An unseen photograph of the real Christopher Robin, who inspired his father Aa Milne to create the WINNIE THE POOH stories, has been sold for at auction for $6,300 (GBP3,500).

English author Milne's six-year-old child and his beloved cuddly pear POOH were the central characters of his novels, which spawned the mega-successful Disney cartoon series and films.

The picture - taken at Milne's family home in COTCHFORD FARM in Kent, south-east England, was included in a family album which was auctioned at DUKES AUCTION HOUSE in Dorchester, Dorset, south west England.

09/07/2004 13:27