Hogwarts acceptance letter from first Harry Potter movie to be auctioned June 22

A Hogwarts acceptance letter in its unopened, Hogwarts-sealed envelope is expected to sell for more than £10,000-£12,000 ($12,620-$15,140) at Chiswick Auctions on June 22. It is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Harry Potter Productions. Image courtesy of Chiswick Auctions, London

LONDON – A Hogwarts acceptance letter and envelope used in a much-loved scene in the first of the Harry Potter movies is expected to sell for more than £10,000 ($16,620) at a June 22 auction conducted by Chiswick Auctions. The rare movie prop has been consigned by an individual who bought it at a school charity auction in 2002. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Robert-Houdin prop could sell for $100K at Potter & Potter Oct. 30

Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin’s Light and Heavy Chest, est. $50,000-$100,000
Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin’s Light and Heavy Chest, est. $50,000-$100,000
Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin’s Light and Heavy Chest, est. $50,000-$100,000

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter Auctions will hold a 365-lot sale on Saturday, October 30 starting at 10 am Central time, the first from the Salon de Magie, Ken Klosterman’s famous collection of magic apparatus, books and ephemera. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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