Books and Philately: Harry Potter on Stamps

Books and Philately: Harry Potter on Stamps

You should have heard of Harry Potter. In case you haven’t, today is that day. We’ll take a look at 15 Harry Potter-related stamps, issued by Royal Mail on October 18, 2018. And we’ll also read some related quotes.


All stamps presented in today’s article are issued on October 18, 2018, with denomination 1st. And the copyright belongs s to Royal Mail.


Harry Potter

“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Hermione Granger

“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Ron Weasley

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Ginny Weasley

“What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Neville Longbottom

“I sometimes have a tendency to walk on the dark side.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Triwizard Cup

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Knight Bus

“There appears to be something to do with vehicles and movement that stimulates my writing.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Flying Ford Anglia

“The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Hagrids Motorbike

“Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express

“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Pomona Sprout

“I pay a lot of tax, and I feel, one of the reasons I stay and pay why I’m not based in Monaco… I think my country helped me.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Horace Slughorn

“The moment I said I’d finished a book, I knew what would happen. There would be a bidding war, and I would end up with someone who’d got the fattest wallet, who had bought it because I’d written Harry Potter. That would have been why.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Sybill Trelawney

“I always have a basic plot outline, but I like to leave some things to be decided while I write.”J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Remus Lupin

“I just hate meetings. Though it’s true that once you’ve made a lot of money, people around you might be full of ideas about ways to make lots more money and might be disappointed that you don’t want to seize every opportunity to do so.” J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter - Severus Snape

“The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous.”J.K. Rowling


“People ask me if there are going to be stories of Harry Potter as an adult. Frankly, if I wanted to, I could keep writing stories until Harry is a senior citizen, but I don’t know how many people would actually want to read about a 65 year old Harry still at Hogwarts playing bingo with Ron and Hermione.”J.K. Rowling


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1 Comment

  1. salazar · October 26, 2018 Reply

    Thank you for this lovely article! True HP fan 🙂

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