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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Set of Miniature Sheet First Day Covers

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Set of first day covers with seven gummed miniature sheets affixed.

  • The set of six miniature sheet first day covers mark the first day of issue – 12 November 2014
  • Includes seven gummed miniature sheets – Smaug, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thranduil, Bard the Bowman, Tauriel and the special Bag End miniature sheet Bag End stamp incorporates wood from the party tree from the Hobbiton Movie Set – you can own your own piece of Middle-earth
  • Each first day cover features 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' official logo.
Date of issue: 12 November 2014
Number of stamps: Seven gummed and six self-adhesive
Denominations: 80c, $1.40, $2.00, $2.10 and $2.50 (2x gummed) $3.00 (gummed and self-adhesive)
Designed by: Stamps and Collectables Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus clear spot overgloss with thermography (Bag end stamp)
Stamp size and format: Gummed: 50mm x 25mm (five 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: Tullis Russell 210gsm red phosphor PSA 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 11 November 2015. Other collectables in this issue will remain on sale until further notice.