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New Zealand Post - official issuer of New Zealand stamps & commemorative coins

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Set of Miniature Sheet First Day Covers

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NZ2XMFDC
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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.

Each of the six miniature sheets is incorporated onto a set of six unique miniature sheet first day covers featuring imagery of the map of Middle-earth.

Highlights:

  • This set of six miniature sheet first day covers marks the first day of issue - 1 November 2012
  • The miniature sheets feature Bilbo Baggins, Gollum, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, Radagast and Elrond
  • Each first day cover features The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey official logo.
Date of issue: 1 November 2012
Number of stamps: Six gummed stamps and six self-adhesive stamps
Designed by: Stamps and Collectables Business, New Zealand 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.