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Royal Mail Releases Lord Voldemort and Albus Dumbledore 1st Class Stamps Today (Updated)

Posted by: Rosi
March 08, 2011, 11:15 AM

The Royal Mail have issued their range of "Magical Realms" stamps today, Tuesday 8th March, including two 1st Class stamps featuring Michael Gambon and Ralph Fiennes as Albus Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort respectively. Update: You can now find images of the stamps right here in our galleries. In a press release, the Royal Mail wrote:

Magical Realms (...) features some of the world famous wizards and enchanters who have brought a touch of magic to millions of people, from the legendary tales of King Arthur to the million-selling books of C.S. Lewis, Sir Terry Pratchett and J.K. Rowling.
The set of eight stamps use a combination of film imagery and newly commissioned images.  The set of stamps includes the myths and legends of King Arthur through two 60p stamps of Merlin and Morgan le Fay, while two 97p stamps reveal images of Aslan and the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia. The set is completed by four 1st Class stamps portraying Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Rincewind and Nanny Ogg from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.
Renowned author Sir Terry Pratchett is quoted as saying:
Throughout history wizards and magicians have always held a beguiling place in the British psyche. In legends, poems, books and films, they have been a constant source of inspiration for generations.
Philip Parker, Royal Mail Stamps spokesperson, said:
People across the UK have always enjoyed an epic tale of magical adventure, so we decided to bring together these classic stories, both ancient and modern, in one set of stamps.
Many of these tales involve more than one magical character, so we selected four different sets of stories, choosing two characters from each. The result is a beautiful set of stamps and a fitting tribute to these legends of literature.
Stamps and stamp products are available at all Post Offices, or online at this link and from Royal Mail Tallents House (tel. 08457 641 641), 21 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9PB.

Pictures of the stamps can be seen at this link in our galleries from here.

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207 Points

Hahaha! How cool! Great idea, really!^^

Posted by on March 10, 2011, 11:46 AM report to moderator
1122 Points

I want some puppydog pout

Posted by ykaitot on March 10, 2011, 03:56 PM report to moderator
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Posted by potternotrotter on March 12, 2011, 05:54 AM report to moderator
59 Points

Ive got all the rest so I think ill be picking these up for the collection.

Posted by Garfiun on March 12, 2011, 06:30 AM report to moderator
28 Points

They are awesome. I bought some today and am putting one on an envelope because i am writing to the phelps twins

Posted by georgeROCKS on March 12, 2011, 03:31 PM report to moderator
60 Points

Just ordered mine! They look amazing and I’m actually glad they’re including not just HP but also Discworld, Merlin and Morgan de Fey. Couldn’t really care less about Aslan and the White Witch but I like having the whole set. It’s really not all that expensive, even shipping to the USA was only £2.45. Can’t wait to get them in!! Squee!

Posted by FelixMarauder on March 14, 2011, 12:02 PM report to moderator
2408 Points

@CristalShandaLear, gimmie a break it’s fiction! I love totally buying them I adored the all 7 Bloomsbury books they did on stamps way back in 2007. I still have them in their little display packet as well as the bonus stamps of the Hogwarts crest and the four houses, I loved those, so have to get these to add to the collection

Posted by KiwiMcI on March 14, 2011, 05:04 PM report to moderator
1075 Points

now that is called mail with STYLE!

Posted by frodo_sp༄ on March 18, 2011, 12:18 AM report to moderator
10471 Points

That’s amazing! I bet, when J.K.Rowling looks at this, she’ll be all like, “Whoa. I didn’t know my imagination made that big of an impact!” lOl. Right? Still, it’s really cool and I sort of want some now!

Posted by . on April 26, 2011, 05:50 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

I give my stamp of approval…

Posted by Won_Two on April 26, 2011, 06:22 PM report to moderator
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