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Royal Mail’s Buckingham Palace Stamps 2014

Buckingham House in 1700 looks almost unrecognisable to today's Palace. (PA) 1 / 11Photo by PA / PA Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Pinterest ClosePrevious imageNext image

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The Royal Mail has released a 10-stamp collection celebrating Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of British sovereigns since 1837.
The set includes six stamps featuring the changing exterior of the building through the ages, commissioned by Royal Mail from artist Chris Draper.
There is also a miniature sheet of four stamps with photographs of four opulent locations inside the 775-room palace – the Throne Room, the Blue Drawing Room, the Grand Staircase and the Green Drawing Room.
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USPS Introduced Harry Potter Stamps

This image released by the United States Postal service shows a variety of “Harry Potter” themed Forever stamps. The USPS dedicated 20 new Forever stamps, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. (AP Photo/USPS)

This image released by the United States Postal service shows a variety of “Harry Potter” themed Forever stamps. The USPS dedicated 20 new Forever stamps, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. (AP Photo/USPS) Please click the photo for a larger image.

AFP reported that US Postal Service (USPS) introduced Harry Potter stamps on Tuesday.

The limited edition of twenty stamps feature images of Scottish author J.K. Rowling’s best-selling character “with the friends, heroes, villains and creatures that make up his world,” said USPS in a statement.

While Harry Potter’s friends are happy about the stamps, the news angered some philatelists who complain Harry Potter is not American.