Winnie the Pooh is one of the most iconic cartoon characters of all time, and now some rarely seen sketches of him will be available for auction.
A series of sketches made by illustrator E.H. Shepard for A.A. Milne’s books of Winnie the Pooh’s adventures are going up for auction by Sotheby’s in London. Obviously these books would go on to inspire the cartoons made of everyone’s favorite honey loving bear.
The most noteworthy sketch in the collection is a map of the “Hundred Acre Wood” where Pooh lives, made in 1926. It is expected to auction off for around $200,000. Another sketch featuring Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet is expected to go for around $100,000.
In total, there are five sketches in the collection. All the illustrations combined are expected to sell for between $400,000 and $600,000.
But can you really put a price on reliving part of your childhood?