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Original Drawing of Winnie the Pooh Sold for £314,500

The original drawing of the famous Winnie the Pooh and his friends, was sold at auction in London for a record £314.500 ($493,500). EH Shepard’s ink drawing of the bear playing Poohsticks with Piglet and Christopher Robin broke the world record for any book illustration at Sotheby’s auction last night. The illustration, one of the most famous drawings for the book of all time, shows the trio standing on the bridge while watching the river.

Original Drawing of Winnie the Pooh Sold for £314,500
In the story, Pooh has invented the game of throwing a stick on one side of the bridge and waiting to appear on the other. The famed drawing of three buddies was first published in AA Milne’s second book – “The House at Poog Corner” in 1928 and later was used for the front page of many children’s books.
A pencil drawing of the same scene sold at Sotheby’s last year for £58,750 ($92,200).
Other items for sale at the auction in London included classic children’s works by Beatrix Potter, Mike Margolis and Arthur Rackham.

Original Drawing of Winnie the Pooh Sold for £314,500

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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