Original Winnie-the-Pooh map to be auctioned in London

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Sotheby’s staff hold the original map of Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood by E.H. Shepard at Sotheby’s auction rooms in London, Britain, May 31, 2018. (Reuters)
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An ink drawing from ‘The House at Pooh Corner’ by E.H. Shepard is hung at Sotheby’s auction rooms in London, Thursday, May 31, 2018. The drawing, unseen for half a century is estimated at 70,000-90,000 UK pounds (93,240-119,880US dollars) and will be auctioned on July 10 with the original map of Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood by E.H. Shepard. (AP)
Updated 31 May 2018

Original Winnie-the-Pooh map to be auctioned in London

  • The ink sketch drawn by E.H. Shepard in 1926 lays out the much-loved fictional world created by A.A. Milne, depicting characters Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet and Eeyore.
  • The map will be auctioned at the English Literature, History, Science, Children’s Books and Illustrations sale in July.

LONDON: The original map of the Hundred Acre Wood from the Winnie-the-Pooh children’s stories is set to go under the hammer, with an estimate price tag of up to $200,000.
The ink sketch drawn by E.H. Shepard in 1926 lays out the much-loved fictional world created by A.A. Milne, depicting characters Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet and Eeyore.
“It’s such a valuable piece because it’s such an obvious entry into the world of Winnie-the-Pooh,” Philip Errington, book and illustrations senior specialist at auction house Sotheby’s, said.
“It’s there as you open the book of the first edition, it’s there on the end papers. It’s also there in the Disney cartoon,” he added, referring to the 1966 “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” film.
The map, with an estimate of 100,000 — 150,000 pounds ($133,260 — $200,000), will be auctioned at the English Literature, History, Science, Children’s Books and Illustrations sale in July.
Four other Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations by Shepard are also being offered, including one of Christopher Robin and Pooh walking to say goodbye, as in Milne’s ending in “The House at Pooh Corner.”


TWITTER POLL: More than 50% say Qatar relations with Israel either already sealed or about to be

Updated 17 September 2020

TWITTER POLL: More than 50% say Qatar relations with Israel either already sealed or about to be

  • More than 44% don't believe Qatar will normlize relations with Israel
  • This week saw the signing of the Abraham Accords with the UAE, Bahrain and Israel

DUBAI: More than half of 1,207 respondents to an Arab News Twitter poll said they believed Qatar either would be the next country to normalize ties with Israel – or had already done this.

The poll followed the signing of the Abraham Accord by the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the UAE with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, on the South Lawn of the White House, with US President Donald Trump taking center stage as the host and broker of the deal.

The normalizing of relations has already led to a suspension of further settlements in Palestine and the creation of various highly lucrative business deals.

The Twitter poll found that 44.1 percent of respondents did not believe that Qatar would be the next to normalize relations.

But 33 percent said they did, while a further 22.9 percent said they believed the normalizing of relations between Israel and Qatar had already happened.