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

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 06:58 AM

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."

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2235 Points

yeah 1st 1. . . .

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 10, 2009, 07:21 AM report to moderator
820 Points

Wow. A lot of money – worth it!

Posted by I've got a theory... *ROAR* on March 10, 2009, 07:21 AM report to moderator
2235 Points

wow, great !!!

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 10, 2009, 07:24 AM report to moderator
1013 Points

“Whose wife is a Harry Potter fan.” Lolz. But wow, it’s great that it raised that much moolah.

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on March 10, 2009, 07:30 AM report to moderator
346 Points

and to think that one of those books could have been mine.
unless it was only in the states

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on March 10, 2009, 08:09 AM report to moderator
8069 Points

Someone is so lucky!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on March 10, 2009, 08:12 AM report to moderator
1375 Points


Posted by snapealicious on March 10, 2009, 09:26 AM report to moderator
348 Points

Wow!! I saw this on the news here just now!! Harry Potter always attracts so much attention!! Sounds cool!

Posted by Prenz13 on March 10, 2009, 10:26 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

Lucky for that person. Whew! :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on March 10, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
3700 Points

Can’t afford to pay that much I’m afraid!!!

Posted by Minerva McGonagall on March 10, 2009, 11:06 AM report to moderator
6690 Points


2224 Points


Posted by on March 10, 2009, 03:17 PM report to moderator
8927 Points

Wow. That is a lot of money for such a modern book. I was alive when It was first published! lol

Posted by Gobbledygook [Sparrow] [WBM] J.O.R. on March 10, 2009, 03:41 PM report to moderator
36 Points

Wow! Imagine how much it is going to be worth in a few more years!

Posted by ItTakesII on March 10, 2009, 04:01 PM report to moderator
924 Points

Yay Jo…

You Rock!!!!

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on March 10, 2009, 04:31 PM report to moderator
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