Three postcards that includes and signed by the favored youngsters’s writer Enid Blyton have fetched £180 at public sale.
The playing cards, written within the 1930s and addressed to fan Nellie Browning of Banbury, Oxfordshire, featured photos of Enid and her canine Bobs.
The have been offered at Elliotts UK Auctioneers in Dorset, the place most of the novelist’s books, together with the Well-known 5 sequence, have been set.
The postcards had been anticipated to fetch between £200 and £300.
Elliott’s UK stated the postcards confirmed “an attention-grabbing perception into the writer”.
Two of the playing cards bore the identical image of Blyton and Bobs exterior the writer’s house in Bourne Finish, Buckinghamshire.
The opposite featured the fox terrier, which impressed most of the writer’s books, with a chicken.
On one of many playing cards Blyton provided consolation to Miss Browning following the demise of her canine.
In one other, she thanked the fan for a Christmas card and calendar reward, earlier than signing off: “Bobs ship 22 licks for the pigs.”
She additionally talked about letters she wrote from Bobs for the journal Academics’ World being made right into a e book.
The novelist additionally had one other fox terrier referred to as Sandy.
600 million copies of Blyton’s books have offered worldwide, they usually have been translated into 90 languages.
She produced greater than 700 books in her profession, writing one per week at her peak.
In 2008, Blyton was voted the UK’s finest liked author, beating JK Rowling, Jane Austen and Shakespeare.
Her different works embody the Noddy, Secret Seven and Journey sequence of books.