• Vintage Film Posters and Film  auction at Christies

    Sale 5872

    Vintage Film Posters and Film Memorabilia

    24 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 438

    Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, 2001

    Price Realised  

    Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, 2001
    A prop acceptance letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, on headed stationery, in a sealed envelope addressed to Mr H. Potter, The Cupboard under the Stairs, 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey, the reverse printed with the Hogwarts' school crest and sealed with an unbroken red wax seal stamped with the letter 'H' -- made for the Warner Bros. 2001 film Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone; accompanied by a colour photocopy of the letter from Professor McGonagall and the list of first year student requirements, equpiment includes a wand and a Size 2 pewter cauldron and optional owl, cat or toad; a letter on Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone headed stationery from the Publicity Office to the charity enclosing, in common mount, framed -- 31x16in. (78.7x40.8cm.)


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    In the J.K.Rowling story Harry Potter And The Philospher's Stone and the subsequent film, Harry's letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School is central to the plot. Orphaned as a baby, Harry is left with his mother's dull sister, Petunia Dursley, her unpleasant husband Vernon and their odious son, Dudley. They reluctantly house him in the 'cupboard under the stairs' and force him to live a life of drudgery in complete ignorance of his true origins. Harry is unaware of his 'magical' background until shortly before his eleventh birthday when a letter of acceptance arrives from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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