Harry Potter first hardback edition will sell for up to £150,000 at auction


The first hardback edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is set to fetch up to £150,000 when it goes under the hammer in November.

The book will be sold alongside franchise star Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘Hero Wand’ from the 2001 film, which is estimated to be priced at £30,000.

Both items are part of an auction organized by film and television memorabilia company Propstore, which will include treasures from many successful franchises.

More than 1,500 lots will be sold at the auction, which is due to take place from November 3-6, with an estimated total value of over £11million.

Among the most popular items is actor Christopher Reeve’s full costume from the Superman franchise (1978-1987), estimated at £250,000-500,000.

Darth Vader gloves to match Dave Prowse’s screen from the 1977 sci-fi classic Star Wars: A New Hope are estimated at £150,000-250,000.

The live auction will be held at Bafta 195 Piccadilly, central London, as well as online or by phone for global auctions.

Props from the James Bond, Marvel and DC franchises will also be available, as will items from other classic films including Shawshank Redemption and Gladiator.

Stephen Lane, Managing Director of Propstore, said: “Following our Los Angeles Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction in June, which saw some of our best auction results, we are delighted to be back with another amazing sale.

“With a collection of over 1,500 bundles, we have an incredible range of content, from Fraggle Rock to Friday The 13th – there really is something for everyone.”

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