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Rare Pooh drawing raises 21,600
Tiggers Don't Like Honey, by Ernest H Shepard
The Tigger drawing was never included in AA Milne's book
A rare drawing of Winnie The Pooh and Tigger has sold for 21,600 at auction in London.

The crayon picture by Ernest H Shepard, Tiggers Don't Like Honey, was drawn for the 1958 edition of AA Milne's The World of Pooh, but never published.

It had been expected to raise up to 30,000 at Bonhams in London. A second Pooh illustration, Pooh Visiting in Owl's Parlour, failed to sell.

Both drawings were being sold by the same private collector.

Bonhams' Modern Pictures and Illustrations sale also included four studies by Pooh illustrator Shepard for the AA Milne poem Missing.

The sketches, which previously belonged to the artist's daughter-in-law before entering a private collection, sold for 3,600 - just over half of their estimated value.

Other classic children's illustrations featured in the auction included images of Captain Pugwash and a scene from Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows.

An original drawing of The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss raised 2,160.




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