If you have an old copy of Harry Potter sitting around, you might be able to fetch a pretty penny for it according to experts. Author Philip W Errington has compiled a chart that shows the worth and value of each edition of the original Harry Potter series in a new book of his own titled, J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013. It doesn’t sound like a thrilling read, but what you could discover inside might surprise you:
He gleaned the information while working at auction house Sotheby’s and unveils the findings in his new book…Unsurprisingly the older the copy, the more money you’re likely to get for it.
If you’re jammy enough to own a hardback edition of Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone, published by Bloomsbury, with a cover showing Harry stood by a train, crack open the champers. According to book site AbeBooks, this rare print could earn you up to AU$76,000, especially if it is credited to Joanne Rowling instead of J.K. Rowling.