Harry Potter honoured in new set of British stamps


By AGENCY

Characters who feature on the stamps are Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Harry Potter. Photo: Handout

The magical world of Harry Potter is being honoured with a series of special stamps featuring images of characters, good and evil.

Royal Mail is publishing 16 special stamps, including a main set of 10 with a secondary scene or character incorporated into the design.

The font used for the value of the stamps replicates that of the typeface used for the films.

Characters who feature on the stamps are Ron Weasley, Fred and George Weasley, Professor Minerva McGonagall, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, Molly Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange, Narcissa Malfoy, Fenrir Greyback, Scabior, Lord Voldemort, a Death Eater, Severus Snape, Alecto Carrow, Draco Malfoy and Gregory Goyle.

A further six stamps, presented in a miniature sheet, feature illustrations of the creatures and beings of the wizarding world.

David Gold, Royal Mail’s director of external affairs and policy, said: "The Harry Potter stories and films have become a modern classic around the world.

"For more than two decades the characters in the Harry Potter series have captivated us and kept us enthralled. Each stamp is a miniature masterpiece, a fitting tribute to mark the climactic end to the Battle of Hogwarts.”

The stamps, and range of collectible products, go on general sale on Oct 19.

Royal Mail partnered with Warner Bros Discovery Global Consumer Products on the new stamps. – dpa

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