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.”

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