John who is moderator and group owner of the Stamps of Great Britain web site brings us news of a new miniature sheet ( and a set of stamps) added to Royal Mails program at the last minute.
The miniature sheet will consist of of 5 x 1st class definitive stamps showing the Hogwarts crest and the crest of the 4 school houses - Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor. The issue date for these new stamps is 17th July 2007.
Are Machins on the way out and being gradually replaced with these trivia type definitives? God knows what they have planned for next year.
Take a look for your self and you decide. Do we really want these? My tongue in cheek comment on these new issues is reproduced below.
We still have a gap in the program for 2007.
Im sure if Royal Mail thought deeply enough they could give us a couple of more new issues for August as well. Fanny Cradocks pudding recipes, or the anniversary the nine o clock news come to mind.
My am I so pleased ( and richer) now I no longer have an account for new issues.
These people at Royal Mail are now clearly taking the micky, and stamp collectors for a ride ( not on Harrys magic broomstick ), how on earth do collectors let them get away it?
What do you think? Are to many GB stamps issued each year?
If you are interested and wish to take a look, a link has been placed below to an image of the Harry Potter commemorative stamps. This is a to good an opportunity to miss, to glean more revenue so expect a smilers sheet too.