Royal Mail in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products, has revealed images of 16 Special Stamps being issued to pay homage to the Harry Potter film series.
The main set of 10 stamps feature atmospheric images of characters – both good and evil – presented in the darker tone used for the later films, in which the Battle of Hogwarts reaches its climactic finale.
Each stamp has a secondary scene or character incorporated into the design and, in addition, the ‘1st‘ font used for the value of the stamps replicates that of the iconic typeface used for the films.
Characters who feature on the stamps are: Ron Weasley, Fred and George Weasley, Professor Minerva McGonagall, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, Molly Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange, Narcissa Malfoy, Fenrir Greyback, Scabior, Lord Voldemort, a Death Eater, Severus Snape, Alecto Carrow, Draco Malfoy and Gregory Goyle.
A further six stamps, presented in a miniature sheet, feature illustrations of the fascinating creatures and beings of the wizarding world. From Aragog the Acromantula, to the beloved house-elf Dobby, the full set also includes Harry’s beloved owl Hedwig, Fawkes the phoenix, Buckbeak the hippogriff and Hermione’s cat Crookshanks.
The Battle of Hogwarts
For over 20 years, the world has been captivated by the magic of the Harry Potter films, which culminated in an epic, two-part finale.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows –- Part 1, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger set out on a perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes.
On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends relied on one another more than ever.
Part 2 saw the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalate into an all-out war. Many risked their lives in this battle, but no one was in greater danger than Harry Potter as he drew closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.
David Gold, Director of External Affairs and Policy said: “The Harry Potter stories and films have become a modern classic around the world. For more than two decades the characters in the Harry Potter series have captivated us and kept us enthralled. Each stamp is a miniature masterpiece, a fitting tribute to mark the climactic end to the Battle of Hogwarts.”
The stamps, and range of collectible products, are available to pre-order at www.royalmail.com/harrypotter and by telephone on 03457 641 641. The stamps go on general sale on 19 October.