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  Potter first editions raise 7,000 at auction
Updated 14 February 2003, 19.39
JK Rowling signs a book for a fan
Street children in Ghana have been helped out by after an auction of signed Harry Potter first editions.

First editions of Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire raised more than 7,000 for charity.

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Potter books NOT as valuable if...
It's a 1st edition bound in cloth with gold writing on the front
It's paperback
It's a book-club edition
It's Book 3 or 4
It's in a bad condition
The money will help a number of street children learn new skills that will get them off the street.

A writer called Simon Singh donated his own first edition copies of the Philosopher's Stone and the Chamber of Secrets.

And kind-hearted JK Rowling also helped out, handing over a signed first edition of Goblet of Fire to add to the sale.

First edition Harry Potters are like gold dust, especially ones of Philosopher's Stone.

Ones in good condition, like those in this auction, are very rare and can be really valuable.

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