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.

The Ultimate Collection

If you want to ensure you have every stamp product issued for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, then ‘The Ultimate Collection’ is for you!


  • The Ultimate Collection contains $422.60 worth of stamp products, and is a must-have at only $385.00!
  • Contains every stamp product issued for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Beautifully presented folder
  • Destined to be a highly sought-after collectable for years to come

The Ultimate Collection pack includes all of the stamp products available in this official stamp issue which are: set of gummed stamps, self-adhesive strip of stamps, set of miniature sheets, first day cover, self-adhesive first day cover, set of miniature sheet first day covers, presentation pack, set of gummed stamp sheets, self-adhesive booklet and set of maximum cards.

For definitions on stamp products and terms that you may come across in this stamp issue click here.

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

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Price: $385.00