Ahead of the greatly anticipated Harry Potter 20th anniversary: Return to Hogwarts hitting our screens in the New Year, new data from eBay reveals that Pottermania is experiencing a revival.
With one search every minute for’ Harry Potter’, and currently over 550,000 listings on eBay UK, once again the wizarding world has cast a spell on shoppers across the country. If you have any Potter memorabilia, now is the time to cash in and sell it!
And it looks like a new generation of Potterheads will be cuddling up to their own ‘Hedwig’ this winter, with searches for Harry’s beloved sidekick up by 46% – twice as much as the spike in searches for house elf Dobby, which reached 23%.
What’s more – lifelong Potter readers could even be sitting on untapped cash, with original editions of the books and signed copies selling for up to a whopping £5,500 on the marketplace!
Pottermania on eBay
- 1 search every minute for ‘Harry Potter’ 69% increase in searches for Harry Potter trading cards
- 46% increase in searches for ‘Hedwig’
- 34% increase in searches for ‘Draco Malfoy’ – 5 times more than Ron Weasley
- 23% increase in searches for ‘Dobby’
- 22% increase in searches for ‘Harry Potter’ since anniversary reunion was announced
- 21% increase in searches for ‘chocolate frogs’
- 17% increase in searches for the ‘sorting hat’
- Whilst searches for ‘Hagrid’ products increased by 44% on ebay.com, this past month searches for Hagrid on eBay UK have decreased 8% – highlighting that the lovable giant’s US fanbase are even more loyal!
This year’s highest selling Harry Potter books on eBay UK
- Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone First Edition 2nd Print Bloomsbury UK: £5,500
- SIGNED 4th Print Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone J K Rowling Bloomsbury: £4,750
- HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS 1998 J. K. ROWLING 1ST EDITION 1ST PRINT: £2,950
- 1ST ED’ 1ST IMPRESSION OF HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN – DROPPED TEXT: £2,000
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J K Rowling – 1st / 1st – Excel Cond: £1,900
This year’s highest selling Harry Potter trading cards listings on eBay UK
- Artbox Sealed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban trading card Box Rare!: £1888.86
- Harry Potter Collection Sealed Packs, Booster Boxes, Base Master Set & Pack Art: £1737.75
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