London, South Kensington
14 June 2001
Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976)
Pooh holding a sprig of holly
dated and inscribed 'Decst21nd/Dear Dufffkins/I am very sorry/that I cannot come to/your party. I love/Punch and Judy/but I am rather/frightned but it would/be all rite siting near/you love from Pooh' (centre)
pen and ink, unframed
8 x 5in. (20.3 x 12.6cm.)
and the envelope in which the letter was sent, addressed to 'Mister Duffkins' and date stamped 'Dec 22/1930' (2)
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