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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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150 Points

Sweet – i would totally by that!

Posted by AndreaB09 on July 29, 2009, 10:24 PM report to moderator
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Funny how much that could be worth… Anyhow, keep up the good work! J.K.Rowlings!

Posted by SharonE on July 30, 2009, 09:00 PM report to moderator
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That’s really awesome …. congrats! :D

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wow that’s a lot of money!

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 31, 2009, 01:18 PM report to moderator
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that’s a lot of money for a chair I wonder how much it originaly cost…

Posted by Jacket on August 06, 2009, 05:28 PM report to moderator
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I think it’s awesome how much money J.K. donates to charity. As amazing as that chair is, and I know people bid more at auctions when the proceeds go to charity, but I’m still amazed by how much money that brought. Wow!

Posted by crazyforSeverus on August 11, 2009, 06:13 PM report to moderator
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This is the best news that I’ve heard all day:) Thanks Jo

Posted by Catherine_R_Williams on October 02, 2009, 11:27 AM report to moderator
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