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Harry Potter Collector's Handbook Kindle Edition

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About the Author

William Silvester is an ardent Harry Potter aficionado with a vast personal collection of entrancing Harry Potter items. He writes from beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, with more than 250 published articles to his credit.

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  • File Size: 10406 KB
  • Print Length: 267 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1440208972
  • Publisher: Krause Publications; 1 edition (August 19, 2010)
  • Publication Date: August 19, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044XV65W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Most of Bill's writing over the past few years consists primarily of columns and articles about the history of people and events depicted on stamps. He has had over 300 articles and columns published in his freelance career in Canada, United States and Great Britain. His book about Harry Potter Collectibles entitled 'Harry Potter Collectors Handbook' was published by Krause Publications in September 2010 and is now available on Kindle. A second book, a 'Handbook of Disney on Stamps' was published by the American Topical Association followed by 'Solo Wargames Campaigns'.
He then discovered Kindle and has downloaded three books to date dealing with Canadian military history. As chairman of the Colwood Heritage Commission he has also written a couple of books about local history. The latest, 'Colwood Chronicles' is a fund raiser for the Heritage Commission. 'The Adventures of Young Walt Disney' is his latest book and was published by Theme Park Press in October 2014 and available through Amazon. Coming soon from Theme Park Press is his next biography 'Saving Disney: The Roy E. Disney Story'
For more on these and other books he had written, visit his author's website at: http://williamsilvester.weebly.com/

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By An Indy Fan on October 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
As I paged through this book I was amazed at all the collectibles that have been produced from the Harry Potter properties. The book has more than 1,000 color pictures, listings and secondary market values. It's organized in alphabetical order and has chapters on Harry Potter Action Figures, Books, Ornaments, Costumes, Calendars, Art, Coins, Dolls, Jewelry, Lunch Boxes, Toys and Movies. I'm sure I'm missing something. It even has rare first edition books worth thousands of dollars. My son has every Harry Potter book published and he's a Pottermaniac. Alas, he doesn't have any rare first edition books. But he has this one, and we both enjoy it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richelle R. Votaw on January 14, 2011
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I've been collecting Harry Potter, well, pretty much everything for quite some time now so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Mostly for the fun of going through it saying "I've got that, oh, yes, I've got that too," and so forth. :) A lot of pictures for the size of the book. There are, however, some gaps. Naturally it is impossible to include everything with the world wide popularity of the Harry Potter series, so I was not surprised to find some of my rarer items, such as a couple of rarer dolls from Europe. I was a little surprised the Gotz trio of Harry, Ron and Hermione were not included, since they were the first "big name" dolls produced (literary versions). They were not released in the U.S., though, so that could be part of the reason they are missing. The biggest surprise for me was that the Tonner section is missing the Professor Snape doll as well as the newer 12" line that was released last year.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Darockb on November 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
With interest in all things Harry Potter reaching another peak upon this weekend's release of part one of the major feature film installment of Rowling's final book "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1", there will be growing interest in collectibles and memorabilia surrounding the Harry Potter phenomenon. Not only is the book well-timed, but it's got images, descriptions and pricing on a cornucopia of Harry Potter collectibles. If you love Harry Potter and want to collect cool stuff, or just read about the cool stuff that has been created to celebrate the stories and the characters you love, this is an excellent read, and a collectible in it's own right!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Book Lover on October 19, 2010
Format: Paperback
I had no idea there were so many Harry Potter collectibles. Really opened my eyes to what's out there. Hundreds of color photos make it easy to find and identify what you've got. And there's a lot of collector advice and tips. The values make it an excellent reference to take with you while shopping at garage sales. You never know when you might find a bargain for your collection, or your favorite Potter fan, or even for reselling on eBay. Two thumbs up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brent Frankenhoff on November 9, 2010
Format: Paperback
Covering the vast spectrum of Harry Potter collectibles, from the various editions of the books to the action figures and statues to the trading cards and even the various VHS and DVD editions, this book runs the gamut and does it well.

It's exceptionally well-organized and essential to the Harry Potter collector wanting to know what's out there to find.

The book's frontmatter, including a biography of Rowling and articles on the evolution of the merchandising, are must reading as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Wendt on November 10, 2010
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I have only watched a few of the Harry Potter movies. I have nephews who really enjoy the books and the movies. This book is layed out beautiful and with the magical power feel. I couldn't believe the amount of collectible figurines that are out there. If you have kids that like Harry Potter, this is a must have for them for Christmas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By hbz on November 10, 2010
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A full color book with more than 1000 collectibles. The alphabetical arrangement makes finding everything extra easy. Includes books, action figures, ornaments, costumes, art, dolls, jewelry and more. If you are a "Pottermaniac" this book is for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bob on July 19, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Although I knew that merchandising was big business I did not realise how big. If you want to collect Harry Potter items this is the book for you, load it on your Kindle or similar and use it to check if items are genuine or not. Most items have accompanying illustrations and although not in colour are good enough to compare with the item on sale. It is important to note that the book only covers licensed items as there are many "unofficial" items. The book is divided into a number of sections including:-
J.K.Rowling: The woman Behind the Wizard ( Background info on J.K.Rowling.)
Collecting Harry Potter: General info on collecting.
Action Figures:
Artwork:
Board Games:
Books: (give info on the various editions and number printed)
Calendars:
Cards - Collector/Trading:
Costumes:
Dolls:
Ornaments:
Miscellaneous: (This is not just a chapter to add a few bits and pieces as it covers everything from video games to posters from cinemas)

If there is a disadvantage it is that it gives approximate prices of items (in US dollars) but these will change with time and location so should only be used as a vague guide.
A vast reference manual if you are into collecting Harry Potter items.
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