Fuse #8

Monday, May 21, 2007

Auction Mania

Never assume that your blog readers aren't just ah-hankering to buy up kidlit related original art.

First and foremost, y'all are familiar with the work of Jim Flora, yes? A children's illustrator and truly mod fellow he created images like this:

In any case, there's an original 1940s Jim Flora Woodcut Print for sale on eBay right now. The auction ends on May 25th, so take that as it may be.

In other news, and as applying to the whole Winnie-the-Pooh flavor of my place of employment, there are two original Pooh prints by E.H. Shepard up for auction at Bonhams in London.
Two rare illustrations featuring the adventures of A.A. Milne's much-loved creation, Winnie-the-Pooh by Ernest H. Shepard (1879 - 1976), are to go under the hammer at Bonhams in London later this month. 'Tigers don't like honey' and 'Pooh visiting in Owl's parlour' are expected to fetch between £20,000 - 30,000 each at Bonhams' Sale of Modern Pictures and Illustrations at Knightsbridge on 22 May 2007.
Aw. Look at the cute little guys.

Thanks to Children's Picturebook Collecting for the Pooh link and Irwin Chusid for the Flora.

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At 11:23 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Fuse #8,

I've been happily following your blog for a few weeks. I'm not sure how sacred Winnie is to you, but, coincidentally:


(This is based on a Winnie replica my mother made for me when I was a baby, not the original Pooh, hence the orange terrycloth sections.)

Thanks for all the fun,

At 12:39 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Awwww. That's just adorable. I wish I had an all-Pooh site. This would certainly make the cut.


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