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Derbyshire Harry Potter fan’s spellbinding collection

Richard Hutton and his amazing Harry Potter wand collection

Richard Hutton and his amazing Harry Potter wand collection

A Harry Potter fan has revealed his spellbinding collection of all the replica wands from the films.

Richard Hutton, aged 43, has spent £2,500 on his hobby and now has one of only three complete collections of replica wands in the world.

The others are at Warner Brothers studios in London and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, USA - a far cry from his front room in Creswell, north Derbyshire.

Richard, an operations manager, said: “I am a real movie buff and I just love them.

“Everyone thinks I am wacky for collecting them, or that I shouldn’t be still playing with toys in my 40s but it’s a bit of fun.

“My favourite is the Voldemort wand because it just fits in the hand fantastically.

“I also like Slughorns as it has a twist, but they are all fantastic to be honest.”

The wands – costing from £10 to £300 – are made from resin, the same material used to make the wands on set.

Instead of gathering dust on shelves, Richard keeps them in a special.

All 65 wands have been mounted with name plaques and personal touches appropriate to each character.

Richard plans to keep the collection as a nest egg for his three-year-old grandson Dylan.

 

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