Harry Potter artwork on sale at $20,000

harry-potterHarry Potter fans will have the opportunity to bid for a piece of publishing history this week as the original illustrations for two of JK Rowling’s books will go on sale at auction.

British illustrator Cliff Wright created the ink and watercolour illustrations, which were used for the covers of Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (1998) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), the second and third books in the globally bestselling series.

The works will go under the hammer at Nate D. Sanders auction house in Los Angeles, America, although interested parties will be able to bid online as well from March 27.

The Chamber of Secrets illustration, which measures 22.5” x 19”, has a starting price of $20,000 (£12,131) and depicts Harry and Ron Weasley in the Weasley’s flying Ford Anglia.

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