Tag Archives: JK Rowling

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 […]

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A 130-year-old narwhal tusk engraved with the name of a character from the Harry Potter books has been sold at auction in England for a little more than $50,000 (reportedly to an American maritime […]