"A rare edition of the first Harry Potter has sold for £20,000 – typo included.
Typos are one of ‘those things’ in life that just happen from time to time.
You’ve had a long day, you’ve been looking at a computer screen for hours and hours and you slip up. It happens, even to world famous authors.
Only when they slip up the rewards can be tens of thousands of pounds.
This is the case with Harry Potter-penning billionaire JK Rowling who, it transpires, made a little mistake while writing debut magical outing The Philosopher’s Stone.
K didn’t notice on page 53 that a shopping list of magical items required before attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry had the phrase ‘1 wand’ repeated when it went to print.
Her editor didn’t notice, and neither did the proof readers at her publishing house, so now rare first editions found with the mistake are selling for £20,000.
It is believed only 500 copies of the original tale exist containing the typo – which means if you have one on your bookshelf you basically have a junior journalist’s entire year’s salary sitting in your home."
Do you have one?