom) joins Aragorn and Gimli in tracking the Uruk-Hai who captured Merry and Pippin, Stamp design: Orc raider on Warg - one of a savage hunting pack.
Postcard: Saruman (Christopher Lee) tells the assembled troops of coming victory over Mankind. Gríma Wormtongue (Brad Dourif), advisor and confidant to King Théoden of Rohan, manipulates him to Saruman’s advantage, Stamp design: Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) reappears as 'the White' in Fangorn Forest.
Postcard: Thought killed in his duel with Balrog in the Mines of Moria, the wizard magically reappears having sheds his grey mantle to be reborn as Gandalf the White, Stamp design: A formation of Haradrim also known as 'Easterlings' or people of the East.
Postcard: The Ringbearer Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods) and his unshakable friend Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee (Sean Astin) accompanied by Gollum (Andy Serkis) watch as Faramir’s men attack the Easterlings, Stamp design: Frodo and Sam are captured by Faramir putting the One Ring in immediate danger.
Postcard: Stone fortress of Helm’s Deep - the Rohirrim stand their ground in preparation for an impending attack, Stamp design: Lady Éowyn, Shield Maiden of Rohan, on the steps of Meduseld in Edoras watching as her people trek to their redoubt at Helm’s Deep.
Maximum Cards: Picture post cards which have an illustration relating to the stamp affixed, and a postmark on the pictorial side of the postcard. The three elements - postcard illustration, stamp and postmark must relate but not be identical. These Two Towers post cards and stamps have been postmarked with a specifically-designed cancellation that was only used for that day and issue. The cancellation stamp is a stylized One Ring encircled by the words ‘The Two Towers, First Day of Issue, 4 December 2002, Stamps Centre Wanganui New Zealand’. Reverse (shown at right) has standard message and address sections, and postage paid imprint over a map of The Fellowship’s progress (in part two) towards Mordor and Mount Doom. First Day issues are very collectable since they are limited in nature and hard to obtain after issuance. This issue was only released in New Zealand to commemorate Peter Jackson’s ‘The Two Towers’ and sold out quicker than anticipated.
Additional Info: Maximum Cards are unaddressed. Technical details are available. An earlier now OOP ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ set was issued in December 2001 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ set was released in November 2003 to commemorate the ‘Middle earth’ movie trilogy.
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