This deluxe ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Stamp Presentation Folio Set features a wide selection of brilliantly-presented key moments and leading characters from Peter Jackson’s awards-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ’ movie, while exploring and paying proper tribute to John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s Middle Earth in a form that film enthusiasts, stamp lovers, and literary fans will appreciate.
A HANDSOME COMPILATION of popular 2012 Official Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stamps, this deluxe tri-fold Presentation Pack includes several scarce ones which are no longer available separately. Featuring 18 different stamps: First Day Cover (FDC) affixed with definitive six gummed stamp set bearing first day (Nov. 1, 2012) cancellation postmarks, definitive Self-adhesive stamps set strip of six with ‘Fellowship’ film logo, and complete set of six Miniature Sheets featuring key scenes from ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ motion picture.
EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED BY Sacha Lees at Weta Workshop - the same team nominated for three Academy Awards and winner of two prestigious BAFTA Awards - these 2012 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Presentation Packs represent a superb and unique opportunity to commemorate their monumental cinematic achievement. Unaware of how successful Peter Jackson’s movies would be, New Zealand Post printed a much smaller number of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ stamps relative to the larger print runs for the later movies. A second Presentation Pack was issued in December 2002 for the ‘The Two Towers’ and a third Presentation Pack was released in November 2003 to commemorate ‘The Return of the King’; both are now OOP.
ALL ITEMS ARE new and individually mounted inside archival-quality clear pouches permitting easy removal, and the triple-fold Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Presentation Pack folio is sealed in a heavy-duty clear protective slipcase. The Presentation Pack also provides detailed information about the official 2012 ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ stamp issue and the award-winning motion picture it celebrates. Folio’s front cover features a silk-screened silhouette of The Fellowship on the march against a charcoal background, with the Official Movie logo set above in gold and brown. Presentation Pack measures 8 1/4 H x 23 5/8 W inches; 21 x 60 cm fully opened, and 8 1/4 H x 9 1/2 W inches; 21 x 24 cm folded. See below for further information about First Day Covers and Miniature Sheets.
AS AN ADDED Bonus, your 2012 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Presentation Pack will be mailed using additional ‘The Lord of the Rings’ gummed stamps on the outer package, and include a highly-collectible ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ stamps leaflet (both subject to availability).
Sheet with complete 2012 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey set of self-adhesive stamps and official ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ logo. Designed for postal vending machines, they are a different size (1 x 1 1/2 inches; 26 x 37 mm) and aspect ratio than the gummed stamps (1 x 2 inches; 25 x 50 mm), and as a result are more fully framed.
Envelope featuring a Ringwraith, one of the servants of Sauron, affixed with 2001 Definitive set of six gummed Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stamps postmarked on the first day (December 4, 2001) of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ stamp issue.
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 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ 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 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey First Day Cover is a stylized Eye of Sauron encircled by the words ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, First Day of Issue, 1 November 2012, Stamps Centre Wanganui New Zealand’. First Day Covers are very collectable since they are hard to obtain after issuance. This Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stamps issue was only released in New Zealand in a limited print run of approx. 10,000 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. A subsequent ‘The Two Towers’ Presentation Pack was issued in December 2002 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ Presentation Pack was released in November 2003 to commemorate the Middle-earth movie trilogy.
Unexpected Journey: Postcards | First Day Covers | Stamp Booklet | Presentation Pack
Return of King: Postcards | First Day Covers | Stamp Booklet | Presentation Pack
Two Towers: Postcards | First Day Covers | Stamp Booklet | Presentation Pack
Fellowship: Postcards | First Day Covers | Stamp Booklet | Presentation Pack