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2023 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 20th Anniversary The Shieldmaiden of Rohan $3.30 Stamp Sheet

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Sheet of 20 x $3.30 'The Shieldmaiden of Rohan' gummed stamps.

Brave in battle and loyal to her family, Eowyn, the Shieldmaiden of Rohan, is a widely loved female Tolkien character. Denied the chance to fight for her people, Eowyn rides in secret to the Battle of Pelennor Fields. When the Witchking boasts that no man can kill him, Eowyn utters her famous line ‘I am no man’ and slays him (with the hobbit Merry’s help). Parts of the battle were filmed on a field near Twizel, using New Zealand extras on horseback – many of whom were women in disguise.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 20th Anniversary celebrates the talent of Kiwi filmmakers and the films’ legacy in Aotearoa New Zealand. Click here for more information about the stamp issue.

Date of issue: 1 November 2023
Number of stamps: Six gummed stamps
Denominations: $2.00 x 2, $3.30 x 2, $4.00 & $4.60
Stamp designs: $2.00 Arwen, $2.00 The Lair of Shelob, $3.30 The Army of the Dead, $3.30 The Shieldmaiden of Rohan, $4.00 Gandalf and the Moth, $4.60 The Ring is Mine
Stamps and first day covers designed by: Sacha Lees, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Brebner Print, Napier, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 50mm x 35.71mm (horizontal)
Miniature sheet size and format: 112mm x 66mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Tullis Russell red phosphor gummed stamp paper 106gsm
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
Perforation gauge: 14.40 x 14.00
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 31 October 2024. First day covers will remain on sale until 27 December 2023. Miniature sheet first day covers will remain on sale indefinitely.
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