October 15, 2017

Review: Harry Potter - The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard

Harry Potter - The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard
Author: Eric Bradley
Genre: Nonfiction/Reference
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Krause Publications

Description:

A legacy of magical treasures!
 

Since 1997 with the publication of the first book, Harry Potter has cast a spell over millions of Muggles around the world--not the least of all bewitched collectors. Harry Potter: The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard conjures rare, extraordinary and magical treasures sprung from the Potter books and movies, and even the imaginations of fans. In its enchantingly visual pages, you'll discover delightful riches including author J.K. Rowling's writing chair that sold at auction for almost $400,000, first-edition books, original art, movie posters, film props, exclusives, limited-edition items, fun fandom pieces, and other wonders to behold.

So with a whisper of "accio" and a flick of your wand, summon forth the fascinating, the fantastical and the fabulous found in Harry Potter: The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard.
  


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Harry Potter: The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard is an interesting look at how much this franchise has effected not just our culture, but the world. The book catalogues several different collectibles associated with the series and gives the reader inside facts and figures that I found amazing. For example, a pair of prop glasses that Daniel Radcliffe wore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was one of several made for the film, and was sold for $20,000. I loved reading about the different types of collectibles - posters, signed books, props, and other merchandise - to find out fun facts about them and how much they were sold for or are valued at. There are wonderful full page photographs throughout the entire book - some of the collectibles themselves and some from the movies - as well as quotes from the author and books. The mix of information, pictures, and the quotes made this a really fun read for me - especially because I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. I definitely think this book is a must have for true fans of the Harry Potter universe.
Eric Bradley is the author of the critically-acclaimed "Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff," "Picker's Pocket Guide: SIGNS" and the editor of the annual "Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide." A former editor and an award-winning investigative journalist with a degree in economics, he has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Four Seasons Magazine, Bottom Line/Personal and The Detroit News, among others. He is a public relations associate at Heritage Auctions, HA.com, the world's largest collectibles auctioneer, and lives near Dallas with his wife and three children.

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*A huge thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy of the book for review!*