Harry potter misprint help

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by curbowkid, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    I have a first scholastic edition harry potter book. Its the first in the series (im not going to try to spell the name and butcher it)

    The interesting thing about it is the whole cover is off center to the binding. The picture itself for the cover is off towards the front by about 1/3 of an inch. Leaving a white stripe on the back covere where the picture ran out. also the back is double printed.

    Im hoping it has some value. Ive had it since the book was first on sale back in 1999 for this run

    Anyone? Help???
  2. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
  3. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    That book is worth as much or less than that price label. They probably printed a million copies plus....misprints happen all the time.
  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Have the guys from Pawn Stars check it out. :)

  5. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Inactive

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US


    Seriously though, you're probably not going to get much for a book with a messed up perfect bind or double printing on the back. Maybe if it had some secret magical power like making Emma Watson's clothes fall off if you opened it to page 69 and blew down the crack in the middle, but otherwise I doubt it.

    That said, you always find people who have more money than sense and want to buy messed up stuff, so you never know.
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  6. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Misprints are only really valuable if they are rare. With the staggering volume of Harry Potter books printed, it is extremely unlikely that it is rare enough to be worth more than a regular copy. Plus...the book isn't that old. Hold into it for another hundred years, and your grandkids might have something. More likely...it will rot and fall apart before it becomes worth anything, because paperback books are not built to last.
  7. Bett


    Jan 27, 2008
    I've seen multiple books before with the off center cover, both Harry Potter and others. Of the ones I've seen the opposing cover is cut flush with the paper, so it looks like it was done on purpose. Either that or it's just a common mistake.
  8. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Huh. Oh well. It was one of those things thats like "i bet if i pass this up it will be worth a fortune" but that wasnt the case. My stretch armstong on the other hand...