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Signed Harry Potter Books Charity Auction

Posted by: Mel
June 19, 2010, 05:11 PM

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 Rare, 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 community-conscious students can receive.  The charity’s mission is to build a school, a library, and a computer lab for needy children in  Bangladesh . Although the construction of the school is nearly complete, the Harry Potter auction will raise funds for the library and the computer lab. The auction 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 Potter sketch by illustrator Mary GrandPre.  Altogether, the books are valued at around $15,000, most notably due to a rare Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Collector’s Edition (First Edition), a gift 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. 


For more information about the charity and the people involved, go to:



Each of the four Harry 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.

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1980 Points

aww tht was nice! :).

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 19, 2010, 05:30 PM report to moderator
1980 Points


Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 19, 2010, 05:30 PM report to moderator
3752 Points

If only I had the money for those!!! lol :P

Posted by OddRavenclaw222~WBM~ on June 19, 2010, 05:34 PM report to moderator
1189 Points

my only wish is that those books go to somebody who will enjoy them as much as the children will enjoy their school

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on June 19, 2010, 05:55 PM report to moderator
1925 Points

i would but i don’t have 15,000 laying around it would be nice though

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on June 19, 2010, 06:07 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Thats nice!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on June 19, 2010, 06:25 PM report to moderator
294 Points


Posted by AlecsWeasley on June 19, 2010, 06:48 PM report to moderator
13651 Points

Already knew. It was on Mugglecast. Still so awsome!

Posted by hp931 on June 19, 2010, 07:33 PM report to moderator
1061 Points

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.

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on June 19, 2010, 09:48 PM report to moderator
1026 Points

This is for a great cause and it is a great idea!

Posted by AbbyWeasley on June 19, 2010, 10:37 PM report to moderator
164 Points

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

Posted by nutela17 on June 20, 2010, 05:18 AM report to moderator
4565 Points

Very nice idea…Good luck

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on June 20, 2010, 07:41 AM report to moderator
277 Points

What a great thing to do, and what a great way to do it =)

Posted by eccentricalice on June 20, 2010, 08:26 AM report to moderator
18606 Points

potter helps people! FACT!

Posted by Iris Lily™ on June 20, 2010, 08:29 AM report to moderator
1740 Points

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!

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