dont do it!!
dont do it!!
Not worh it at all on ebay uk iv seen them for £7.99 and you also get the school list of stuff you will need
Just my observation.....
If the studio cannot certify it as a screen used prop. Then it's not. It's a replica. Anyone making their own CoA and stating it's real is ripping you and the studio off. Sorry to sound harsh but it makes me angry to see people taken advantage of.
If you REALLY want to buy it from them then you should haggle on the price and if they won't haggle, walk away and buy one from some other seller. It's the same as me buying an eBay one, making my own CoA and selling it at a 500% profit.
Again, it's just my opinion but, if you were looking as this as screen used prop it's pretty obvious that it's a replica. Legally there is no providence to prove otherwise.
Hopefully this comes off sounding more cautionary than me sounding like a total *****.
I would never spend money on a paper prop...
1.) WAY to easy to fake
2.) A replica would suit me fine since its just a piece of paper; the cool factor isn't high enough to justify spending on an original
3.) On this particular item, WAY too many used in the film; the sheer numbers made for the production leave any one specific piece pretty much worthless. You have NO IDEA if or where "your" prop was used.
Here's a case-in-point that rationaluizes 2.) and 3.) above...
I have a stunt sword from Mummy Returns. I do know its authentic. Its a rubber/plastic background version.
Regarding 2.) I dig it because it is CLEARLY a movie prop, based on its design, construction, and finish. Its not merelya printed piece of paper that lacks physical attributes that would define is as a film prop.
Regarding 3.) I got it cheap, and am not ultra-proud of its place in my collection, because just LOOK at the battle scenes in the film. HUNDREDS of these were made for the movie. I have NO IDEA if or where in the film it was used.
It is still cool to me because it represents what a film production stunt sword looks like, and how they are made.
A piece of paper won't do that.
Found one today on Ebay from The Monster Store UK with a buy it now price of £249.99
HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS INVITATION LETTER MOVIE USED PROP | eBay
Sheeze. FAQ people!
they used 10,000 of them on screen theyre only light weight fragile paper and the letter wasn't inside
I own Many Harry Potter Props inc a couple of envolopes, some i got from a private collection and 1 i did a trade to get it from The Monster Store and it is identical to my others that i got when i bought someones private collection (very close family friend), i cant understand though why he is selling envolopes at different prices, quite_bizzare on ebay is selling some for far too much, in my opinion i wouldnt pay over £100 and also make sure you get it from a repitubale person/company.
Hope this helps
Advanced Potter collector here. The studio made a truck full of boxs and boxes of these things. From time to time the Frog will give a paper prop to a worthy cause for a charity auction. They will be accompanied by a Letter from the Studio on studio letterhead paper with an ink signature.
I bought my Howler because it came from such an auction with such a Studio LoA. If you buy an acceptance letter, buy one of the very rare ones with an actual wax seal on it rather than one with a printed seal. If it doesn't have a wax seal and airtight provenance it is worthless unless you can find a sucker.
Take that to the bank.
If you manage to get it authenticated then it is.
I think you should definitely buy it if you want it. The price isn't bad at all for something so iconic, even though they made so many for the film. Think of it as a limited edition printed artwork.
There is an 'underground' Potter prop collecting world that is almost as mystical and wonderful as the films themselves. COA's are far and few between for obvious reasons.