13 July, 2018

100 Acre Wood Triples Estimate at Auction

As far as auctions go for illustrations, this one is quite amazing. 

Winnie-The-Pooh, everyone's favourite bear, has become the story of an auction after a drawing of the famous 100-acre wood tripled its estimate to reach £430,000!

The astonishing price reflects the level of attention to detail present on it.

Gracefully finessed by EH Shepherd in 1926, it's one of the most famous places in the history of children's literature along with Emerald City, Neverland and more.

What is the fictional setting Winnie-The-Pooh?

The Iconic 100 Acre Wood 

The fictional location where Christopher Robin along with Pooh and friends embark on new adventures. It takes inspiration from Ashdown Forest which is located in West Sussex.

When you study the drawing, you are entertained by the artist who included many comical names for places of which are misspelt or literally described. 

You can see a host of characters including Winne-the-Pooh looking from his home and Owl who is flying over a collection of trees.

It's a truly detailed drawing which captures every aspect and combined with its other massive selling point - its rarity.

The Auction

The auction received widespread attention because some of the lots in question, including this drawing, had not been seen for 50 years. 

At the end of the auction, the map along with the other lots which consisted of drawings and sketches had collectively sold for £917,500.

Final Words

This auction had set new records across children book publications and rightly so.

Although the selling price is quite surprising, this piece of history is still even more valuable.

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Winnie the pooh map sells for $430,000