ROWLING | Autograph card signed providing clues to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2002
Autograph card signed (“J.K. Rowling”) providing clues to the then unpublished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
93 words in total, written in blue ink in a four-line spiral around a central panel containing the title of the book and the author’s signature, 1 page, 150 by 210mm., Edinburgh 2002
A SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF HARRY POTTER HISTORY: THE TANTALISING HANDWRITTEN CARD BY J.K. ROWLING PROVIDING AN OUTLINE OF SOME KEY EVENTS IN THE FIFTH HARRY POTTER NOVEL.
Half a year before publication of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Rowling wrote this 93 word teaser card. It was offered for sale (in a sealed envelope) at Sotheby’s in December 2002 (to benefit Book Aid International). With significant interest from numerous fans – including the ‘Leaky Cauldron’ website – it was eventually sold for £24,000. It has been in private ownership since the sale.
Now that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is published, the card remains a unique and significant piece of Harry Potter history. This title was the first novel to be published after the release of the first film adaptation and expectation reached unprecedented levels.
Errington, Rowling D1
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