LotR 15 to 30% discount on all orders 26 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
Three limited edition picture Postcard sets which commemorate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth with a brilliant selection of key moments and leading characters from Peter Jackson’s award winning ‘The Lord of the Rings’ motion picture trilogy. These highly-collectible philatelic items pay proper tribute to and explore Professor Tolkien’s immortal saga in a manner that film enthusiasts, stamp collectors, and fans alike will enjoy.
EACH SET INCLUDES six different Maximum Postcards featuring key characters and scenes from the award winning ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, ‘The Two Towers’, and ‘The Return of the King’ motion pictures, with related gummed ‘The Lord of the Rings’ stamps and first day cancellation postmarks. With many now out of print (OOP), these superb limited edition Official Postcards were only issued and marketed in New Zealand to commemorate this seven year-long production.
DESIGNED AT WETA Workshop in Wellington by Sacha Lees, these Maxi Post Card sets comes in a clear, archival-quality protective sleeve, and include a full-colour NZ Post brochure containing extensive background information on these exciting stamp releases and the epic productions they honour. See below for more information about Maxi Postcards.
WE WILL ALSO be offering occasional ‘The Lord of the Rings’ First Day Cover Miniature Sheets, Stamp Booklet and Presentation Packs - either purchase direct or check our regular auctions. As these limited edition post cards were only on sale in New Zealand and sold out faster than anticipated, stock is extremely limited - 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.
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.
These postcards and stamps have been postmarked with a specifically-designed cancellation that was only used for that day and issue. The cancellation stamp is a stylized Eye of Sauron encircled by the words ‘The Fellowship of the Ring, First Day of Issue, 4 December 2001, Stamps Centre Wanganui New Zealand’. First Day issues are very collectable since they are limited in nature, and hard to obtain after issuance. This issue was only released in New Zealand to commemorate Peter Jackson’s ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ and sold out quicker than anticipated. Additional sets of them featuring key characters and scenes were released to coincide with ‘The Two Towers’ and ‘The Return of the King’.
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