Among the sales at the PBFA virtual fair was this 1902 calendar from Hasegawa, Tokyo, offered for £200 by Sarah Key of The Haunted Bookshop.

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Offered for £200, it was one of several sales made by dealer Sarah Key of The Haunted Bookshop in Cambridge, which specialises in children’s books and illustrated volumes.

More than 100 exhibitors revealed their stock on April 29. All items were new offerings from their respective dealers and prices ranged from around £20-9000.

Jeremy Carson of The Antiquarian Book Company, also the PBFA’s publicity officer, said: “‘What we didn’t expect was customers staying on the website and buying from our 6000-strong ‘books for sale’ section – proof that collectors are still pursuing their interests even in these extraordinarily difficult times.”

The PBFA hopes to repeat the virtual event in the coming weeks.