New Zealand is home to Middle-earth once again, with the release of the first of three films based on 'The Hobbit'. To mark this moment in cinematic history, New Zealand Post is issuing official stamps as well as the only official legal tender commemorative coins from Middle-earth.
Self-adhesive Strip of Stamps
The six stamps are available in a self-adhesive format on a collectable self-adhesive strip.
- Six self-adhesive stamps on a special collectable strip
- Stamps feature Bilbo Baggins, Gollum, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, Radagast and Elrond
|Date of issue:||1 November 2012|
|Number of stamps:||Six gummed stamps and six self-adhesive stamps|
|Designed by:||Stamps and Collectables Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Denominations:||70c, $1.40, $1.90, $2.10, $2.40 and $2.90|
|Printer and process:||Gummed: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography. Self-adhesive: Australia Post, Sprintpak, Australia|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours plus clear spot overgloss (self-adhesive stamps have phosphor screen)|
|Stamp size and format:||Gummed: 50mm x 25mm (four vertical, two horizontal). Self-adhesive: 37mm x 26mm (four vertical, two horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Gummed: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper. Self-adhesive: Avery Dennison B90 Kraft Back WLK5 stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||25|
|Perforation gauge:||Gummed: 14.4 x 14. Self-adhesive: die cut|
|Period of sale:||Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 31 October 2013|