|The Presentation Pack|
(Hobbit? What Hobbit?)
I thought last year's goodies were outrageous, but this year NZ Post seems to be enchanted with one Thorin Oakenshield.
I cannot fault them in this.
You can have Thorin in coin form, gummed-stamp form and self-adhesive-booklet form, to name a few. Sure, other characters are tagging along, including the dreaded Elves, but what made me laugh is that in all three of the items I purchased, the one on the top was Thorin.
Fierce Thorin spears you with those eyes from the cover of the Presentation Pack, which opens up to reveal a first-day cover, the six miniature sheets and the self-adhesive strip of stamps. Besides Thorin, you will find Gandalf, Tauriel, Bilbo, Legolas and Bard the Bowman.
But Thorin is first in each.
|First Day Cover of miniature sheets|
I also got the Maximum Cards, which are postcards with the matching character's postage stamp. And I got the First-Day Covers of the miniature sheets.
Trust me, I barely have touched the surface of this dragon's hoard, which you can see here at NZ Post's website.
Oh, and the datestamp on all of it?
A very golden Smaug is stomping all over them.
|Maximum Card - See that Smaug irritating our Dwarf?|