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Items created by J.K. Rowling specifically for sale at auctions
- A 93 words autographed card providing information on the then upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix auctioned on December 12, 2002
- A miniature book containing her drawings and short extracts from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone auctioned on November 1, 2004
- The Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick, a two-page authorial copy of thirty-two line poem in four stanzas cut from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, auctioned on March 24, 2005
- A Hand-drawn genealogical tree for the Black family auctioned on February 21, 2006
- The Moonstone copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard auctioned December 13, 2007
- The Harry Potter prequel auctioned June 10, 2008
- A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone containing hand drawings and annotations (with a total of 43 personal additions: 20 original illustrations as well as comments scrawled in the margins) by J.K. Rowling was sold at an auction for £150,000 in 2013. It was later exhibited at the Edinburgh’s Writers’ Museum.
- The ‘Lumos Maxima’ Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet, based on her designs auctioned on December 10, 2013
Other elements derived from auctions
- A copy of an edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with a dedication of J.K. Rowling to her father was offered at auction at Sotheby’s New York on 10 December 2003. It was inscribed on the dedication page ‘Dear Dad If I had said ‘Ronald (Weasley) Ridley’ they would have tracked the poor bloke down… but that’s why Ron’s called Ron of course! Happy Father’s Day 2000 and lots of love from your first born JKRowling xxxxxxxxx’. There is also a sketch of a hand (labelled ‘Pesticide’) reaching for a running gnome (also labelled).
- In 2007 a photocopied typescript of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban of 448 pages, comprising pp. 1-54 and pp. 72-465 (of 465) together with six pages of inserted text including c.50 pages of which show photocopied autograph corrections and emendations, some small creases and tears was auctioned with other harry potter items. 
Elements provided for charity
- J.K. Rowling produced a fine pencil drawing of some of her characters for the BBC charity Children in Need in 1999, it was later auctioned.
- Rowling explained her favorite scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in The Birthday Book. Royalties from The Birthday Book went to The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts.
- Rowling designed a glass pane inspired by her Wizarding World in aid of Give Light, a project supporting the renewal of St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square, London, England in 2008.
- A handprint and a drawing of her handprint with symbols from her Wizarding World was created by J.K. Rowling to raise funds for Tilly Lockey who lost her hands to meningitis at the age of 15 months. It was auctioned off on Sept 5th, 2009.
Elements provided for exhibitions
- Drawing of the Sorting Hat on Hicklebees "author doors" in San Jose, that only actual authors can draw on (everyone else has to draw on the floor). Rowling made several appearances at Hicklebees (starting in 1998).
- Drawing of Pomona Sprout at Phyllis Lewis's memorial exhibition.
- The exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic opening at the British Library on 20 October 2017 will feature Rowling's original drafts and drawings. Pieces from illustrator Jim Kay will also be on display, as well as original manuscripts and editorial notes from Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury.
Notes and References
- ↑ "Rowling, J.K. Autograph card signed (``J.K. Rowling)..." from Sothebys.com
- ↑ "J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - with annotations" from the Guardian
- ↑ "First edition of Harry Potter with annotations by JK Rowling fetches wizard £150,000 price" from the Independent
- ↑ "Rare first-edition Harry Potter book on display in Edinburgh" from the Edinburgh News
- ↑ "J.K. Rowling’s Annotated Harry Potter Reveals How Quidditch Became a Thing" from Time
- ↑ Sotheby's auction listing
- ↑ "JK Rowling on Harry Potter's last, long walk" from the Guardian
- ↑ https://www.pottermore.com/news/new-items-revealed-from-british-library-harry-potter-exhibition-including-jk-rowling-sorting-hat-song-draft