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Both are from Chapter VI, ‘In which Eeyore has a birthday and gets two presents’.

One shows Pooh talking to Eeyore; the other sees Pooh and Piglit walking away as Eeyore wonders what to do with the empty honey pot that Pooh has left him. The sale took place on July 11.

Sold for £5500 in a Cheffins (22.5% buyer’s premium) sale of July 12 was the signed ink and watercolour illustration by Arthur Rackham for a 1913 edition of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.

An online Forum Auctions (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) sale that ended on August 24 included several lots featuring groups of illustrations produced by Mary Wheelhouse (1871-1946), among them a group of nine, mostly coloured artworks for an 1910 edition of Silas Marner that sold for £550.

Also ‘General Leprecaun’, one of the ink drawings made by Arthur Hughes for a 1913 Dent publication, Greville MacDonald’s Jack & Jill: A Fairy Story. It sold for £500.