Harry potter - GB

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Harry Potter
Design: True North
Date of Issue: 17 July 2007

It’s ten years since JK Rowling’s bespectacled hero first appeared on the bookshelves with the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™, now the seventh – and last – instalment has arrived. To celebrate the arrival of the most eagerly awaited book of modern times Royal Mail has issued a set of seven stamps and a miniature sheet.

The Harry Potter stamp issue comprises of seven se-tenant stamps featuring all of the Harry Potter book jackets. In addition to the stamps, Royal Mail has produced a Miniature Sheet, Maxi Cards, a Presentation Pack, First Day Covers and a Personalised Sheet.

The Miniature Sheet features five completely new and exclusive stamps, bearing the coat of arms for Hogwarts, which sits in the middle of the sheet, surrounded by its four magical houses in the order: (left to right) Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Hogwarts Ravenclaw and Slytherin.
All five coats of arms also appear on the Personalised Sheet, alongside labels featuring ten magic spells from the Harry Potter books. Each of the spells is printed with a special thermachromic ink that reveals the spell’s secret when warmed.

Pick up a Presentation Pack and you will discover how the Harry Potter phenomenon became a world wide success. Inside the fully illustrated pack, Jim Davies tells the story of how the boy wizard went on to conquer the world of children’s literature. The pack contains both the seven Harry Potter stamps and the miniature sheet on a separate carrier.


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