A rare Harry Potter book with the very first signature of Daniel Radcliffe, signed when he was only 11 years old, is under the hammer this month with a & # 39; very conservative estimate & # 39; from £ 300 to £ 500.
Verity Collins, 33, collected 13 signatures from the cast and an extra during the filming of the Philosopher's Stone in Goathland, North Yorkshire, almost 19 years ago.
Collins, then 15, approached Daniel Radcliffe, who was sitting alone in the tent, and asked him to sign her hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
A rare copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher & Stone with the very first signature of Daniel Radcliffe, signed when he was only 11 years old, will soon be on sale. The book also contains the signatures of other cast members Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Robbie Coltrane
The actor, who played the lead role at the age of 11, responded by telling her that it was the first time he was asked to sign anything.
Collins, who was currently undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia, also received a signature from Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, Emma Watson, Hermione Grainger, and Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy.
Daniel Radcliffe gained worldwide fame after playing Harry Potter in the movie franchise, but when Mrs. Collins asked for his signature, he replied submissively: & # 39; this is the first time anyone has asked me & # 39;
Her book was also signed by Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid, despite the fact that he rarely gave signatures.
He offered to sign it after learning her cancer treatment.
Her mother Valerie Rudd, 59, who is selling the book on behalf of her daughter, said:
Verity Collins collected 13 signatures from the cast of the star while playing an extra while filming the philosopher's stone in Goathland, North Yorkshire, almost 19 years ago
& # 39; She loved her time there.
# We would even have paid for her as an extra. She was a big fan of the books.
& # 39; When Verity was 13, she spent a lot of time in the hospital and had read the books while she was there. I started reading the first one in the hospital with her.
& # 39; I think the book helped her through her treatment, she was really working on it.
& # 39; So when we found out they advertised extra & # 39; s for the movie we applied right away, and although she had her treatment, she was allowed to do it.
& # 39; The fact that she was chosen as an extra was so exciting and exciting for her.
& # 39; She was about 15 at the time and he would have been about 11. She was with a group of extra & # 39; s, saw Daniel Radcliffe sitting alone and feeling sorry for him, so she started talking to him.
Collins received chemotherapy for leukemia when she played the role of an extra in the first Harry Potter film in October 2000
& # 39; She said she still remembered talking about how exciting it was in the movie.
& # 39; She had a book with her, so she asked him to sign it. He wrote & # 39; best wishes & # 39; and signed it.
& # 39; He said it was the first time someone had asked him for a signature. & # 39;
During filming, Mrs. Collins also received signatures from director Chris Columbus, who & # 39; Believe in magic & # 39; wrote, and managing director of Warner Bros Productions Roy Button OBE.
Because of her treatment, she also received a special invitation from the director to visit the Warner Bros Studio before it was open to the public.
The hard cover book will be sold on 26 June at Vectis Auctions in Stockton-on-Tees.
Radcliffe & # 39; s co-stars – Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson, who played Hermione – also signed Mrs. Collins' book
It is sold in addition to the letter of invitation signed by Roy Button, documents with cast sheets and other film information that Collins received.
Her payslip and photos of her in the Hogwarts uniform complete the collection.
Valerie, an assistant for special needs from Redcar, Cleveland, said: “She had the most wonderful time.
& # 39; Although she was going through her treatment, it was just such a great time for her to be an extra in her favorite book and then be invited to see the studio.
& # 39; It was so nice to see her happy after what she had experienced.
& # 39; I am excited, I hope it goes well. & # 39;
Collins, who got the all-clear, now lives in Somerset and runs her own homemade jewelry.
Robbie Coltrane (pictured above with other cast members on set in 2000) who normally does not sign his signature, has also added his signature to Mrs. Collins' book
She hopes the items will be sold for a price that will help her move south.
Joanne McDonald, marketing manager of Vectis Auctions, said: & # 39; Vectis Auctions is very honored to be able to honor such an interesting and unique plot with such an excellent origin.
& # 39; We are convinced that this is important for Harry Potter fans around the world.
& # 39; What is unique is that this is the first item we know that Daniel Radcliffe has signed. At that time it was the first film and it was just starting.
& # 39; We did not know the circumstances of what would happen.
& # 39; He told the seller & # 39; this is the first time anyone has asked me & # 39 ;. That is the first confirmed signature that Daniel Radcliffe made.
& # 39; Robbie Coltrane also does not sign many signatures, but due to circumstances and the fact that the seller was being treated for cancer, he offered to sign it for him. & # 39;
The book is estimated to be sold for £ 300- £ 500. Mrs. McDonald added, "Nothing like this has been sold before, so it's a very conservative estimate."
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