- 16/11/18 - Culture
The magic of Harry Potter is being depicted in a new set of stamps to celebrate the popular films.
The 15 stamps feature characters including Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley and Neville Longbottom. Modes of transport from the films such as Hogwarts Express, Hadgrid's enchanted motorbike, the flying Ford Anglia and the Knight Bus are also included.
The stamps include hidden details that are only visible under ultraviolet light. The style of the “1” depicting the value on each of the stamps will mirror the font used for the films. Philip Parker, of Royal Mail, said: “The Harry Potter movies continue to thrill and delight audiences of all ages. The goal with our stamps is to capture the excitement of the wizarding world and the heroism of the students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.”
Letters are delivered by owls in the films, but the new stamps are available in post offices from October. If you're a fan of a good old themed stamp collection then the Royal Mail website is the place to be. There’s a whole bunch of other stamp options on the Royal Mail website, ranging from professors (including Snape!) to individual characters and even envelopes and postcards. Take a look at some of the options.
The new set of Potter stamps will be released by Britain’s Royal Mail on October 16. These are no ordinary stamps – they have secret details that require the touch of a wizard to uncover. Each stamp will include hidden details that will only be revealed when it is placed under ultraviolet light.