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A restored and renovated bridge from East Sussex in England, which inspired the game of Poohsticks in AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories, fetched more than twice its expected price at auction, it was revealed on Thursday, winning by a British elite With Wally’s bid, whoever owns the property on which the fictional “Hundred Acre Lumber” was based.

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Lord de la Warr paid $179,255 (including buyer’s premium and value-added tax) for this. originally estimated to go for in between $54,000 and $81,000 by Summers Place Auction.

De La Warr – Whose Father was a childhood friend Milne’s son Christopher Robin, the inspiration for the Winnie the Pooh stories – owner of Buckhurst Park in East Sussex, forest is included Known as the Hundred Acre Wood, depicted in beloved children’s tales.

He pitched offers from around the world with an expert from the auction house and said he was “delighted” that the bridge would be placed in the United Kingdom.

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this month, Disney The 95th anniversary of the first publication of the Winnie the Pooh stories, and 2021 100th Anniversary of Christopher Robin Milne receiving the coveted teddy bear that later inspired Winnie the Pooh as his first birthday present.

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According to the auction house, Poohsticks Bridge dates from 1907, when it was known as Pausingford Bridge. It was here that author Milne and his son developed the game of Poohsticks (involve Racing Stick Under a Bridge), which in turn is Christopher Robin played With De La Warr’s father. The bridge has been rebuilt over the years, and was replaced with a sturdier new one, while the original was demolished and put into storage before eventually being salvaged.

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“It will take pride of place on the property, close to its original condition, and I hope that many children (and adults) will be able to admire the original bridge, which still has one of the most famous games played by children in the UK. One has inspired and abroad – Poohsticks,” the new owner of the bridge, Lord de la Warr, said in a press release.

Winnie-the-Pooh Poohsticks Bridge sold to Sussex landowner for £131k“(Guardian)

Winnie the Pooh’s Poohsticks Bridge sold for £131,000“(evening standard)

Winnie the Pooh: Poohsticks Bridge £131k . sells for more” (BBC News)