A man by the name of “Harry Potter” is now offering his extremely rare first-edition Harry Potter book on auction for more than $40,000 USD. Only 500 copies were ever printed, with 300 or so being delivered directly to schools and libraries, leaving only 200 in stores.
An English man who shares the same name as the main protagonist in J.K. Rowling‘s massively popular book series and movie franchise Harry Potter is now auctioning off an extremely rare first-edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The book was gifted to him and his sister by their father when it was first released after he had heard about it on the radio and decided to surprise his son with a book sharing his name. As the series became more famous, Potter met many who joked and made fun of his name or simply didn’t believe him.
Potter and Sign now hope to use the proceeds of the auction to fund a trip to Africa and carry out their father’s last wish, which is to have his ashes scattered there after succumbing to cancer back in 2017.