If you’ve got a secret stash of Harry Potter books chilling at home, then you might want to dust them off, ASAP.
Because according to a new book, your old school editions of everyone’s favourite J.K Rowling series could make you a sweet penny.
As Marie Claire reports, author Philip W Errington (who wrote J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997 -2013), has teamed up with famous auction house Sotheby’s to find out how much those earlier HP editions could be worth today.
And you might be surprised…
Let’s talk about the very first classic, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone. According to Abe Books, you could get up to £40,000 for this badboy – but bear in mind, that’s only if you have the hardback version with the cover showing Harry standing by a train.
You’ll also get extra props if the name ‘Joanne Rowling’ appears instead of J.K. Quick, go check!
That’s the most expensive earner, although Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets could also bring in up to £6,400, but only in hardback.
As for the others, well, the newer the novel, the less earning potential, but there’s still money to be made.
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban could also be worth up to £500, and Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire/Order Of The Phoenix/Half-Blood Prince/Deathly Hallows could get you a few hundred quid.
Pretty cool, right? That’s if you could ever bear to part with them. We’re not sure we ever could…