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  • Play School's Humpty proves popular at Bonhams with 420% increase
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    Paul Fraser
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Play School's Humpty proves popular at Bonhams with 420% increase

Nostalgia proved a big draw for collectors at Bonhams on May 20, as a Humpty toy from the BBC's beloved children's show Play School realised a 420% increase on estimate.


Humpty is accustomed to getting all the attention, having been the show's most popular character

Originally valued at ?�800-1,200, the lovable green egg made ?�6,250 ($10,516). Humpty is well used to the limelight, having been the show's most popular character and regularly receiving his own fan mail.

Humpty featured in almost every episode of the long-running TV show, which aired between 1964 and 1988 - over 24 years. As such, he's been a familiar fixture in the lives of many of Britain's children.  

Three such Humpty toys were made for the show.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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