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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 05:36 PM

Harry Potter: Portsmouth library may reclaim 42,500 (pound) book sold in USA [View all]

A Portsmouth library may attempt to reclaim one of its old Harry Potter books after it sold at auction for $55,000 (42,500).

The first edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone bears a "Portsmouth City Library Service" stamp and number.
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Eric Bradley, Heritage Auctions' public relations director, said: "People actually really cherish those stamps and markings because it sets a provenance for the book."
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The library service said: "Our records show that this book was originally owned by Portsmouth's school library service and was one of three first editions we purchased in 1997 when the first Harry Potter story was published.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-54558176

Doesn't seem too bright to sell something obviously stolen at a public auction. When the "cherished" part is what shows it was stolen.

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