Followup: First Editon Copy of Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone Sells at Record Price


Mar 10, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

A quick followup this morning regarding this story from last month involving an auction of a rare First Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Scores of you owled to let us know the auction was completed, with the book selling for a record $19,120. The AP reports that “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was one of only 200 copies
from the first printing issued with illustrated wrappers by London
publisher Bloomsbury. The 1997 work about the boy wizard was published
in the United States as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and
includes an illustrated card signed by author J. K. Rowling. The winning bidder was” a vintage comic book collector from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates whose wife is a Harry Potter fan.”

35 Responses to Followup: First Editon Copy of Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone Sells at Record Price

Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: yeah 1st 1. . . .Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: Wow. A lot of money - worth it!Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: wow, great !!! Avatar ImageZivlok says: "Whose wife is a Harry Potter fan." Lolz. But wow, it's great that it raised that much moolah.Avatar Imagejonfrog says: and to think that one of those books could have been mine. unless it was only in the states Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Someone is so lucky!Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: WowAvatar ImagePrenz13 says: Wow!! I saw this on the news here just now!! Harry Potter always attracts so much attention!! Sounds cool!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Lucky for that person. Whew! :DAvatar ImageAccioCloak says: Can't afford to pay that much I'm afraid!!!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: dang!Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Sweet!!!Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: Wow. That is a lot of money for such a modern book. I was alive when It was first published! lolAvatar ImageItTakesII says: Wow! Imagine how much it is going to be worth in a few more years!Avatar Imagesessionka says: Yay Jo... You Rock!!!!Avatar Imageemmy. says: How nice for his wife! :PAvatar ImageErinM says: What a keepsake! Lucky! (Jealous ;) )Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: I have a 1st edition Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone but it is so beat up that I'm sure I'm the only one who would want it, and I would not sell it for any amount of money in the world!!!Avatar ImageGryfindorprincess09 says: wow lucky i wish i could have afforded thatAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: That's an unbelievable amount of money! Only for HP, Only for HP! :)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot imagine how valuable these first editions will be in a few more decades!Avatar ImageMiss Smarticle says: Wow, over $19,000 for a book is incredible! ... Well, then again, it is the first addition of HP:PS (SS). That guy must really love his wife to buy it for her. I wish I had a husband like that!Avatar Imagepenguin1124 says: WOW that is so much money! I mean like I would have paid a lot for that book, but I don't think any of us would have paid that much for that book.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I can't wait to see what my collector's edition of beedle the bard will be worth. Avatar ImageProfKnight says: Man, I wish I could get my hands on some first editions. When I grow up I would love to be that kind of book collector. Avatar ImageBradyboy says: Congrats Jo! Avatar ImageFlourishandBlotts says: Sigh... if only I had the money....Avatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: yay for jo!Avatar Imagemish149 says: OMG! That's Like, REALLY EXPENSIVE!! lol I wish I had that kind of money so I could buy Harry Potter Books...Avatar Imageele0206 says: I imagine that if the man who bought the book is from Dubai and he can spend so much money for a book, he has to be very rich, one of that sheiks... I don't think that's right: that's too much money for a book that has less than 20 years. Altough, yes, I would love to have the firts edition of HP and the sorcerer's stone..Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: (Btw, there's a typo in the title. Edition* lol)Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: Wow, that's insane! Nearly $20,000?! That person must be a HUGE fan if they're willing to spend that much money on a book.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I wish I could have one.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: WOW - so worth it. They are so lucky. I afford that much :*( !!! xxAvatar Imagemewthree says: i am happy with the book i have got. wouldn't pay that much to get another book.

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