Geeks In Unlikely Places: US Postal Service


Owl Post and e-mail aside, the United States Postal Service is the primary way that American wizards send and receive mail. Given its inherently Muggle nature, here’s something not many people saw coming: The USPS is releasing a set of Harry Potter stamps!

You read that correctly! The stamps will be sold by way of a souvenir booklet, which contains 20 stamps! Here’s an official description from the USPS:

The folded booklet has five pages. The front cover features the title Harry Potter, with an image of Harry playing Quidditch, the beloved wizarding sport. The back cover has a picture of a young Harry in class, taking notes with his quill; the title Harry Potter is centered under the picture. When the booklet is opened, an illustration of Hogwarts covers two pages on the back, and selvage text appears on the last page. Inside there are five groupings of four stamps, each grouping set on its own page. Each set of four stamps, featuring stills from the Warner Bros. movies, surrounds the red wax seal of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Whether you want to buy it as a unique collector’s item, or to stick on the envelopes of the Christmas cards you’re sending to all your online friends, this seems like a must-have for any Harry Potter fan!

The stamps go on sale November 19th, but you can pre-order them now directly from the USPS!

What do you think of these new stamps? Are you going to buy a pack? Or three? Let us know in the comments!

  • Flitzy

    I’m totally going to get a bunch of them, cover every inch of the letter with them, and mail it to the smallest bedroom. :3