The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service hopes its new Harry Potter stamps will spark enthusiasm among a new generation of stamp collectors. USPS hide caption

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Scott Schechter, a United States Postal Service employee, collected mail from the boxes in front of a mail processing center on Sept. 16, 2011 in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Postal Service mail delivery trucks sit idle at the Manassas post office in Virginia on September 5. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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