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New Zealand Postal Services 2005 Issue
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King Kong Stamp Set

New Zealand Postal Service has issued five new stamps that have postage values of 45c, 90c, $1.35, 1.50, and $2.00 in New Zealand Currency named "King Kong" on the 19th of October 2005. The stamps depict film clip scenes from the new movie King Kong. Each of the images for the five stamps was personally approved by Academy Award Winning Director Peter Jackson. Each stamp is described as follows:

  • 45c King Kong - Worshipped by a savage race, the 25 foot gorilla has survived the horrors of a prehistoric jungle only to be defeated by his fascination for Ann.
  • 90c Carl Denham - film-maker who is set off to make a movie of King Kong. He believes it will make him famous but his greed for success will be his undoing.
  • $1.35 Ann Darrow - plays the part of a out-of-work actress who believes her luck has finally changed when she's offered a role on Carl Denham's film. Unaware of the real part she would play in the adventure.
  • $1.50 Jack Driscoll - a New York playwright who becomes a hero on Skull Island, as both his physical courage and his heart are tested in his pursuit of Ann.
  • $2.00 Ann Darrow and Jack Driscoll - when Ann and Jack discover their feelings for each other on Skull Island they become part of a terrifying love triangle, as Kong pursues the golden-haired actress for himself.

"King Kong" stamps can be purchased as singles, Various Blocks, Se-Tenant Strip of 5, Sheets of 25, Mini-sheet, or FDC's. The size of each stamp is 30mm x 50mm with a perforation size of 14.80 x 14.67 The stamps will be printed by Southern Color Print, New Zealand using the Offset Lithography Printing process.

King Kong Mini-sheet

King Kong FDC



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.nzpost.co.nz/Cultures/en-NZ/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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