Your 'Harry Potter' Book Could Be Worth A HUGE Amount Of Money

19 June 2017, 15:02

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

Some of you lucky muggles might just have a jackpot sat on your bookshelf.

There is probably not many bookshelfs left in the world that don't have at least one copy of a Harry Potter book among the classics. But, for a handful of people, those books are more than just a collection of enjoyable wizard-based romps - they are a legit investment.

Yep, if you own an early edition of Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone, you could be sitting on a gold mine with AbeBooks reporting that it could be worth up to $40,000. Now that's a lot of butterbeer right there!

So, what makes these books so special? Here's what you need to look out for:

"‘Hardcover first edition first printings of this 1997 book have become the 'Holy Grail' for Potter collectors…Only 500 were published and 300 went to libraries. The main characteristics of a 1997 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 on AbeBooks vary from $40,000 to $55,000. A handful of advance proof copies are available from $7,500 to $13,500."

Even first edition paperbacks in good condition can go for several thousand dollars, even more if they are signed by JK herself.

Check out the full potential pricelist on all the books right here and claim your fortune.

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