Winnie-the-Pooh signed first edition sold in online auction

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

Despite some minor loss to the head of ‘When We Were Very Young’, published in 1924 and a first edition of what are now collectively known as the ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ books, overall the set pictured below is an exceptionally well-preserved one.

Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Ian McKay

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 Cornerof 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.