Owls, Stamps, and (who else) Harry

Would someone explain to me what the big deal is about the forthcoming Harry Potter stamps? (Other than the Royal Mail doing a splendid job promoting them, of course; that I get.) I mean, how many kid readers use stamps anyway? Are they writing letters by the gazillions these days? Is stamp collecting still a hot hobby? (And does the intended audience of the final Harry Potter book — kids, that is —- even talk about hobbies or is that a word for us ancients?)

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4 responses to “Owls, Stamps, and (who else) Harry

  1. Don’t know about kids and stamps, but Harry Potter has a tremendous adult fanbase, so the stamps make sense to me, though I dislike movie characters on a stamp. Bad enough you can’t buy any toys without t.v. characters on them these days.

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  2. Diane

    My kids collect stamps with great eagerness, but don’t greatly like Harry Potter!

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  3. Wendy, the stamps feature the UK book covers, so no need to fret on that score…

    Monica, I hope you don’t mind, I’ve just tagged you for a meme on my Blog !

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  4. Genevieve

    My kiddo loves to get special stamps (recently, the superhero and kids’ lit ones) and we use them on his thank-you notes at his birthday and Hanukkah.

    He’d love the HP ones, but since we can’t use them in the U.S., I’m unlikely to buy them. I will get the Star Wars ones, though.

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