USPS at it again!

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by Larry L. Taylor, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Larry L. Taylor

    Larry L. Taylor Active Member

    I heard about 'them' in November, and haven't seen or heard much about them since.

    the Harry Potter character was commemorated in a mid-December stamp issue without much fanfare.

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  2. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Harry Potter fans collectibles. :D
     
  3. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    I thought Harry used an owl for his mail not the postal service. :D
     
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  4. Sarahrtw

    Sarahrtw Active Member

    *Goes all fangirl* I LOVE Harry Potter and that is a great set of stamps. I'll have to look them up and see what I can find about them. Thanks for posting!
     
  5. Andy1982

    Andy1982 New Member

    Not really my cup of tea. I'm not a huge fan of the layout and the very mass produced look about them. Thanks for sharing though.
     
  6. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    I am not that fan of Harry Potter movies but I am a fan of stamp that makes this set really nice for me. :D
     
  7. Larry L. Taylor

    Larry L. Taylor Active Member

    I didn't buy several 'folders 'of them because I'm a fan of Harry - never read even one page of any of those books. I just guessed that without the notoriety of issuance, they'll be valuable some day to the Potter-o-phils; in a couple of years, maybe they be worth 10 cents more than what I paid for them? It's an investment! Yeah, right?!??!
     
  8. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Yeah right Larry. Someday, maybe a Harry Potter fan would pay even half of their fortune for those stamps. :D
     
  9. philabasi

    philabasi New Member

    I don't like this kind of stamps. I've never seen or read the books They are very commercial.

    I preffer other USA stamps like flags, presidents, trees (bonsai), and other commemorative items.

    Sorry for my english.

    Good day folks.

    Basi;)
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2014
  10. shaunroller

    shaunroller New Member

    I'm a huge Potter fan myself! Read nearly all the books as a kid. The only problem was they weren't all out at the time, and somehow I got sick of waiting. So thanks for the reminder, I'm heading to the bookstore right now.

    Nice collection!
     
  11. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Hi Shaunroller and welcome to the forum.
    You can create a thread in the Introductions to let us know you more and your collection preferences. :)
     
  12. Envy

    Envy New Member

    Those look pretty nice. Definitely collectable haha. Wait a couple years and I'm sure they'll be worth more.
     
  13. KatherineGlison

    KatherineGlison New Member

    That is awesome! I love Harry Potter! I love how in modern times the USPS is putting out things like this. I think that it really shows that we have a culture that we like to have fun with. I don't think that there is anything wrong with this kind of creativity at all! I am really impressed by this stuff! I bet the person who designs things like this gets paid some really good money. Thank you for sharing. I love getting a book of stamps with cats and dogs on them, those are my favorite.
     
  14. CeliVega

    CeliVega Member

    Apparently Lord Voldemort didn't get his own stamp. How can such a important character be excluded? Perhaps they are trying not to spoil too much, sure is nice of them :p Also there seems to be a lack of brooms, need more brooms!
     
  15. Lostvalleyguy

    Lostvalleyguy Member

    So, is the US claiming Harry Potter as its own now?

    Seriously though, I don't see a price on these stamps - is the US no longer printing values on their stamps? We do and don't in Canada. Or, are these stamps just stickers never intended for use on envelopes?
     
  16. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    I think/guess these are just collectibles and not for mails. :)
     
  17. Larry L. Taylor

    Larry L. Taylor Active Member

    'Twas a couple of years ago that the USPS adopted the 'forever' stamp. If I bought say $490 worth of 'forever stamps' today (1000 of 'em), and five years from now when hyperinflation requires $4.75 to mail a letter, one 'forever' stamp will 'pay the freight' for that letter according to current USPS disclaimers. Otherwise, today I have to assemble $0.49 worth of older postage to mail each letter (1 oz.). And five years from now I might have to use some of my Express mail stamps to come up with the necessary postage.
     
  18. Lostvalleyguy

    Lostvalleyguy Member

    Thanks Larry for the information. We have a similar method of doing this in Canada. Some of our stamps, however, still have prices printed on them but the day to day ones don't. I thought that might be the case down south.
     
  19. Stacey Gaubatz

    Stacey Gaubatz New Member

    I was not too into Harry Potter. I am not certain why. I am perhaps one of the few world wide who has not read one of the books, nor watched a movie in its entirety. I have watched bits and pieces as I have nieces and nephews who got into Harry Potter.
     
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