Harry Potter fans across the world believe that their books are valuable -- even if it is just to them. However, did you know that you might be in possession of some copies of the Harry Potter books that are worth a lot of money? If you happen to be in possession of first edition copies of the Harry Potter books, you can possibly make thousands of dollars off of your books.
If you want the specifics: a hardback copy of the first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (that's the British version, folks, not Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) can be worth $55, 000. One reason that this version of the first book is so sought after by collectors is that the author's name is Joanne Rowling instead of J.K. Rowling, like many of us are so used to seeing.
If you have a copy of the deluxe version of the Philosopher's Stone, that can make you a pretty penny as well. They have been sold for up to $2, 500. For those of us that own the American version of the book, those are worth a decent amount of cash as well. First American editions can fetch up to $6, 000 (possibly even more if the books is sign by J.K. Rowling).
The sequel to the Philospher's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, is also worth a bit of money as well. You can get up to $9, 000 dollars if your copy is in good condition. As for the Prisoner of Azkaban, if it is credited to Joanne Rowling you can get up to $12, 000. As for the fourth book, around that time J.K. Rowling stopped signing books as much, so signed copies can fetch up to $2, 000.
So Harry Potter fans, if you have a first edition of any of the HP books, take good care of them. They're worth a lot of money. They'll probably be worth a lot more before you know it.