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Chair Used by J. K. Rowling Sells for 20,000 Pounds at Charity Auction

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
July 28, 2009, 02:22 PM

Recently, TLC reported that a chair used by author J. K. Rowling while she wrote the first two Harry Potter novels went up for a charity auction benefiting the Books Abroad charity which sends free school books to impoverished countries.  The Scotsman is now reporting that the auction has ended, with the chair being sold for a winning bid of 20,000 Pounds ($33,900).  Matthew Ford, the art dealer organizing the sale, is quoted as saying of the auction of this particular chair:

"It's a chair you would pay a tenner for in a junk shop but, historically, it's the most important chair in Muggledom, and probably one of the most exceptional and rare pieces of Harry Potter memorabilia ever likely to be offered for sale."

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Posted by Harry Potter 4 Ever!! on July 28, 2009, 03:41 PM report to moderator
2525 Points

i wanted that soooo bad!! pouting

Posted by The Nerd on July 28, 2009, 03:56 PM report to moderator
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That’s so great, that muggles with money value Jo so much, and are so generous to the charity she supports!

Posted by Agrippa1 on July 28, 2009, 03:59 PM report to moderator
2939 Points

That’s great!

Posted by Awakened on July 28, 2009, 04:15 PM report to moderator
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I’m totally squeeing over that Muggledom :-) And over the fact that they’re calling it “the most importang chair in Muggledom” squees

Posted by MischiefManaged on July 28, 2009, 04:39 PM report to moderator
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That is awesome! Especially since the money is going towards charity. :) Wish I had the money for it….

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 28, 2009, 04:39 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on July 28, 2009, 05:11 PM report to moderator
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Lots of money for a good cause! :-)

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on July 28, 2009, 05:13 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

lol whoaaa that’s cool. :]

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on July 28, 2009, 05:21 PM report to moderator
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It’s amazing!I am glad people are benefiting from something which would normally be worth something so small!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on July 28, 2009, 05:27 PM report to moderator
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A 20,000 pound chair? That’s really heavy.

Posted by Squibmeister on July 28, 2009, 06:27 PM report to moderator
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wow!!! a lot of money!!!! muggledom!!!

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Umm that is a lot of money for a chair…. even one the great Jo sat in. :D

Posted by Snape's Half-Blood Princess on July 28, 2009, 07:03 PM report to moderator
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I’m glad she’s able to raise money this way. But I’d much rather have a signed first edition of Philosopher’s Stone.

Posted by Garden State Geek on July 28, 2009, 07:37 PM report to moderator
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That’s a lot for a chair but it’s always good when it’s all for charity.

Posted by got2lovme on July 28, 2009, 08:47 PM report to moderator
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