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Humpty fetches £6k
7:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014 in News
A Humpty doll used on the children’s TV show Playschool fetched more than £6,000 at auction yesterday.
The 53cm-high toy was sold at Bonham’s to a private buyer for £6,250.
Humpty was one of a number of original dolls made for the BBC show, which ran for more than 20 years from the mid-1960s.
He had been valued at £1,200 and Rachel Gotch, who works in the auction house’s toy department, was thrilled with the sale.
She said: “There was a lot of interest. We had about seven telephone lines all going at the same time and people in the room.
“I’m very pleased he got that price. Humpty was a hard one to predict.”
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