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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Set of Mint Miniature Sheets

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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.


  • Set of six mint gummed miniature sheets
  • Features the six gummed stamps of Thorin Oakenshield, Gandalf, Tauriel, Bilbo Baggins, Legolas Greenleaf and Bard the Bowman
  • Each character on the miniature sheet is featured in a scene from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Date of issue: 1 November 2013
Number of stamps: Six gummed and six self-adhesive
Denominations: 70c, $1.40, $1.90, $2.10, $2.40 and $2.90 (gummed and self-adhesive)
Designed by: Stamps and Collectables Business, NZ 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.