The 1926 sketch is thought to be by Christopher Robin, author AA Milne’s son and the inspiration for the character in his books.
18:25, UK, Tuesday 10 July 2018
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.
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.
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.