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First editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone worth thousands of dollars

A typo existing in the first 500 hardback copies of the novel makes the wizarding book stand out from the rest. These first editions are worth thousands of dollars for the right collector. One of the first found typos in the very first Harry Potter books is found in the list of supplies first-year wizards are expected to bring with them to Hogwarts.

The misprint in the list is the wand which is repeated twice (first listed in the beginning of the list and for the second time in the end of the list). But this kind of mistake is highly valued. If you have one of these 500 books then you can expect to be able to sell it for more than just few thousand dollars. One such book was sold at London's Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts in November for around $33000.


The Head of Books and Manuscripts at Bonhams, Matthew Haley, explains why this small differences make the Harry Potter book value so much: "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".

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