Harry Potter Movie Collectibles And Memorabilia
Harry Potter Movie Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the feature films based on the series of children's books by J.K. Rowling.
The Harry Potter film series is based off of a series of fantasy novels written by British author J.K. Rowling, and some of the many notable actors who star in the films include Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith.
There have been eight Harry Potter films in total starting with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), then Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).
The entire film series has accumulated over $7.7 billion worldwide which makes it the highest-grossing film series of all time.
Types of memorabilia
Bonhams in Knightsbridge sold Sirius Black's grey linen overcoat which he wore in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie for £13,000 as well as Madam Hooch's navy linen cape which was used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for £950 in March of 2007.
Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold the original limited edition Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets poster for $1,000 in May of 2011, as well as an original limited edition of a Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone poster for $1,000 in May of 2011.
Christie's in London sold an advance U.S. Cinema poster for Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone for £1,410 in December of 2001.
PBA Galleries in San Francisco, California sold a collection of Harry Potter film memorabilia some of which included six wands, a Basilisk Fang, a wooden chest, a Prisoner of Azkaban press kit with two CD-ROMS, ticket stubs, a Modern Witchcraft Spellbook, as well as books, posters, postcards and various other promotional items for $900 in January of 2007.
Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold the magic wand which was used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for $5,500 in December of 2008, and a cast-signed magic wand box that was used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as well as a production call sheet for $2,500 in June of 2010.
Bonhams in Knightsbridge sold a "Howler" from Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets along with a red envelope, address label, ribbon and letter "W" wax seal for £620 in November of 2003, Harry Potter's acceptance letter to the Hogwart's School of Witchcraft & Wizardry (which was used in the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone film) for £680 in November of 2004.
Premiere Props in El Segundo, California sold two ceramic statues which were used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for $550 in July of 2011, as well as a Gryffindor House dagger which was used in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for $500 in July of 2011.
Christie's in London sold a prop wand used in the first two Harry Potter films for £3,120 in December of 2005, a collection of crew items including a Hagrid statuette, film call sheets, a Hogwarts t-shirt, a press pack, and various other costume items for £1,250 in November of 2009, a prop acceptance letter which was used in the first Harry Potter film along with a colour photograph of the cast for £1,763 in December of 2002, and various prop materials including Hogwarts acceptance letters and publicity stills for £1,434 in December of 2004.
Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills sold the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film script which was signed by J.K. Rowling and various cast members for $4,000 in December of 2008.
Guide for collectors
Memorabilia that was used in the first Harry Potter film (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) is considered to be more valuable than memorabilia that was used in any of the other Harry Potter films.
Restoration of an authentic movie prop or costume is not recommended.
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