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J.C. Leyendecker, ‘Beat-up Boy, Football Hero,’ $4.12 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

Heritage sales exceed $1B in 2021 – a first for the Dallas-based auction house

J.C. Leyendecker, ‘Beat-up Boy, Football Hero,’ $4.12 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.


J.C. Leyendecker, ‘Beat-up Boy, Football Hero,’ $4.12 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions recorded $1.4 billion in sales in 2021, marking the first time in its 45-year history the Dallas-based auction house has surpassed the billion-dollar mark. Heritage also set numerous auction world records during the past year, including ones for the world’s most valuable comic book, J.C. Leyendecker painting, video game, Michael Jordan jersey, Peanuts artwork, hockey trading card and Harry Potter book. And it did not take a magic wand to reach this extraordinary benchmark.

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A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone sold December 9 in Dallas for $471,000 and a new world auction record for the book.

Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone book sets auction record at $471K

A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone sold December 9 in Dallas for $471,000 and a new world auction record for the book.

A 1997 British first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series, sold December 9 in Dallas for $471,000 and a new world auction record.

DALLAS – A rare first edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone sold December 9 at Heritage Auctions for $471,000, the highest price ever paid for the boy wizard’s debut in any form.

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