- I never really considered New Zealand to be such a two-bit country as to do
something quite this crass - usually they leave it to places like Togo and
Mauritius to issue stamp sets that cash in on current popular fads - but
not only have they issued a 6-stamp set with pictures from the LOTR film
("the only [stamps] officially approved by Peter Jackson"! "filmed entirely
in New Zealand"!), they're also sending out spam e-mails promoting it.
Trusting I'll be forgiven for passing this on to the rest of you, the info
page is here: http://www.nzstamps.co.nz/nzstamps/lotr.html
A complete set of all the paraphernalia costs $266, and if that sounds high
remember that it's in New Zealand dollars, which would make it US$110 or so.