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Harry Potter's Howler sold for 7,500 pounds in UK auction

Press Trust of India  |  London 

An envelope used as a 'Howler' in the second movie - bearing a gold-coloured Weasley wax seal - accompanied by an autograph of actor Rupert Grint has been sold for 7,500 pounds at an auction in the

The envelope is made of a red card with a cream printed label addressed to 'Ronald Weasley, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry'.


A length of burgundy ribbon is wrapped vertically around it, and fixed at the back with a gold-coloured wax seal bearing a 'W' for Weasley, which is still intact.

The letter, used in the movie and the Chamber of Secrets, the text of the Howler printed in a calligraphic font.

In J K Rowling's fantasy series, a Howler is a magical letter in a red envelope which shouts out the written message into the writer's voice.

Also included is an 8x10 inch still of the scene in the movie, autographed by Grint, who plays the character of Ronald Weasley, in silver pen.

The lot contents remain in good condition, with some glue residue present following its professional removal from a display, while the backup letter also exhibits some slight fading, according to the Prop Store Auction.

The envelope includes a letter of donation from Warner Bros.

Other items in the auction include a set of a jacket, cap and a canvas bag autographed by Daniel Radcliffe, a 30x40 inch poster signed by Radcliffe, Grint and Emma Watson.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 12:22 IST
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