20 May, 2017
That postcard was stolen in late April, and the West Midlands Police Department is looking for it.
Investigating officer Paul Jauncey appealed to any Potter fans who see the story or are offered it for sale to contact police.
The manuscript was sold for £25,000 at a charity audition nine years ago.
On Friday, England's West Midlands Police tweeted a callout to Harry Potter fans: Should they see a notecard covered front-to-back in handwritten Hogwartsian lore, they should alert authorities.
After writing the seven volumes of the Harry Potter saga, JK Rowling had assured her that she would never again plunge into this enchanted world.
Previously, the Harry Potter writer took to Twitter on the anniversary of Professor Snape's death to say sorry for ending his life. But if you're offered a one-of-a-kind prequel story to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, no matter how tempting, do not buy it - J.K. Rowling herself is begging you.
The prequel delves into the lives of James Potter and Sirius Black a few years before the storyline of "The Boy Who Lived" begins.
Now, both law enforcement and Rowling are asking not only for information on its whereabouts, but also for self-restraint among any superfans who happen to be offered the card. The story concludes with them fleeing on broomsticks.
Set in 1979, the 800-word Harry Potter prequel recalls an incident in which the two young Marauders were stopped by Muggle policemen for speeding on Sirius' motorbike.