An old bridge which influenced Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne as well as was depicted in his much-loved kids’s stories about the honey-loving bear is being cost auction on Wednesday, with a cost quote of up to around $80,000.
Initially referred to as Posingford Bridge, it was constructed in 1907 in Ashdown Forest, in southerly England, as a river going across.
” Christopher Robin played on it as a kid in the 1920s with his papa, the author A.A. Milne, inventing the game of Poohsticks which provided the inspiration for the subsequent publications,” auctioneer Summers Place Auctions said on its site.
” Very first stated in Your house at Pooh Corner it describes just how Pooh inadvertently goes down a pine cone into a river from a bridge and after seeing just how it appeared on the other side of the bridge, designs the guidelines for Poohsticks.”
The bridge, which was highlighted in Milne’s publications by E.H Shepard, featured in succeeding tales with characters Christopher Robin, Eeyore and also Tigger likewise playing the Poohsticks game.
It was recovered as well as reconstructed in 1979 as well as verified a prominent vacationer destination. Nonetheless due to wearing away problems, the bridge was taken down and also saved away, replaced with a new framework in 1999, according to Summer season Area Auctions.
It has recently been totally recovered as well as reconstructed and has an auction cost of 40,000 extra pounds to 60,000 pounds. ($54,000 to $81,000).