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