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Rowling sale flop.



AUTHOR JK Rowling's dad put seven first editions signed by her up for sale yesterday - and fell well short of his asking price.

Peter Rowling hoped to make pounds 120,000, but ended up with pounds 50,000.

His Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and signed "Lots of love from your first born" fetched pounds 27,500 at Sotheby's Sotheby's

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban made pounds 11,000, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets went for pounds 6,200 and a Harry Potter and a Philosopher's Stone paperback sold for pounds 5,500. Three others were unsold.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 11, 2003
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