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"I Would Not Buy
That!" - A collection of signatures which yours truly would not
buy. I am not saying that they are forgeries, just that they are
inconsistent with authenticated examples of the signatures. As
such, they would not be valued additions to my collection and they would
also be tough to resell.
Collecting Basics - Summary
information on collecting the U.K. and U.S. Harry Potter books and on
author and cast signatures.
Book ISBN Numbers - Thanks to member
Joan, we have a fairly good list of the various UK books which have been
printed and their ISBN numbers. By using the ISBN to identify
which book is actually for sale, you can minimize accidental purchases
due to misleading listings.
Timeline - I WAS going to build a
timeline, but I found this really cool one already on the web.
This link will take you to Accio Quote. On the left hand side of
the page, you will see years listed. Click on the year and you
will see a list of all events related to JKR for that year, including
all appearances and signings. This is a GREAT tool for
checking to see when/where she was available to sign books, etc.
Text of most interviews is included. This is a really nice web
- How can you tell a
preprinted signature from a hand-signed autograph? We explain it
Autograph Forum - Memorabilia
Is It Real? -
Information on buying legitimate signatures.
UACC Hall of Shame -
Expelled & Censured Members and those who have misrepresented themselves
(Not necessarily endorsements)
GM Authentic Autos - I
these guys. They are located just outside of New York City, USA
and I have never seen them list a bad autograph. I use them and I
Race49Fan - Here's another autograph
seller I can recommend personally. They get all their signatures
in person and PSA authentication comes included with many of their
signatures. If the signature you are looking for doesn't have
authentication, it can be added before the item is shipped for about
$25. This seller obtain autographs around the Hollywood,
"Firsts" Book Collecting
Basic Book Collecting
Book Preservation Tips
Publisher's Information on
Harry Potter Books
Other Author Signatures
Searching for Books -
are a few popular sites which offer the ability to search for used and
Adrian Harrington Rare Books -
Adrian Harrington runs a top notch book store in
London. He has an extensive inventory of collectible HP books. Jon and
Jonathan of his staff have always been very helpful.
Amazon UK -
don't necessarily want a first edition, but would love to own the
British Harry Potter trade editions or the lovely UK Deluxe books, look
here for good prices!
Bloomsbury Auctions -
They run book
auctions which often include collectible Harry Potter books.
Be aware that they add a seller's fee onto the final value of the book
they auction. This fee is usually around 22%.
Bookbid Rare Books -
and Evi Howard are Harry Potter fans and recognized the tremendous
potential of Harry Potter early on. Located in Beverly Hills,
California, USA, they carry a huge selection of collectible UK and US
books and kindly help identify fraudulent signatures.
Mystery Pier Books -
and Louis are transplanted Brits. They were among the first to bring J.K.
Rowling to the U.S. for a visit (thanks!) and are true gentlemen who run
a lovely shop.
RJ Julia Booksellers -
This bookseller is on this list because they have
provided me with truly exceptional customer service. They host
quite a few authors on book tours and usually you can preorder a signed
book for the same cost as the book alone.
Sqwubbsy Books -
Nigel is a
great guy with a nice selection of unsigned Harry Potter books. He has a
very nice selection of other U.K. children's books, priced reasonably. It's always a
pleasure doing business with him.
Year Round -
with lots of nice, reasonably-priced Harry Potter collectibles. Owned by
one of our group's members.
Gentle Giant, Ltd. -
here for lifelike busts of your favorite Harry Potter characters.
Noble Collection -
Harry Potter/LotR Collectibles with a wide price range. These items are
resold on eBay, often for more money. Buy direct online to save!
WB's Harry Potter Shop
- Warner Brothers official Harry Potter merchandise. Better prices on HP
watches than you'll find on eBay!
|Cool Web Sites||
Owed by one of our members,
HP4U is a family-oriented site which publishes lots of great set
Tommy Lee Edwards - Tommy Lee Edwards is a
celebrated comic book and movie illustrator whose wonderful art
appears on a lot of HP1 merchandise. He has very generously
donated items to our giveaway contests. Visit Tommy's
site to see some of his work and check out the pieces he currently
has for sale! If you order his book or any he's illustrated from
Amazon through the link on our front page, a portion of your purchase will support our
site at no charge to you.
Voldemort's Vault -
Relatively young web site
dedicated to collecting Harry Potter memorabilia.
Potomac Displays -
All kinds of display items - cases, risers, easels,
and display boxes.
The 2 Buds -
display items for trading cards and other collectibles.
Interview with Amazon UK
Video of the Reading in New
York City, 2006
|What to Do If You've Been Had||
Looks Too Good To Be True -
Look here for great tips and information on Internet
Don't hesitate to contact us, too. We've helped numerous fans get their money back after a bad transaction. All identifying information is kept confidential.