2012 Hobbit Unexpected Journey Presentation Pack Stamp

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FIRST OFFICIAL AUTHORIZED Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Presentation Pack in The Lord of the Rings trilogy comes in a tri-folding folio containing a handsome compilation of the most popular commemorative ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ 2001 Official philatelic items, including several scarce ones which are no longer available separately. Each set includes 18 FotR stamps in the form of: First Day Cover with complete gummed stamp set and (December 4, 2001) cancellation postmarks, a complete self-adhesive Stamps Set with ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ logos and a complete set of six Miniature Sheets featuring crucial scenes from the awards-winning ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ movie.

Inside presentation pack showing first day cover, self-adhesive stamps and miniature stamp sheets
Fellowship Presentation Pack opens to reveal self-adhesive stamp
strip, First Day Cover and six miniature stamp sheets
actual size: 8.27 H x 23.6 W inches; 21 x 60 cm
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THE NEW ZEALAND Post 2001 philatelic release of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ 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 2001 Presentation Pack represent a superb and unique opportunity to commemorate their monumental cinematic achievement.

Cover of presentation pack has info on first day cover, self-adhesive stamps, miniature stamp sheets and the film production
Fellowship Presentation Pack cover has additional details and facts about
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stamps and the Middle-earth races it portrays
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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 folder is sealed in a heavy-duty clear protective slipcase. The Presentation Pack also provides detailed information about the official ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ 2001 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. Presentation Pack measures 8.27 H x 23.6 W inches; 21 x 60 cm when fully open, and folds down to 8.27 H x 9.45 W inches; 21 x 24 cm. Read on for further information about Miniature Sheets and First Day Covers.

2012 Self-Adhesive Stamps Sheet

actual size: 1.6 H x 8 W inches; 41 x 203 mm
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Strip of self adhesive stamps with official Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey logos

Strip with complete set of 2012 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey self-adhesive stamps and official Lord of the Rings: Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 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).

2012 Gummed First Day Cover: FotR

actual size: 4.72 H x 8.07 W inches; 120 x 205 mm
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First day cover with six gummed stamps and December 4, 2001 cancellation postmarks

Envelope depicts a Ringwraith, one of the evil minions of Lord Sauron, and includes a complete set of gummed 2001 Fellowship stamps postmarked on the first day of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ stamp issue. Note: two other Fellowship FDC envelope designs are available with: self-adhesive and miniature sheets affixed.

2012 Miniature Sheets: Fellowship of Ring

actual size each: 2.56 H x 4.53 W inches; 65 x 115 mm
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set of six miniature stamps70c: Gandalf the Grey (Sir Ian McKellen) and Saruman the White (Christopher Lee)at Isengard, $1.40: Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Queen of Lorien, $1.90: Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods), and friends Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee (Sean Astin) and Pippin ‘Peregrin’ Took (Billy Boyd) in the Prancing Pony, $2.10: Frodo returns from brink of death in Rivendell, $2.40: The mysterious stranger, Strider (Viggo Mortensen) watches Frodo, $2.90: Boromir (Sean Bean) of Gondor warns of Uruk-Hai raiding party.

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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 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. Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey issue was only released in New Zealand and sold out quickly. Approximately 10,000 Fellowship Presentation Packs were issued by NZ Post.

Additional Info: Loose gummed and self-adhesive stamps are unhinged mint (UHM), and First Day Covers (FDC) are unaddressed. Technical details are available. A second ‘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.

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