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    Default The Collectible Harry Potter/J.K. Rowling

    Here are pictures of my US Harry Potter proofs:

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone front:



    back:




    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets front:



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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban front:



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    After these, Scholastic decided proofs were no longer needed for the following books.

    I don't own any of the UK proofs of the Harry Potter books because they are just too expensive for me. I do keep looking for a deal, though.

    John

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    Nice collection, John! I didn't know that you collected other proofs besides King. How does the price of the UK proofs, I'm thinking of Philosopher's specifically, compare to the 1/1 trade edition? Is it even more insanely expensive?

    P.S. Not surprised they stop making them for newer books. I'm honestly surprised Scribner still does for King!

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    The UK proofs start at an asking price of about $2500 and go up from there. I've never seen one of the UK Philosopher's Stone offered for sale, but I do know they exist.

    John

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    Wow, expensive indeed! I bet the first one would be virtually priceless to the right collector.

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    That's been listed a number of times and have thought about going for it. Glad that the book has ended up with someone who will appreciate it!

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    I've parted with all my HP books except for one (just a pb copy of The Philosopher's Stone that was a gift from one of our UK members).Those proofs are great, John.
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    I just received this US proof of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

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    I read that there were only 5000 of these issued (which, for a Harry Potter title, is very small). I'd love to find out more about this edition.

    John

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    Love the artwork on that!

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    Yeah, me too. I didn't realize until just a bit ago that it's different than what was actually published. Neat!

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    If anyone is interested, sorry if it's in the wrong section.
    http://www.gallerynucleus.com/galler...s/244?page=all

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    John, I am jealous! When you die, can I have them?!?! LOL I think I need a Harry Potter Tat next! LOL
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    Cool variety of art styles with the Harry Potter theme, Mike.

    John, congratulations!

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    Heritage Auctions sold a UK first edition, first printing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with a signed photo and transmittal autograph note signed on her own stationery for $11,950:

    http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?s...ort=6058-22001

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    Heritage Auctions sold a UK first edition, first printing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with a signed photo and transmittal autograph note signed on her own stationery for $11,950:

    http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?s...ort=6058-22001

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    Heritage Auctions sold a UK first edition, first printing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with a signed photo and transmittal autograph note signed on her own stationery for $11,950:
    Wow. And it was a fairly shabby, ex-library copy at that! Double wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    Heritage Auctions sold a UK first edition, first printing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with a signed photo and transmittal autograph note signed on her own stationery for $11,950:

    http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?s...ort=6058-22001

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    I had almost forgotten I had this. It's a special charity book issued by Waterstone's, I think back in 2009. It contains a number of VERY short stories by various authors, including J.K.Rowling and Neil Gaiman, all written in the authors' handwriting, in what approximates a post card size and card stock. The J.K.Rowling story is a "prequel" to the HP series, featuring James Potter (Harry's father) and Sirius Black, back when they were teenagers. I'd estimate its length at about 1000 words.

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    Back:



    I don't know if it's still available.

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    It doesn't appear to be. Once upon a time, Waterstone's had the stories posted on their site, but they don't appear to be there. Here's a typed version of J.K. Rowling's story, which was originally published in her handwriting (and somewhat difficult to read):

    retyping of JKR's postcard story

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    Thanks for that, ejoyed reading the story!

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    John, you should post that in the Neil Gaiman thread too!

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    Will do!

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    It was 15 years ago today that Bloomsbury first published Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 15 years!

    John

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    JOHN! OMG! How can I get a copy of that book?!?! I NEED IT!!!!!
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