France conjures up Potter stamps


PARIS -- Harry Potter is set to be immortalized in France with a special set of postage stamps created by Gaul's national postal service in collaboration with Warner Bros.' products division.

The flashy set of 10 stamps was revealed during this weekend's Gallic stamp festival "la Fete du Timbre et de l'Ecrit 2007" in 118 cities across the country.

Harry and pals Hermione and Ron are the new faces of French mail, with products ranging from individual stamps sold for €0.54 (71 cents) to full albums at €12 ($15.80).

The 'la Fete du Timbre," created in 1938 to "enhance the value of the hobby of stamp-collecting, but also to promote and to develop interpersonal connection through the written word," will continue throughout the week at French post offices everywhere.