It is nearly impossible to get into that exclusive magic school, but I know a short cut. Harry Potter’s acceptance letter, or rather the prop used in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is going up for auction on Wednesday.
It’s expected to sell for between £2,000 and £3,000, according to Prop Store. This specialist auction house is holding the auction in London on 23 September, where it will be selling other movie memorabilia, including a scarf given to the film crew during the production of HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
As Entertainment Weekly noted, the auction will feature props and costumes from more than 150 movies and TV shows, including Back to the Future, Doctor Who, Indiana Jones, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Notebook, and X-Men.
Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, said in a media release, “Harry’s invitation to Hogwarts marks a key moment in the young man’s life, and kicked off one of the most successful film franchises in history. Cinemagoers followed Harry’s adventures through eight films, and the sale of this invitation represents a chance to connect with the wizarding world in an unprecedented way. The invitation is a small piece of film history.”
That’s nifty, but to be honest I would much rather buy the costume Leonard Nimoy wore when he played Spock for the original Star Trek series. Alas, I don’t have £50,000.