Harry Potter books caught the attention of everyone and soon had even non-readers caught up in his adventures. Since the books and movies are fairly recent, most of the stuff to be collected were what I called manufactured collectibles. (Things made specifically made to appeal to collectors.) But stuff like the first edition books, autographed posters or movie props are not in that category and wind up being sought after by collectors.
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Collectors of Harry Potter first editions can collection in numerous ways. They can collecting first editions of the UK versions, American versions (insert country of your choice). I've known of collectors who like to get the different versions of the books as well. Choices are yours to make as a collector.
Since there are so many choices and variations, it's best to be informed. AbeBooks as a short primer for those interested in starting a Harry Potter first editions collection.
The 2011 Hallmark Keepsake ornament of Harry Potter and friends fleeing the Fiendfyre. Hallmark has produced Harry Potter ornaments over the last decade.
A sampling of prices realized at auctions for Harry Pottery collectibles and memorabilia.
Although there were several Harry Potter cookie jars made, licensed by Warner Bros and made by Enesco, only one was actually produced by Warner Bros and sold only in their stores.
Bertie Botts was the first Harry Potter jar made and has risen quite a bit over issue price.
Long before they were bought by Macys, Marshall Fields in Chicago were known for their fantastic Christmas windows. For the 2000 Christmas season, their store windows were decorated for the holidays with a series of Harry Potter vignettes.
Snow Globes, a stuffed Hedwig, puzzles and much more were sold at Warner Bros. Unfortunately when the stores closed the only way to purchase were the secondary market. Use the information on this page as references for what was sold and the original prices.
Harry Potter items and Christmas ornaments, including glass, fabric, tin and resin. These ornaments and collectibles are no longer available in the retail market, but can be found on the secondary market and can give you an idea of what to look for.
It was time to clean out a closet and as I stood there looking at it, an idea began to form. Why not make a Harry Potter room in the closet under the stairs? The "junk" closet under the stairs turned out to be a perfect room for the grandson who was a Harry Potter fan.
Print these Harry Potter inspired Wizard bookmarks and gift tags for your Harry Potter fans.