1. The Today Show gave an exclusive look at some of the new Harry Potter stamps, set to be released in the United States on November 19, 2013.
2. In all, 20 stamps will be released in the collection. Six photos were released this week:
7. The stamps are available for pre-order here.
The Harry Potter films brought J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the screen, giving physical shape to the characters, creatures, and places that had lived in readers’ imaginations since publication of the first book. The U.S. Postal Service celebrates that magic with a 20-stamp souvenir booklet featuring stills from the award-winning Warner Bros. movies.
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