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Wednesday, 12 February, 2003, 12:45 GMT
7,340 Potter boost for charity
Harry Potter collection
The collection was sold at auction in Salisbury
Three rare signed copies of J K Rowling's best-selling Harry Potter books went under the hammer on Wednesday.

The books - all first editions - were donated by author and broadcaster Simon Singh with proceeds from the sale going to two charities - BBC Children in Need and Actionaid.

Book expert Bill Hoade of Salisbury said in an age when many sellers were keen to make a profit, it was refreshing to witness such generosity.

Salisbury-based auctioneers Woolley and Wallis sold Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for 6,600.

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets fetched 500 and Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire was sold for 240.

A rare edition of a Harry Potter book sold for 13,500 at a Wiltshire auction earlier in February.


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