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Chair Used by J. K. Rowling Sells for 20,000 Pounds at Charity Auction

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
July 28, 2009, 02:22 PM

Recently, TLC reported that a chair used by author J. K. Rowling while she wrote the first two Harry Potter novels went up for a charity auction benefiting the Books Abroad charity which sends free school books to impoverished countries.  The Scotsman is now reporting that the auction has ended, with the chair being sold for a winning bid of 20,000 Pounds ($33,900).  Matthew Ford, the art dealer organizing the sale, is quoted as saying of the auction of this particular chair:

"It's a chair you would pay a tenner for in a junk shop but, historically, it's the most important chair in Muggledom, and probably one of the most exceptional and rare pieces of Harry Potter memorabilia ever likely to be offered for sale."

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23113 Points

wow that’s pretty amazing! Well it’s good it all goes to charity!

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on July 28, 2009, 02:26 PM report to moderator
929 Points

That’s Hot. A lot of money but it is going to a good cause! Children need to read so they can learn to read Harry Potter some day! Thanks J.K. Rowling, your chair is awesome!

Posted by impoohnfrenz on July 28, 2009, 02:27 PM report to moderator
43 Points

wow… sigh if only i had the money…

Posted by cellitomato on July 28, 2009, 02:28 PM report to moderator
519 Points

Ah good! I am glad people benefited from the chair on which the author sat!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Robbie Rowe on July 28, 2009, 02:29 PM report to moderator
58 Points

Awesome! That is wonderful!

Posted by Catherine_R_Williams on July 28, 2009, 02:31 PM report to moderator
1275 Points

Lol Robbie Rowe, funny comment

Posted by Jesse~{ROAR}~ on July 28, 2009, 02:34 PM report to moderator
135 Points

Doin things 4 charitity def get a thumbs up from me I’m walking 120km of the Great Wall of China I wish I had a chair to auction that sounds much easier

Posted by sianletley on July 28, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
2538 Points

Lol, Muggledom. :D

Posted by Mrs.Brisby on July 28, 2009, 02:42 PM report to moderator
2538 Points

^^Oh sorry, that should read:

Lol, “Muggledom”. :D

Really, what a funny word…

Posted by Mrs.Brisby on July 28, 2009, 02:44 PM report to moderator
753 Points

That’s fantastic. Great news for the charity!

Posted by Jessi on July 28, 2009, 02:47 PM report to moderator
2976 Points

That’s amazing – I’m glad to hear it! :)

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 28, 2009, 02:51 PM report to moderator
4603 Points

I wish I had that kind of money

Posted by placebowiz on July 28, 2009, 02:55 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

wow thats a lot of money for a chair. its so cool that a chair she sat in went for that much.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 28, 2009, 02:57 PM report to moderator
305 Points

Muggledom!!! :P awesome!!!

Posted by Carol Carvalho on July 28, 2009, 02:58 PM report to moderator
2573 Points

That’s so cool! Imagine telling someone “Oh I’m sorry you can’t sit in that chair, J.K. Rowling wrote the first two Harry Potter books while sitting in it.”

Tee hee: Muggledom.

Posted by felicitas on July 28, 2009, 03:28 PM report to moderator
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