Harry Potter training broom to exceed $5,000 in Hollywood auction?
The training broom was used by Harry Potter in the film series' first instalment
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Thursday 30 August 2012
It is among the most memorable scenes from the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone movie: Harry Potter learning to fly. And now collectors are able to bid on the original training broom used by Daniel Radcliffe.
The one of a kind prop is selling as part of a Hollywood auction, which will be held on September 15-16.
Made from thick resin and painted to resemble wood, there were a number of training brooms made for the film, but this one was designed specifically for Harry Potter. It features a handwritten "H" on the staff at the base and "Harry" written under the broom head.
The broom head itself, made from bundled twigs, is fully removable to allow for easier carrying.
The auction house expects this memorable prop to bring between $3,500-5,000, though we feel it is likely to exceed this given the popularity of the Harry Potter franchise.
Also featuring from the first film of the series is a Quaffle ball, which was used in the first Quidditch game Harry ever plays. The Quaffle will sell for $2,000-3,000 and will be joined by the Golden Snitch from the same game, which is estimated to bring $600-800.
The current world record for Harry Potter memorabilia stands with a rare first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, one of just 500 printed, which sold for £19,700 at Christie's in 2007.
Paul Fraser Collectibles currently has two fantastic autographed Harry Potter books for sale. The first, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, has been signed by Daniel Radcliffe, while our copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has been signed by both Radcliffe and co-star Emma Watson.
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