Daniel Radcliffe's 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Wand and Glasses Are a Hit at an Auction
"Harry Potter" fans are counting down to the auction next month when Daniel Radcliff's original wand and glasses from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" films are reportedly set to fetch up to $100k.
The "Harry Potter" series is undeniably one of the most popular movie series of all time. The 2011 final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" alone grossed over a billion dollars at the box office.
While the series, adapted from J.K. Rowling's books of the same title, has long ended, a cult-like following still exists, and fans remain curious about the characters, actors, movie sets, and even movie props.
For fans hoping to own a piece of the iconic series, Prop Store Ultimate Collectibles, a TV and film memorabilia company, is holding a live auction next month which will sell items from "Harry Potter," "Star Wars," and "Batman" films, among others.
Rupert Grint, who portrayed Ron Weasley, unsuccessfully tried to steal a prop from "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."
Among more than 1200 valuable items up for auction will be two of the titular character's props from the last two "Harry Potter" films, a wand from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and the glasses from the second installment.
Both props used by the phenomenal actor Daniel Radcliff in the movie are reportedly set to be a hit at the auction. According to TMZ, each prop is expected to fetch between $30k and $50k.
At first thought, such figures may seem outrageous and unreasonable, but according to the TMZ report, the price aligns with prices from previous actions. For instance, last year, Jack Nicholson's fedora in 1989's "Batman" was auctioned for about $42k.
The expected auction figures for Radcliff's wand and glasses are also justified by the magnitude of the franchise films. "Harry Potter" dominated the box office for a decade to the point that even the actors became sentimental about the film.
Radcliff wore an incredible 160 pairs of fake glasses during the filming.
The cast were so attached to the movies and were allowed to keep one prop after filming. However, even that was not enough. Rupert Grint, who portrayed Ron Weasley, unsuccessfully tried to steal a prop from "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."
Another fascinating fact about the "Deathly Hallows" props lies in how unique they were to the movie. In the case of the wands, each wand was made uniquely for each character, according to the details set in the book. No two wands were alike.
The same applies to Harry Potter's famous reading glasses. According to 80's Kids, another not-so-known trivia is that Radcliff wore an incredible 160 pairs of fake glasses during the filming.
While Prop Store Ultimate Collectibles is geared towards those interested in owning original props, there are other options available for those who wish to live the "Harry Potter" experience, like the Harry Potter Studio Tour in England.
US fans will also have the Harry Potter New York store, opening in June. Evanna Lynch, who portrayed Luna Lovegood in the film series, described the store as a "wizarding building just in the middle of Muggle surroundings."