Source: Jeremiah Rodriguez, ctvnews.ca, December 13, 2020
The book was destined to be sold at a swap meet — inside a box filled with other junk she thought would each only fetch less than a dollar.
TORONTO — Like an invaluable Horcrux collecting dust in a Hogwarts Castle bathroom, a recently uncovered children’s book’s true value is only now just coming to light.
A rare first issue hardback copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” — the first in the famous series by J.K. Rowling — sold for around $84,500, after being discovered by an English woman who was helping clean out her mother’s home.
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