LotR 15 to 30% discount on all orders 26 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
EACH OF THESE officially authorized Lord of the Rings stamps issues feature a different set of six postage stamps portraying key characters and scenes from Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King movies. Overall design for the Fellowship of the Rings and Two Towers stamps was by Sacha Lees and for Return of the King by Frans Lenzen with approval of Peter Jackson; source images used for stamps are from New Line’s official Lord of the Rings stills photographer Pierre Vinet.
Each Lord of the Rings stamp issue consists of six basic stamp designs in 40 cent, 80 cent, 90 cent, $1.30, $1.50, and $2.00 denominations; each design released in both gummed and self-adhesive versions which differ in cropping and composition. The Lord of the Rings gummed stamps are also available in individual souvenir (miniature) sheets showing the original scene from the related part of the motion picture trilogy.
Designers: Fellowship and Two Towers - Sacha Lees, WETA Workshop, Wellington, New Zealand (aka Middle-earth); Return of King - Frans Lenzen, CommArts Design, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand
Process: Four colour (CMYK) offset lithography
Sheet Size: 25 stamps per sheet, 10 stamps per booklet, 10 stamps per sheetlet
Stamp Size: gummed - 1 x 2 inches; 25 x 50 mm, self-adhesive - 1 x 1.5 inches; 26 x 37 mm
Perforations: gummed - 14.25 x 14 mm (RotK: 14.4 x 14 mm), self-adhesive - die cut
Paper Type: gummed - De La Rue 103 gsm red phosphor coated, self-adhesive - JAC Non DC PS1 B1000 PSA (RotK: JAC Non DC PS1 B100 PSA)
Left: SA sheet with complete set of 2001 Fellowship of the Ring self-adhesive stamps and two Fellowship of the Ring movie logos, actual size sheet: 1.6 H x 8 W inches; 41 x 203 mm. Sheet is also included in deluxe Presentation Pack folios. Right: complete set of 2001 gummed stamps each with official The Lord of the Rings movie logo in corner.
Left: SA sheet with complete set of 2002 Two Towers self-adhesive stamps and Two Towers movie logo, actual size sheet: 2.36 H x 5.7 W inches; 60 x 145 mm. Sheet is also included in deluxe Presentation Pack folios. Right: full set of 2002 gummed stamps each with official Two Towers movie logo in corner.
Left: SA sheet with complete set of 2003 Return of the King self-adhesive stamps and two Return of the King movie logos, actual size sheet: 1.6 H x 8 W inches; 41 x 203 mm. Sheet is also included in deluxe Presentation Pack folios. Right: full set of 2003 gummed stamps each with official Return of the King movie logo in corner.
WE WILL ALSO be offering occasional The Lord of the Rings 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
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