Each The Hobbit stamp issue includes a different stamp design featuring key characters and scenes from the award winning An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and There and Back Again (2014) motion pictures. Design of all stamps elements was by the staff at NZPost Stamps and Collectables Dept. using images supplied by official Hobbit photographer Pierre Vinet and approved by Peter Jackson. Price is per set of six Unexpected Journey self adhesives or gummed stamps.
Issue Date: 1 November 2012 (11/01/12)
Designer: NZPost Stamps and Collectables Dept, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand (gummed), Australia Post, Sprintpak, Australia (self-adhesive)
Process: Four colour (CMYK) offset lithography plus clear spot overgloss for gummed, self-adhesive stamps have phosphor screen
Sheet Size: 25 stamps per sheet, 10 SA stamps per booklet
Perforations: 14.4 x 14 mm, self-adhesive are die cut
Paper Type: Gummed - Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor, Self-adhesive - Avery Dennison B90 Kraft Back WLK5
Strip with complete set of 2012 self-adhesive stamps and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie logos. Self-adhesives stamps 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). This sheet is also included in deluxe Presentation Pack folios.
actual size each stamp: 1 x 2 inches; 25 x 50 mm
click stamps for closeups
Full set of loose 2012 gummed stamps each emblazoned with official The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie logo. Notice that the gummed stamps (1 x 2 inches; 25 x 50 mm) are closer to landscape aspect ratio versus the portrait used for the self adhesives shown above.
WE WILL ALSO be offering occasional The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit First Day Miniature Sheet Covers, regular First Day Covers, Postcards, Stamps Booklets and Presentation Packs - please contact us to purchase or check our regular auctions. As these stamps were only on sale in New Zealand and sold out earlier than anticipated supply is restricted to that on hand - don’t delay too long or you may be disappointed. They've already become increasingly desirable, scarce and expensive as more The Lord of the Rings fans and collectors discover them.
Unexpected Journey: Postcards | First Day Covers | Stamp Booklet | Presentation Pack
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