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Harry Potter: "How much are Stink Pellets?"
Manager: "Four Sickles for a pack of ten."
Harry Potter inquiring about the price of Stink Pellets in 1992[src]

The individual was a British wizard who worked as the manager of Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop, in Diagon Alley London.[1]


The wizard managing his shop

He was working as the manager of Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop in Diagon Alley sometime before August 1992. When Harry Potter entered his shop that year whilst shopping in Diagon Alley, he brought some packets of Stink Pellets from him for four galleons each, along with some additional Non-explodable, luminous balloons.[1]

Physical appearance

He heavy-set man with a white beard and moustache. He wore a red and purple vest, a hat of the same colours and a yellow bow tie.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • If the shop was named after two people and he was the owner, his name might have been Gambol, or Japes. If the former is the case, he might have been related to former Minister for Magic Ottaline Gambol.


Notes and references

London's Wizarding Quarter
England, Great Britain
Carkitt Market - Diagon Alley - Horizont Alley - Knockturn Alley
Diagon Alley

2nd Hand Brooms · Amanuensis Quills · Broomstix · Broom Brakes Service · Broom Shop · Cauldron Workshop · Cranville Quincey's Magical Junkshop · Fine Enchanting Cauldrons · Floo-Pow · Florist's stall · Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop · J. Pippin's Potions · Jimmy Kiddell's Wonderful Wands · The Junk Shop · Madam Primpernelle's Beautifying Potions · Mr Mulpepper's Apothecary · Obscurus Books · Ollivanders · Rosa Lee Teabag · Scribbulus Writing Implements · Second-Hand Bookshop · Second-Hand Robes · Slug & Jiggers Apothecary · Sugarplum's Sweets Shop · Surgical and Dental Operator · Twilfitt and Tattings · Wand Showroom · Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes · Whizz Hard Books

Other services

Brews and Stews · Daily Prophet's main office · Diagon Alley stalls · GalloLoans · Gringotts Wizarding Bank · The Ministry Press · Peter Boat · TerrorTours


1 Diagon Alley · 18a Diagon Alley · 129b Diagon Alley · 275 Diagon Alley · 343 Diagon Alley South · 59 Diagon Alley · 92 Diagon Alley · 93 Diagon Alley · 94 Diagon Alley

Known residents and shop employees

Archibald Bennett · Broom Shop shopkeeper · Clutterbuck Crispe · Cranville Quincey · Daily Prophet personnel · Edwin Avarus · Fred Weasley (deceased) · Garrick Ollivander · George Weasley · Healer · Jimmy Kiddell · J. Pippin · Madam Primpernelle · Manager of Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop · Mulpepper · Podric Batworthy · Ronald Weasley · Shimmy Hardoteer · Sugarplum · Unidentified florist in Diagon Alley · Verity · Villanelle