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Play School's 'Humpty' to fetch £1,200

Play School toys, Jemima, Humpty, Little Ted and Big Ted. Credit: PA

The Humpty Dumpty which featured in the children's TV show Play School is set to fetch £1,200 at auction.

The soft toy, which made its TV debut in the 1970s and appeared in every episode until it ended in 1988, was so popular it even received its own fan mail.

Despite missing a button and having a small tear to the left side of its collar, auction house Bonhams expect the "iconic and much loved character" to sell for over £1,000.