This beautiful folding ‘The Return of the King’ stamps booklet offers an introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth and features leading characters from Peter Jackson’s award winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ motion picture. Inspired by ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, it pays tribute to and explore Tolkien’s classic saga in a form that film enthusiasts, stamp collectors, and fans will appreciate and enjoy.
2003 COMPACT COMMEMORATIVE Return of the King Stamps Booklet contains a varied selection of all six official self-adhesive stamps showing pictorial designs derived from scenes in the award winning ‘The Return of the King’ motion picture, in a special ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fold-out collectable booklet. Two earlier, now OOP Stamp Booklets were released to commemorate ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy: ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ Stamp Booklet was issued in December 2001, and a second ‘The Two Towers’ Stamp Booklet was issued in December 2002. See below for additional information about Stamp Booklets.
WE WILL ALSO be offering occasional ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ First Day Cover Miniature Sheets, Presentation Packs and Maximum Postcards - either purchase direct or check our regular auctions. As these limited edition Stamps Booklets were only on sale in New Zealand, supply is strictly limited - don’t delay too long or you may be disappointed.
40c stamp design: Legolas (Orlando Bloom) lets fly an arrow while riding his trusty steed Arod. Aragorn, Gimli, Gandalf, and Legolas 'Prince Of Mirkwood' Greenleaf are seemingly all that survive of the original Fellowship.
90c stamp design: A flooded Isengard - hobbits Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) must remain stout a heart and true to the task at hand. The coming War of the Ring ties their fate closer together.
80c stamp design: Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods) holds aloft the Phial of Galadriel to light his way in Shelob’s Lair. The Ringbearer feels the weight of Middle-earth on his tiny shoulders as he and Sam journey into the heart of darkness.
$1.30 Stamp design: King Elessar, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) son of Arathorn, and the one who may yet unite the free races against the forces of evil - Sauron. He seeks neither glory nor power, simply the love of Arwen.
$1.50 Stamp design: Gandalf the White (Sir Ian McKellen) seeks to force a great confrontation in the War of the Ring. The wizard warrior must distract Sauron so Frodo can destroy the One Ring.
$2.00 Stamp design: Body and soul twisted and ravaged by aeons of slavery to the One Ring, Gollum/Sméagol (Andy Serkis) seeks to be reunited with “my precious” - the One Ring - stolen by a thieving Hobbit.
Additional Info: front cover of Return of the King self-adhesive stamps booklet features the overtly surviving members of the Fellowship of the Ring. The rear cover depicts King Elessar (Viggo Mortensen) holding Anduril - the sword that was Narsil now reforged. Self-adhesive stamps are a different size and aspect ratio (26 x 37 mm; 1 x 1 1/2") than the corresponding gummed stamps (25 x 50 mm; 1 x 2"), and appear more naturally framed.
This booklet like the rest of the 2003 ‘The Return of the King’ Official issue was only marketed in New Zealand and available for a limited time. Two earlier, now OOP Stamp Booklets were released to commemorate the ‘Middle earth’ movie trilogy: ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ Stamp Booklet was issued in December 2001, and a second ‘The Two Towers’ Stamp Booklet was issued in December 2002.
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