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Harry Potter Rarity Auctioned for Over $57,000

by | Jun 20, 2024 | News

A rare edition of J.K. Rowling’s cherished novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, has fetched $57,200 at an auction in Edinburgh, Scotland.

This copy is among the first 500 printed in 1997, distinguished by a misspelling of “Philosopher’s” and a duplicate listing of “1 wand” on the equipment list on page 53, making these editions easily identifiable.

Cathy Marsden, head of books and manuscripts at Lyon & Turnbull, remarked, “A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is exceptionally rare to find in any condition. One in such excellent condition could well be considered the jewel in any Harry Potter collector’s crown.”

At the time of its release, publishers produced only a limited number of copies, uncertain of its potential success. Little did they know, the series would go on to become one of the most beloved book series of all time and be adapted into blockbuster movies.

 

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