Our popular The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Ultimate Collection features an outstanding selection of 212 magnificent stamps showing leading characters in pivotal scenes from Peter Jackson’s award-winning ‘Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ movie. Full Sets of 52+ stamps are also available - identical to Ultimate Collection, but do not include the six gummed stamp sheets.
The 2012 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Ultimate Collection includes 212 FotR stamps - one each of the following items:
• Presentation Pack - 18 stamps in deluxe folio containing self-adhesive set, Ringwraith gummed first day cover and six miniature sheets,
• First Day Cover: Self-adhesive - 6 values on Fellowship on march envelope,
• First Day Covers: Miniature Sheet - 6 large stamps each on a Elven warriors envelope,
• Maximum Cards - 6 postcards with first day postmarked gummed stamps,
• Stamp Booklet - 10 self-adhesive stamps in various denominations,
• Stamp Sheets - 6 sheets each containing 25 mint stamps in standard denominations,
• 70 cent Sheetlet - 10 Gandalf Saruman stamps with unique selvage (border strip), and
• Mint Stamps - 6 gummed stamps, one of each denomination: 70c, $1.40, $1.90, $2.10, $2.40, and $2.90.
THIS POPULAR COLLECTION includes the Presentation Pack contains 18 different stamps: the First Day Cover (FDC) affixed with six definitive gummed stamps and first day (Nov. 1, 2012) cancellations, definitive self-adhesive stamps set of six with ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ film logo, and complete set of six Miniature Sheets featuring crucial scenes and key actors from ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ motion picture. Six Maximum Cards of different designs with first day cancelled gummed stamps affixed, six Miniature Sheet affixed to FDCs featuring Elven warriors on Dagorlad Plain design, distinctive FDC featuring Fellowship on the march design with six self-adhesive stamps in different denomination affixed, a compact Stamp Booklet of ten self-adhesive stamps, a unique 70c Sheetlet - 10 Gandalf Saruman stamps bordered by a special selvage, six gummed Stamp Sheets each containing 25 mint stamps in standard denominations (total: 150 stamps), and six Mint gummed stamps complete the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Ultimate Collection. Bundled with your set is an Official ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Stamps leaflet celebrating this epic seven-year production - making this an ideal gift for any collector of Tolkienalia. A second OOP ‘The Two Towers’ set was issued in December 2002 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ set was released in November 2003 to commemorate ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy.
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THE NEW ZEALAND Post 2012 philatelic release of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is the only stamp issue endorsed by the film’s director, Peter Jackson and officially licensed by New Line Productions. Brought to life by Sacha Lees at Weta Workshop - one of the same creative team that won two prestigious Oscars and BAFTA Awards - it represents a superb and unique opportunity to commemorate their impressive cinematic achievement. They are only available in NZ and as last year’s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ stamp issue sold out much earlier than anticipated, we recommend you don’t delay purchasing too long or you may be disappointed. If you missed out on the ‘Fellowship’ stamps - check our eBay page or contact us for details about our ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ auctions.
ALL ITEMS ARE new and your Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Ultimate Collection ships in several professionally packaged mailers. Both the Maximum Cards and First Day Cover Miniature Sheet sets come in clear archival-quality protective sleeves, and the Presentation Pack folio is sealed in a heavy-duty clear protective slipcase with enclosed items individually mounted inside archival-quality clear pouches permitting easy removal. Front cover of Presentation Pack features a silk-screened silhouette of The Fellowship on the march against a charcoal background, with the Official Movie logo set above in gold and brown. Presentation Pack folio measures 8.27 H x 23.6 W inches; 21 x 60 cm when fully open, and folds closed to 8.27 H x 9.45 W inches; 21 x 24 cm.
SAVE ON SHIPPING with discounted or FREE* shipping when you are the winning bidder on several of our auctions. As a special bonus, in addition to a complimentary ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ color leaflet, your Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Ultimate Collection will be mailed using additional ‘Lord of the Rings’ stamps on the outer packages.
Sheet with complete 2012 set of self-adhesive stamps and official ‘Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ logo; included in Presentation Pack.
actual size each: 2.56 H x 4.53 W inches; 65 x 115 mm
70c: 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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Each of these FDCs envelopes features Elven warriors at the Great Battle on Dagorlad Plain affixed with one of six ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ miniature sheet stamps with first day cancellation postmark. A separate set of six unmounted miniature sheets is included in the Presentation Pack.
actual size each card: 4.13 H x 5.71 W inches; 105 x 145 mm
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Postcard designs - 70 cent: Gandalf the Grey (Sir Ian McKellen) find solace in Rivendell, $1.40: Elf Queen Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) before the Mirror, Lothlórien, $1.90: Shocked patrons in the Inn of Prancing Pony, Bree - Frodo (Elijah Woods) has 'vanished', $2.10: Frodo awakens at Rivendell, unaware of having been on the brink of death, $2.40: Tender moment between Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and immortal Elven princess Arwen Undómiel (Liv Tyler) at Rivendell, $2.90: Balin’s Tomb - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stands its ground in preparation for an overwhelming attack.
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actual size: 10.04 H x 2.36 W inches; 255 x 60 mm
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Stamp Booklet contains a varied selection of all six official self-adhesive stamps in a special ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fold-out collectable design - ten examples in 4 x 70c, 2 x $1.90, $1.40, $2.10, $2.40 and $2.90 denominations.
Mint Stamps - complete set of 2012 gummed stamps each with official The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie logo in corner. Gummed stamps are slightly larger than the self adhesives and not as closely cropped given the more accommodating aspect ratio. Click for technical details of Fellowship gummed and self adhesive stamps.
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.
First Day Covers: Pictorial envelopes which are issued and stamped with a specifically-designed cancellation that is only used for that day and issue. The cancellation postmark for this 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’. This issue was only available in New Zealand and sold out quickly.
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.
Additional Info: Loose gummed, stamp sheets and self-adhesive stamps are unhinged mint (UHM), First Day Covers (FDC) and Maximum Postcards are unaddressed. Technical details are available. A second ‘The Two Towers’ set was issued in December 2002 and a third ‘The Return of the King’ set was released in November 2003 to commemorate the Middle-earth movie trilogy.
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