You’ll need a hunny pot stuffed with cash if you want any of these valuable Winnie the Pooh Collectibles!
He may be but a humble bear, but these valuable Winnie the Pooh collectibles can fetch a pretty penny! Maybe it’s childhood nostalgia or just downright affection that drives the price so high. A.A. Milne’s books have been translated into at least 46 languages and adapted by Disney, making Pooh beloved and accessible all around the world — which only drives up demand for Pooh collectibles! We put on our thinking caps and rounded up the five most expensive Pooh Bear collectibles we can only ever dream to own!
Winnie the Pooh Collection Crystal Figurines by LENOX
Believe it or not, some of the best friendship quotes EVER come from Winnie the Pooh. Pooh once said, “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” Awwwww! What better embodiment of friendship could there be than Winnie the Pooh together with all his friends: Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Rabbit? Once upon a time, the highly esteemed company LENOX produced such a collection of crystal figurines, but good luck finding a full set now! The entire line has been retired and a complete set sells for around $900. Oh, bother!
R. John Wright Winnie the Pooh Complete Pocket Series
“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside,” Pooh Bear once said. Now, you can have your own miniature scale version of Pooh along with all his friends…including Christopher Robin! R. John Wright began producing this delightfully diminutive plush collection over 20 years ago. We’re super impressed to learn that each individual piece is created from custom-made wool and features full articulation and hand embroidered features! Of course, such superb handiwork doesn’t come cheap….or easily. We could only find one set, and it retails for $5,100.
Winnie the Pooh Hardcover
We hope you’ve got a hunny pot stuffed with some serious cash, because the first edition of Winnie the Pooh goes for $11,851. Why so expensive? It’s signed by the author himself, A.A. Milne AND also inscribed by the illustrator, E.H. Shepard. The hardcover book is highly sought after, not just by Winnie the Pooh fans and children’s literature enthusiasts, but also by rare book collectors. This tome of wonderful tales about a simple old bear was one of the most expensive books sold in 2016. Now that’s something to remember on trivia night!
Original Ink Drawing of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet on the “Poohsticks” Bridge by E.H. Shepard
Oh fiddlesticks! Actually, what we meant to say was oh Poohsticks! A simple game, played by a simple bear, and beautifully captured by the original illustrator of all things Winnie the Pooh, recently sold at auction. And we don’t mean an online auction site! Literal white gloves were used to present this one-of-a-kind piece! The illustration by E.H. Shepard had been in a private collection away from prying eyes for over 40 years. Originally estimated to sell for around $200,000, it actually sold for an extraordinary $400,000! We wonder what Pooh would think about that!
Original Winnie the Pooh Map
Oh, bother! What would such a humble bear say if he knew he set a new world record?! English artist and book illustrator extraordinaire, E.H. Shepard, illustrated a map of the Hundred Acre Wood in 1926. Designed to appear as if Christopher Robin created the map, it even adorably contains misspellings. Since its creation, this map has rarely been seen by the public, making it highly desirable. Heck! We want to see it too, but we bet it’s guarded by an army of Heffalumps and Woozles. The map recently sold for a record-breaking and jaw-dropping $569,000! With prices like these, we’re happy library memberships are free!