Yesterday, amid much hoopla at Universal Studios, the U.S.P.S. Harry Potter stamps were released. I'm thrilled! The stamp booklet features four five panels of 5 4 stamps each. There are 4 Hogwarts seal stamps and then 16 20 movie scene stamps with some bonus Hogwarts seal stickers. Here's a handy little animation from the U.S.P.S. Stamps site. (If it's not running, try clicking on it. If still no luck, check them out on the U.S.P.S. page.)
I know, I know, it seems like we're playing catch-up with those other countries who already have Harry Potter stamps, and perhaps you could argue that they don't have the "proper" reverence factor to be presented as postage stamps. I would disagree. The Harry Potter books got millions of people reading. I think they will get more people buying stamps and hopefully sending mail too! I pre-ordered mine and am excited for them to come in the mail; so that I can then send them in the mail. It's a cycle!