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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Muggle mail ?

I'm still a Harry Potter fan, I think hope I always will be.  Management bought something on eBay, and when it arrived, it looked remarkably familiar.  It seems wrong to throw it away - does anyone still collect stamps?




Dear Mr and Mrs Dursley,

We have never been introduced, but I am sure you have heard a great deal from Harry about my son Ron.

As Harry might have told you, the final of the Quidditch World Cup takes place this Monday night, and my husband, Arthur, has just managed to get prime tickets through his connections at the Department of Magical Games and Sports. I do hope you will allow us to take Harry to the match, as this really is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.

Britain hasn't hosted the cup for thirty years, and tickets are extremely hard to come by. We would of course be glad to have Harry stay for the remainder of the summer holidays, and to see him safely onto the train back to school.

It would be best for Harry to send us your answer as quickly as possible in the normal way, because the Muggle postman has never delivered to our house, and I am not sure he even knows where it is.

Hoping to see Harry soon,

Yours sincerely,

Molly Weasley

P.S. I do hope we've put enough stamps on.

(c) J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

edit:  the stamps are going to a new home when I get to a post box :)

8 comments:

  1. you just made me giggle :) Talking of stamps, we have many, many, many and finding them homes was nigh on impossible. So we are going to donate them to a charity and hopefully they can get something for them x

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    1. Hi Kate, I used to send stamps to greyhound rescue, and I'd save them up and send a big bundle every few months. These days it is so rare to receive mail with 'proper' stamps that I do not get enough for it to be worthwhile.
      https://www.greyhoundtrust.org.uk/support-us/other-ways-to-help/collecting-used-stamps

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  2. Not sure about all that as I've never read Harry Potter, but I keep the stamps we do get these days (very rare) & send them over to UK for my brother-in-law. My Dad was a mad stamp collector & our youngest has his collections. I did as a child, but never had the time once children came along & still don't. Take care.

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    1. Stamp collecting used to be such a big hobby Susan; I wonder if it will eventually die out?

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  3. I'll have to show this to husband who is a Harry Potter fan, I'm not I'm afraid but it made me smile :)

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    1. Hi Eileen, I remember you saying before you were not keen on Harry Potter when I went to that lovely shop in Keswick - it's OK, I won't hold it against you!

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  4. You can tell I'm not a Harry Potter fan as the letter and inference to the stamps was completely lost on me! :( You could say I was Confused.com!!

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    1. Someone might have put a Confouselled Charm on you .... stamps are on their way :-)

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