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The United States Postal Service took a major financial hit when it released a series of commemorative postage stamps celebrating the 20th anniversary of “The Simpsons” four years ago.

But the Usps isn’t giving up on offering up fan-friendly characters as stamps alongside its usual assortment of flowers, landmarks and the American flag.

The Usps will release 20 Forever stamps featuring characters and scenes from the “Harry Potter” films, produced by Warner Bros., on Nov. 19.

It’s a potentially risky move after the Usps lost $1.2 million when it sold just 318 million of the 1 billion “Simpsons” stamps it printed in 2009.

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But the Usps shows that it has learned from “The Simpsons,” printing just five million of the limited-edition Potter postage.

The five-page stamp booklets will feature Harry Potter playing Quidditch on the front cover, with the young »


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