October 15, 2021, 2:16 p.m.
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An Englishman found at home a rare copy of the book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and sold it for $ 37 thousand, writes Daily Mail.
A 33-year-old man, also officially named Harry Potter, found an old book about a young wizard at home. This was the first and rarest edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The Briton received it in 1997 as a gift from his father. For a long time, the novel was dusty under the stairs, but eventually was put up for auction and sold.
The money from the sale, Harry plans to spend on the last will of his father, who died in 2017 – he wanted to be cremated, and the ashes scattered over Africa.
“I am happy that the book has been sold. We plan to spend the money to deliver my father’s ashes to Kenya, “Potter said.
Earlier, another copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was valued at $ 5,000 due to a rare typo. The circulation of the error was only 200 copies, according to the auction house Ewbank’s.