Your Harry Potter books could be worth a fortune - here's how to check - Cambridgeshire LiveHave you ever wondered how to tell if your Harry Potter book is rare and worth a lot of money? Well, this section on MuggleNet will explain all the intricacies associated with the rare Harry Potter books, from the first editions to the misprints and covers associated with each. We will also tell you what to look for when reviewing a signed Harry Potter book from the author, J. Books that are signed by the stars of the film franchise really add no to very little value to the book. Immediately after interviewing the new author, Mr.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN COLLECTING HARRY POTTER AMERICAN FIRST EDITIONS
Your Harry Potter books could be worth a fortune - here's how to check
The book - lot at Forum Auction - was an ex-library copy with 'bumped' corners and peeling laminate, reports the Mirror. But what makes it so special is that it's one of just copies of that edition ever printed, making it one of the very first times the wider public was introduced to the boy wizard. Of those , some of them are thought to have gone to libraries. But that still makes it "rare in any condition and a far better ex-library copy than usually encountered" as the lot description reads. This is what you need to know to find out if any of your old Harry Potter books are now worth a mint.
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Is My Harry Potter Book Valuable?
T he Harry Potter series only began in and yet J. Rowling's books have become highly collectible. It usually takes decades for a book to become collectible and gain significant value on the rare book market. Do you have a valuable Harry Potter gathering dust under your bed? Demand for collectible Harry Potters has not decreased even though the last book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , was published in
The main characteristics of a first edition first issue are a print line that reads 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and the crediting of "Joanne Rowling", not JK. Prices for later editions in good condition are in three figures. In , JK Rowling was still a jobbing author rather than a worldwide superstar richer than the Queen, so there are a reasonable number of signed first editions available from her book tour signings. Deluxe editions can be priced in four figures if signed. First edition first printings will have the number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and a block of misaligned text on page seven.