Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone (2001) - A Prop Hogwarts Invitation Envelope
This parchment coloured envelope addressed to ‘Mr H. Potter, The Cupboard under the Stairs’ was used in the first major film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter Novels. The envelope was used in the scenes at the beginning of the film, when Vernon Dursley (Richard Griffiths) attempts to destroy Harry’s invitations to Hogwarts. A deluge of envelopes then shoot out of the fireplace & fly around the Dursley’s Living Room. There were two types of envelopes used in these scenes; those of which included three dimensional Wax Seals for close-up shoots & those of which included two dimensional printed Seals for the flying sequences. This prop is one of the latter kind, & comes beautifully displayed inside a bespoke frame with two corresponding stills & a descriptive plaque. The display measures 20x24” & accompanies full provenance. (Stills: Copyright of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc & strictly for reference purposes only).