USPS Introducing 20 Harry Potter Stamps, Looking to Put Owls out of Business

By Luke Y. Thompson in Books, Merchandise, Movies
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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In the Harry Potter books and movies, delivery of letters was literally for the birds. Figuratively, the U.S. Postal Service wants to keep that from being the case with a five-page collector booklet of 20 different Harry Potter stamps, to be released this coming Tuesday. Each page of four stamps has a theme: primary heroes, creatures, Hogwarts teachers, supporting characters and villains.

Not being a specific collector of stamps, I've always wondered what the appeal is beyond that niche. Do we think that the people who receive my water and power bills in the mail - about the only thing I use actual stamps for these days - particularly care if Voldemort is on the envelope they're about to tear open and process?

h/t Mediabistro

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