Harry Potter is the hottest up-and-coming thing in the collectibles market, according to industry leaders. Just about anything having to do with the books or the films is highly sought after by both fans and collectors. What's more, is that it is believed that this is not just a passing fad, but that value of Harry Potter collectibles will hold their appeal and increase in value over time.
The very first Harry Potter book was released in Great Britain under this title. The title was changed when it became available in the United States, to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". Only 500 copies exist of this first edition. Even fewer exist with the author's signature. Some have sold at auction for over $20,000.
The first edition of this book had an error in the author's name that was caught and corrected halfway through publication. There are copies in circulation with the incorrect name of "Joanne Rowling". It is very rare and highly sought after by book collectors. Expect a price tag of over $10,000 for a copy.
The copies of any of the Harry Potter books that were not intended for the general public. They are for reviewers, and magazines to read and review before the initial release. They are marked "Uncorrected Proofs - Not for Sale" on the back cover. These can be worth hundreds of dollars if you can get a hold of one.
Verified props and bits of costume that were actually used in the filming of the movies are limited and therefore rare. Things like, bits of Harry Potter's robe fetch hundreds of dollars in online auctions.
These are not action figures to be played with, but artistic replicas of the actors and characters from the movies. Rare characters like Valdemort and Harry Potter are 16 inches tall, are covered with real fabric costumes and can cost hundreds of dollars.
I had no idea. Thanks for the list of Harry Potter collectibles.
good list - I'll have to keep an eye out for some of these Potter treasures.
I wish I had one of those first editions from England.
I suppose it was inevitable! I'll bet fans are off to check their bookshelves after reading this list!
select one here...