UPDATED: “Harry Potter” Movie Set Memorabilia Going Up for Auction
We all remember number four, Privet Drive, as the residence of Harry’s less-than-delightful relatives. The house that served as the shooting location for number four in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was 12 Picket Post Close in Bracknell, Berkshire, England.
Potterheads will be eager to hear that many items of Potter memorabilia from 12 Picket Post Close will go up for auction next week on July 5 by Hansons Auctioneers. The then owner of the property gathered materials pertaining to the film’s shooting, including copies of letters from Warner Bros. first requesting the use of the home for filming; thank you notes from afterward; several photos of the site location during filming; a first-edition paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone signed by Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley), and director Chris Columbus; and a Bloomsbury bookplate with the author’s signature. This lot of number four memorabilia is expected to sell within the range of £2,000–£4,000 ($2,400–$4,800).
Several more lots to be included in the auction are signed copies of Potter books. One copy of Philosopher’s Stone includes no less than 11 signatures from various actors, including but not limited to Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Mathew Lewis, James Phelps (Fred Weasley), and Oliver Phelps (George Weasley). This copy is expected to sell within the range of £1,800–£2,200 ($2,200–$2,700). There is also a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets including 14 signatures from various older actors such as Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley), Dame Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley), Gemma Jones (Madam Pomfrey), and Sally Mortemore (Madam Pince). This copy is expected to sell for anywhere between £800 and £1,200 ($1,000–$1,500).
How much do you think these prized collectibles will go for at the auction? Let us know your predictions in the comments!
UPDATE (July 18):
It was a mixed bag for these Harry Potter items when they went under the hammer on July 5, but some lucky fans have added these pieces of magic to their collections for fewer Galleons than expected.
The memorabilia set from 12 Picket Post, which included a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone signed by Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Melling, and Chris Columbus, sold for £1,800. This was £200 below the minimum expected selling range.
The copy of Philosopher’s Stone that was signed by 11 members of the Potter cast sold for £1,600 when it went under the hammer. This was again £200 below the minimum expected selling range. The cast-signed copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets fared a bit better against its expected minimum sell price, selling for a total of £850.