Daniel Radcliffe’s famous Harry Potter glasses are up for auction in the UK


The iconic ‘Harry Potter’ specs are expected to fetch up to £20,000.

Harry Potter fans will soon have the chance to score some important memorabilia as the original glasses worn by star Daniel Radcliffe will be sold at auction in the UK.

The famous round-frame glasses are expected to hit the auction block on November 11. They are expected to sell for up to £20,000 or about $22,358. The glasses are one of 57 pairs ordered for Mr Radcliffe for the first part of the 2001 film series,’Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,’ New York Post reported.

“This is one of several goggles made for the film. Fringed in a black matte finish with no nose plates,” the item description reads. “The silver metal earpiece has a clear plastic,” it continues, adding, “Also included are a pair of brown plastic ear tips and a copy of the film.”

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According to the outlet, the ‘Harry Potter‘ specifications are called “NHS style” after the UK’s National Health Service. They were bought as a prop for £114 before becoming a global icon. They belong to well-known client Simor Murray, who has worked on such franchises as ‘Mission Impossible,”James Bond’ and ‘terminator’.

Meanwhile, this year it was 25 years ago that the iconic book series ‘Harry Potter’ hit the shelves. The first book of the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stonewas published in 1997. Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, the series went on to become one of the most legendary series of all time.

Last month, to commemorate 25 years of this magical series, Royal Mint also introduced a special set of 50p Harry Potter coins. The collection features four coins illustrated by Jim Kay, who also de Harry Potter series. The coins include not only Harry Potter, but also Albus Dumbledore, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the Hogwarts Express.

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