Home of Middle Earth First Day Covers



Lord of the Rings - Home of Middle Earth

Lord of the Rings - Home of Middle Earth - self adhesives

07 July 2004 - Lord of the Rings - New Zealand - Home of Middle Earth

Designs by: Frans Lenzen, CommArts Design, Wellington - Scenic images by Ian Brodie.



On this date, eight stamps were issued, commemorating "Lord of the Rings New Zealand Home of Middle Earth" as a special series pictorially illustrating the diverse scenery of New Zealand. Four two-stamp pairs have been produced, each pair displaying both the original landscape and its depiction in the movie trilogy. These stamp designs were offered in gummed and self adhesive forms, as well as booklets, FDCs, miniature sheets, maximum cards and Presentation Pack.



45c - The Ford of Bruinen / Skippers Canyon near Queenstown

90c - South of Rivendell / Mt. Olympus west of Christchurch

$1.50 - Edoras / Erewhon, upper Rangitata River

$2.00 - Emyn Muil / Tongariro National Park





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