Because Snail Mail is Still a Thing: 'Harry Potter' Stamps Coming Soon
by Ethan Anderton
November 15, 2013
In this day and age of e-mail, text messaging and Snapchatting, it's amazing that the United States Postal Service is still in business (though they struggle more every year). But at the end of the day, unless we get a teleporter, people still have packages to send, and I guess greeting cards are still nice. So the USPS still likes to dabble in cool collector's edition stamps, and this time they're bringing The Boy Who Lived to your mailbox. Beginning on November 19th, there will be a new 20-stamp set commemorating the world of Harry Potter, specifically utilizing images from Warner Bros. multi-billion dollar film franchise. Read on!
Here's a description of all the stamps in the collector's set:
Best friends since first meeting on the Hogwarts Express, Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger face new challenges each year they attend Hogwarts. The first set of stamps shows the friends in action.
The second stamp set includes photos of four of the amazing creatures that will one day come to Harry’s aid-Hedwig, Harry’s pet owl; Fawkes the phoenix; Dobby the house-elf; and Buckbeak the Hippogriff.
At Hogwarts, the friends receive support and guidance from many of their professors, among them the four depicted on the third set of stamps-Rubeus Hagrid, Professor Minerva McGonagall, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, and Professor Severus Snape.
Their fellow students-including Fred and George Weasley, Luna Lovegood, and Ginny Weasley, featured on the fourth group of stamps-fight bravely alongside Harry, Hermione, and Ron in the Battle of Hogwarts.
And here's the description of the booklet they all come in: "The folded booklet has five pages. The front cover features an image of Harry playing Quidditch, the beloved wizarding sport. The back cover has a picture of a young Harry in class, taking notes with his quill. When the booklet is opened, an illustration of Hogwarts covers two pages on the back, and selvage text appears on the last page. Inside there are five groupings of four stamps, each grouping set on its own page. Each set of four stamps, featuring stills from the Warner Bros. movies, surrounds the red wax seal of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." This should hold fans over until we get some news about the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie.