Get a real piece of the Hobbiton Movie Set

12 November 2014

New Zealand Post is giving fans everywhere the opportunity to own a real piece of Middle-earth with the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies stamp and coin collection.

In a world first, a piece of the Hobbiton Movie Set has been incorporated into a stamp and coin issued by New Zealand Post as movie-goers all over the world gear up for the final cinematic journey to Middle-earth when The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies releases in December.

The stamp and coin feature the iconic door to Bag End in the Shire, home of the Hobbits Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit Trilogy, and Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Incorporated into the door part of the images are particles of wood from the ‘party tree’ on the Hobbiton Movie Set, which appeared in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit motion picture trilogies.

New Zealand Post has issued these official stamps and legal tender commemorative coins from Middle-earth to celebrate the final movie in Sir Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy of films The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM).

Well known characters Bilbo, Gandalf the Grey and Bard the Bowman; Elves Tauriel and Thranduil; villains Azog the Defiler and his army of Orcs; and the fire-breathing Dragon Smaug also feature on the official stamps and coins.

New Zealand Post’s Head of Stamps and Coins, Simon Allison, said New Zealand Post has had a long association with Sir Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. since issuing the first special collectors' edition stamps and coins in 2001.

“After 13 years and six movies, the tales of Middle-earth are about to come to a close with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Fans everywhere have the opportunity to get a real piece of Middle-earth with this collection.”

A trip for two to Middle-earth or a 1oz gold proof coin is also up for grabs

When either the ‘presentation pack’ or ‘Smaug brilliant uncirculated coin’ is purchased, customers go into the prize draw to win a trip for two to the Hobbiton Movie Set and a picnic under the ‘party tree’, or a 1oz gold proof coin featuring Bilbo Baggins and Smaug. Terms and conditions apply, visit nzpost.co.nz/hobbitoncomp

The products are available globally via nzpost.co.nz/thehobbit

The stamps and coins are available now from PostShop, REAL Aotearoa, 0800NZstamps and nzpost.co.nz/thehobbit


About The Hobbit Trilogy

Peter Jackson, the Academy Award®-winning director of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, directed The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and the final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. The Trilogy screenplays were written by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro. Jackson is also producing the films, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.

All three films in The Hobbit Trilogy are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM.

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© 2014 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.