New Zealand, 2004, $ 2. 14. multicoloured
Michel: 2196, block 174
Scott: 1963, SS 1963c
Stanley Gibbons: 2709, MS2710
Yvert et Tellier: 2099, block 189
The Great Battle of the Last Alliance, marking the end of the Second Age of Middle-earth, was filmed in the starkly dramatic Tongariro National Park - home to Mount Ruapehu, the highest mountain in the North Island. The landscape of blasted volcanic rock, steep bluffs and ash at Iwikau Village was the perfect location for Mount Doom, the epicentre of evil, home to the dark Lord Sauron and the place where the One Ring was first forged.
Plots: Tolkien J. R. R., «The Lord of the Rings»