Harry Potter, the man behind the wizarding world’s most beloved and lucrative collectible, is a man with an eclectic collection.
A fan of the late great rocker Bob Dylan, Harry is known to have owned and/or been a collector of many items from his life, from jewelry to cars to clothing.
In fact, he recently sold a collection of his own, including the classic blue leather “Dumbo” jumper worn by Harry Potter.
But, as a child, he wasn’t interested in collecting.
“I wanted to go to the theatre, go to a movie, have some fun,” he said in an interview with CNNMoney.
“And when I was a little kid, I didn’t know that there was anything more exciting than being in a theatre.”
That’s because his parents, a devout Catholic, had to make the decision to leave the church after the death of their father, a prominent Protestant minister who was deeply religious.
“My mother and father, they were very good Catholics,” he recalled.
“But I was very different.”
While the couple left the faith, Harry kept a close eye on his father’s life and became an avid fan of pop culture, particularly movies and TV shows.
“He would go into the theatre to see shows and movies,” Harry said.
“They would come and watch a movie or two.”
So he got his own collection of Harry Potter collectibles, including a vintage green-and-white “Hogwarts Express” jumper, a pink and white “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” pin, and a silver and gold “Harry Potters Headband” necklace.
Harry has been obsessed with collecting since he was a young boy.
“When I was young, I used to look at every book I could get my hands on, so I could watch the movies,” he explained.
“There were books about Lord Voldemort and all of that stuff, and I’d always go and look for those.”
After being offered a copy of the Harry Potter books by his mother, he purchased them.
But as a teenager, he couldn’t bring himself to spend more than a few hours per day with the books, and he eventually gave them up.
“That was one of the reasons I didn