The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second film in The Hobbit trilogy, created in New Zealand by our very own Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson. The movie promises to take the world by storm and these official stamps are the perfect accompaniment to this epic film.
Each of the six miniature sheets is incorporated onto a set of six unique miniature sheet first day covers featuring imagery of each character.
- This set of six miniature sheet first day covers mark the first day of issue - 1 November 2013
- Includes the gummed miniature sheets which feature Thorin Oakenshield, Gandalf, Tauriel,
- Bilbo Baggins, Legolas Greenleaf and Bard the Bowman
- Each first day cover features The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey official logo.
|Date of issue:||1 November 2013|
|Number of stamps:||Six gummed and six self-adhesive|
|Denominations:||70c, $1.40, $1.90, $2.10 and $2.90 (gummed and self-adhesive)|
|Designed by:||Stamps and Collectables Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Gummed: Southern Colour Print 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 2014. Other collectables in this issue will remain on sale until further notice.|