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US News Winnie-the-Pooh illustration sells for £430k

05:30  11 july  2018
05:30  11 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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The illustrated map sold for £430,000 at auction house Sotheby's, while four other original Winnie - the - Pooh illustrations fetched a further £487,500 - a total of £917,500.

A famous drawing of Winnie the Pooh has fetched £314,500, thrice its estimate, at Sotheby’s. The ink drawing by EH Shepard was published in 1928. The auction in London also had items from literature and history along with illustrations , media reports said.

Picture from Sotheby's of the 1926 Hundred Acre Wood map illustrated by EH Shepard. © Reuters Picture from Sotheby's of the 1926 Hundred Acre Wood map illustrated by EH Shepard.

The original map of The Hundred Acre Wood, illustrated by Winnie-the-Pooh artist EH Shepard, has set a new record at auction.

The illustrated map sold for £430,000 at auction house Sotheby's, while four other original Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations fetched a further £487,500 - a total of £917,500.

In this very special episode of Disney Junior's Peabody Award-winning hit series 'Doc McStuffins,' Doc ventures 'Into the Hundred Acre Wood!' with her toys and welcomes Winnie the Pooh and friends to McStuffinsville © getty In this very special episode of Disney Junior's Peabody Award-winning hit series 'Doc McStuffins,' Doc ventures 'Into the Hundred Acre Wood!' with her toys and welcomes Winnie the Pooh and friends to McStuffinsville

The sketch from 1926 was estimated to go for £100,000-150,000 at the London sale, but the final sale price more than doubled its estimate.

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The original drawing of an iconic literary illustration depicting Winnie - the - Pooh and his friends playing "poohsticks" sold at auction in London on Tuesday

LONDON: The original drawing of an iconic literary illustration depicting Winnie - the - Pooh and his friends playing “poohsticks” sold at auction in London on Tuesday for a record-breaking £314,500 (0,470 or 399,170 euros).

It also surpassed the previous record sale price set in 2014 when an original drawing of AA Milne's characters playing poohsticks sold for £314,000.

The map was unseen by the public for nearly half a century and had featured in the opening pages of AA Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, as well as in the opening sequence of the Disney film Winnie-the-Pooh and The Honey Tree.

Sotheby's employee holds illustrated map of the Hundred Acre Wood. © Reuters Sotheby's employee holds illustrated map of the Hundred Acre Wood.

Described by Sotheby's as "probably the most famous map in English literature", it depicts the woodland world from Milne's book and characters including Eeyore and Christopher Robin.

The illustration is thought to be the work of Milne's son Christopher Robin.

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WINNIE - THE - POOH ,1926,A.A.MILNE,1st ED, Illustrated ,Ernest H.Shepard. Large paper edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, of which this is 17, signed by the author and illustrator .A.A. Milne &Ernest H. Shepard Pp. [xiv], 158, black & white illustrations throughout.

London (AFP) - The original drawing of an iconic literary illustration depicting Winnie - the - Pooh and his friends playing "poohsticks" sold at auction in London for a record-breaking £314,500 (0,470 or 399,170 euros).

A member of staff at Sotheby's auction house holds a first American edition of 'The House at Pooh Corner', by AA Milne, dating from 1928 © getty A member of staff at Sotheby's auction house holds a first American edition of 'The House at Pooh Corner', by AA Milne, dating from 1928

It was first sold by Sotheby's for £650 in 1968, before it was sold again to a private collector two years later for £1,700.

Among the other sketches was a drawing from the book The House At Pooh Corner, in which Pooh and Christopher Robin are saying their final goodbye.

AA Milne was a British author who was known for his Winnie-the-Pooh books, as well as his poetry collections including When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six.

Many of his works were inspired by his son Christopher Robin and the young boy's stuffed toys, whom the books' characters are based on.

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