Special authorized New Zealand sheetlet of ten identical 40c stamps featuring different border design issued to commemorate director Peter Jackson’s award-winning movie vision of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Unique Fellowship of Ring stamp collectible as no other sheetlets were issued for the subsequent two films.
This highly collectible philatelic sheetlet features the two main protagonists from Tolkien’s immortal Middle-earth saga: the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Sir Ian McKellen) informs Saruman the White (Christoper Lee) at Isengard that the long lost One Ring has been found, unaware that Saruman also seeks it for the immense power it wields. Actual size sheetlet: 5.12 H x 6.1 W inches; 13 x 15.5 cm
EACH STAMP ISSUE includes a different stamp design featuring key characters and scenes from the award winning The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King movies. Note that the decorative border (known as a selvedge) differs from that of the regular Fellowship stamp sheets. These superb Official Sheetlets were only issued and marketed in New Zealand to mark this seven year-long, US $270 million production, and were designed by Sacha Lees at Weta Workshop.
Fellowship Sheetlet: This 40 cent sheetlet is one of the 4 December 2001 issue commemorating The Fellowship of the Ring. It was only marketed in New Zealand to honour Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Ring and was available for a short time at retail postal outlets. Forty cents (40c) was the standard domestic letter rate in New Zealand. No sheetlets were issued for The Two Towers or The Return of the King making this a unique item in the New Zealand Post The Lord of the Ring stamps issues.
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