Your Copy Of The First ‘Harry Potter’ Book Could Be Worth $20,000

Accio dollah dollah billz!

Potter fans might be having mixed reactions to the latest chapter in the enormously popular fantasy franchise, but recently a thrilling bit of news came out about the series’ first installment.

If you’re one of the many Muggles with a copy of ‘Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone’ (the UK edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’) enshrined proudly on your bookshelf, you might be due to receive some fat, fat stacks. Provided, of course, that your copy has the proper contents.

First editions of the book, an estimated 500 of which contain a minor typo on page 53, are expected to bring $23,000 at auction.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury)

As you can see, ‘1 wand’ appears twice on the checklist of belongings first-year Hogwarts students are instructed to bring. Honestly, given how often young witches and wizards break their wands, and what with how rigorous Defense Against The Dark Arts courses seem to be these days, a backup wand probably isn’t such a bad idea.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

C’mon Harry! What would old man Ollivander say?

Fancy-schmancy auction house Bonhams is expected to have one of the rare editions of Harry’s first adventure up for bid this coming November. Though, you could just try to ‘accio’ it.