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UPDATED: First editions of “Philosopher’s Stone” found in skip go up for auction

May 08, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News, Paperbacks, Sales

UPDATE: The auction took place on 21 May. The hardback sold for £33,000 and the paperbacks for  £3,400 and £3,000. Remember, there were only 500 hardback first editions, which makes them quite rare and valuable. Hansons Auctioneers refers to them as “the Holy Grail” for collectors. According to this BBC article, the seller said, “To say I’m …read more!

JuJuBe launch exciting new Honeydukes collection!

Mar 19, 2020

Posted by: Becki Osborne

Art, Misc, News, Potter News, Products, Sales

The Californian, luxury backpack, accessory and diaper bag company have conjured up a brand new, Honeydukes inspired collection to add to their existing Harry Potter lines! Back in 2005, friends Joe Croft and Kristin Hunker recognised that ‘the diaper bag industry was lacking durable, high-quality designs, in styles that parents would want to wear’. They wanted to create …read more!

Signed first edition of “Philosopher’s Stone” to be auctioned in London on Wednesday

Mar 11, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, J.K. Rowling, News, Sales

***UPDATE*** This book sold for £ 118,812 (US$ 148,118). First editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, both signed and unsigned, have fetched breathtaking amounts at auction over the years.  But the copy going under the hammer tomorrow at Bonhams, with bidding expected to reach £70,000-90,000, is particularly special:  It’s signed to Bryony Evens, the office manager …read more!

Wizarding World Reveals Pre-Release Exclusive: Hermione’s Patronus Funko Pop!

Jan 28, 2020

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Exclusives, Fandom, News, Products, Sales

Wizarding World announced this week the pre-release exclusive of Hermione’s otter Patronus Funko Pop! Hot off the hooves of the special pre-release of Harry Potter’s stag Patronus Funko Pop! this past December, Hermione’s Patronus will arrive to Wizarding World’s online shop on Tuesday, February 4. And even more exclusive, Wizarding World Gold subscribers will be able to order …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Rupert Grint, Dan Fogler and Cursed Child Broadway at NYCC, Claudia Kim Talks Fantastic Beasts and More!

Sep 29, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Bonham Carter, Charity, Conventions, Davis, Events, Fan Events, Fans, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, Fogler, Grint, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry Potter Round-Up, Isaacs, Movies, News, Products, Round-Up, Sales, Smith, Staunton, Television Programmes, Thewlis, Walters

From books to apps to holiday decor, the Potterverse had it all this week. We reviewed the new companion book Harry Potter: Magical Places from its launch in Porto, Portugal, Bloomsbury announced artist Jim Kay’s tour for the upcoming release of the Goblet of Fire illustrated edition, Pottery Barn unveiled their new Harry Potter holiday …read more!

New Potter Fun On the Way From Funko and Noble Collection

Sep 14, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Conventions, Fan Events, Fun, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Products, Sales, Toys

Get your galleons ready Potterheads! Funko and the Noble Collection have revealed some magical new merch this week. The licensed collectible companies have the latest Pops and Plush essential for any complete Harry Potter collection. New York Comic Con is just around the corner and Funko has two new Potter exclusives for the event. First …read more!

Pottery Barn Teen Unveils Magical Fantastic Beasts Collection

Aug 29, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fantastic Beasts, Fun, News, Products, Sales

It’s been almost ten months since the premiere of Crimes of Grindelwald, and the next installment in the series won’t make it to theaters for over two years, but now thanks to Pottery Barn fans can bring the magic of Fantastic Beasts home. Pottery Barn Teen has unveiled a gorgeous new Fantastic Beasts-themed collection of home decor designs perfect …read more!

Unboxing Hallmark’s Latest Harry Potter Collection

Jul 13, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fun, Misc, Products, Review, Sales

Leaky was lucky enough to receive a package by owl post recently from the iconic greeting card and collectible company Hallmark so we could share a bit about a few of the charming new items found in their latest Harry Potter line. We had a taste of Christmas in July when we did our ceremonial …read more!

First Edition “Philosopher’s Stone” Up for Derbyshire Auction

Jul 04, 2019

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, J.K. Rowling, News, Potter News, Publishers, Sales, Titles

Time to break open your niffler piggybanks and count your galleons, sickles and knuts… A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is set to be auctioned at the end of the month with the Derbyshire auction house Hansons Auctioneers. Expected to bring in between £20,000 and £30,000, the book copy was instantly dubbed the “holy …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Book Bearing Daniel Radcliffe’s First Autograph Smashes Auction Estimate

Jun 28, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Coltrane, Columbus, Fandom, Fans, Felton, Films, Grint, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Movies, News, Radcliffe, Rankin, Sales, Watson

The hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone bearing Daniel Radcliffe’s first autograph sold at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby, Stockton on Wednesday, June 26. When the hammer finally fell, the high bid came in at £2,600. Like a bludger to an unsuspecting chaser, the price smashed the initial estimate, coming in at over …read more!

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