Richard’s collection of Harry Potter wands is just magic!

Richard Hutton and his Harry Potter wand collection. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
Richard Hutton and his Harry Potter wand collection. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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A HARRY Potter fan has revealed his spellbinding collection of all the replica wands from the films.

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

The other complete collections 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 in Derbyshire.

Mr Hutton, who works as 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, which range in cost from £10 to £300, are made from resin, the same material used to make the wands on set.

Instead of gathering dust on shelves, Mr Hutton keeps them in a special framed display.

It was built by local framer Alwynn Morris who showed off the display in their shop window in Staveley in Derbyshire – and had someone offer £10,000 for it.

All 65 wands have been mounted with name plaques and personal touches linked to each character in the films.

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

The series of eight feature films are based on the Harry Potter novels by author JK Rowling.

The series began with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2001 and culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two in 2011.

The global success of the Harry Potter movies has made them among the highest-grossing film series, and have seen $7.7 billion taken in receipts worldwide.