As Harry Potter gets up in the years since it's release, original copies of books and memorabilia are gaining quite a bit of value.
According to a new book titled J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013, some diehard Potter fans may be in for a HUGE payday!
From J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013.
"He gleaned the information while working at auction house Sotheby’s and unveils the findings in his new book…Unsurprisingly the older the copy, the more money you’re likely to get for it.
If you’re jammy enough to own a hardback edition of Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone, published by Bloomsbury, with a cover showing Harry stood by a train, crack open the champers. According to book site AbeBooks, this rare print could earn you up to AU$76,000, especially if it is credited to Joanne Rowling instead of J.K. Rowling."
That’s about $55,000 here in the States. For those who may own a copy, this could be a nice bit of change to enjoy, don't you think!
For those who may have an original U.S. copy, those may be a nice bit of change also, ‘Prices for first edition first printings go up to around $6,500. While this isn't quite the score the other copies pull, this is enough to enjoy a getaway or make a solid move with as well.
Check your copies at home, you may luck out and be able to make some big bucks!