A hardcover first edition of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is expected to fetch up to £150,000 (€168,000) when it goes under the hammer in November.
The 1997 book is being sold alongside franchise star Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘Hero Wand’ from the 2001 film, which is estimated at up to £30,000 (€34,000).
Both items are part of an auction organized by film and TV memorabilia company Propstore, which will feature treasures from numerous blockbuster franchises.
Over 1,500 lots will be sold during the auction, which is set to take place from 3rd to 6th November, with an estimated total value of over £11m (€12m).
Among the most valuable items is the full costume worn by actor Christopher Reeve from the Superman franchise (from 1978 to 1987), estimated at between £250,000 and £500,000.
Dave Prowse’s screen-matched Darth Vader gloves from the 1977 sci-fi classic Star Wars: A New Hope have estimates between £150,000 and £250,000.
The live auction will be held at Bafta 195 Piccadilly in central London, as well as online or by phone for global bids.
Props from the James Bond, Marvel and DC franchises will also be available, as well as items from other classic films including That Shawshank Redemption and gladiator.
Stephen Lane, Chief Executive of Propstore said: “Following our Los Angeles Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction in June, which saw some of our best auction results ever, we are delighted to be back with another incredible sale.
“With a collection of over 1,500 lots, we have an amazing range of content created by Fraggle Rock to Friday the 13th – there really is something for everyone.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/harry-potter-first-edition-wizards-wand-and-supermans-suit-among-thousands-of-memorabilia-up-for-auction-42022285.html Harry Potter first edition, wand and Superman’s suit among thousands of memorabilia up for auction