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I have the Potter book are they worth anything, Yes, yes

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Hi I have the Harry Potter book are they worth anything
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Are the pages, cover, and spine in good condition?
Customer: Yes
JA: Do you know how old the book is? Is it a first edition?
Customer: yes they are first additions
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: one of the books has a signature in it but I’m not sure if it is real and another book was giving as a prize at a school
Hello,

I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.

I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.

Thank you!
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I will wait

Hello, photographs pending - please could you send through the ISBN numbers. They are usually found on the back cover at the bottom of each book.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
ISBN 0-7475-3274-5 / with signature
ISBN 0-7475-4215-5
ISBN 0-7475-3849-2
ISBN 0-7475-5100-6
ISBN 0-7475-4624-x

That's great thank you. I will still need to see the books though I am afraid. Just a picture of the front, publication page of each book and the signature.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok how do I send the photos over

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Thank you

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
File attached (4VTQG42)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

0-7475-3274-5

Copyright - Joanne Rowling not J.K Rowling, a finer detail of the

Paperback 1997 first edition. Although your book is a first edition it is the 8th print run indicated by the 10, 9, 8 on the bottom of the publication page. I am afraid this does significantly reduce the price but the signature is a real bonus. It would be in your best interests to contact a book department at a well known auction house to authenticate the signature before sale. sadly many have been faked and she actually changed her signature a few times which really doesn't help!

Auction estimate £1000

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

0-7475-3849-2

First edition, 1998, first printing

Auction estimate £150

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

0-7475-4215-5

Hardback

First edition 1999, second printing

Auction estimate £70

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

0-7475-4624-x

First Edition 2000

Auction estimate £30

Harry Potter and the Order of the phoenix

0-7475-5100-6

First edition 2003

Auction estimate £10

Be aware book dealers prices are not an accurate comparison to a domestic seller.

If you are wishing to sell I would suggest an auction house such as Bonhams or Bloomsbury's

https://www.bonhams.com/departments/BOK/

https://www.dreweatts.com/departments/bloomsbury-auctions-books-and-manuscripts/

If you have any further questions please do let me know.

Thank you.

For any future valuations, if you wish to contact me directly type “For Jennifer Only” as the first words and I will pick it up. Alternatively use the below link:

http://www.justanswer.com/antiques/expert-jenniferw1121/

I welcome a post valuation review and feedback

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That’s great thank you for your help
No problem, happy to help