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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Presentation Pack

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Presentation packs are produced for certain stamp issues and provide in-depth commentary on the subject of the stamps, as well as a selection stamp products. They make beautiful gifts and are a product to be treasured.

New Zealand is home to Middle-earth once again, with the release of the first of three films based on The Hobbit, entitled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The presentation pack is a piece of cinematic history and a unique memento of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. It’s also a great way to learn more about the characters featured on the stamps and is destined to be a highly sought-after collectable for years to come.


  • The pack contains $37.50 worth of stamp products, so is a must-have at only $29.90!
  • Included within the pack are six miniature sheets, a gummed first day cover and a strip of six self-adhesive stamps
  • Makes a fantastic gift.

Check out the full range of presentation packs here.

Date of issue: 1 November 2012
Number of stamps: Six gummed stamps and six self-adhesive stamps
Designed by: Stamps and Collectables Business, NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Denominations: 70c, $1.40, $1.90, $2.10, $2.40 and $2.90
Printer and process: Gummed: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography; Self-adhesive: Australia Post, Sprintpak, Australia
Number of colours: Four process colours plus clear spot overgloss (self-adhesive stamps have phosphor screen)
Stamp size and format: Gummed: 50mm x 25mm (four vertical, two horizontal); Self-adhesive: 37mm x 26mm (four vertical, two horizontal)
Paper type: Gummed: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper; Self-adhesive: Avery Dennison B90 Kraft Back WLK5 stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: Gummed: 14.4 x 14; Self-adhesive: die cut
Period of sale: The stamps for this issue were removed from sale on 31 October 2013. Other collectables in this issue will remain on sale until further notice.