London, United Kingdom:
A bridge depicted by way of creator AA Milne in his youngsters’s books in regards to the honey-loving teddy endure Winnie-the-Pooh has bought at public sale for greater than two times its estimated worth, a UK-based auctioneer mentioned Thursday.
Inbuilt 1907 in Ashdown Wooded area in southern England however later changed and restored, the bridge fetched 131,625 Kilos ($179,167, 154,830 euros) in a sealed bid, auctioneer Summers Position Auctions mentioned.
Initially referred to as Posingford Bridge, it captured the imaginations of generations of kids as “Poohsticks Bridge” the place the endure protagonist invented a sport losing sticks and pinecones into the water under.
Milne’s son Christopher Robin, who impressed the books and shared his identify with the boy who joined Pooh in his adventures, performed at the bridge within the Nineteen Twenties sooner than it seemed within the books, illustrated by way of EH Shepard.
Despite the fact that the lot attracted international bids, the bridge used to be in the long run claimed by way of native aristocrat William Sackville, whose Buckhurst Park property is positioned only a brief distance from the place the bridge used to be constructed.
Sackville, whose lands surround the world recreated within the Pooh books because the “Hundred Acre Wood” mentioned he used to be “delighted” with the acquisition.
“It will take pride of place on the estate close to its original position and I hope that many children (and adults) will be able to admire the original bridge which inspired one of the most famous games still played by children in the UK and abroad — ‘Poohsticks’,” he mentioned.
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