Thursday, 12 October 2017

Book Review: Harry Potter - The Unofficial Guide to The Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard

Harry Potter - The Unofficial Guide
to The Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard
This is a fun book. Our kids adore Harry Potter, and have read them all. They've seen the movies, and even dressed as Harry Potter characters for Hallowe'en. Their whole family!

What else could be next? Well, this book tracks the excitement, and the memorabilia that the series has put out into the world. Many are fanatic about it. The collectibles are fun, as well, and some artifacts sell for thousands of dollars! The books are interesting if you like literature, and this book examines some of the esoteric knowledge, visual symbols, and moral teaching in the books.

Bradley looks at the books, the movie posters, movie props, Harry Pottery (the practice of collecting Harry Potter items), art, and other merchandise. For fans, like our kids, this is a beautiful book, that will provide some interesting reading!

We made a quidditch game in 2014!
We bought them wands from a local artisan.
We knew they were dressing as Harry!
Izzy in costume (2014)
Harry Potter - The Unofficial Guide to The Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard opens the door to private collections and invites the reader to explore the compelling world of wizardry now coveted by collectors.

Eric Bradley is the author of several collectibles books, including the critically acclaimed Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff and Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles, the No. 1 selling guide on the market. He has appeared in The Wall Street JournalGQFour Seasons Magazine and PARADE, among others. Bradley is the Public Relations Director at Heritage Auctions,, the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. He lives near Dallas with his wife and three children.

The kids even visited the Harry Potter Studio in England! You can have photos taken in costume, with props. The artifacts are wonderful, including movie props.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh that is such fun!!! YAM xx

William Kendall said...

It doesn't surprise me that there's a lot out there given the intricacies of the world JK created. I've even seen ties with the house colours of Hogwarts.

Nancy J said...

The girls look amazing in costumes, and what a great book.

Kay said...

That looks like so much fun for the kids AND the grown ups. Thank you so much for your visit, Jenn and all the fabulous comments. You made my day!

Anvilcloud said...

Looks like a a real treasure for those kids.