Signed Harry Potter Books Charity Auction


Jun 19, 2010

Posted by Mel

There is currently a charity auction underway on eBay, which is auctioning off several Harry Potter books, all of which signed by J. K. Rowling and some that include an illustration from Mary GrandPre. This charity auction is being run by a young man from Florida, who, as readers may recall has used the auctioning of signed Harry Potter books for the benefit of charity in the past. The press release for the charity auction is as follows:

Teens Auction
One-Off Harry Potter Books for Charity When Potter Park Opens

SARASOTA, FL , June 17, 2010 ’
When the Wizarding World
of Harry Potter opens at Universal Orlando on Friday, June 18, 2010, three high school

seniors will be spreading some of the magic in their
community by
auctioning off four unique Harry Potter fan
packages on eBay to benefit
a charity, Project Bangladesh . Project Bangladesh is
the brainchild of Laurabeth Goldsmith, 18, who was recognized by her
community as Student Volunteer of the Year, the highest honor that
students can receive. The charity’s mission is to build a
school, a library, and a computer
for needy children in Bangladesh . Although

the construction of the school is nearly complete, the Harry Potter

will raise funds for the library and the computer lab. The
packages will consist of four signed Harry Potter books donated by
Shelby Hill, 18, who acquired them when she won a contest to meet J.K.
Rowling back in 2000. Three of the books will also include
a unique Harry
sketch by illustrator Mary GrandPre. Altogether,
the books are valued at around $15,000, most notably due to a rare Harry Potter
Sorcerer’s Stone
Collector’s Edition
Edition), a
which was given to
Shelby by Rowling herself when they met. The auction
will be conducted with the help of Daniel Ortiz, 18, who has had
experience auctioning a Harry Potter book in the past to the tune of
$5,413 for a couple of his favorite charities.

more information about the charity and the people involved, go

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Each of the four
Potter books will come with a handcrafted wand donated by Merlin’s Realm
in Manitou
Springs, Colorado

Pictures of the books up for auction are available in our Image Galleries. You can bid on the books here and here and here and here.

29 Responses to Signed Harry Potter Books Charity Auction

Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: aww tht was nice! :).Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: FIRST COMMENT !!Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: If only I had the money for those!!! lol :PAvatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: my only wish is that those books go to somebody who will enjoy them as much as the children will enjoy their schoolAvatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: i would but i don't have 15,000 laying around it would be nice thoughAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: Thats nice!Avatar Imageigo2pigfarts says: <3333Avatar Imagehp931 says: Already knew. It was on Mugglecast. Still so awsome!Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Wow! Thats a wonderful thing to do. Stories like this remind you that there are people in this world who think of others and not just themselves. They should be very proud of themselves and i hope the books make double or even triple the estimate.Avatar ImageAbbyWeasley says: This is for a great cause and it is a great idea!Avatar Imagenutela17 says: wow! its awesome if i had the money i would buy them but i haven't so i hope somebody buys them who really likes harry potter Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Very nice idea...Good luckAvatar Imageeccentricalice says: What a great thing to do, and what a great way to do it =)Avatar Imageiris lily says: potter helps people! FACT!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That's great! My parents are from Bangladesh and we help alot of people back home here from Canada. But it just feels great to know that someone else is also taking the responsibility to help the less fortunate!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: That is so awesome. The HP fandom is just amazing. How incredibly generous and selfless to give away something so precious for such a good cause. Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: It’s all very coolAvatar ImageSmitch says: Yay, cool! Avatar Imagemolly43 says: Wow! may Allah continue to bless her. Clearly she was the one meant to win a trip to meet JK R and have a book signed by her because like JKR She is very charitable (as well as the others helping her and who have done it before). I hope she is very successful with the auction. It's a great thing she is doing. Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: super super generousAvatar ImageLeper says: God, I love our fandom, although I can't help but feel green with envy towards everyone that has the money for these things.Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: I think what they are doing is wonderful and for a good charity too. Too bad I won't be able to bid, that's more money than I have to spend on HP items. Still it would be cool to own.Avatar ImageWolfyWizard says: wow that's so awesome, its great to see when people do something for others instead of being selfishAvatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: i dont think i would part with those books for anything but thats why im a jerk and shelby is notAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: How nice!Avatar ImageKristi Noelle says: An amazing way for Potter fans to give back to their peers, children in need of schools and such. Amazing. <3Avatar Imagetjerriam says: wowhhh,,,that's great...Avatar Imagehewy says: The Potter fans are every bit as generous as Jo is and that is saying something! The young people of today do us so proud with their selfless giving! Wish I could afford to bid but there you go - hope someone who loves Harry as much as we do wins!!!!!Avatar ImageHPIsLegit says: It would be wonderful to own one of these !

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