First-state Winnie-the-Pooh books – £24,000 at Sotheby’s.

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What makes it really desirable, however, is the fact that WWWVY, together with Winnie-the-Pooh of 1926, Now We Are Six of 1927 and The House at Pooh Corner of the following year, are all first-state copies (in first-state jackets) and all signed by both AA Milne and Ernest Shepard.

The set sold for £24,000 in an online sale that ran at Sotheby’s (25/20/13.9% buyer’s premium) from July 1-9.