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Harry Potter Forever


I was so excited about a piece in yesterday’s USA Today about the USPS selling a limited edition Harry Potter Forever stamp … starting on Tuesday. Little did I pay attention, though, to the fine print: “The official first day of issue, when stamps are available in post offices,  will be Nov. 19.” Rats!

One of the Harry Potter stamp designs, as published in USA Today, 11/12/13.

One of the Harry Potter stamp designs, as published in USA Today, 11/12/13.

I spend a fortune on stamps every year because I’m a huge fan of epistolary relationships. I’m also a huge Harry Potter fan … what I’m not is a fan of patience. I called our local post office and they hadn’t gotten any Owl Mail about it at all, so I knew I was doomed. But then the mister saved the day. “Buy them online,” he said. And I thought, “why not.”

This morning, in the quiet hour between 5:50 and 6:50 when I’m up with our son before he heads to school, I did it. I created an account on and BOUGHT some Potter stamps. They’ll come right to my door on November 19. I’m so excited.

Author: Dolly R. Sickles

Writer, mother, wife, adventurer, agent of change, advocate, ally, volunteer, instructor, and lover of chocolate. I write romance as Becky Moore, and children’s literature as Dolly Dozier. I'm a contributor with USA Today's Happy Ever After, a book reviewer for BookPage, and I'm also an adjunct instructor in the Creative Writing Programs at Central Carolina Community College, and Wake Technical Community College. And when I'm not writing or dreaming about writing, I'm out adventuring with my family.

2 thoughts on “Harry Potter Forever

  1. Excellent alternative to having to be patient….paid for and guaranteed to be shipped by Nov. 19th. Do you plan to save the stamps for use them? I ordered Christmas stamps today myself. Quite convenient 🙂

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