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A Hogwarts acceptance letter from Chris Columbus' fantasy-adventure film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Owl post inundated the Dursley household with letters informing Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) of his acceptance into Hogwarts, despite his Uncle Vernon's (Richard Griffiths) best efforts to hide or destroy them.
The envelope is made from marble-effect paper, with Harry's address printed in green on the front and the Hogwarts crest on the reverse. As a hero envelope, it features a red wax Hogwarts seal, unlike the many entirely printed versions also used in the scene.
The envelope remains sealed with a letter contained within, and is in excellent overall condition. The wax seal has cracked and a small fragment is missing at the bottom, but the Hogwarts crest is still clearly identifiable. The envelope is accompanied by a printed letter of donation from Warner Bros., a copy of the letter contained within, and a photocopied front cover of a 2001 edition of USA Weekend featuring Radcliffe opening a similar letter. Dimensions (envelope): 13 cm x 18 cm x 0.5 cm (5¼" x 7¼" x¼")
Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 M