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

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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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9765 Points

(Btw, there’s a typo in the title. Edition* lol)

Posted by maera-kyrie on March 11, 2009, 10:30 AM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by choirgeek on March 11, 2009, 08:40 PM report to moderator
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8069 Points

I wish I could have one.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on March 12, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator
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4024 Points

WOW – so worth it. They are so lucky. I afford that much :*( !!! xx

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2963 Points

i am happy with the book i have got. wouldn’t pay that much to get another book.

Posted by prof mewthree "squee" on March 16, 2009, 07:59 AM report to moderator
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