Harry Potter book bought for 30p sells in Lichfield for £10,500

A rare first edition copy of a Harry Potter book bought for 30p has sold for £10,500 at auction, the BBC reports.

The edition of The Philosopher’s Stone was one of 500 produced and was bought by a collector from Staffordshire who died earlier this year.

The book went into storage during a house move and his sister said they had feared it was lost.

The winning bid was placed online by a buyer from Los Angeles, Lichfield-based auctioneer Richard Winterton said.

“We’re absolutely delighted with this result,” he added.

The book, published in 1997, was one of 300 sent to libraries and was bought from Wolverhampton Library by the man, who lived in Burntwood.

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