Today I got a great maxicard from New Zealand! The maxicard features a stamp commemorating the movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is a prequel to the popular Lord of the Rings trilogy. New Zealand, which is where most of the Lord of the Rings movies are shot, has been issuing stamps related to all the movies. This maxicard in particular features Thorin Oakenshield, one of the main characters of the movie. In the movie, he leads a quest to reclaim his homeland for his people. Also used was a stamp featuring Tauriel, an elf character that was made for the movie. The postmark is dated November 1, 2013 and is in gold lettering. Thanks Christy!