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New Zealand Postal Service 2003 Issue
Designed by Frans Lenzen

Lord of the Rings
The Return of the King

The New Zealand Postal Service will issue six new stamps that have postage values of 40c, 80c, 90c, $1.30, $1.50 and $2.00 named "Lord of the Rings, Return of the King" on the 5th of November 2003. This new issue depicts six different scenes in the popular movie "Lord of the Rings, Return of the King". This is the third issue in the series. The first issue was "The Fellowship of the Rings" and the second issue was "Twin Towers". In this issue the six different characters depicted and their denominations is as follows:

  • Legolas 40c
  • Frodo 80c
  • Merry and Pippin 90c
  • Aragorn $1.30
  • Gandalf the White $1.50
  • Gollum $2.00

The six stamps are also issued in souvenir sheets expanding the view of the scenes in the movie. They are shown below.

The "Lord of the Rings, Return of the King" stamps can be purchased as a single stamp set, Souvenir sheets set, Self-Adhesive Stamp Booklets, Presentation pack or FDC. The size of each gummed stamp is 25mm x 50mm (v & h) and the size of each self adhesive stamp is 26mm x 37mm (v & h). The perforation size is 14.4 x 14. Southern Color Print, Dunedin will print these stamps using the Four Color Offset Lithography printing process with De la Rue 103gsm red phosphor gummed paper. The self adhesive stamps will be printed using JAC non DC PSI B100 PSA stamp paper.

Lord of the Rings
The Return of the King Souvenir Sheets

Lord of the Rings
The Return of the King FDC


To order these stamps or to learn more go to www.stamps.co.nz. Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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