The Return of the King First Day Covers

Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

05 November 2003 - Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

Designs by: Frans Lenzen, CommArts Design, Wellington - Photos by Pierre Vinet.

On this date, six stamps were issued, commemorating the New Zealand 'Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King' production, that was scheduled to premier on 1 December 2003. These six stamp designs were offered in gummed and self adhesive forms, as well as booklets, FDCs, miniature sheets, maximum cards and Presentation Pack. Cover art: Eowyn and the horsemen of Rohan and Mordor.

40c - Legolas - The bow of Legolas will be at Aragorn's side - to whatever end.

80c - Frodo - The fate of all Middle-earth rests with the Hobbit Frodo Baggins.

90c - Merry and Pippin - Pippin relies upon the sharper eyes and wit of his friend Merry to guide his path.

$1.30 - Aragorn - Aragorn is fated to claim the long empty throne of Gondor, should he prove worthy.

$1.50 - Gandalf the White - Gandalf counsels the leaders to stand firm in the face of the darkness.

$2.00 - Gollum - Gollum fights internally to betray Frodo and take back that which he craves.

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