Mini Harry Potter book sells at auction

  November 2, 2004 at 11:37 AM ET
  Geri     Yahoo! News (via AFP)
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A few weeks ago we postedopens in new window pictures and a story about JK Rowling's donation to the 999 Clubopens in new window of a mini-book based on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The auctionopens in new window, held last night at Sotheby's in London, raised a total of £125,000 ($229,768), of which £11,000 ($20,000) was paid for Rowling's book.

J.K. Rowling's one-inch (2.5-centimetre) tome -- which included pictures of Harry's witch's hat, broomstick and wire-rimmed spectacles -- was the third most expensive lot at a charity auction at Sotheby's.

The highest bid went for boxing legend Muhammad Ali's sketch of himself fighting Joe Frazier.


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