Outstanding authorized limited edition set of six Miniature Sheets First Day Covers (FDC) from New Zealand feature pivotal moments and characters from Peter Jackson’s award-winning ‘Lord of The Rings: Return of the King’ motion picture. Much in demand by collectors, movie enthusiasts, stamp lovers, and fans they commemorate and explore J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic ‘Middle-Earth’ trilogy.
CONTAINS SIX PICTURESQUE First Day Covers affixed with Miniature Sheet stamps showing pivotal scenes from award winning ‘Return of the King’ movie, each with first day (Nov 05, 2003) cancellation postmark. These six First Day Cover (FDC) envelopes feature Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Gandalf the White (Ian McKellen) and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) on the steps and measure 4 3/4 H x 8 1/16 W inches; 120 x 205 mm. Includes bonus ‘Lord of the Rings’ brochure detailing Return of the King stamp series and 7 year NZ movie production it honours.
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Set features - 40 cent: Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), 80 cent: Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods) enters spider’s den, 90 cent: Hobbits Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) must remain strong at heart, $1.30: Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) warrior King, $1.50: Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) the White - warrior wizard, $2.00: Gollum (Andy Serkis) on the trail of “my precious”.
Both the first day envelopes and stamps were designed by Frans Lenzen using Pierre Vinet stunning photography and set comes in a clear, archival quality protective sleeve. Officially licensed by New Line Productions these first day covers sold out faster than anticipated, stock is extremely limited. Two earlier, now OOP sets were released to commemorate ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy: ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ set was issued in December 2001, and a second ‘The Two Towers’ set was issued in December 2002. We will only be offering these ‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ items while stocks last - please contact us for price and availability or check our regular auctions.
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