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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 ... I'm never bored. I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense under the name Becky Moore, and children’s literature under the name Dolly Dozier. You can also check me out at MacMillan Publishing’s Heroes & Heartbreakers, where I’m a romance blogger. During the fall and spring, you can find me in the classroom teaching other folks how to follow their dreams or how to fund their community outreach at Wake Technical Community College, and Central Carolina Community College. During the summer and at random times during the year, 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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