Sotheby's, E.H. Shepard

Original Winnie the Pooh Sketch up for Auction

July 10, 2018 - 7:48 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A classic piece of children's literature goes on sale today.

The original map of Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Woods goes on the auction block at Sotheby’s in London. It was drawn by E.H. Shepard and appeared in A.A. Milne’s 1926 book. It includes depictions of Winnie, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Roo and Piglet too, and points out a spot nice for picnics. The map is expected to bring in between $130 to $200,000.

Four rare sketches from the Pooh series are for sale as well, including one of Pooh and Christopher Robin saying their final goodbye at an enchanted place on the very top of the forest.