Winnie-the-Poohs dip into honey sketch fetches PS31,200 at auction

November 5th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 5 (ANI): An original drawing of favourite AA Milne character Winnie the Pooh, featuring Tigger and Piglet, has fetched 31,200 pounds at an auction.

The oval pencil sketch by E.H. Shepard, one of children’’s literature’’s most famous illustrators, shows Pooh dipping his paw into a pot of honey while sitting at a table as Piglet and Tigger look on, reports Times Online.

Auctioneer Bonhams said the successful telephone bidder was from Germany and bought the picture for his wife, a long-time Pooh fan.

Another work by Shepard, a first sketch for The Wind in the Willows, sold for 7,440pounds.

The sale also featured material from Beatrix Potter. A signed first edition of The Tailor of Gloucester and correspondence between Potter and her friends fetched 3,840pounds. (ANI)

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