Spell­bind­ing eBay item

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Jonathan Yates ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­tysouth.co.uk

A one-of-a-kind Harry Pot­ter themed hat, cre­ated and signed by au­thor JK Rowl­ing has been listed on eBay by a seller in West Lon­don.

The white base­ball cap has been in­scribed by the au­thor say­ing: “(poorly) de­signed and dec­o­rated by JK Rowl­ing”.

It also fea­tures a golden snitch on the front, made from a ping pong ball and painted gold by the Harry Pot­ter au­thor. The seller has listed the item at £2,720 on the auc­tion site and they de­scribe it as an ‘ex­tremely unique item’ which would make for a ‘great in­vest­ment’.

The list­ing comes at a per­fect time as Harry Pot­ter fever has truly re­turned in 2016 with the up­com­ing spin-off Fan­tas­tic Beasts about to be re­leased and the scram­ble for tick­ets to see The Cursed Child, a se­quel to the fran­chise in play form.

It was orig­i­nally listed at auc­tion in Fe­bru­ary 2013 where it was es­ti­mated be­tween £2,000£3,000, in aid of the Prince of Wales Hospice.

The item comes with a cor­re­spon­dence card from The Woman in Black au­thor Su­san Hill which says: “I per­son­ally guar­an­tee that this cap was sent by me to J. K. Rowl­ing who dec­o­rated it by hand with the Golden Snitch and signed it.

“She re­turned it to me to be auc­tioned in aid of the Prince of Wales Hospice.” With one viewer per hour this piece of Harry Pot­ter his­tory is a one-off likely to be snapped up by a hard­core fan. Take a look at the full list­ing at www.ebay.co.uk.

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