‘Harry Potter’ Original Cover Art Up for Auction

British artist Cliff Wright's signed watercolors are for sale. (Nate D. Sanders)

British artist Cliff Wright’s Harry Potter watercolors are for sale. (Nate D. Sanders)

Are you looking to fill some wall space? And have tens of thousands of dollars to drop? Well, you’re in luck.

British artist Cliff Wright’s watercolor illustrations for the second and third Harry Potter book covers are being sold at auction this week, reports BBC News.

The auction will take place at the Nate D. Sanders auction house in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 27.

The starting bids are $20,000 for the 22.5″ x 19″ illustration for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and $12,500 for the 5.5″ x 5″ illustration for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Here’s a look at the artwork in full:


Harry Potter and Hermione Granger go back in time, flying on the legendary Hippogriff beast in Chamber of Secrets. (NDS)


Ron Weasley and Harry take Ron’s father’s car for a spin in Prisoner of Azkaban. (NDS)

The auction house, which specializes in autographs and memorabilia, is all sorts of Britished up with additional British items up for bid including a dress worn by Princess Diana in 1987 (Min bid: $55,000), an Arsenal football jersey worn and signed by Mikel Arteta (Min bid: $3,000) and a military recruitment document signed by King George III (Min bid: $500).

Should we pool are funds and make a bid? 

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