Chair J.K.Rowling used to write Harry Potter goes on sale

Valuers have estimated it will be sold for $65,000

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$65,000 for chair J.K.Rowling used when writing Harry Potter

It will cost you $65,000 to take a seat on the chair that JK Rowling used when she wrote the Harry Potter series.

The place that inspired Harry Potter and created millions of so called 'Potter Heads' is hitting the auction block and with a hefty price tag.

Once owned by JK Rowling, it comes with a letter from the author explaining how sad she was to let it go.

Valuers say the steep bidding price for the two together is worth every penny because of their importance in Harry Potter history.

Speaking about the unusual lot James Gannon, director of Rare Books at Heritage Auctions, said: "Well as a chair is probably not very exciting and in fact she said at the time that it was something you'd pick up in a junk shop for a tenner.

"But it's really just the fact that she took the time to decorate it and the fact that she actually wrote the books in it is important."

He added: "There's not that many things in the Harry Potter world that are especially valuable because her books became so popular, so fast and then they were published in huge editions so they're not that uncommon."

Just in case the importance of this chair wasn't clear enough, the sides of the chair are inscribed by the author herself with the message: 'I wrote Harry Potter while sitting ion this chair.'

The live auction will be held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City and will also be available online.


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