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First edition hardback of Harry Potter to be sold for up to £150,000 at auction

A first edition of the first Harry Potter book is expected up to 125,000 pounds when it goes up for sale in London.

September 27, 2022
By Mike Bedigan, PA Los Angeles Correspondent
27 September 2022

A first edition hardback copy of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone is expected to fetch up to £150,000 when it goes under the hammer in November.

The book will be sold alongside franchise star Daniel Radcliffe’s Hero Wand from the 2001 film, which is estimated to go for up to £30,000.

Both items form part of an auction organised by film and TV memorabilia company Propstore, which will include treasures from numerous blockbuster franchises.

Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘Hero Wand’ from the 2001 film will also go up for sale. (Propstore/PA)

More than1500 lots will be sold during the auction, due to take place from November 3-6, with the total value estimated in excess of £11 million.

Among the most highly valued items include actor Christopher Reeve’s complete costume from the Superman franchise (from 1978-1987), which is estimated at between £250,000 and £500,000.

Dave Prowse’s screen-matched Darth Vader gloves from the 1977 sci-fi classic Star Wars: A New Hope are estimated between £150,000 and £250,000.

The live auction will be held at Bafta 195 Piccadilly, in central London, as well as online or via telephone for global bidding.

Among the most highly valued items include actor Christopher Reeve’s complete costume from the Superman franchise, which is estimated at between £250,000 and £500,000 (Propstore/PA)

Props from the James Bond, Marvel and DC franchises will also be available, as will items from other classic films including the Shawshank Redemption and Gladiator.

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