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Winnie-the-Pooh and the Auction Record

I love Winnie-the-Pooh. Who wouldn’t love the “tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff”? Apparently somebody loves him a whole lot! An auction record was set at Sotheby’s yesterday when a collection of E.H. Shepard‘s original drawings for A.A. Milne‘s Winnie-the-Pooh books sold for approximately £1.3 million ($2 million USD), well above the estimated sale […]

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Bruce Chatwin’s inspiration

The Independent has a great feature about Bruce Chatwin’s early days as a ‘Southerboy.’ On a crisp winter morning 50 years ago Bruce Chatwin stepped off New Bond Street and into the galleries of Sotheby’s for the first time. He was an 18-year-old, dough-faced boy straight from Marlborough College. The following eight years spent at […]

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