Isle of Man Post has landed a major coup and will be issuing a set of eight stamps to coincide with the worldwide release of The Lord of the Rings – Return of the King’ epic on December 17th 2003.

The stamps have been approved by both New Line in New York and Her Majesty the Queen.

Manager of the Philatelic Bureau, Dot Tilbury said, ‘ Long time local resident and internationally renowned actor, John Rhys Davies, who plays the dwarf Gimli in the films, has greatly assisted us in securing the rights. Besides New Zealand, where the film was made, we are the only other Postal administration in the world to be licensed to produce Lord of the Rings’ stamps and we are obviously thrilled. ‘

The Isle of Man Treasury have also issued Lord of the Rings’ coins and Isle of Man Post has been working closely with Pobjoy Mint during the preparation of the stamp issue.

The stamp product can be viewed on our web site

Contact Dot Tilbury or Maxine Cannon for visuals and further info

Tel: 01624 698435
Fax:01624 698434