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Isle of Man LOTR Postage Stamps

May 27, 2004 at 8:09 pm by xoanon  - 

THE LORD OF THE RINGS POSTAL COLLECTION NEARING A COMPLETE SELLOUT THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING POSTAL COLLECTION AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY

To coincide with the worldwide release of The Lord of The Rings finale last December, the Isle of Man issued the ultimate tribute: a spectacular series of official postage stamps. The set of eight stamp sheets, souvenir sheets and postcards was nothing short of a worldwide sensation, thrilling movie fans on every continent. Now as the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s big-screen epic is released as a monumental home video/DVD, this highly sought after collection is nearing a complete sellout.

These Royal-approved stamps were issued by the British Isle of Man, the long-time home of actor John Rhys-Davies, who plays dwarf Gimli, and the voice of Treebeard in the three epic films. On an initial surge following the film’s release, more than three-quarters of the total quantities were sold by the post office. Now as the home video is set for release, only a handful remain.

Authorized by New Line Cinema, the eight stamps sheets feature unforgettable scenes from the Oscar winning film. Leading characters including Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Gandalf and Gollum are all featured on their own stamps. Additionally, there are four varying items that comprise the collection:

  • A set of eight First Day of Issue Covers, including eight commemorative postcards.
  • A unique Lord of the Rings Stamps and Coin collectible.
  • A collectors folder with all eight stamp sheets and a rare miniature sheet.
  • A highly limited Deluxe Box Set comprised off the stamp sheets, mini-sheet, first day covers and a hand numbered tribute page with a gold foil cancellation. (While scarse supplies last).

Dot Tilbury, Manager of the IOM Philatelic Bureau, said, “For fans of Lord of the Rings, this is your absolutely last chance to own this popular official postal series. Once our remaining supplies are gone, this postal issue will not be reproduced. This is it!”

The complete stamp series can be viewed, or purchased on the official web site, www.lordoftheringsstamps.net , phone 0044(0)1 624 698430 fax 0044(0)1624698434 by post contact

Isle of Man Post
PO Box 10M
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM99 1PB

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