The Debate Rages On Over Potter Postage
It goes on to say, "Indeed, the Potter stamps combined all the ingredients guaranteed to upset traditionalists — commercial, photographic rather than artistic, and foreign to boot. Postal Service officials didn't even consult the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee — a panel formed more than 50 years ago to recommend stamp subjects that have culturally enduring value — probably in the full knowledge that they were writing a new installment of mail history that might best be titled "Harry Potter and the Philatelic Furor."
It concludes, "The goal of the Postal Service is clear: It hopes to conjure up some cash, to disapparate some of its red ink. In this era of its financial independence from government, that's a necessity, and there are worse ways to accomplish it than with a popular boy wizard, even one who isn't American."
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