Hogwarts Acceptance Letter Up for Auction

When we read a great book or watch a wonderful movie, we feel like it belongs to us. We think about it occasionally, often warmed by nostalgia. But if you want to actually, literally own a piece of your favorite film, this is your chance: Harry Potter’s Hogwarts acceptance letter from the first installment of the Harry Potter film series is going up for auction this Wednesday at Odeon BFI IMAX, in Waterloo, London, at 2 p.m.

The letter, which is perhaps the catalyst for the entire series, is a special piece of film history. For millions of children it inspired the hope that one day, with a little luck, their Hogwarts letter would find them. However, attaining the actual letter from the movie will cost more than wishful thinking and a little magic. It’s predicted that the letter will sell for around $6,000. Regardless of the cost, the person who wins will be one lucky Muggle.

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