Are you a Harry Potter fan?
You probably have ALL the books, right?!
Well if you do, you could be about to score a cool $34,000.
Why? Well there are 500 first edition copies of the first book in the Harry Potter series with a typo on page 53 – and this fact alone has made it INCREDIBLY valuable, according to a report on news.com.au
So what are you looking for? The typo is the repetition of “1 wand” in Harry’s list of school supplies for Hogwarts, the error was later removed in subsequent editions.
Described as being in exceptionally fine condition, the copy of JK Rowling’s first novel in the boy wizard series is estimated to reach up to $34,000 at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale in London on November 9.
“As the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has a special place in the affections of the millions of readers across the world and the proof reading error about the wand in the first edition has, of course, become a treasured piece of Harry Potter arcana.
“Like most enduring books aimed at younger readers, the Harry Potter books also have wide appeal to adults and there is a strong market among collectors for first editions.
“This copy is in excellent condition — one of the very best I’ve seen — and we’re expecting a lot of interest, Matthew Haley Head of Books and Manuscripts at Bonhams’ said.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published on June 30 1997 by Bloomsbury and became an instant bestseller.
Over 400 million copies of the Harry Potter series have been sold worldwide.
So you have an okay chance of being one of the lucky owners?
IF you want to sell it that is…