THE SECOND OFFICIAL Two Towers Presentation Pack in the trilogy comes in a tri-folding folio containing a handsome compilation of the most popular commemorative ‘The Two Towers’ 2002 Official philatelic items including several scarce ones which are no longer available separately. Each Two Towers set includes 18 stamps in the form of: First Day Cover with complete gummed stamp set and (December 4, 2002) cancellation postmarks, a complete self-adhesive Stamps Set with ‘Two Towers’ logos and a complete set of six Miniature Sheets featuring crucial scenes from the awards-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ movie.
THE NEW ZEALAND Post 2002 philatelic release of ‘The Two Towers’ 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 2002 Two Towers Presentation Pack represent a superb and unique opportunity to commemorate their monumental cinematic achievement. Also an earlier now OOP ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ Presentation Pack was issued in December 2001 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ Presentation Pack released in November 2003 to commemorate ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy.
THESE LIMITED EDITION Two Towers Presentation Packs were only marketed in NZ so don’t delay too long or you may be disappointed. We will also be offering occasional ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ First Day Miniature Covers, Stamp Booklet and Maximum Postcards - either purchase direct or check our regular auctions.
ALL ITEMS ARE new and individually mounted inside archival-quality clear pouches permitting easy removal, and the triple-fold Presentation Pack folder is sealed in a heavy-duty clear protective slipcase. The Two Towers Presentation Pack also provides detailed information about the official ‘Two Towers’ 2002 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. Two Towers Presentation Pack measures 8.27 H x 28.35 W inches; 21 x 72 cm when fully open, and folds closed to 8.27 H x 9.45 W inches; 21 x 24 cm. See below for further information about Miniature Sheets and First Day Covers.
actual size: 2.36 H x 5.7 W inches; 60 x 145 mm
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Sheet with complete set of 2002 Two Towers self-adhesive stamps and official ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ 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 refugees from Rohan trekking to the hopeful safety of Helm’s Deep, and includes a complete set of gummed 2002 Two Towers stamps postmarked on the first day of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ stamp issue. Note: two other 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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40 cent: Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) enjoys a walk with Lady Éowyn of Rohan (Miranda Otto), 80 cent: Orc raider - one of a pack riding Wargs, 90 cent: the wizard (Sir Ian McKellen) thought dead - reappears to The Fellowship as ‘Gandalf the White’ in Fangorn Forest, $1.30: Haradrim soldiers who march under the banner of a black serpent - also known as ‘Easterlings’, $1.50: Frodo (Elijah Woods) and Sam are captured by Faramir’s men, $2.00: Éowyn on the steps of Meduseld in Edoras.
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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 ‘The Two Towers’ 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 First Day Cover is a stylized One Ring encircled by the words ‘The Two Towers, First Day of Issue, 4 December 2002, Stamps Centre Wanganui New Zealand’. First Day Covers are very collectable since they can be hard to obtain after issuance. Two Towers stamp issue was only released in New Zealand 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. An earlier now OOP ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ Presentation Pack was issued in December 2001 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ Presentation Pack released in November 2003 to commemorate the ‘Middle earth’ movie trilogy.
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