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  Boy, 14, gets 3,200 for COS 1st edition
Updated 31 January 2003, 16.26

The COS first edition
A Harry Potter fan is celebrating after selling a first edition of the Chamber of Secrets for a whopping 3,200.

Matthew, 14, from Fife in Scotland sold his prized copy of the second book in the series - signed by JK Rowling - to help pay for him to go to university.

He was expecting it to fetch around 1,400, but because it was in such good condition it was auctioned for almost three times as much.

Matthew looks happy to have sold his book
Matthew looks happy to have sold his book
Matthew was given the book by his aunt as a present five years ago, so he says he'll give her some of the money.

The buyer is an unnamed businessman from Edinburgh who bought the book for his Potter mad kids. He is apparently trying to collect all the first editions.

A first edition of Lord of the Rings was also sold, but only fetched around 1,600 because it was so well-read.

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