Rare Copy of Philosopher’s Stone Sells for the Magical Sum of £75,000!

Rare Harry Potter first edition sells for £471,000. image: Twitter

A rare Harry Potter first edition has sold for £75,000 at auction more than double the asking price the seller asked for!

The book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was being sold by an English ex-pat who originally bought it to help his children learn English growing up in Luxembourg. It had been sat on a bookshelf for 21 years when the owner decided to check and see if it was a rare copy.

The book was subject to a furious bidding war at Hansons Auctioneers and was finally sold to a private international buyer for a hammer price of €67.200 (£60,000), rising to €84,000 (£75,000) with the buyer’s premium.

Auctioneer Charles Hanson declared during the sale: “This is the magic of Harry Potter.”

In the past, there has been a slew of Harry Potter ‘finds’. In 2013, a book that was bought for a penny sold for a lot more…


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