In December 2001 the New Zealand produced movie "The Fellowship of the Ring" based on the first of J.R.R. Tolkien books was released world wide to critical acclaim.

On the 4th of December 2001 New Zealand Post paid tribute to this epoch movie by issuing a series of postage stamps with designs derived from scenes out of  the movie.

The issue consists of 6 basic stamp designs but each design comes in both gummed and self-adhesive versions which differ considerably. The gummed versions also come in individual souvenir sheets.

We offer the following items for sale but warn that current demand will mean some items may soon become unavailable so early ordering is advisable.  For ordering details click here

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RINGS 1                        Mint (unhinged) set of 6 stamps.                     US$25


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RINGS 2                  Mint (unhinged) self-adhesive booklet                   US$25


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RINGS 3                   Mint (unhinged) set of 6 souvenir sheets.               US$40


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RINGS 4                        First Day Cover of set of 6 stamps.                     US$70


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   RINGS 5             First Day Cover set (6) of souvenir sheets               US$60     

Note "Rings 5" comprises  6 envelopes each with a different sheet affixed


RINGS6           Mint set of self-adhesive booklet stamps in special format pane      US$50


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   RINGS 7             First Day Cover with set of 6 self-adhesive stamps             US$50     

Note: the self adhesive stamps are smaller and in a slightly different format from the regular stamps.


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New Zealand Post used a special machine datestamp (shown above) to promote the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  It was used without prior notice at  4 postal centres (Auckland, South Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch) for one week only. Good impressions are very difficult to obtain. We can offer collectors commercially used envelopes bearing these impressions.

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RINGS 8         Commercially used envelope with Lord of Rings cancellation.         US$4

Note:  Nearly all envelopes are commercial size. Quality of impression varies considerably but we will supply the best possible.

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RINGS 9         Special sheetlet of 10 x 40 cent stamps mint.         US$12


New Zealand Post issued a Lord of the Rings miniature sheet in early April for Northpex'2002, the National Stamp Exhibition held in Auckland.

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RINGS 10         Miniature sheet issued for Northpex 2002.        US$6

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RINGS 11         Miniature sheet on Northpex 2002 First Day Cover.        US$8


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RINGS 12      Amphilex Miniature sheet on Amphilex 2002 First Day Cover.        US$6 


RINGS 13                     Amphilex Miniature sheet mint unhinged                            US$5

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RINGS 14  Fellowship set of 6 maxicards  postmarked  first day of issue   currently sold out


To see Lord of the Rings stamps for the Two Towers set issued in 2002 click here.

To see Lord of the Rings stamps for the Return of the king set issued in 2003 click here.

To see Lord of the Rings Landscapes of Middle earth stamps issued in 2004 click here.

For ordering details click here

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