Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Collecting Fun & Games by Maxine Carter-Lome Every child grows up with a favorite game or toy that carries with it precious memories of bygone days and friends from the past, which is why this month’s topic is particularly nostalgic and fun to consider. Toys and games from particularly the 1930s to 1980s are now […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Potter first edition, $81,250, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Potter first edition, $81,250, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare, first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, one of only 500 original copies, sold for $81,250 at a Rare Books Auction held September 14th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a first edition copy of History of the […]

Harry Potter First Edition Sets World Record at Heritage Auctions

Harry Potter First Edition Sets World Record at Heritage Auctions

A rare, first-edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – one of just 500 original copies, of which 300 were destined for British libraries – set a world record when it sold for $81,250 during Heritage Auctions’offering of rare books Sept. 14 in Dallas. Frenzied bidding pushed numerous lots well past their pre-auction estimates, propelling the total […]

New Harry Potter Book Reveals Values and Fandom Behind Our Favorite Wizard

New Harry Potter Book Reveals Values and Fandom Behind Our Favorite Wizard

Featuring more than 300 outstanding objects gathered from private and public collections, Harry Potter – The Unofficial Guide to The Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard provides the first comprehensive survey of the rich art, books, and memorabilia created during the last 20 years of Pottermania. First-edition copies of J.K. Rowling’s epic now command nearly $50,000 […]

Clockpunk – It's All In The Details

Clockpunk - It's All In The Details

Rescue & Restore In the days before the Industrial Revolution, even the smallest of watch parts were carefully hand-crafted for structure and balance, then hand-finished and configured with precision to mark time in their owner’s lives. “Just look at the individual layers of these pocket watches,” says artist Susan Beatrice. “There are engravings and hand-touches […]

J.K. Rowling’s chair, in which she wrote the first two Harry Potter books, to cross the auction block

Will sell as part of Heritage Auction’s Rare Books auction in New York, April 6, 2016; chair is painted in Rowling’s hand: “I wrote Harry Potter while sitting on this chair” NEW YORK – The chair used by author J.K. Rowling while she wrote the first two Harry Potter books – Harry Potter and the […]