Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Stamps Celebrate First Lord Of The Rings Film

New Zealand Post will release its world exclusive stamp issue The Fellowship of The Ring on 4 December, celebrating the first movie in The Lord of The Rings trilogy.

According to New Zealand Post Design and Marketing Manager Linda Morgan, the six stamps and associated products depict characters and scenes from the movie and is the only stamp issue officially approved by director Peter Jackson.

"The stamps and other products capture beautifully presented moments from the film, which will appeal to stamp collectors and film enthusiasts alike," Linda Morgan said.

Wizards Gandalf the Grey and Saruman the White appear on the 40c stamp and the 80c stamp shows the elf Galadriel, the Lady of the Wood. Hobbits Frodo Baggins and Sam Gangee feature on the 90c stamp and the Guardian of Rivendell is depicted on the $1.30 stamp. Mysterious stranger Strider adorns the $1.50 stamp and Boromir of Gondor is calling for help to defend the hobbits on the $2.00 stamp.

From 4-11 December all mail going through Auckland, South Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch mail centres will be machine postmarked with a message from Middle-earth to get the full New Zealand Post 'Lord of the Rings' experience.

Customers can also have their mail hand postmarked with a special Lord of the Rings message by sending their stamped, self-addressed envelopes, enclosed in an outer envelope to 'New Zealand Home of Middle-earth, PO Box 39199, Wellington'.

"New Zealand is counting down the days until the movie is released on 19 December. We're sure that our stamp issue and other initiatives will add to the excitement and anticipation leading up to the premiere," Linda Morgan said.

The stamps and collectable products were designed by Sacha Lees, Weta Workshop, Wellington and printed by Southern Colour Print, Dunedin.

Products are available at all New Zealand Post retail outlets, including Books & More or from the New Zealand Post stamps web site www.stamps.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>

ALSO:

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news