A film production copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, signed by all leading cast members of the blockbuster movie, looks set to cast some magic over a Surrey auction house next week.
The book, which has an estimate of £700 to £1,000, was used during filming, and features the autographs of six cast members, including Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang).
Elsewhere in the sale, one of only around 200 uncorrected proof copies of the first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be offered, with an estimate of £2,000 to £4,000. The 224-page book numbered 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 features in Ewbank’s Entertainment, Memorabilia & Movie Props sale on May 27.
Produced in original white and yellow wrappers, complete with an error to the title page, which reads J.A. Rowling, this was a working document used to complete the publishing process at Bloomsbury in 1997 prior to the launch of the J.K. Rowling phenomenon.
“There have been a number of spectacular prices for signed Harry Potter first editions, but these two lots offer collectors something very unusual and scarce indeed,” said Ewbank’s partner and specialist Alastair McCrea.