This Harry Potter book is selling for €35,000 for one special reason 2 years ago

This Harry Potter book is selling for €35,000 for one special reason

Just imagine.

Imagine having a book in your house, probably gathering dust and it ends up being worth a whole load of money.

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Forum Auctions has a first edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone book up for sale and it's going for £20,000 - £30,000 (€23,000 - €35,000).

The book has been described as being "first edition, first printing (one of 500 copies), usual light browning to text margins, ex-library copy with ink stamp to title verso and front free endpaper with barcode sticker and think line of abrasion, but without any other markings, original pictorial boards, spine ends and corners bumped, laminate peeling, chipping to joints, extremities a little rubbed and chipped, still a very good, bright copy, preserved in a fine example of a later dust jacket, 1997."

Yep, that's a lot to take in. But, what makes it so special?

It's the fact that there were only 500 copies of this one sold as it is "rare in any condition and a far better ex-library copy than usually encountered."

We would LOVE to have this copy just lying around, tbh. You can check out the book here.