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Harry Potter artwork, Princess Diana's dress up for auction

Published on Mar 26, 2014 5:49 AM
A white chiffon cocktail dress worn by Princess Diana, handmade by English fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, is shown in this publicity photo released to Reuters on March 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Two original Harry Potter book illustrations, Winston Churchill's resignation letter, a dress worn by Princess Diana and documents signed by Adolf Hitler are just some of the eclectic items put on the block by auction house Nate D. Sanders.

The sale features more than 600 lots and buyers can bid online until March 27.

The Harry Potter illustrations by British artist Cliff Wright were used as the covers for the second and third instalments of J.K. Rowling's seven-book series that has become one of the best-selling books worldwide.

Wright's artwork for 1998's Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets features Harry and his friend Ron Weasley in Weasley's flying Ford Anglia car. For 1999's Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Wright illustrated Harry riding the mythical Hippogriff creature named Buckbeak.

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