Now you can own a piece of Harry Potter history, but it comes at a price!
Now you can own a piece of Harry Potter history! It has been almost twenty years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) landed in bookstores in June of 1997. Since then, J.K. Rowling's string of seven Potter books were adapted into films and Potter mania began. If you are one of those dedicated fans, you may be happy to know that you can now own a piece of history, but it comes at a high price.
J.K. Rowling's treasured oak chair, which sold at an auction for $29,000 in 2009, is being auctioned off yet again. She reportedly wrote her first two Harry Potter novels while sitting in the chair. The "Owl Post"-delivered furniture has been hand-painted and signed by the author.
James Gannon, director of rare books at Heritage Auctions, told Reuters it was the most comfortable chair in a group of chairs she received. She placed the chair in front of a typewriter, and it remained there.
Gannon went on to say that her books make the piece of future stand out from the rest. "She said at the time that it was something you would pick up at a junk shop. But it's really just the fact that she took the time to decorate it and the fact that she actually wrote the books on it that is important."
Tomorrow, the auction will be held online and in New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel. The bidding starts at $65,000.
Fans will need a lot of magic in order to land this timeless piece of history. You have to be rolling in dough to make this chair a part of your Potter collection.
If you had the money, would you bid on Rowling's signature chair?
Shelly M is an author and blogger. Follow her personal blog at BTSCelebs.com.