Royal Mail is getting into the Harry Potter merchandising business by issuing a series of 15 stamps dedicated to the Harry Potter Universe. The new stamps feature some of the most iconic characters from the films including: Harry; Hermione; Ron; Ginny Weasley and Neville Longbottom. Also appearing in the set are some of the most iconic modes of transport used in the films; the Hogwarts Express; the enchanted motorbike ridden by Hagrid; the flying Ford Anglia and the Knight Bus. Five Hogwarts professors are featured on further stamps presented in a Special Miniature Sheet: Pomona Sprout; Remus Lupin; Horace Slughorn; Sybil Trelawney and Severus Snape.
Key Facts about the Stamps From Royal Mail:
- Stamps feature the characters: Harry Potter; Hermione Granger; Ron Weasley; Ginny Weasley and Neville Longbottom
- Also shown are iconic modes of transport from the films: the Hogwarts Express; Hagrid’s enchanted motorbike; the flying Ford Anglia and the Knight Bus
- The Triwizard Cup also makes an appearance on a stamp
- Five of the stamps are presented in a Miniature-Sheet and depict professors: Pomona Sprout; Remus Lupin; Horace Slughorn; Sybill Trelawney and Severus Snape set against a background of the Marauder’s Map
- 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 iconic font used for the films
The stamps and souvenir products can be pre-ordered now from royalmail.com/harrypotter and go on general sale from 7,000 Post Offices nationwide from 16 October 2018. They will ship them worldwide!
Here’s a gallery of all the stamps: