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



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