Our popular Lord Rings Stamps: Return of the King Full Collection features an outstanding selection of 52 magnificent stamps showing leading characters in pivotal scenes from Peter Jackson’s award-winning ‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ movie. It represents exceptional value compared to purchasing the items separately or the Return of the King Ultimate Collection which includes six complete sheets of 25 gummed stamps.
The 2003 Return of the King Full Collection includes 202 RotK stamps - one each of the following items:
• Presentation Pack - 18 stamps in deluxe folio containing self-adhesive set, Gondor gummed first day cover and six miniature sheets,
• First Day Cover: Self-adhesive - 6 denominations on an Mordor envelope,
• First Day Covers: Miniature Sheet - 6 large stamps each on a Fellowship envelope,
• Maximum Cards - 6 postcards with first day postmarked gummed stamps,
• Stamp Booklet - 10 self-adhesive stamps in various denominations,and
• Mint Stamps - 6 gummed stamps, one of each denomination: 40c, 80c, 90c, $1.30, $1.50 and $2.00
THIS POPULAR COLLECTION includes the Presentation Pack contains 18 different stamps: the First Day Cover (FDC) affixed with six definitive gummed stamps and first day (Nov. 5, 2003) cancellations, definitive self-adhesive stamps set of six with ‘Return of the King’ film logo, and complete set of six Miniature Sheets featuring crucial scenes and key actors from ‘The Return of the King’ motion picture. Six Maximum Cards of different designs with first day cancelled gummed stamps affixed, six Miniature Sheet affixed to FDCs featuring Legolas, Gandalf and Aragorn on the steps design, distinctive FDC featuring Mt Doom glows menacingly design with six self-adhesive stamps in different denomination affixed, a compact Stamp Booklet of ten self-adhesive stamps, and six Mint gummed stamps complete the Return of the King Full Collection. Bundled with your set is an Official ‘Return of the King’ Stamps leaflet celebrating this epic seven-year production - making this an ideal gift and a wonderful introduction to stamp collecting.
actual size: 4 3/4 H x 8 1/16 W inches; 120 x 205 mm
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THE NEW ZEALAND Post 2003 philatelic release of ‘The Return of the King’ is the only stamp issue endorsed by the film’s director, Peter Jackson and officially licensed by New Line Productions - it represents a superb and unique opportunity to commemorate their impressive cinematic achievement. They are only available in NZ and as last year’s ‘The Two Towers’ stamp issue sold out much earlier than anticipated, we recommend you don’t delay purchasing too long or you may be disappointed. 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. If you missed out on the ‘Fellowship’ stamps - check our eBay page or email us for details about our ‘Return of the King’ auctions.
ALL ITEMS ARE new and your Return of the King Full Collection ships in several professionally packaged mailers. Both the Maximum Cards and First Day Cover Miniature Sheet sets come in clear archival-quality protective sleeves, and the Presentation Pack folio is sealed in a heavy-duty clear protective slipcase with enclosed items individually mounted inside archival-quality clear pouches permitting easy removal. Front cover of Return of the King Presentation Pack features Aragon soon to be crowned King Elessar over map of the Fellowship’s journey, with the Official Movie logo and large One Ring below in gold and brown. Presentation Pack folio measures 8.27 H x 28.35 W inches; 21 x 72 cm when fully opened, and folds closed to 8.27 H x 9.45 W inches; 21 x 24 cm.
SAVE ON SHIPPING with discounted or FREE* shipping when you are the winning bidder on several of our auctions. As a special bonus, in addition to a complimentary ‘Return of the King’ color leaflet, your Return of the King Full Collection will be mailed using additional ‘Lord of the Rings’ stamps on the outer packages.
actual size: 1 5/8 H x 8 1/8 W inches; 41 x 208 mm
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actual size: 4.33 H x 2.56 W inches; 110 x 65 mm
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40 cent: Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) fighting on horseback, 80 cent: Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods) uses the Phial of Galadriel as he enters spider’s den, 90 cent: Hobbits Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) must remain strong at heart even though wet of foot, $1.30: Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) mighty warrior and possible future leader of men, $1.50: Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) the White - warrior wizard and cunning strategist in the war against the evil empire, $2.00: Gollum (Andy Serkis) has been on the trail of “my precious” since Bilbo stole it many years earlier.
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actual size: 10 1/16 H x 2 3/8 W inches; 255 x 60 mm
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Stamp Booklet contains a varied selection of all six official self-adhesive stamps in a special ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fold-out collectable design - ten examples in 4 x 40c, 2 x 90c, 80c, $1.30, $1.50 and $2.00 denominations.
Maximum Cards: Picture postcards which have an illustration relating to the stamp affixed, and a postmark on the picture side of the postcard. The three elements - postcard illustration, stamp and post mark relate but are not identical. Reverse (shown at right) has standard message and address sections, and postage paid imprint over a map of The Fellowship’s progress.
First Day Covers: Pictorial envelopes which are issued and stamped with a specifically-designed cancellation that is only used for that day and issue. The cancellation postmark for this First Day Cover is a stylized Crown encircled by the words ‘The Return of the King, First Day of Issue, 5 November 2003, Stamps Centre Wanganui New Zealand’.
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 Return of the King’ motion picture.
Additional Info: Loose gummed and self-adhesive stamps are unhinged mint (UHM), First Day Covers (FDC) and Maximum Postcards are unaddressed. Technical details are available. Two earlier, now OOP sets were released to commemorate the ‘Middle earth’ 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.
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