The Hobbit Personalised Stamps

To celebrate the final film in Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, New Zealand post issued a new range of personalised stamps. 

Issue information

These personalised stamps were made especially for the final film in Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Featuring the very distinctive and hairy characteristics of the Company of Dwarves from this epic film, you could set off on your own ‘unexpected journey’ and transform yourself into one of your favourite Dwarves.

The characters available included the eclectic group of Dwarves that make up the Company of Thorin Oakenshield, including Thorin, Fili, Kili, Balin, Dwalin, Oin, Gloin, Ori, Dori, Nori, Bifur, Bofur and Bombur. Using your digital image in our online photo editor, you could morph yourself into the Dwarf of your choice. A sheet of 20 stamps made a great gift for any Middle-earth fan or as a keepsake for yourself.

Product listing for The Hobbit Personalised Stamps

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet. $3.30
Miniature Sheet First Day Cover First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. $3.80

Technical information

Date of issue:  15 October 2014
Number of stamps: Two gummed stamps
Denominations: 80c and $2.50 stamp
Designer: Stamps and Collectables Business New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus clear spot overgloss
Stamp size and format: 35mm x 20mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 103gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet:  Two
Perforation gauge: 14
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 24 June 2016.