A collection of Shepard's drawings for the A.A. Milne books brought about $2 million in a London auction last week, Reuters reported. The image "He went on tracking, and Piglet ... ran after him," sold for about $200,000. The second highest bid was for "Bump, bump, bump - going up the stairs," which depicts Christopher Robin dragging his bear by the leg up the stairs.
Meanwhile AbeBooks.com reports some more reasonable deals on recent sales. Among them: Dreams From My Father, $5,000 for edition signed by Barack and Michelle Obama; Space Odyssey Series by Arthur C. Clarke, $3,750 for signed, complete set of first editions; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, $3,000 for First American edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the author; The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, $3,000 for signed, complete set (10) of first editions.
Nancy, are you reading this? Hint, hint.