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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Bertoia’s to auction Part II of Schroeder antique toy collection, Sept. 10-11

Kyser & Rex Co., Mikado cast-iron mechanical bank, red-table version, extremely rare and one of the best examples known. Provenance: The Schroeder Collection. Estimate $80,000-$120,000

VINELAND, N.J. – On September 10 and 11, Bertoia’s will add yet another chapter to the legacy of one of America’s greatest antique toy and bank collections as they auction Part II of the Aaron and Abby Schroeder Collection. In total, 896 lots will be offered, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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