Harry Potter in real life sells rare Harry Potter book valued at over $ 20,000
Man coincidentally named Harry Potter plans to sell rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, a sale that could earn him over £ 20,000 (around $ 23,447).
The very real Harry Potter received the book at the age of eight. His father bought it for him because it had the same name as the protagonist in the book. Fortunately, this particular hardback copy is rather rare – only 500 were printed – and Potter can likely sell it for between £ 20,000 and £ 30,000 when it goes up for auction in October.
When Potter sells the book, he plans to share the money with his older sister Katie. In an interview with Metro, Katie recalls when their father bought the book and brought it home.
“I remember dad barging in the front door after work holding up a book, proclaiming ‘You’ll never believe what I’ve got,'” Katie said.
The siblings would like to use some of the money to travel to Africa, where their father, who died of cancer in 2017, said he wanted his ashes to spread. Harry and Katie were initially reluctant to sell the book because their father’s memories were tied to the book. But the fear of damaging it and reducing its value prompted the siblings to sell.
Since Harry potter franchise has become one of the most popular books in the world, the real world that Harry had to endure with eyes and laughter when he told someone his name is Harry Potter. But he said he’s taken it pretty well and can be kind of an icebreaker when he meets new people.
The copy of the Potter book is expected to be sold on October 7 by Hansons Auctioneers of Etwall.