Posted on August 31, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
If you don't have interesting plans for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, then you may want to add "sort through the basement" to your list.
Why would we say such a thing? Well, because one person has done just that and discovered an original Winnie-the-Pooh sketch in the process.
Smithsonian magazine reports that the widow of Christopher Foyles, the former chairman of a British bookstore chain, found this particular item wrapped in a towel and tucked in a drawer.
The 3.5- by 6.5-inch card is dated 1958; it was done by E.H. Shepard and is a copy of one of the final drawings from the first Winnie-the-Pooh book.
The sketch is valued at $25,000 to $38,000 and is headed to auction next month.
You can see this long-lost Winnie-the-Pooh sketch in Smithsonian's post about it.
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