The best thing about working in the Auction Industry is the excitement of being entrusted to sell items that have not come to market for many years if at all.
This coming auction of Movie Memorabilia, posters and autographs features several such items.
In each auction we have held there is usually one item which causes great excitement amongst us in the office and takes more research than normal to find out what it is!
This time has been no different.
Lot 1315 in Saturday’s upcoming sale of Movie Memorabilia is the item that has caused a stir in the last few weeks and more research has unearthed more information which we have now added to our catalogue.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS – PROP ENVELOPE – RON WEASLEY’S HOGWARTS LETTER – This is an envelope in similar vein to the Hogwarts Acceptance Letter received by Harry Potter in the film. The envelope is complete with correct Hogwarts Shield and full original wax seal to the rear.
UPDATED: Further research has established that this envelope was used in Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets – the second of the series of films. It is quite clearly shown in the additional images of the owl arriving at The Burrow (the Weasley family’s home) which we have now uploaded.
This item comes to us from a vendor with close associations to the film industry who advises that it was received directly from the Props Team who worked on the production
An album containing more than 500 autographs from the stars of stage, screen, television, art, literature, sport and music
A single private collection of autographs and signed photographs – mostly collected in person by the vendor’s late father in law. As per his wish, the proceeds of all of these items is being donated to charity. The collection is very varied, and we believe there to be signed photographs from most, if not all, of the classic stars of stage and screen. Mostly taken at the stage door, the collector then developed the film and returned to have the images signed on a later occasion. They are generally annotated with time and place thus emphasising their true provenance.