OK OK Smaug is not quite ready to eat his Hobbit yet!! But the treasures attached to the spectacular film are already streaming out into the shops as books, jewellery and most interesting of all stamps. Welcome to New Zealand where Monday comes first and we end with giveaway news!
The New Zealand Post Office may be being privatised by stealth (there is a rumour!) but it still manages to conjure up some precious treasures for those on a budget. There is something for every Hobbit fan from a modest set of stamps, to a glorious collection of first day covers (see above), and a top of the range gold coin set. This postcard and stamp set is heading to a friend in the USA who is a big sci-fi and Hobbit fan!
I hope to feature a couple more treasures from Weta over the next few weeks. Oh and BTW remember 18th December for our New Year Giveaway!