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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Zealand 2014
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies







COUNTRY: NEW ZEALAND
ISSUE DATE: 12 November 2014
STAMP THEME:The Hobbit
STAMP SIZE: gummed 50 x 25 mm
self-adhesive 37 x 26 mm
STAMP DESIGN: NZ Post


Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company of Thorin Oakenshield and Bilbo Baggins unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath upon the defenceless, men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honour to hoard it, as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. 






Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance. 

New Zealand Post is thrilled to bring you the official collectable stamps for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. These stamps and coins capture the essence of the film, and includes a stamp that contains a real piece of Middle-earth.




80c - Smaug gummed stamp



$1.40 - Bilbo Baggins gummed stamp




$2.00 - Gandalf gummed stamp



$3.00 - Thranduil gummed stamp



$2.50 - Bard the Bowman gummed stamp




$2.50 - Bag End gummed stamp



$2.50 - Tauriel gummed stamp





MINIATURE SHEETS FDC



STAMP SHEETS






Stamp images and description thanks to New Zealand Post


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