The Cover Page: the original graphite-and-ink drawing of Charlotte holding Wilbur made by Garth Williams in 1952 was sold for $155,350, more than six times the pre-sale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. "For it to break $150,000 is breathtaking. It just shows how universally beloved this book and this art really are," said Barry Sandoval of Heritage Auctions.
Fern bottle-feeding Wilbur as a piglet, sold for $19,120.
The illustration of Wilbur looking triumphant under the web where Charlotte has written “TERRIFIC” sold for $95,600.