Single $1.70 "The White Wizard" gummed stamp.
After tracing Merry and Pippin’s steps from the scene of a battle into Fangorn Forest, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli sense the approach of “the White Wizard”. It is not the evil Saruman who appears before them, but their fallen companion Gandalf, reborn as Gandalf the White. With no New Zealand woods dark or dense enough to suit the scene, an elaborate set was built by Wētā Workshop in Wellington.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 20th Anniversary celebrates the talent of Kiwi filmmakers and the film's legacy in Aotearoa New Zealand. Click here for more information about the stamp issue.
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|Date of issue:||7 September 2022|
|Number of stamps:||Six gummed|
|Denominations:||$1.70 x2, $3.00, $3.80, $4.30 and $4.50|
|Designed and illustrated by:||Sacha Lees, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||35.71mm x 50mm (vertical)|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||112mm x 66mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Red phosphor gummed 106gsm|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||20|
|Perforation gauge:||14.4 x 14|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.|
|Period of sale:||Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 6 September 2023. First day covers will remain on sale until 1 November 2022. Miniature sheet first day covers will remain on sale indefinitely.|