Fellowship of the Ring First Day Covers

Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring

04 December 2001 - Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

Designs by: Sacha Lees, Weta Workshop of Wellington

On this date, six stamps were issued, commemorating the New Zealand 'Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring' production, that was scheduled to premier on 19 December 2001. These six stamp designs were offered in gummed and self adhesive forms, as well as booklets, FDCs, miniature sheets, maximum cards and Presentation Pack. Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these items will remain on sale until 03 December 2002; when another series: 'Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers', will be issued.

40c - Gandalf & Saruman - Gandalf the Grey (Sir Ian McKellen) informs Saruman the White (Christopher Lee) that the unthinkable has happened.

80c - Galadriel - (Cate Blanchett), the mysterious Lady of the Wood, and queen of the Elves.

90c - Sam & Frodo - Frodo Baggins,(Elijah Wood) accompanied by his friend, Sam Gamgee (Sean Austin), pause at the Prancing Pony Inn.

$1.30 - The Guardian of Rivendell - Frodo is brought back from the brink of death at Rivendell.

$1.50 - Strider - Aragorn, going by the name of Strider (Viggo Mortensen), is self-reliant and a little reclusive.

$2.00 - Boromir - Boromir, eldest son of Denethor of Gondor (Sean Bean), calls for aid.

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