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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

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New Zealand is rapidly cementing its place as a superb filmmaking location – so after the success of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, it was no surprise that Kiwi director Andrew Adamson chose to return to direct the next in the Narnia series. Our breathtaking, largely unpopulated landscape offered ample opportunities for the drama, intrigue and adventure of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Issue information

New Zealand locations chosen for this instalment included Hereherataura Peninsula for the ruins of the castle Cair Paravel, and the South Island’s west coast, renowned for its craggy coastline and lush native rainforest. Proud of New Zealand’s contribution, New Zealand Post was delighted to present this range of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian stamps and collectables - a new addition to the movie-based issues that have proved so popular with collectors and movie-goers alike.

The Perfect Prince Caspian Momentoes

This issue included five first day covers - one featured the four stamps and the other first day covers featured four miniature sheets which depicted High King Peter, Queen Susan, Prince Caspian and the four Pevensie siblings. Together, they made a fine collection, and a perfect memento of the movie.

The four miniature sheets placed our leading characters in some stunning locations - by the sea to deep in the heart of a dense and shadowy forest.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian presentation pack contained the four stamps, five first day covers and four miniature sheets, with more information on the story and the stamps, and made it a superb way to enjoy all the collectables in one place.

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, NARNA , and all book titles, characters and locales original thereto are trademarks of C.S. Lewis Pte Ltd. and are used with permission. ©DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. and WALDEN MEDIA LLC. All rights reserved.

Product Listing for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 50c 'The Pevensies' gummed stamp.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian continues the adventures of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, the four Pevensie children. A year has passed since the amazing events of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the children are now living in London, having found their way out of Narnia. Their lives change in an instant when they are catapulted from an English railway station back to Narnia, where their help is desperately needed by a prince in trouble.

Single Stamp

Single $1.00 'Queen Susan' gummed stamp.

Susan (the second eldest of the Pevensies) is the least inclined of all to be adventurous, as she prefers to keep to the sidelines. But she has an important role as it is her enchanted horn that Prince Caspian blows to call for help and on arrival in Narnia it is Susan who finds a golden chess piece and realises the children are standing in their former palace – unrecognisable 1,300 Narnia-years later.

Single Stamp

Single $1.50 'High King Peter' gummed stamp.

As the eldest Pevensie, Peter is the natural choice for leader, an appointment helped by his serious and fair-minded nature, and his experience in keeping the family peace. Peter soon shows his bravery by challenging King Miraz, a merciless tyrant who is determined to deprive Prince Caspian of his rights and see his newborn son succeed to the throne.

Single Stamp

Single $2.00 'Prince Caspian' gummed stamp.

Prince Caspian is the rightful heir to the throne of Narnia and a prince in danger. Surviving an assassination attempt, he’s forced into hiding then to battle against his evil uncle. Desperate for help, he calls for the Pevensies, and together with a small army of Narnian creatures they fight to restore peace to the land, facing apparently insurmountable odds that test their faith and their courage as never before.

Set of Miniature Sheets Set of four mint, used or cancelled miniature sheets. $7.00
First Day Cover First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $5.50
Set of Miniature Sheet First Day Covers Set of four first day covers with miniature sheets attached. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $7.00
Presentation Pack Presentation pack containing a selection of stamp products from the issue and further information on the theme of the stamps. $24.90

Technical information

Date of issue: 7 May 2008
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps
Denominations and designs: 50c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00
Stamps, first day cover and miniature sheets designed by: CommArts, Wellington
Printer and process: Sprintpak - by offset lithography
Number of colours:  Four process colours + 2 special colours (gold and silver)
Stamp size and format: 45.83mm x 30mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Tullis Russell red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: 14 x 14.4
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps for a sheet. Barcode blocks were available in both A and B formats.
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 6 May 2009.