Posted on September 8, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A rare Harry Potter proof featuring a typo on the author's name has finally sold at auction.

The Guardian reports that the copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US) crediting "JA Rowling" on its title page — with no correction — didn't meet its reserve price at auction on Tuesday.

However, on Thursday, it sold for £15,000 (almost $18,700) to a local businessman who says he plans to display it in a regional museum.

A primary school in Oxfordshire, England, bought the book for just a pound back in 1997, and it took until 2002 for anyone to realize it might have financial value.

You can read about its twenty-year journey toward incredible profitability in the Guardian.

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