Original Charlotte's Web Cover Nets Six Figures At Auction

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On Friday the 1952 cover art for Charlotte's Web sold at auction for $155,000, more than five times its estimated value. The drawing by Garth Williams was purchased by an anonymous New York collector.

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I'm remembering myself at the age of 9, coming home with this book, throwing myself on my bed to read it.

I didn't stop reading, not even for dinner, until the end (at which point I was in tears).