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Saturday June 18, 2016

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Collecting Disney

The story behind The Walt Disney Studios has always fascinated me. In doing research for this auction, I have learned a lot about the people and events that helped build the studio. I found that it was not just the shorts and feature films that built the studio, but the merchandising of the Disney characters that allowed the studio to even survive. This was largely the result of the genius of a man named Kay Kamen, whose methods and ideas of merchandising and licensing brought the needed revenue to the studio, and are still the standard today. As I built this catalog and discovered the pieces you are about to see, I can honestly say that more than once, I was speechless at what was laid before me. There are pieces of Disney Studio history that I just cannot believe still exist and, even more amazingly, are not yet hidden away in a vault somewhere or preserved in a museum. I am always asked two questions when I do these auctions: “What is your favorite piece?”, and “how did you get all this stuff?”. With this auction I can answer both questions with the same four words: I have no idea! I really love everything in this catalog. Each piece has its own amazing story. The acquisition is pretty much just luck. It takes a lot of phone calls and a lot of researching, but for the most part, and through the goodness of others, pieces just seem to show up. A good example of that is Beulah Rake, widow of Don Rake. In Disney’s moment of need, Don’s genius and skill helped complete the Disneyland Railroad in time for opening day. Six years ago, Beulah placed an ad on Craigslist selling her husband’s paperwork and blueprints from his work on the Disneyland Railroad. Recently, a Disneyana collector found the old listing and contacted her, wondering if she had made copies of the material that he could look at. To his surprise, she still had the original items, as no one had yet responded to the ad. He sent her to me and I am lucky enough to be able to offer an amazing and historically important collection of Disneyland Railroad documents. Similarly, as I was looking for items to put in this auction, I went to visit a book collector. I was hoping to find some rare Disney books, which I ultimately did. What I did not expect to find were original mock-ups of books drawn by Disney Artists, or a complete bound original storyboard collection to “Inspector Bones”, an animated Disney feature film that was never finished. The bookseller had purchased these items years ago and tucked them away with other pieces where they were left until now. This was truly a buried treasure. There are so many exciting and beautiful pieces in the auction that I could write about them for days. The artifacts from the studio, the furniture, and the memorabilia from the Mickey Mouse Club and Disney’s live-action movies are all priceless. Additionally, I cannot forget the music. Music is what first gained Mickey Mouse cartoons their popularity. And in this catalog, we have the original score to the first song ever written about Mickey Mouse, the acetates for the original soundtrack to the animated feature film “The Jungle Book”, 1934 picture discs, and a collection of Disneyland records, and much more. There is a plethora of rare and wonderful music memorabilia offered within this catalog, and the classic songs that accompany our favorite shorts and feature films have a rich history all their own. I also have to thank The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases for their contributions to the catalog. The Annette items they have donated on behalf of their Research Fund give us a beautiful section that highlights the Mickey Mouse Club and Annette’s career. As you might be able to tell, I am really proud of this catalog. I have tried to make it as informative as I could, and to give each and every item the space that it deserves. I hope that by reading this catalog, you’ll learn something new about the studio and the people who have brought so much happiness and entertainment to countless lives. I have really enjoyed the journey here, and I hope you enjoy it too. --Mike Van Eaton

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Collecting Disney

Dear friends, On behalf of Annette’s millions of fans throughout the world, we want to express our great appreciation to Van Eaton Galleries for their support of The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases. Just as Annette had hoped when she and her husband, Glen Holt, founded the Research Fund in 1993, the fund remains dedicated to resourcing new research into the cause, treatment, and cure of Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases. Remarkably, because of the organization’s commitment to minimal overhead costs, the Research Fund is able to devote well over 90% of every dollar raised for specific new research grants. Currently, our grants are funding neurological research efforts through: 

The AlfredHealth teaching hospital; Melbourne, Australia

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo; Buffalo, New York

Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi; Milan, Italy

Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at LSU Health; Shreveport, Louisiana

It is through resourceful events like this one that Annette knew we could offer immediate hope to those impacted by neurological disease. Your efforts today, combined with hundreds of individual donors who support her courageous efforts to triumph over diseases of the brain (such as MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS) will create the next wave of funding for these research grants. Thank you for participating in today’s auctions. Enjoy! With appreciation, The Board of Directors The Annette Funicello Research Fund Official web site: www.AnnetteConnection.com Email address: AnnetteFund@AnnetteConnection.com Donations: PO Box 599, Shafter, CA 93263

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THE BIRTH OF MICKEY MOUSE “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” –Walt Disney

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n order to tell the story behind the global success of Walt Disney, we have to begin at one of the lowest points in his career. In 1928, 26-year-old Walter Elias Disney, having just been blindsided in a meeting with his distributor Charles Mintz, learned that his first cartoon star, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, as well as much of his animation staff, had been taken away from him in a contract dispute. Faced with an uncertain future, and a long train ride home, Disney came up with an entirely new character; this time, a mouse. After some refinement including further development by Disney’s top animator Ub Iwerks, and a name given to him by Walt’s wife Lillian, Mickey Mouse was born. The first Mickey Mouse cartoon, “Plane Crazy”, premiered in a Hollywood theatre on May 15th, 1928 in the form of a test screening; however, the film failed to secure a distributor. The second Mickey Mouse cartoon, “The Gallopin’ Gaucho”, met with the same fate. Faced with the prospect of his studio closing, Disney experimented with adding sound to his third attempt, “Steamboat Willie”. With its premier at New York’s Colony Theatre on November 28th, 1928, “Steamboat Willie” was a huge hit and Walt’s mouse became an instant international celebrity. Mickey’s success spawned a family of Disney characters, and just as importantly, Disney merchandise; the revenue from which the studio was built upon.

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1. Original Production Drawing from “Plane Crazy”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1928) UB Iwerks production drawing of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from “Plane Crazy”. Paper measures 9.5”x12” overall, with an image size of 2.5”x2.25”. In fine condition, archivally mounted on 12”x15” linen. $4,500-$5,500 2. Original Production Drawing from “Plane Crazy”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1928) UB Iwerks production drawing of Minnie Mouse from “Plane Crazy”. Paper measures 9.5”x12” overall, with a massive image size of 9.25”x12”. In fine condition, archivally mounted on 12”x15” linen. $4,000-$5,000

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3. Original Production Drawing from “Steamboat Willie”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1928) An Ub Iwerks original production drawing of Mickey Mouse from “Steamboat Willie”. Paper measures 9.5”x12” overall with an image size of 3”x3.75”. In very fine condition with expected yellowing from age and minor edge wear. Back of page has some light writing in pencil in the top right corner with the number “257” stamped below it. $2,000-$3,000 4. Original Production Drawing from “Steamboat Willie”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1928) An Ub Iwerks original production drawing of Mickey Mouse from “Steamboat Willie”. Paper measures 9.5”x12” overall with an image size of 3”x5”. In very fine condition with expected yellowing from age and minor edge wear. $2,000-$3,000 5. Original Production Drawing from “Steamboat Willie”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1928) An Ub Iwerks original production drawing of Mickey Mouse from “Steamboat Willie”. Paper measures 9.5”x12” overall with an image size of 2.75”x4”. In very fine condition with expected yellowing from age and minor edge wear. $2,000-$3,000

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“MINNIE’S YOO HOO!” THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB THEME SONG

n 1924, Carl Stalling was in his early 20s and was working as the orchestra conductor and organist at Kansas City’s Isis Theatre when he befriended a young Walt Disney. In 1928, Disney asked Stalling to join him in Hollywood to compose music for his newly created Mickey Mouse Sound Cartoons. As the popularity of Mickey Mouse gained momentum, Stalling worked with Disney and Ub Iwerks to refine and improve upon their new synchronized sound technology. Stalling composed the music for Mickey’s 8th theatrical cartoon, “Mickey’s Follies”, in 1929. It was in this cartoon that Stalling premiered the first original song composed for a Disney cartoon, “Minnie’s Yoo-Hoo”. Mickey was at this point an international star, and had fan clubs forming all over the world. “Minnie’s Yoo-Hoo” quickly became the theme song for these “Mickey Mouse Clubs”. In addition to being distinguished as voicing Mickey’s first words in the 1929 cartoon, “The Karnival Kid”, Stalling additionally proceeded to write music for each and every Mickey Mouse Cartoon until he and Iwerks left the studio in 1930. By 1936, Stalling had become the full-time cartoon music composer for Warner Bros., where he remained until his retirement in 1958.

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6. Collection of Carl Stalling’s Hand-Written Score for “Minnie’s Yoo-Hoo”. The parts included are: Violin 1, Violin II, Trombone, Trumpet 1, Trumpet II, Tuba, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Cello, Piano, and Piccolo. Each sheet measures 9.5”x6” and features the hand-written score for the chorus. Also included is: “Yoo Hoo Quartet Club Song” score, an Intro, and a copy of the original printed sheet music. This is the earliest known original music from the studio, and the only known to exist from this era. It was given by Stalling’s widow to the consignor’s family after his death and has remained with the family until now. This is an incredible piece of Disney history as well as an important document in the history of animation. $15,000-$25,000

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7. Carl Stalling Contracts and Document Collection with Photo Album. (c. 1922-1930) Incredible personal photo scrapbook belonging to Carl Stalling, containing numerous family and personal photos. Also included is Stalling’s annotated interview for a 1970’s magazine article about his history with Disney, as well as a signed photo, numerous copies of Disney contracts, one original signed contract, and photos of Disney and Ub Iwerks. An incredible archive. $1,000-$2,000

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ith Walt’s Mickey Mouse cartoons now accompanied by music, Mickey’s popularity was climbing at a remarkable rate. Public demand for Walt’s new star saw to the creation of the first Mickey Mouse Club as well as the first manufacturing contracts by George Borgfeldt Co. for merchandise of Mickey Mouse. Charlotte Clark designed her first Mickey Mouse doll which would soon become Walt’s favorite promotional item. Clark’s design paved the way for additional Mickey Mouse dolls which would begin filling stores along with some of the earliest Mickey Mouse merchandise. One of those early items was the first Mickey Mouse Book, which was published by the music publication company, Bibo and Lang. The story was written by 11 year-old Bobette Bibo, the daughter of one of the co-publishers. The book included the story, a game, and a Mickey Mouse song. The book proved extremely popular and went through several printings. These early items would fund the studio as they began to move forward.

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8. Rare First Edition Mickey Mouse Book. (Bibo and Lang, 1930) This extremely rare first printing of the “Mickey Mouse Book” is entirely intact, including the cut-out game on page 9 which is often missing. The book is stamped on the title page with the name and address of its original owner in two places and marked with his name in ink, Murray A Harris. Also marked “C-M2” on the upper right corner in ink. Measures 12”x9”. 15 pages. In very good condition with some age toning. $2,000-$3,000

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THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB

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he popular “Mickey Mouse Sound Cartoons” continually drew children into local movie theaters. The success of the cartoons was immediately noticed by theater manager Harry Woodin. Woodin theorized that a theatersponsored club, focused on the character Mickey Mouse, could build upon the popularity of the character to continually bring in patrons to his Fox Dome Theatre in Ocean Park, California. Woodin’s idea won over Walt, and in the Fall of 1929, the first Mickey Mouse Club was born. The two primary goals of the club according to Woodin were: (1) to provide an easily arranged and inexpensive method of getting and holding the patronage of youngsters, and (2), through inspirational, patriotic, and character building activities related to “The Mickey Mouse Club”, to aid children in learning good citizenship. Additionally, local businesses were able to sponsor the club, offering free small gifts and rewards to club members in exchange for name recognition. The club benefited Disney with the promotion of his cartoons, as well as local theaters and businesses. Within several months, hundreds of Mickey Mouse Clubs popped up across the United States, and by 1932 there were over 800 Mickey Mouse Clubs worldwide, with over one million total members.

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9. Mickey Mouse Club Member’s Button. (c. 1930) Extremely rare 7/8” Mickey Mouse Club button with its Philadelphia Badge Company paper insert still intact. Button has a very shallow dent in the upper right but the piece still displays mint. $200-$400 10. Rare Fox Broadway Theatre Mickey Mouse Club Member’s Button. (c. 1930) An extremely rare 1” Movie Club button displaying the name of the theatre it came from. Reverse has light stain on the lower celluloid but it does not show on the front. Front surface has very minimal surface wear throughout. $200-$400 11. Fox Valley Stream Mickey Mouse Club Button. (c. 1930) Rare 1.25” Mickey Mouse Club button proudly displaying the name of the Fox Valley Stream Theatre on the front. Minor scuffing throughout, and does not have its paper insert. Underside has some expected oxidation from age. $200-$400

12. Fox Hempstead Mickey Mouse Club Button. (c. 1930) Rare 1.25” Mickey Mouse Club button proudly displaying the name of the Fox Hempstead Theatre on the front. The button still has the backing paper displaying the maker. Very minimal wear and retains its glossy finish. $200-$400 13. Brass Rimmed Mickey Mouse Button. (c. 1930) Very early 7/8” brass rimmed fabric button featuring a very crude image of Mickey Mouse. In good condition. $200-$400 14. Rare Set of (2) Mickey Mouse Club Cards. (c.1930) Rare pair of Mickey Mouse Club cards most likely sent to the club member as a birthday greeting. The larger card measures 3”x4.5” and the smaller 2.25”x3.5”. Both cards are in very good condition with some discoloration. $200-$400

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CHARLOTTE CLARK

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harlotte Clark made her living in the 1920s selling home-baked goods in Hollywood. With the popularity of Mickey Mouse quickly accelerating towards the end of the 1920s, Clark realized an opportunity to tailor her skillset to match the needs of that growing market. Clark saw the potential for a doll based off of the character Mickey Mouse, and asked her 14-year-old nephew Bob Clampett to bring her reference pictures for the character so that she could model the doll from them. Unable to find any suitable pictures, Clampett went to the Fox Theatre in Glendale where he watched three consecutive screenings of “Steamboat Willie”, and sketched a few Mickey Mouse designs himself. Clampett later went on to become a legendary animator and director at Warner Brothers. Working from Clampett’s sketches, Clark made patterns and constructed the very first Mickey Mouse doll in 1930. Clampett’s father thought the doll was superb, and drove it to Disney Studios to get permission from Walt and Roy to produce it.

The Disney Brothers loved the doll and they hired Clark to manufacture it. Initially, the doll was only created to be used for promotional purposes. The dolls were given to friends, business acquaintances, and special visitors to the studio. However, a photograph of Walt with one of the dolls was published in a popular magazine, and soon the demand for the dolls increased beyond Clark’s ability to produce them. Walt rented a residence next to the studio where Charlotte Clark, Bob Clampett, and Bob’s father could supervise six young women in the production of 300-400 dolls per week. Walt and Roy tried to find a manufacturer that could both maintain the quality of the Charlotte Clark dolls, and produce the quantity needed to keep up with the public demand. After various frustrating attempts, and the realization that the Clark level of quality was difficult to replicate, the Disney Brothers decided to simply release the pattern for the doll to the public through the McCall Pattern Company, so that talented seamstresses could produce the dolls themselves at home for a lower cost, and still at a high quality. Clark continued to design dolls for Disney, and later worked on behalf of the studio with the Knickerbocker Toy Company and Gund to produce high quality dolls of various Disney characters. Clark died in 1960 at the age of 76, having worked for 30 years with the Disneys. The dolls she designed have become a timeless reminder of Walt’s commitment to quality from the very beginning.

15. Original Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse Doll. (Charlotte Clark, c.1930) A very scarce Mickey Mouse doll manufactured by Charlotte Clark in the early 1930s. Measures 13.5” tall. Doll is missing the original tail, but is in good condition overall with mild yellowing to the white fabric, and some wear from use. The stitching on the left arm is indicative that it has been repaired. $3,000-$5,000

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16. Set of (3) Charlotte Clark Designed Dolls. (Gund, 1940s) Lot of (3) hand-made Charlotte Clark dolls including Mickey Mouse, Pluto and Donald Duck. At this point Clark was a designer working with Knickerbocker and Gund and her designs were released with a “Charlotte Clark Design” tag. Pluto and Donald measure 7.5” and Mickey is 8.5”. All are in very fine condition and extremely rare. $2,000-$3,000

17. Rare Charlotte Clark Prototype Pinocchio Doll. (1940) Measuring 16.5” high and made of wood and cloth, the doll was mostlikely a handmade prototype for what later became a doll produced by Knickerbocker. The doll has classic “Charlotte Clark” stitching as well as “Mickey Mouse” style of hands. “Pinocchio copyright Walt Disney” is lightly stamped on the bottom of the feet in a similar fashion to the early Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse Dolls. Originally from the estate of animator Don Graham, the doll is one of only three versions that are known to exist. An incredibly rare find. In fine condition. $4,000-$6,000

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WALT DISNEY’S GIFT TO ALICE HOWELL

ttempting to follow in his brother’s footsteps, Walt tried to enlist in the navy in 1917 at the age of 16. He was rejected due to his age; however Walt soon learned that the age limit was slightly lower for individuals to join a civilian Red Cross ambulance unit. Walt was accepted and, after training and a battle with influenza, was assigned as a driver in the tiny village of Neufchateau in France. It was in that small village that Walt met Alice Howell, the proprietress of the local canteen. Howell took the young Walt Disney under her wing, and became somewhat of a surrogate mother to him, as well as a lifelong friend. Howell showed kindness and care to Disney that he would remember for the rest of his life. Years later, around 1932, Howell came to visit Walt at the Walt Disney Hyperion Studios. Overjoyed to see her, Walt presented Howell with one of his favorite and most prized gifts; a Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse Doll. The doll remained one of Howell’s most cherished possessions until her death, eventually being passed on by the family. This extremely rare 18” doll had been hand-dedicated to Howell and signed by Walt Disney on the bottom of the feet. Inscribed by Disney himself in French – “To Miss Alice Howell – From your former chauffeur at the Red Cross at Neufchateau – Sincerely, Walt Disney.” An incredible artifact in Disney history.

18. Walt Disney Signed Mickey Mouse Doll. (Charlotte Clark, c.1932) Extremely rare 18” Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse Doll hand-signed and inscribed to Alice Howell from Walt Disney. The doll is in very good condition overall with some stitching indicative of minor repair, and some minor discoloration. Inscription and signature remain bold. $25,000-$50,000

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alt’s favorite gifts, the Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse Dolls, illustrated a dilemma that the Disney Brothers were trying to solve. That problem was how to produce enough dolls, and other Mickey Mouse merchandise, to keep up with the public demand. Walt and Roy knew from early on that there was a huge desire for character merchandise due to the large amount of fan mail and requests they were receiving. However, their main desire was not to make a large profit off of merchandise. Walt simply thought that merchandise of the character would help to promote and increase the popularity of his cartoons. Roy agreed with Walt, and in 1929, the Disney Brothers began scouting for potential manufacturers.

The first contract with a firm to manufacture and sell Disney character merchandise was with the George Borgfeldt Corporation of New York. Borgfeldt was a major supplier of novelties to large chain stores as well as smaller shops, and had existing manufacturing plants around the world. The Borgfeldt Company’s plan for Mickey Mouse merchandise was to license foreign and domestic plants to produce the novelties that they would then import and distribute. By March of 1930, Borgfeldt had issued its first Disney License, and the marketing of the studio, and the mouse, had begun.

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19. “Three Pals” Porcelain Bisque Figures in Original Box. (George Borgfeldt Corp., c.1930) Rare boxed set of three bisque figurines imported by the George Borgfeldt Corporation. Mickey and Minnie measure roughly 4” tall, while Pluto measures 3.5” tall. Box shows some minor wear with some writing in pencil on the bottom surface and a small scribble on the lid. The figures themselves are in very good condition. $400-$600 20. Mickey and Pluto Bisque Toothbrush Holder. (George Borgfeldt Corp., c. 1930s) A charming toothbrush holder with Mickey and Pluto. Measures 4.5”x3.75”x2”. In good condition with wear to the paint from use. $100-$200

21. Pearl Blue 15-piece Imported Child’s China Set. (George Borgfeldt Corp., c. 1930) This 15-piece child’s tea set was manufactured in Japan under license from Borgfeldt and then distributed by the company in the United States. Comes in its original box. The 4 cups measure 2.25” in diameter and 1” high. 4 of the saucers measure 3.25” and 4 others measure 3.75” in diameter. The sugar and cream containers and teapot range in height from 2” to 3”. Set is in very good condition with little to no wear. Box has some minor wear. $300-$500

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22. “Let Them All Come!” The Mickey Quoit Game. (Spear’s Games, c.1930) One of Borgfeldt’s early overseas licensees was Spear’s Games. This wonderful early Mickey Quoit game includes a large painted cardboard Mickey, playfield with stand, and (8) rings. Comes in its original box. Box measures 11”x7.5”x1”. In very good used condition. Box has moderate edge and corner wear. $100-$200 23. Set of (12) Mickey and Minnie Bisque Napkin Holders in Box. (George Borgfeldt Corp.,c. 1930) These (12) bisque napkin holders feature a unique shape and color scheme for Mickey and Minnie and come in their original box. The holders measure 2.75”x3.6”x0.8”. Set is in very good condition, with (3) of the figures having partially chipped noses. Box has some wear as well. $100-$200

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24. Mickey Mouse Annual. (Dean & Son, Ltd., 1930) An early book licensee, England’s Dean and Sons published this 1931 annual in late 1930. Titled “Mickey Mouse Fiddling Around”. Measures 8.5”x6.5”x2”. Contains 120 pages. In very good condition, with minor edge-wear and an inscription on the title page in light pencil to the recipient. $200-$400


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he studio expanded its list of merchandising licensees with such items as greeting cards from Hall Brothers and Mickey Mouse Books from David McCay Company. The studio also produced (22) additional theatrical shorts including the Silly Symphonies cartoons “Mother Goose Melodies” and “The Ugly Duckling”. Disney’s flood of new shorts propelled his star Mickey further into stardom, and the demand for Mickey merchandise was at an all-time high.

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25. Minnie Mouse Marionette. (c 1931) Unable to supply Bullocks Wilshire with enough Quality Dolls and other Merchandise, Disney granted the department store permission to produce an exclusive set of marionettes. This 12” Minnie Mouse Marionette from Bullock’s Wilshire comes in its original box, and even has it’s original wrapping tissue with the Bullock’s Wilshire sticker on it, and a cloth carrying bag for the marionette. Marionette measures 12” tall. Box measures 5.75”x12”x3.5”. In very good condition with very little wear. $400-$600

26. Cohn and Rosenberger Child’s Purse. (Cohn and Rosenberger, c. 1931-34) Cohn and Rosenberger was licensed by Borgfeldt to make children’s jewelry in 1931. This 2.25”x2.25” enameled metal snap case purse has a metal chain link handle. The surface features a full body image of Mickey Mouse on one side and a full body image of Minnie on the other. The purse came in different color varieties; this is the blue version. In very good condition overall with some expected wear from use. Interior fabric has the names of the original two children who owned this purse written in felt pen. $200-$400 27. Cohn and Rosenberger Child’s Metal Mesh Purse. (Cohn and Rosenberger, c. 1931-34) Rare child’s small chain-link purse with enameled hand-painted frame featuring an image of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Measures 3.5”x2.5”. In very good condition with some wear from use, and slight separation to a few of the chain-links. $200-$400

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he contract between Disney and Borgfeldt in 1930 allowed Borgfeldt to begin licensing established companies to use Disney characters on their products. These early licenses often proved very successful for both parties, as the licensees would gain an increase in customers, and the Disneys would gain an increase in name recognition and revenue. One such licensee was Hall Brothers Greeting Cards, who signed their first contract with Borgfeldt on behalf of the Disneys in 1931. Both J.C. Hall, of Hall Brother’s Greeting Cards, and Walt Disney, started their businesses in Kansas City. And similar to Disney’s humble beginning, Hall himself began with just two boxes of postcards, and eventually built his company into the greeting card empire known today as Hallmark. The Hall Brothers cards had their own distinct art style. Under the Borgfeldt license, the company was allowed to create their own original artwork for their Disney-themed cards. The Hall Brothers were one of the few companies allowed to use their own artwork on merchandise, even in future licensing deals with Disney when most of the imagery of Mickey Mouse was created by Disney-trained artists. Early Hall Brothers Disney merchandise has become quite desirable for both its style, and its significance in the legacy of two of today’s most well-established companies.

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28. Hall Brothers Mickey Mouse Valentine’s Card and Mailing Envelope. (Hall Brothers, 1931-38) This early Mickey Mouse Valentine’s Day Greeting Card measures 6”x5” and opens up several times revealing the greeting story. Once opened, a charming Valentine’s image of Mickey is displayed measuring 23.25”x19”. This card comes with the original mailing envelope, postmarked and addressed to the original recipient. In very good condition with minimal wear. $200-$400

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29. Hall Brothers Birthday Card. (Hall Brothers, c. 1931) Rare early Mickey Mouse Birthday Card produced by Hall Brothers. The 5.75”x4.75” folded card unfolds to a very large 18.5”x22.5” birthday greeting. In good condition with a few small tears in the fold creases and some specks of discoloration. $200-$400


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30. Vogue Needlecraft Mickey and Minnie Design. (Vogue Needlecraft, 1931) The Vogue Needlecraft Company was a licensee of Disney for only about 12 months between 1931 and 1932. They produced a wide variety of needlework products for pillow tops, crib sets, aprons, and other uses. This 16”x16.5” needlework pattern features a large image of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. In very good condition with a vertical and horizontal fold mark, and several small specks of discoloration. $100-$200 31. Silver Plated Mickey Mouse Baby Spoon and Fork. (International Silver Co, 1931) The international Silver Company was licensed by Borgfeldt in 1931 to produce children’s silverware and other items that were sold under different brand names. This Mickey Mouse baby fork and spoon pair is marked by their maker on their under-sides, with a charming image of Mickey on the handles. Both measure 4.25” long. Pair is in very good condition with an excellent patina. $100-$200

32. Original Production Drawing from “Mother Goose Melodies”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1931) Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 9.5”x12” animation paper with an image size of 6.5”x3”. In very good condition with minimal edge and corner wear. $100-$200

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rior to the home film-projectors of the mid-to-late 1930s, the ability to bring the charm, humor, and entertainment of Mickey Mouse and his friends into the home was very limited. One of the best solutions to this problem was the creation of Mickey Mouse themed books. These books were often filled with colorful imagery of the characters, as well as games, jokes, and songs that would mirror the fun experiences one would have from watching a theatrical Mickey Mouse cartoon. These books were incredibly popular, and in addition to providing affordable children’s entertainment, these Mickey Mouse books helped to lay the foundation of incorporating Disney characters into the home and family life. The David McCay Company of Philadelphia was the first commercial publisher of these Mickey Mouse Books. “The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1” was first printed in hardcover in 1931, and was later reprinted in different formats as well as overseas. McCay eventually gave up his license in 1939, with the books he produced over the years bringing enjoyment to countless numbers of children and families.

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33. First Edition “The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1”. (David McCay, 1931) A rare hardcover first edition of the second Mickey Mouse book ever published, “The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1”. This book mentions an undepicted character named “Donald Duck”, 3 years before the Donald we know today made his animated debut. Measures 8.5”x6.4”. 32 pages. In very good condition. $200-$400

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34. Collection of (3) Versions of “The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1”. (David McCay, 1931-33) Three subsequent printings of McCay’s “The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1”, including two overseas printings. Two are hardcovers from Australia and Great Britain, the third is a softcover. Very good condition overall, with some cover-wear and occasional spots of minor interior staining. $100-$200 35. “Mickey Mouse Storybook” by David McCay Co. (David McCay, 1931) Hardcover edition of “Mickey Mouse Storybook”. Measures 8.75”x6.25”. 62 pages. In very good condition with minimal cover wear and some slight interior-cover spine separation. $100-$200


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36. First Edition “Mickey Mouse Series No. 1” Softcover. (David McCay, 1931) A very rare first edition of McCay’s “Mickey Mouse Series No. 1” softcover book. Measures 10”x10”. 48 pages. In very good condition with some cover wear and discoloration. Cover’s corners are worn, and a few interior pages have small hairline tears around the edges. $200-$400 37. “Mickey Mouse Illustrated Movie Stories” Hardcover. (David McCay, 1931) Beautiful copy of McCay’s hardcover “Mickey Mouse Illustrated Movie Stories”. Measures 8.75”x6.25”x1.25”. 190 pages. In very good condition with some fading to portions of the cover’s green color. $100-$200 38. “The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book Number 2” Hardcover. (David McCay, 1932) Rare “Adventures of Mickey Mouse Series 2” hardcover book with original dust jacket. Measures 8”x5.75”x0.5”. 30 pages. In very good condition, with some edge-wear and small tears to the dust jacket. $100-$200

39. “Mickey Mouse” Series No. 2, No. 3 , and No. 4, Softcovers. (David McCay, 1932-1934) Three printings of McCay’s softcover “Mickey Mouse” series, including books No. 2, 3, and 4. All three books measure 9.75”x10” and contain 48 pages each. Book 2 has some cover wear and discoloration, with two of the interior pages containing hand-colored panels. Book 3 is in excellent condition with the original owner’s name and address written on the front cover lightly in pencil, and a faint fold mark down the middle. Book 4 is in very good condition with minimal edgewear. $100-$200 40. Mickey Mouse Annual, “Who’s Leg Pulling?”. (Dean & Sons, ltd, 1931) A rare hardcover version of the Mickey Mouse Annual, published by Dean & Son of London. This book was published at the end of 1931 for the 1932 year. Measures 8.75”x6.75”x1.75”. Contains 130 thick-to-the-touch pages. In very good condition with minor cover wear and faint pencil notes on the first interior page. $100-$200

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alt’s star Mickey had now appeared in 36 animated shorts, and the studio had produced an additional 25 Silly Symphonies cartoons. With cartoons such as “The Whoopee Party” and “Mickey’s Nightmare”, the Disney Studio was producing hand-drawn animation at a phenomenal rate. The desire for more content from the Disney Brothers, both for cartoons and merchandise, allowed Walt and Roy to see the potential revenue from the successful merchandising and licensing of their characters. However, quality control concerns with their merchandise and a lackluster performance by the George Borgfeldt Company left the Disney Brothers frustrated and uncertain with how to move forward. Walt’s dedication to quality shined in his animated shorts, but the lower quality of the character merchandise meant the likelihood that the Disneys would want to renew their contract with Borgfeldt for the 1933 year was slim-to-none.

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42. Collection of (2) Mickey Mouse And Minnie Mouse Bavarian China Ashtrays. (Schuman China Company, 1932) Two Bavarian china ashtrays featuring crude images of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Ashtrays measure 3”x3”x0.75”. In very good condition with minimal paint wear to the images and small amounts of scuffing. $100-$200

41. Collection of (3) Mickey Mouse Bavarian China Plates. (Schuman China Company, 1932) The Schuman China company began importing china made in Bavaria in 1932 under a license granted by Borgfeldt. The images feature a very crude looking Mickey Mouse and were some of the last product to do so. These three plates each measure 7.5” in diameter. In very good condition with minimal wear. $100-$200

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43. Collection of (2) “Mickey et Minnie” Hardcovers. (Librairie Hachetter, 1932) Beautiful pair of hardcover French Published books titled “Mickey et Minnie, Bibliotheque Rose Illustree”. Both books were published in 1932, but one has 4 additional pages in the front for a Bibliotheque Rose contest. The question page has been answered in French by the original owner in black pen. Both books are in very good condition, with some cover wear. The book without the contest pages has some spine wear and a small blot of ink on the back cover. Both books contain 247 pages, not including the additional contest pages. $100-$200


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44. Original Layout Drawing from “Mickey’s Nightmare”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1932) Original background layout drawing from “Mickey’s Nightmare”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 9.5”x12” animation paper with an image side of 7”x9.25”. Contains several hand-written scene notes around the border. In very good condition with minor wear and a faint vertical fold mark down the center. $500-$800 45. Original Layout Drawing from “Mickey’s Nightmare”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1932) Original background layout drawing from “Mickey’s Nightmare”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 9.5”x12” animation paper with an image side of 7”x9.25”. Contains several hand-written scene notes around the border. In very good condition with minor wear and a faint vertical fold mark down the center. $500-$800 46. Original Production Drawing from “The Whoopee Party”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1932) Original production drawing from “The Whoopee Party”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 9.5”x12” animation paper. Image size is 6”x9.5”. In very good condition with minimal edge-wear. $300-$500

47. Mickey Mouse Annual. (Dean & Son, Ltd., 1932) This book was published at the end of 1932 for the 1933 year. Measures 8.75”x6.75”x1.75”. Contains 125 thick to the touch pages. In excellent condition with minor cover wear and a faint pencil mark noting the year of publication on the first interior page. $200-$300

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alt and Roy’s questions of how to handle the lackluster quality of their character merchandise were answered in early 1932. After seeing a Mickey Mouse cartoon at a local theater, Herman “Kay” Kamen, a successful salesman and well-known advertising executive, immediately contacted Walt with his ideas of how they could better promote their brand. Walt was intrigued, and the two had a meeting as soon as Kamen was able to get to California. At their first meeting, Kamen presented his ideas of how best to promote and sell Mickey Mouse character items. Kamen’s experience, enthusiasm, and desire to successfully promote the characters without sacrificing the quality that the Disney Brothers worked hard to establish, were the perfect solution to the frustration Walt and Roy were feeling under their existing licensing arrangements with Borgfeldt. Walt was still under contract with Borgfeldt, so Kamen was initially hired to oversee the existing contract. However, once that contract expired in 1933, Kamen then became Disney’s sole representative of Mickey Mouse merchandise, and the world of licensing and merchandising changed forever. Kamen turned the merchandising of characters from a publicity tool to a revenue stream. The sale of Mickey Mouse items financed the studio and its projects for years to come. Without Kamen, the studio simply would not have survived as we know it today. While Kamen’s licensing provided the studio with much needed revenue, the studio was achieving major strides in its animation. Films such as “Three Little Pigs”, “Mickey’s Mellerdrammer”, and “Building a Building” premiered, and Eric Larson, one of the future “9 Old Men”, began his career at the studio.

48. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Paper Doll Book. (Saalfield Publishing Co., 1933) The Saalfield Publishing Company published the first Mickey and Minnie Paper Doll book in 1933. Included here is an unused book (Mickey on the Cover, Minnie on the back cover) containing the outfits and paper dolls for Mickey and Minnie. Measures 19.5”x10”. There are 4 pages containing (4) total outfits for both characters. In very good condition, unused, with minimal edge-wear. Includes additional Mickey and Minnie paper dolls and outfits that are already cut-out. $200-$300

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n issue that many early Mickey Mouse merchandise manufactures tried to solve was how to successfully mirror the look and feel of a Mickey Mouse cartoon within their items. One of these most successful attempts came from Blue Ribbon Books in 1933 and 1934. Blue Ribbon Books was licensed to produce pop-up storybooks, which contained intricate full-color adventure stories of Mickey Mouse and his friends. The imagery, quality, and unique style of these books not only provided joy to thousands of viewers at the time, but have resulted in these books being a highly sought after and visually appealing Disney collectible today.

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49. First Edition “Mickey Mouse in King Arthur’s Court” Hardcover Pop-Up Book. (Blue Ribbon Books, 1933) Rare first edition “Mickey Mouse in King Arthur’s Court” pop-up book paired with a Spanish Language version from the following year. The books contain the story with illustrations and (4) fine full-color pictorial pop-ups. Books measure 9.75”x7.75” and come with their original dust jackets. 48 pages. In fine condition with mild wear to the dust jacket edges and expected aging to the books. First page of the English version reads “Property Walt Disney Studios. Not to be removed from sample bookcase” in black pen. $400-$600

50. First Edition “Babes in the Woods” Pop-Up Book and Londonprinted Edition. (Blue Ribbon Books, 1933) Rare first edition “Mickey Mouse Presents His Silly Symphonies” pop-up book containing (2) Silly Symphony stories and (4) fine full-color pictorial pop-ups. Printed on card stock with its original dust jacket. Measures 9.75”x7.75”x1”. 48 pages. In fine condition with mild wear to the dust jacket edges including a small 0.4” tear along the top edge, and expected aging and light discoloration to the book. A few small hand-written notes in pencil on inside cover. Comes with a later London-printed version of the same book. $400-$600

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51. First Edition of “The Pop-Up Mickey Mouse” Book. (Blue Ribbon Books, 1933) Features (3) beautiful and intricate pop-up displays to accompany the story. This rare first edition of “The Pop-Up Mickey Mouse” book measures 8.75”x6.75”. 30 pages. In great condition with minimal cover wear and a few specs of discoloration on two pages. $300-$500

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53. “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” SoftcoverBook. (David McCay, 1933) A rare early “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” softcover book by the David McCay Company. Measures 8.5”x6.25”. 31 pages. In very good condition with minimal edge-wear and discoloration. $100-$200 54. First Edition “The Three Little Pigs” Book. (Blue Ribbon Books, 1933) First edition of “The Three Little Pigs” by Blue Ribbon Books with original dust jacket. Measures 10.25”x8”. 64 pages. In very good condition with some wear to the edges and spine of both the cover and dust jacket. $100-$200

This film led to significant production of “Three Little Pigs” merchandise that seemingly couldn’t keep up with the public demand. The overwhelmingly positive response to what Walt originally saw as a risky film, gave Disney an early glimpse at what he could accomplish by taking strides forward and attempting new things. This film’s success was a pivotal step in the studio’s progress towards more risky cartoons, including the eventual release of the first fulllength animated feature, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

55. Collection of (3) Overseas Printings of “The Three Little Pigs”. (1934-35) Set of (3) overseas versions of the “Three Little Pigs” book originally published in the United States by Blue Ribbon Books. Included are (2) versions from the United Kingdom, and (1) from The Czech Republic. All (3) books measure roughly 10”x7.75”. (2) contain 64 pages, the other contains 32 pages. All are in very good condition with minimal wear. $100-$200 56. Pair of Original Production Drawings From “The Three Little Pigs”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1933) Rare (2) original production drawings from “The Three Little Pigs”. Accomplished in graphite on 9.5”x12” animation paper. The first drawing has an image size of 6.5”x3”, and the second of 2.75”x1.75”. Pair is in very good condition with minimal edge-wear. $300-$500

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57. Unused “Three Little Pigs” Composition Notebook. (Powers Paper Co., 1933) Original composition notebook featuring “The Three Little Pigs” on the cover. The notebook is unused, with useful multiplication and weight charts and other information on the back cover to help students. Measures 8.5”x6.5”. In very good condition, with some spots of discoloration on the cover and a few interior pages. $100-$200 58. Walt Disney’s “Three Little Pigs” Game. (Einson-Freeman Co., 1933) This very rare “Three Little Pigs” board game is nearly complete, containing the original game board, instructions, spinner, and box. Missing the player markers. Box measures 10.25”x14.25”x0.5”. In very good used condition with mild wear, and some moderate corner wear to the box. $100-$200 59. “Three Little Pigs” Tin Litho Sand Pail. (J. Chein & Co, 1933) A tin sand pail by J. Chein & Co with a lithographic print of imagery from Walt Disney’s “The Three Little Pigs” around the surface. Rim is 3.5” in diameter and pail measures 3” tall. In good condition with some paint wear from use. $100-$200

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60. “Three Little Pigs” 1949 Reissue of the 1933 Book and Record. (Capitol Records, 1949) Beautiful 1949 re-issue of the 1933 book and record set featuring the story and Music from Walt Disney’s “The Three Little Pigs”. Book measures 10.5”x12”. Contains 20 pages of story with accompanying illustrations, and two double-sided records. Book is in very good condition with some cover wear and a tear on page 4 that has been taped. Vinyl is in very good condition with minimal surface scuffs. $100-$200 61. “Three Little Pigs”Silly Symphony Cut-Out Set. (Whitman Publishing, 1933) This cut-out set is complete and unused, although aspects of the punch-out pages are separating. Measures 10.5”x17” and contains several pages of pieces to use in building the houses. A very scarce set to find. In very good condition with minimal edge and corner wear. $100-$200 62. Original (2) Artworks from “The Three Little Pigs” Golden Book. (Golden Press, 1948) Pair of original drawings used in “The Three Little Pigs” Little Golden Book. The drawing of the pigs measures 1.75”x3.75” on a 3.5”x6” sheet, and was used in the creation of the image on the copyright page of the book. The Big Bad Wolf drawing measures 3”x3.75” on a 4.25”x6.5” sheet mounted to board. The Big Bad Wolf drawing was used in the creation of the 14th page of the Little Golden Book. Two important illustrations from the creation of a very popular book. In fine condition. $200-$400


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63. Original Production Cel from “The Pied Piper”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1933) Rare original production cel featuring rats from “The Pied Piper”. The untrimmed cel measures 10”x12.4” with an image size of 5.25”x10.5”. In very good condition with minor edge-wear. $200-$400 64. Mickey Mouse Picture Card Album Vo. 1. (Gum Inc., 1935) This Mickey Mouse Picture Card Album could be obtained from the store where you bought your Mickey Mouse Bubble Gum, in exchange for (5) wrappers and 5 cents. This album has spaces for the joke cards obtained from the packs of gum to be adhered. This is the first volume, for cards 1 to 48. This set has (27) cards adhered to the album, with (2) additional loose cards from a later volume. Measures 6”x10”. In good condition with some cover wear and spots of staining. Some interior pages have small tears. $100-$200

65. “Father Noah’s Ark” Hardcover Book. (Birn Brothers Ltd., 1933) Rare “Father Noah’s Ark from Walt Disney Silly Symphony” hardcover book. Measures 5”x6.5”. 121 pages. In very good condition with some cover wear. $100-$200 66. Collection of (3) Mickey Mouse Penny Cards. (AMOCO, 1933) “Penny Cards” were hand-made by cutting out panels from already manufactured Mickey Mouse artwork, and adhering them to a custom cardboard backing with the name of the company that sold the cards and their card number within the set. These three 3”x3” cards are individually displayed within 4”x6” clear protective cases. Penny Cards are in very good condition. $100-$200

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67. Original Background Layout Drawing from “Mickey’s Mellerdrammer”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1933) Original Background Layout Drawing from “Mickey’s Mellerdrammer”. Accomplished in graphite on 9.5”x12” animation paper. Image size is 7”x10”. Numerous production notes along the borders. In very good condition with minimal edge-wear. $500-$700 68. Original Background Layout Drawing from “Mickey’s Mellerdrammer”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1933) Original Background Layout Drawing from “Mickey’s Mellerdrammer”. Accomplished in graphite on 9.5”x12” animation paper. Image size is 7”x9.25”. Numerous production notes along the borders. In very good condition with minimal edge-wear. $500-$700

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69. Mickey Mouse “Book” Bank in Box - Blue. (Zell Products Corp., 1933) A rare blue color variant Mickey Mouse Book Bank by Zell Productions Co. New York. Brass with leather cover, in original box with key. Measures 4.25”x3.25”x1”. In very good condition with minor wear. $300-$500


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71. World’s Fair Tin Mickey Coin Bank. (Zell Products Corp., 1933) Rare World’s Fair tin Mickey and Minnie coin and bills bank. The bank measures 1.75”x4.25”x2.25”. Comes with key. In very good condition with minimal wear. $200-$400 70. Mickey Mouse “Book” Bank - Tan. (Zell Products Corp., 1933) A tan color variant Mickey Mouse Book Bank by Zell Productions Co. New York. Brass with leather cover. Does not come with box or key. Measures 4.25”x3.25”x1”. Good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

72. Original Production Drawing from “Building A Building”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1933) Original Production Drawing featuring Minnie Mouse from “Building a Building”. Accomplished in graphite on 9.5”x12” animation paper. Image of Minnie measures 3.5”x3.5”. In very good condition with minor edge-wear. $200-$400

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ne of the most iconic items to debut at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair was the Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch. This highly-desirable product, both of the time and of today, exists as a testament to the success of Kay Kamen’s licensing agreements for Mickey Mouse products. Kamen licensed the Ingersoll-Waterbury Company to begin producing watches in 1933. The watches were an immediate success, with over 900,000 watches sold in the first year, and 2.5 million total watches sold between 1933 and 1935. The very first Mickey watches came in a box with an incorrect “off-model” design of Mickey on the lidthat was only approved in order to have the watches manufactured in time for the World’s Fair. Unlike the design on the box, the watches themselves were a high-quality casing with wire lugs to attach the metal or leather bands. The numbers “5” and “7” appeared above Mickey’s knees. The case itself came in an Art Deco design, only used for the World’s Fair. The box was quickly redesigned after the fair, for Fall of 1933 and the watch itself went through minor design changes by 1934. The increasing popularity of these watches showed the public commitment to Mickey as a brand, and hinted towards potential success in other unconventional markets moving forward.

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73. First Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch. (Ingersoll, 1933) Extremely rare first version of the Ingersoll Mickey Mouse watch released at the 1933 World’s Fair. Watch comes with its original box. The watch is intact with all of its original parts except for a replaced crystal. It works sporadically, but seems to be a serviceable piece. Watch measures 8” long. Clam-shell style box measures 2.5”x4.5”x1”. $1,500-$2,500

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74. “The Three Little Pigs” Pocket Watch. (Ingersoll, 1933) An extremely rare Ingersoll Pocket Watch featuring the Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf with the original box, fob, and scarce Ingersoll Guarantee pamphlet. Box and its inner compartments are made to look like the “house made of bricks”, and measures 2.5”x4.5”x0.75”. Watch measures 2” in diameter. All original and in very good condition. Does not appear to wind, but the hands can still be adjusted to set time. Likely needs service. $1,500-$2,500 75. Ingersoll 1936 Mickey Mouse Wristwatch in Box. (Ingersoll, 1936) This 1936 Mickey Mouse watch from Ingersoll comes with its original box. Watch has some fading to Mickey’s shorts, but is in working order. Measures 7.5” in length. Box measures 6.8”x3.75”x0.8” with some wear throughout. $800-$1,500

76. Ingersoll Mickey Mouse English Pocket Watch with Fob and Box. (Ingersoll, 1934) The celluloid dial on this unusual and rare English-made Mickey Mouse pocket watch features an image of a much more traditional-looking Mickey Mouse than in earlier versions. The box is the same design as the U.S. version but with added text of “Reproduced with the Consent of Walter E. Disney”. Box is complete with plain orange cardboard box insert. Box shows some wear. Case retains near full luster, with some wear on the back. The watch is in working order. Comes with attached silvered-brass fob, which is even more difficult to find than the watch. $1,000-$2,000 77. Ingersoll 1937 Mickey Mouse Wristwatch in Box. (Ingersoll, 1937) This 1937 Mickey Mouse watch from Ingersoll comes with its original box. Box contains a die-cut insert that holds the watch for display, and two original inserts explaining how to display the watch, and how to mail in the watch if it needs repairs. Watch and 8-link band are chromed metal, featuring imagery of Mickey throughout. Box measures 6.8”x3.75”x0.8”. In very good condition with some tarnish. Box has minimal wear. Watch is in working order, but occasionally stops. Likely needs service. $800-$1,500

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78. Collection of (3) Victor Records Picture Discs. (Victor Records, 1933) Extremely rare complete set of (3) RCA Victor Records picture discs featuring the music from Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony Cartoons. These three 78 rpm picture discs are some of the earliest Disney records released to the public and come in their original protective sleeves and outer sleeve to house the set. In fine condition.$1,500-$2,500

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79. Mickey Mouse Print Shop. (Fulton Faultless, 1933) This very detailed and intricate educational toy by Fulton Faultless functions as a working print shop. The set contains a tin ink tray, a rubber Mickey stamp, a letter rack to be dipped into the ink tray, and over 100 very small letters and numbers to be loaded into the rack. Comes in its original box. Measures 6.7”x6.4”x0.75”. In very good used condition, likely only missing a few duplicates of some letters or numbers. $100-$200 80. Donald Duck Art Stamp Picture Set. (Fulton Faultless, 1933) Donald Duck “Art Stamp Picture set #885”. Box measures 11.25”x8.5”x1”. In good used condition with some wear to box, including tears in three or four places and a few pencil marks on box lid. $100-$200

81. Mickey Mouse Annual. (Dean & Son, Ltd., 1933) This book was published at the end of 1933 for the 1934 year. Measures 8.75”x6.75”x2”. 125 pages. In very good condition with minor cover wear and inscribed in faded ink on the interior cover. A few of Minnie’s outfits have been colored in by the original owner of the book. $200-$300 82. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1933. (Walt Disney Studios, 1933) Features Mickey, Minnie, Pluto & the Three Pigs on the cover. Measures 7.25”x9.25”. In fine condition. Comes with original stamped and mailed envelope. $300-$500

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83. Pair of “World Fair” Chicago 1933 White and Yellow Pocket Knives. (1970s) Set of (2) “World Fair” Chicago 1933 White and Yellow Pocket Knives. Often mistaken for actually being from the 1933 World’s Fair, these pocket knives began showing up on the market in the 1970s. The Mickey is a more modern version of what would have been featured at the time, and perhaps most telling, is that the inscription says “World Fair” rather than “World’s Fair”. Still a wonderful artifact and a popular collector’s item. Measure 3.5” long and come in white and yellow variants. $100-$200

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ith the success of his cartoon “The Three Little Pigs” in the year prior, Walt entered into a period of creative expansion and progress. But as the studio grew, and added such legendary animators as Wolfgang Reitherman, Milt Kahl, and Frank Thomas, there was desperate need to provide financing for Walt’s visions.

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Kay Kamen, Disney’s merchandise representative, was able to meet that need by negotiating for the studio what would become one of the most successful and important contracts of his career. Kamen signed a contract with The Postum Company of Battle Creek Michigan, which permitted the company to use Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters as cut-outs on the backs of their cereal boxes. The public appeal of Mickey Mouse allowed Kamen to develop a flat-rate deal, calling for $1.5 Million per year for the rights to use the characters. This was an unheard of sum of money at the time for a merchandising deal, and the contract amounted to what would be roughly $30 Million today. Considering that the characters were used to promote boxes of cereal that cost 10 to 15 cents, this proved to be one of Kamen’s greatest triumphs. The revenue from this deal was significant, and provided the funds needed to move forward with Walt’s projects, namely his first full-length animated feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, which began preproduction this year. Additionally, the films “The Big Bad Wolf” and “The Grasshopper and the Ants” premiered, as did the Silly Symphonies cartoon “The Wise Little Hen”, which debuted Disney’s now-iconic character Donald Duck.

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85. Post Toasties Cereal Cut-Outs. (Post Toasties, 1934) Grouping of (5) original Post Toasties box backs featuring characters from Disney’s Silly Symphonies. Each back measures approximately 11”x13”. Three unique box backs with one duplicate version of “The Big Bad Wolf” and “The Pied Piper”. Set is in very good condition with some general wear throughout. $100-$200 86. Post Toasties Cereal Cut-Outs. (Post Toasties, 1934) Grouping of (6) original Post Toasties box backs featuring Mickey Mouse and Friends. Each back measures approximately 11”x13”. All (6) box backs are unique, with one being a smaller “Mickey Mouse Catches them All” safari-themed variant. Also includes an original newspaper advertisement for the cutouts. Very good condition with minimal wear throughout. $100-$200

87. Post Toasties Cereal Cut-Outs. (Post Toasties, 1934) Grouping of (5) original Post Toasties box backs featuring Mickey Mouse and Friends. Each back ranges in size from 7.25”x10.75” to 10.75”x12.75”. Set is in very good condition with some minor wear throughout. $100-$200

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88. Mickey Mouse Card Game. (Whitman, 1934) Rare Mickey Mouse card game used as a promotional item by Hoffman’s Ice Cream. Set of (24) Three Little Pigs themed cards come with the instructions insert and in their original box. Box measures 3.25”x2.2”x0.5”. In very good used condition with some wear to the box. $100-$200 89. Mickey Mouse Card Game. (Rieck’s, 1934) This early Mickey Mouse promotional card game by Rieck’s Ice Cream features (24) illustrated cards with Mickey Mouse and other Walt Disney characters on one side, and an advertisement for Mickey Mouse Cones by Rieck’s on the reverse. Set is complete in original box, without instruction insert. Box measures 3.25”x2.25”x0.5”. Cards are in fine condition. Box has a removed top tab, and wear throughout. Light pencil marks along top edge. A very scare and charming piece. $100-$200 90. “Pin the Tail On Mickey” Game. (Marks Bros., 1934) Rare “Pin the Tail On Mickey” game by Marks Brothers. The large Mickey on heavy brown paper unfolds to 29.5”x18”. It comes with (16) tails cut out and ready for play. Comes folded in the very scarce 8”x10” original pictorial envelope. Very Good condition. Envelope has a few tears and moderate wear. $200-$400

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91. “Camping Out” Hand Silk-Screened Glass Picture. (Reliance Picture Frame Co., 1934) “The Joys of Camping” silk-screened glass picture from Reliance Picture Frame Co. featuring Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Clarabelle, and Horace. Overall size is 7.75”x10.75”. In very good condition with some minor paint chips and separation. There is also some brown residue on the frame from previous display. $100-$200 92. Mickey and Minnie Paper Horn With Ratchet Noise Maker. (Marks Bros, c. 1934) This early Marks Bros. Co paper horn features colorful imagery of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. This version of the paper horn features a twistable ratchet noise maker that is still functional. Measures 7” high. In very good condition with some hairline cracking to the outermost paper coating. $100-$200 93. Emerson Radio Mickey Mouse Button. (Emerson, c.1934) Emerson Radio and Phonograph became a Disney Licensee in 1933. This rare promotional button measures 1.25” in diameter and still retains its paper manufacturing insert. In very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200


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94. Set of (4) Donald Duck Bisque Figures. (George Borgfeldt Corp., c.1934) Set of (4) Donald Duck Bisque figures, made in Japan. Each figure measures roughly 2.75” high and is unique in shape.Set is in very good condition with little wear. $200-$400 95. Donald Duck Bisque Toothpaste Holder. (George Borgfeldt Corp., c.1934) Features a long-billed version of Donald Duck. Made in Japan. The figure measures 5”x3”x2”. In very good condition. Copyright reads a misspelling of Walt Disney’s name. $100-$200 96. Mickey Mouse Nursery Ware China Tea Set. (Wadeheath & Co., c.1934) Mickey Mouse Nursery Ware China Tea Set by Wadeheath & Co, made in England. Includes Teapot, (2) cups, (2) saucers, (1) creamer and (1) sugar bowl. One of the cups has a broken and missing handle, the sugar bowl has a chip in the rim, and the creamer has a 1” hairline crack. In original box but box is in poor condition. $200-$400

97. Mickey Mouse Hankies. (Hermann Handkerchief Co., c.1934) Set of (3) Mickey Mouse Hankies with different embroidered Mickey images in their original box. Hankies measure roughly 8”x8” each. Box measures 5.25”x8.25”. In very good condition with some fold marks from their storage within the box. $200-$400 98. Seiberling Latex Co. Special Baby Bottle. (Seiberling, c. 1934) Seiberling Latex Products became a Licensee in 1934. The company made hard rubber character figures but also specialized in other latex products including this infant Enema Kit. The kit includes a hot-water bottle and hose. Box measures 5.5”x10.75”x1.75”. Hose and bottle have hardened with age and hose is in several pieces. The original box is in good condition with wear throughout. $100-$200

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s Kay Kamen continued to license additional manufactures to produce Disney character items, 1934 saw some of the earliest licenses run out. When the David McCay contract on Disney Books concluded, The Whitman Publishing Company was licensed to continue to create Mickey Mouse Books. Whitman’s pocket-sized “Big-Little Books” were a huge hit, and their Disneythemed hardcover books led to the creation of the also very popular “Little Golden Book” series by Western Publishing in 1943.

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99. Silly Symphony Coloring Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1934) Rare “Mickey Mouse Presents a Walt Disney Silly Symphony Book to Color”. In very good condition with a few pages colored in. Measures 15”x11”. $100-$200

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100. Collection of (7) Miniature Mickey Mouse Books. (Whitman Publishing, 1934) Collection of (7) miniature Mickey Mouse books. Each Book measures 3.75”x3.15”. 40 pages each. In very good condition overall, with scattered spots of wear and discoloration. $100-$200


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101. First Edition “Peculiar Penguins”. (David McCay, 1934) Based on the Silly Symphony cartoon, this book measures 8.5”x6.25”. 45 pages, with a color illustration to accompany every page. In very good condition with minimal wear. $100-$200

103. “Funny Little Bunnies” Silk-Screened Glass Picture. (Reliance Picture Frame Co., 1934) “Rainbow Color” silk-screened glass picture from Reliance Picture Frame Co. featuring a scene from “Funny Little Bunnies”. Overall size is 7.75”x10.75”. In very good condition with some minor paint chips and separation. $100-$200

102. “The World Owes Me a Living” Sheet Music. (Irving Berlin, Inc., 1934) Rare sheet music for “The World Owes Me a Living” from the 1934 Silly Symphony “The Grasshopper and the Ants”. Measures 12”x9.25”. 8 pages. In very good condition with some age toning on page 6 and on the front and back covers. $100-$200

104. Original Layout Drawing from “The Grasshopper and the Ants”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1934) Original layout drawing from “The Grasshopper and the Ants”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 9.5”x12” animation paper. Image size measures 8”x11”. In very good condition with minimal wear. $500-$1,000

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hile early merchandising of Mickey Mouse helped provide much needed revenue to the studio, for some companies, Mickey helped provide the finances for them to even remain in business.

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The Lionel Corporation of New York, a manufacturer of toy trains, suffered horribly from the effects of The Great Depression. In 1934, the company entered into receivership, during which an outside group took responsibility for the company’s operations when it could not meet its financial obligations. Knowing the appeal of the character Mickey Mouse, the Lionel Corporation partnered with Disney merchandise executive Kay Kamen to present a pitch to the receivers for Mickey Mouse themed trains. Due to the receiver’s confidence in the character Mickey Mouse, they allowed the already financially suffering Lionel Corporation to borrow additional money from them in order to produce the trains. The trains featured Mickey and Minnie and came with (8) pieces of track. At a price of just $1.00 a set, the trains were such a success that Lionel was able to completely recover from its receivership and by 1935, had even created (2) additional Disney handcars. The popularity of these trains was so great that Lionel had to turn down store orders as large as 100,000 units due to being unable to produce enough sets to match the demand from the public. The successful contract with Lionel illustrated the strength of the Mouse, and the appeal of the character did not go unnoticed by additional corporations. Many similar contracts helped to fund the studio over the coming years.

105. Lionel Mickey Hand Car with (8) Sections of Track. (Lionel Trains, 1934) This Mickey and Minnie hand car is the toy that saved the Lionel Corporation. Comes with the original 8.5”x11.25”x6” box, turn key, and (8) sections of track. Hand car and track are in very good condition with some wear from use. Box had considerable wear from age and use. $1,500-$2,500

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nder a licensing agreement with Kay Kamen, the Kroehler Furniture Company produced several Disney-themed items including tables, desks, chairs, and bookcases. Kroehler often incorporated large painted wooden images of Disney characters as structural support for their pieces of furniture. As such, original Kroehler Disney furniture still remains very popular today for its visual appeal and quality of craftsmanship.

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106. Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar Bookcase. (Kroehler, 1934) This bookcase features large imagery of Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow on the left and right sides. Measures 21.5”x11.25” and 52” tall. In very good condition with a few expected nicks and spots of paint wear. $1,500-$2,500

107. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Desk. (Kroehler, 1934) This table-desk features a cut-out of Mickey on one end and Minnie on the other that hold up the table’s surface. Measures 19.5”x26” and 25.5” tall. In very good condition, with some wear throughout. $700-$1,000

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108. Original Production Cel and Production Background from “The Flying Mouse”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1934) Beautiful production cel and rare vertical pan production background from the 1934 Silly Symphony, “The Flying Mouse”. The production cel of the mouse and the flower has been trimmed and applied to the 11.5”x29.5” background as prepared for presentation. In fine condition. $5,000-$8,000

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109. Pair of Mickey Mouse Promotional Magazines. (Bryant and Chapman, 1934) Nice pair of Mickey Mouse Magazines given away for promotional purposes. Includes “Boy Scout Issue” Vol. 1 No.4 and a rare 1934 Luick Dairy Mickey Mouse Magazine. $100-$200 110. Original Mickey Mouse Inked Publicity Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, c. 1934) Beautiful inked publicity drawing of Mickey on 12”x9” vellum. Light creasing from being folded and mailed. In fine condition overall. $1,000-$2,000


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111. Original Production Drawing from “The Big Bad Wolf”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1934) Original rough animation drawing from “The Big Bad Wolf”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 9.5” x 12” animation paper. In fine condition. $100-$200 112. Book Illustration Design for “The Big Bad Wolf”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1934) A beautiful page design from “The Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood”. Accomplished in graphite on 12”x9.5” animation paper. In very good condition with a horizontal crease through the center of the sheet. Note in the top right corner reads “P.23 - Black”. $500-$700 113. “Mickey Mouse in Giantland” Hardcover Book. (London and Glasgow, 1934) Features (44) full-page illustrations to accompany the story. Measures 10”x7.5”x0.75”. 95 pages. In good condition with mild wear. Comes with original dust jacket. Dust jacket is in poor condition, but is very scarce to find still included. $100-$200

114. “The Pied Piper” Hardcover Book. (Henderson & Spalding ltd., 1934) First Edition of the English printing of “The Pied Piper”. Comes with original dust jacket. Measures 10.25”x8”. 72 pages. In very good condition with minimal wear to the cover and dust jacket. $100-$200

115. Original Production Drawing from “The Dognapper”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1934) Original Production Drawing featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck from “The Dognapper”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 9.5”x12” animation paper. In fine condition. $200-$400

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116. Collection of (5) Mickey Mouse Recipe Books. (c. 1934/1935) Collection of (5) Mickey Mouse Recipe Scrap Books given as premiums with bread in the 1930s. Loafs of bread would include a trading card with matching recipes that could be glued into the books. Each book measures 4”x6.5”. All are in very good condition. $100-$200

117. Mickey Mouse Premium Trading Cards. (c. 1934) Collection of (60) assorted 1”x2” trading cards included in Belgium Chocolates in the 1930s. All are in very good to fine condition. $100-$200

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he studio excelled both theatrically and financially with help from the merchandising genius of Kay Kamen. Walt Disney expanded his staff and made plans for the studio’s first feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. The first color Mickey Mouse cartoon “The Band Concert” premiered along with films such as “Mickey’s Fire Brigade” and “The Robber Kitten”. The popularity of Mickey Mouse and the growing cast of Disney characters had not subsided, and the list of licensees and new merchandise continued to grow.

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121. Donald Duck Wooden Clothes Brush. (Henry L Hughes Co., 1930s) This wooden clothes brush from Henry L Hughes Co. features a regal Donald Duck on the metal blue and silver surface. Measures 3.5”x2”x1.5”. In very good used condition with minimal wear. $200-$400 119. Pair of Mickey Mouse Red Bowls from Post Cereal. (Bryant Electric Company, 1930s) These two cereal bowls are made from a very early version of plastic called “Beetleware”. These red bowls, featuring images of Mickey Mouse in the interior, were created by the Bryant Electric Company in the mid 1930s for Post cereals as promotional redemption items. The bowls measure 5.5” in diameter and 1.5” tall. In very good condition with minimal wear. $100-$200 120. Mickey Mouse Wooden Brush Set in Leather Case. (Henry L Hughes Co., 1930s) This is the standard version of the hair and clothes brushes from Henry L Hughes Co. featuring a Mickey Mouse logo on the surface of the brushes. Comes in the original genuine leather zipper case, with small black comb. Brushes measure 4.5”x2”x1.5”. Case measures 6”x4.5”x2”. In very good used condition. $200-$400

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122. Inkograph Mickey Mouse Mechanical Pencil. (Inkograph Co., 1935) This black mechanical pencil features a charming composition head of Mickey Mouse on top of the slick black and gold body of the pencil. The pencil is inscribed “Mickey Mouse” along the clip. Measures 5” long. In very good used condition with minor scuffing. $100-$200 123. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Deluxe Wooden Brush. (Henry L Hughes Co., 1930s) The standard version of the hair and clothes brushes from Henry L Hughes Co. typically featured a Mickey Mouse logo on the surface. This deluxe version of the wooden brush features the more rare Mickey with Minnie logo on the surface. Measures 7.5” long. In very good used condition. Most of the original glossy finish still remains, but portions along the base of handle and brush head are worn from use. Mickey and Minnie logo also has some wear. $200-$400


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124. Mickey Mouse Picture Card Album. Vol. 2. (Gum Inc., 1935) This Mickey Mouse Picture Card Album could be obtained from the store where you bought your Mickey Mouse Bubble Gum, in exchange for (5) wrappers and 5 cents. This album has spaces for the joke cards obtained from the packs of gum to be adhered. This is the second volume, for cards 49 to 96. This set has 42 of its original 48 cards. Measures 6”x10”. In poor condition with cover wear and spots of staining. Some interior pages have small tears. A nearly complete set! $100-$200 125. “Tortoise and the Hare” Tapestry. (Alexander Smith and Son, 1935) Beautiful small rug featuring a scene from Disney’s “The Tortoise and the Hare”. Measures 11.5”x18.5” not including the fringe. Rug is in very good condition overall with some spots of discoloration and wear. $200-$400

126. Original Production Drawing from “Mickey’s Fire Brigade”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1935) Original Production Drawing from “Mickey’s Fire Brigade”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. In fine condition. $400-$600 127. Mickey Mouse Old Maid Card Game. (Whitman Publishing Co., 1935) This illustrated set of Mickey Mouse themed Old Maid cards were created by Whitman Publishing and sold by vendors throughout the United States. This particular set still retains its original sales sticker on the bottom of the box. This is a complete set of (35) cards including the additional instruction card, and comes in its original box. Box measures 6.5”x5”x1”. In very good used condition with some wear throughout. Some light pencil marks on the box and on a few of the cards. $100-$200

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dvancements in home projection technology created a surge of demand for paper film featuring Disney characters in the years following 1935. The Movie Jecktor Company of New York created “Movie-Jecktors” and “Talkie-Jecktors” that could project paper-film strips of Disney imagery for home viewing. As the paper-film was somewhat delicate, and the Jecktors themselves quite intricate, surviving examples of these artifacts are unique in their craftsmanship and significance within furthering advancements of home-viewing technology.

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128. Mickey Mouse Talkie Jecktor. (Movie Jecktor Company, 1935) Rare Mickey Mouse Talkie Jecktor, a combination of the standard Movie Jecktor and Phonograph. Comes complete in original box with (3) filmstrips, and (2) records. In very good condition overall. $1,500-$2,500

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129. Collection of (3) Rolls of Mickey Mouse Movie-Jecktor Film. (Movie Jecktor Company, 1935) Collection of (3) rolls of Movie Jecktor “Film”. The rolls come in their original boxes and are in good used condition with wear throughout. $100-$200


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130. Original Publicity Drawing from “The Robber Kitten”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1935) Studio publicity drawing for “The Robber Kitten”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 9.5”x12” animation paper. In fine condition. $300-$500 131. Original Production Drawing from “The Robber Kitten”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1935) Original production drawing from “The Robber Kitten”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 9.5”x12” animation paper. In fine condition. $200-$400

132. Original Layout Drawing from “Music Land”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1935) Original layout drawing from “Music Land”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 9.5”x12” animation paper. In fine condition. $200-$400 133. “The Robber Kitten” Hardcover Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1935) Hardcover version of Disney’s “The Robber Kitten”, written and illustrated by the staff of Walt Disney Studios. Includes original dust jacket. Measures 8.75”x10”. 36 pages. In very good condition with minimal wear to the cover and dust jacket. $100-$200

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134. French Cine Mickey Lantern with Box and Slides. (1935) This French-made “Cine Mickey” would be assembled by the buyer upon purchase. Made out of a sturdy cardboard-like material, this pre-built lantern comes with its original box and (5) rolls of film-paper. The “Cine Mickey” is in non-working order. Lantern measures 3.75”x6.25”x5”, with the box measuring 9.25”x6.75”x2.5”. In good condition with some wear throughout. $100-$200 135. Collection of (46) Toy Lantern Slides. (1930s) Collection of (46) toy lantern slides from various productions including: “Mickey Mouse Cartoons”, “The Big Bad Wolf”, “Pinocchio”, “Snow White”, and more. Some duplicates, but at least (25) unique sets in this lot. $300-$500

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136. Mickey Mouse Toy Lantern. (Ensign, Ltd.) This “Mickey Mouse Toy Lantern Outfit” comes in its original box with a large pie-eyed Mickey on the surface. Lantern comes with the original lens, stand, and large unique battery which also features a Mickey. Does not come with slides. Box measures 6”x4.75”x3”. In good condition, with some wear to the box and lantern, and some battery corrosion. $100-$200


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he studio was overwhelmed by requests for photos of Mickey Mouse by his many fans from all over the world. On occasion, glossy black and white photos were sent, but typically a standard printed fan card was used. A few lucky fans received very scarce versions of these fan cards that were hand-painted at the studio by young ladies that were aspiring to be cel painters.

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137. Mickey Mouse Studio Fan Card. (Walt Disney Studios, c. 1935) Studio Printed fan card featuring Mickey Mouse. Measures 9.25”x7.25”. In fine condition with minimal wear. $100-$200

138. Rare Original Hand-Painted Mickey Mouse Studio Fan Card. (Walt Disney Studios, c. 1935) Extremely rare hand-painted studio fan card. Accomplished in ink and watercolor on 12.5”x10” cardstock. Very fine condition. $1,500-$2,500

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ld King Cole Company was licensed to produce Mickey Mouse store displays using a special type of paper mache called “laminite”. The success of the base model Mickey display allowed Old King Cole to create additional versions in the following years such as the Minnie Mouse display. The company even dabbled in creating a limited number of animated store displays with moving parts, but few still exist. These displays were marketed to store owners by Kay Kamen, and were almost always discarded after enough use. Additionally, their delicate paper mache structure makes the Old King Cole displays very scarce and desirable collector’s items today.

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139. Extremely Rare Matched Pair of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Old King Cole Animated Window Displays. (Old King Cole, c. 1935) An incredibly rare (in size, design, and condition) matched pair of Mickey and Minnie Mouse store displays by Old King Cole Inc. This large and impressive display pair are certain to become the centerpiece of any Disney collection. All Old King Cole Disney displays are rare and desirable however, finding a matching working pair in this condition is virtually unheard of. These displays were not cheap. Probably some of the most expensive displays offered by the company catalogs of the time and even more so if powered with the motorized animation upgrade.  Because of the high cost, a single Mickey was what most retailers purchased by itself.  Less common are any other Disney characters.  In this case, the matching Minnie Mouse is exceptionally scarce.  Again, more so for the motorized function.  Matching is especially noteworthy here in that these have most-likely always been a pair since their initial purchase in the 1930s. One can tell as the paint wear and overall condition is exactly the same.  Re-paired singles usually betray their separate origins through different paint conditions. Each display has its original wood bracing and framework attached to the reverse. Motors and electric cords have been professionally replaced with modern devices and hardware and all mechanical features function well. Mickey is 30”x40.75” while Minnie is 28.75”x42”. Attached to the reverse of each is the original Kay Kamen “seal” sticker, measuring 2.5” in diameter. Mickey’s sticker shows moderate wear with about half remaining while Minnie’s sticker remains nearly fully intact. Lower left of each display is also marked “Copyright By Special Permission Of Walt Disney Enterprises.” Mickey is depicted wearing red pants with blue buttons, and his outstretched arm moves up and down. Minnie holds a mirror in her outstretched hand, and her other arm is a separate piece that moves up and down. Each has scattered areas of crazing with some small scattered paint flakes, all minor and in no way distracting. Both displays remain very clean and are in fine condition overall. $50,000-$75,000

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140. Official Mickey Mouse Store Cardboard Sign. (Walt Disney Studios, c. 1935) For the first few years, these display signs featured Mickey sporting a Mickey Mouse Club button, and were given to stores that either supported the Mickey Mouse Clubs or sold Mickey merchandise. When the clubs were officially disbanded, the Club Button was removed from the sign and the sign was used solely for stores selling Mickey Mouse merchandise. The blacked-out shape of where the button would have gone still remains on the sign. Measures 15”x15” framed, with the sign itself measuring 11”x11”. Appears to be in very good condition, with minor scuffing to the frame. Uninspected out of frame. $700-$1,000 141. “Mickey Mouse Mottoes” and “Mickey Mouse Fables”. (Children’s Press, c.1935) Two children’s books published in London circa 1935. Each book measures 11.5”x8.5”. 32 pages each. Pair is in very good condition with some wear throughout. $100-$200

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142. Hardcover Collection of “Le Journal de Mickey”. (1934-1935) Extremely rare hardbound volume containing the first (52) issues of Le Journal de Mickey, a French weekly periodical that started in October 1934 and would continue for more than 50 years and 3000 issues. Measures 16”x11.25”x1”. In very good condition overall with some small amounts of staining and wear to the cover. $500-$1,000 143. Four (4) Early Issues of Mickey Mouse Magazine. (Kay Kamen, 1935) Extremely scarce (4) issues of Mickey Mouse Magazine, including the very rare first two issues. This magazine, published by Kay Kamen, was the first American Disney newsstand periodical and the forerunner of Walt Disney Comics & Stories. Issue # 1 measures 13.5” x 10”. It is in good to fair condition with tanning, brittleness and water damage to the interior pages. Issue #2 (more rare than #1) measures 11.5” x 8.5” and is in very good condition with only slight wear. $500-$700


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144. “Walt Disney’s Donald Duck” Softcover Book. (Whitman, 1935) Written and illustrated by the staff of the Walt Disney Studios, this beautiful softcover book titled “Walt Disney’s Donald Duck” features full-color illustrations on every page of Donald, Mickey, and Minnie to accompany the written story. Measures 13”x9.5”. 14 pages. In very fine condition with minor edge-wear to the cover. $100-$200

146. “The Story of Mickey Mouse and the Smugglers” Hardcover Book. (Whitman Publishing Co., 1935) This “Big Big Book” contains over 150 illustrations to accompany the story. Measures 9.5”x7.5”. 317 pages. In very good condition with minimal cover wear. The 1st page has a patched tear and is inscribed “To Our Little Mickey Mouse” from the original owner’s parents. $100-$200

145. “A Mickey Mouse ABC Book”. (Collins, Glasgow & London, c.1935) “A Mickey Mouse ABC Book” published in England. Measures 7.5”x6.5”. In good condition. $100-$200

147. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1935. (Walt Disney Studios, 1935) Contains (6) illustrated pages telling a story. Measures 7.25”x9.15” closed. In fine condition. $300-$500

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hile commonplace today, sequels were very uncommon in the years leading up to 1936. However, the overwhelming popularity of Disney’s “The Three Little Pigs” led to two sequels; “The Big Bad Wolf” in 1935, and “The Three Little Wolves” in 1936. These stories remained immensely popular during the 30s and 40s, especially throughout World War II, due to their thematic elements of banding together to overcome struggles and foes.

The popularity of those characters led to many new licensing contracts and the creation of new merchandise under Kay Kamen. Fisher-Price manufactured a line of immensely popular Donald Duck pull-toys, and many new Disney books were published, some featuring Elmer Elephant and Mortimer Mouse, who both debuted that year.

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148. Disney Studio Rejection Letter. (Walt Disney Productions, 1936) A rare and historically significant rejection letter on studio stationery sent to Lillian Ewers, a female artist who was interested in working on Disney animated cartoons. Ewers was told that the job advertisement she had read was “intended only for young men, as all creative work at this Studio is done by them.” A photo of the Ink and Paint Department circa 1936 is included in this lot, and the letter notes that, “the artwork done by women in the establishment is limited to inking on celluloid, and painting in the inked figures as directed.” Letter measures 11”x8.5” and photo measures 8”x10”. Letter is in good condition with some fold marks and minimal wear. $300-$500

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149. Original Production Cel and Pan Background from “The Three Little Wolves”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1936) Beautiful studio-created setup featuring original production cels from “The Three Little Wolves”, paired with an original pan production background from “The Practical Pig”. The entire piece measures 9”x21.5”. The cels have been trimmed and placed on a production background for presentation at the studio. It was very common for them to mix cels and backgrounds from different productions to create eye-appealling artwork such as this. In fine condition. $5,000-$6,000


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150. Collection of (52) issues of “Mickey Mouse Weekly”. (Wilbank Publications, 1936-37) The first (52) issues of “Mickey Mouse Weekly”, a weekly British comic publication that ran until 1957. Each weekly measures 15”x11”. In varying condition, most ranging from good to very good. $300-$500 151. Set of (2) Issues of “Mickey Mouse Magazine”. (Kay Kamen ltd., 1936) Pair of extremely rare issues of Kay Kamen’s “Mickey Mouse Magazine”. Both the August 1936 (vol. 1, no. 11) and the November 1936 (vol. 2 no. 2) issues are considered very hard-to-find. Both measure 11.5”x8.5” and both are in very good condition. $200-$400

152. First Edition “Mickey Mouse in Pigmy Land” Softcover. (Whitman Publishing, 1936) This rare First Edition soft cover book measures 9.5”x7.25”. 71 pages. In very good condition with some discoloration to the interior back-cover. $100-$200 153. “Mickey Mouse and His Friends” Softcover. (Whitman, 1936) This “linen-like” softcover book measures 12.5”x10”. 10 pages. In very good condition with a small initial stamp on the cover near Mickey’s nose. $100-$200 154. Pair of (2) Disney Studio Model Sheets. (Walt Disney Studios, 1936) Pair of (2) Studio Photostat model sheets from “Mother Pluto” and “The Country Cousin”. These photostat model sheets were used by the animators as reference for the characters during production. Both measure 10”x14” and are in very good condition. $100-$200

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155. “The Mickey Mouse Fire Brigade” Hardcover. (Whitman Publishing, 1936) This rare first edition copy of “The Mickey Mouse Fire Brigade” is illustrated throughout with black and white and duotone drawings from the Disney Studios. Measures 10”x7.5”x0.75”. A very fine copy in a fine bright dust jacket. Minimal rubbing at the spine tips and a few short closed tears in the dust cover. Features an early appearance of Donald, with his elongated bill. $200-$400 156. Pair of Early Big Little Books. (Whitman Publishing, 1934/1936) Two early Big Little Books, “Mickey Mouse in Blaggard Castle” and “Mickey Mouse and the Sacred Jewel”. Over 300 pages each. Both books measure 4.5”x3.75” and are in very good condition. $50-$100

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157. “40 Big Pages of Mickey Mouse” Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1936) This extremely rare activity and story book measures 12.5”x10.25”. 40 pages. In good condition with elements of wear throughout. $200-$400 158. “Elmer Elephant” Hardcover Book. (David McKay Company, 1936) Elmer Elephant is the star of the 1936 Silly Symphonies cartoon by the same name, and is thought to be the precursor to Dumbo. This book based on the short measures 8.75”x6.5”. 47 pages. In very good condition with some wear to the original dust jacket and cover. First page has an identification label from the original owner’s library. $100-$200 159. “Mickey Mouse Book for Coloring”. (Saalfield Publishing, 1936) Rare coloring book with a die-cut top edge. Measures 14.25”x10.5”. 23 pages. In good condition with a few pages colored and some cover staining. $100-$200


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160. Original Concept Painting and Toys by Fisher Price. (Walt Disney Studios/Fisher Price, 1936) Incredibly rare original design painting for a 1936 Fisher Price Pull Toy. Donald’s feet position was then modified from the painting, and used for two more toys. Accomplished in gouache on board and measures 8”x10”. In very fine condition. Also included are the original pull toys that the painting was used for. An incredible Disney Fisher Price archive. $6,000-$8,000

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161. Disney Milk Bottle from McDonald Farm. (McDonald Farm, c.1936) This one quart glass milk bottle from McDonald Farm features the farm’s logo on one side of the bottle, with a charming lyric from Mickey Mouse and his friends on the other side that encourages the reader to drink their milk. Measures 9.5” high. In very good condition. $100-$200

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162. Mickey Mouse Annual. (Dean & Son, Ltd., 1936) Mickey Mouse Annual, “Still Sailing Merrily On”. Published in 1936 for the 1937 year. Measures 8.5”x6.5”. 120 pages. In very good condition with some cover wear. Identification stick on first page from original owner’s library. $200-$400 163. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1936. (Walt Disney Studios, 1936) Features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Pluto on the surface. Measures 7.25”x9.25”. In good condition with hole punch on left side and the year “1936” written in the bottom-right corner. $200-$400


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aving built up the studio on classic characters such as Mickey and Donald, Walt continued to expand the company with new characters and new advances in animation. Donald’s Nephews debuted in the Silly Symphonies comic strip. The shorts “Little Hiawatha” and “Clock Cleaners” premiered, as well as “Don Donald”, which included the first appearance of Daisy Duck, called Donna Duck at the time. But perhaps the greatest triumph for the year was the theatrical release of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, which didn’t just create a plethora of new and unique character merchandise, but paved the way for all future animated feature films for decades to come.

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164. “Walt Disney’s Academy Award Revue” Original Release Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Original release one-sheet movie poster for “Walt Disney’s Academy Award Revue”, a feature length compilation of Disney’s Academy Award winning shorts. Measures 27”x41”. The poster is in good condition with edge wear and creases. $200-$400 165. Collection of (3) Studio Model Sheets from “Little Hiawatha”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Collection of (3) 10”x14” studio photostat model sheets from “Little Hiawatha”. In very good condition. $300-$500

166. Pair of Jack Kinney Signed Employment Contracts. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Two hand-signed employment contracts for legendary animator/director Jack Kinney. Also included are two letters from the studio and a photo. $500-$1,000

167. Walt Disney Signed “The Donald Duck Book”. (Birn Brothers, 1937) This charming hardcover book titled “The Donald Duck Book by Walt Disney”, features a colorful early depiction of Donald Duck on the cover. The presentation page is hand-signed by Walt Disney with the dedication, “Best Wishes”. The original book owner’s name is written in black pen on the same page. Measures 10”x7.4”x1”. 90 pages. In fine condition with some fading along the front cover and minor spine wear. $1,500-$2,500

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168. Signed In-House Studio Publication “The Mousetrap”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1937) Incredibly rare (36) page spiral bound satirical publication created by animators at the studio, signed by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston to the original owner. The book includes in-house gags, caricatures of animators, artwork, and vignettes written by the staff. Only 500 copies were made at the time, and sold to staff for 50 cents each. A wonderful look into the behind-the-scenes of the studio. $500-$1,000 169. Collection of (45) Mickey Mouse Weekly Issues. (Wilbank Publications, 1937) Collection of (45) issues of Mickey Mouse Weekly from 1937. The issues vary in condition from good to very good. $200-$400

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170. Set of (2) Issues of Mickey Mouse Magazine. (Kay Kamen, ltd. Publishing, 1937) Set of (2) scarce issues of Kay Kamen’s “Mickey Mouse Magazine”, Vol 3 No. 3 and Vol 2 No. 13. Both measure 11.5”x8.5” and are in good condition with some cover wear. $200-$400 171. “The Country Cousin” and “Little Hiawatha” Hardcover Books. (David McCay, 1937) Hardcover editions of “Hiawatha” and “The Country Cousin”. Measure 10.5”x9.25” each. 19 pages each. In very good condition with some corner and spine wear to the dust jackets. $100-$200


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172. Three (3) Scarce Whitman Publishing Titles. (Whitman Publishing, 1937) Collection of (3) very scarce Whitman Publishing story books. Includes “Mickey Mouse’s Friends Wait for the County Fair”, “Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Gag Book”, and “Mickey’s Magic Hat and The Cookie Carnival”, which is an extremely rare publication. Books measure approximately 9.75”x8.25”. $300-$500 173. “The Mickey Mouse Mother Goose” Hardcover Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1937) Very rare hard cover story with accompanying illustrations throughout. Measures 9”x7”x1.5”. 136 pages. In very good condition with some wear to the dust jacket. $200-$400 174. “The Golden Touch” and “Nursery Stories” Hardcover Books. (Whitman Publishing, 1937) Two illustrated Disney stories by Whitman Publishing. Books measure 9”x6.75”. 212 pages each. Come with original dust jackets. In very good condition with some wear to the dust jackets. $100-$200

175. “Donald Duck Has His Ups and Downs” Book. (Whitman Publishing Company, 1937) “Donald Duck Has His Ups and Downs” book #1077. Measures 9.5”x8.5”. In poor to fair condition with writing in pencil and crayon on the covers and most of the pages. $100-$200 176. “Mickey Has a Busy Day” Book. (Whitman Publishing Company, 1937) Mickey Has a Busy Day #1077 picture story book. Measures 9.5”x8.5”. 16 pages. In good condition. $100-$200

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177. Walt Disney Annual. (Whitman Publishing Co., 1937) Large hardcover Walt Disney annual featuring stories of Mickey Mouse and Friends. Comes with original dust jacket. Measures 13.75”x10.75”. In good condition with some moderate wear to the dust jacket, and some writing on the interior cover and first page in ink and pencil. $200-$400

179. Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony Annual. (Collins Clear-Type Press, 1937) Beautiful set of comics, stories, and songs related to Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies. Measures 11.25”x8.5”. 93 pages. In very good condition with some tears to the dust jacket. $200-$400

178. Mickey Mouse Annual. (Dean & Son, Ltd., 1937) Mickey Mouse Annual, “Let’s Get Together Again!” Published in 1937 for the 1938 year. Measures 8.5”x6.5”. 120 pages. In good condition, with a faded inscription on the first page. $200-$400

180. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1937. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Features an adhered leaflet for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on the inside and a seperate smaller insert with Mickey and gang. In fine condition. Comes with original unused mailing envelope. $300-$500

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he premier of such shorts as “Ferdinand the Bull”, “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod”, and “Donald’s Nephews” were widely successful. Additionally, Courvoisier Galleries began to market animation production artwork as a fine art, preserving many of the surviving cels from the era that we have today. But the greatest triumph of the year had to have been “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Development of what would become “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” began in early 1934. Walt expected to be able to produce the film at a cost of $250,000; nearly 10 times the average cost of a Silly Symphonies cartoon. However, a full-length animated feature film was unheard of at the time, and rewrites, cuts to fully-animated scenes, and other expenses led to the final cost amounting to nearly $1.5 Million. Walt had to mortgage his home to help finish the film, and the Movie Industry commonly referred to the project as “Disney’s Folly”. Had the film been a failure, it is unlikely the studio would have survived.

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However, “Snow White” premiered on December 21, 1937 to widespread critical acclaim. The appeal of the dwarfs’ varied personalities and the charming elegance of Snow White, led to an equally wide variety of character merchandise. Part of the success of the merchandising arrangements was in manufacturing the merchandise prior to the release of the film. Having these items in stores prior to the film’s release not only helped to promote the film, but meant that the items were ready and waiting to be sold as soon as moviegoers saw the film. The success of the film helped provide the funds necessary for Walt to start development on a new Feature Animation studio in Burbank, as well as pave the way for additional feature films such as “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia”.

181. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Title Lobby Card. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) A very scarce Main Title Lobby Card for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. These lobby cards were created as promotional materials to be displayed in theaters. This RKO Radio Pictures original lobby card came originally in a set of eight. A highly decorated and beautiful piece. Measures 11”x14”, lightly taped along the top edge to a 14”x16.5” board. In very good condition. $300-$500

182. Collection of (12) Publicity Photos for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1938) Beautiful grouping of (12) publicity photos from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Each photo measures 8”x10” within a 11.75”x9.5” binder. In very good condition, with some tape residue on the back corners of the photos. $500-$700

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183. Incredible “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Multi-Signed Premier Program. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) An original program from the World Premiere of Walt Disney’s “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs” from the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles on December 21, 1937. This beautiful program is hand-signed by Walt Disney as well as an incredible (54) other members of the production team, including (7) of the “Nine Old Men”. Comprised of some of the most important people on the production, the signatures include: Walt Disney. Sequence Directors: William (Bill) Cottrell, David Hand, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, and Ben Sharpsteen. Writers: Dorothy Ann Blank, Otto Englander, Dick Rickland, Ted Sears, and Webb Smith. Musical Supervisors: Frank Churchill (an amazingly rare signature) and Paul Smith. Art Directors: Hugh Hennesy, Harold Miles, Kendall O’Connor, Charles Philippi, Terrell Stapp, McLaren Stewart, and Gustaf Tenggren. Background Artists: Samuel Armstrong, Claude Coats, Merle Cox, Ray Lockrem, Mique Nelson, and Maurice Noble. Animators: James Algar, Art Babbitt, Jack Campbell, Les Clark, Shamus Culhane, Al Eugster, Norm (Fergie) Ferguson, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, Dick Lundy, Ham Luske, Robert Martsch, Joshua Meador, Fred Moore, Grim Natwick, Ugo D’Orsi, Stan Quackenbush, Woolie Reitherman, Bill Roberts, George Rowley, Fred Spencer, Bob Stokes, Frank Thomas, Vladimir (Bill) Tytla, Marvin Woodward, and Cy Young. Character Designers: Joe Grant and Albert Hurter. The program measures 13””x10”” closed, and is in fine condition overall with minimal spots of discoloration and wear. $10,000-$15,000

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184. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Cutting Continuity Document. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) Dated February 12, 1938, this 104 page document was used by the Cutting Department in preparing “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” for distribution to theaters. This document splits the film into (10) sections with camera notes and cutting directions throughout. An incredible look into history of the film that many will never see. Contains numerous hand-written notes by the staff of the Cutting Dept. Entire document measures 14”x8.5”. In very good condition with moderate edge wear from extensive use in post-production. $1,000-$2,000

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185. “Complete Story of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Hardcover Book with Dust Jacket. (Grosset & Dunlap, 1937) Complete illustrated story of the film. Hardcover with original dust jacket. In very good condition with some edge wear to the dust jacket. $100-$200 186. Walt Disney Studio Publicity Photo. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937/1940) A beautiful 8”x10” publicity photo of Walt Disney taken during development of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. This photo contains press information on the reverse stating that the film had just been selected to head the “Walt Disney Festival of Hits” in 1940. The festival included a screening of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “The Practical Pig”, “The Ugly Duckling”, and “Ferdinand the Bull” that appeared in a very limited number of theaters. Photo is in very good condition with minimal wear. $100-$200


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187. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Hardcover Book with Dust Jacket. (Collins, 1938) Features a beautiful color illustration of all seven dwarfs and Snow White on the cover. Comes with original dust jacket. Measures 10”x7.5”. 77 pages. In good condition with some small tears to the dust jacket. $100-$200 188. “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs” Illustrated Book. (Collins, 1938) Beautifully illustrated hardcover book with original dust jacket. Measures 12.75”x9.75”. 77 pages. In very good condition with light wear to the dust jacket. $100-$200 189. Collection of (8) “The Story Of...” Softcover Books. (Whitman Publishing,1938) Collection of (8) 24-page softcover books, each featuring the story of a single dwarf and one featuring the story of Snow White. Set is in very good condition with some wear throughout. $100-$200

190. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Small Hardcover Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1938) A nice re-telling of the Disney classic accompanied by imagery from the film as well as newly created line artwork. Measures 6.5”x5.25”. 61 Pages. In very good condition with minimal wear. $100-$200 191. “Walt Disney’s Forest Friends From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Hardcover Book. (Gosset & Dunlap, 1938) Hardcover “Walt Disney’s Forest Friends from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” with original dust jacket. Measures 9.25”x7.25”. 24 pages. In very good condition with minor wear. Stamps on first few pages show that this was at one time an office sample belonging to the production department. $100-$200

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192. “The House of The Seven Dwarfs” Dean’s Cut-Out Book. (Dean and Son, 1938) The House of The Seven Dwarfs Dean’s Cut-Out Book by Dean and Son of London. The book measures 9.5”x13” and contains (6) pages of cut-out images featuring Snow White, The Prince, Animals, the Seven Dwarfs and their house. In very good condition with some discoloration from age. $100-$200 193. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Dean’s Cut-Out Book. (Dean and Son, 1938) The cover of this book unfolds to become the backdrop for the cut-outs. Comes with 4 pages to be cut out and assembled. Measures 9.75”x13.25”. In very good condition with some discoloration from age. $100-$200 194. Pair of Original Pages of Artwork from Dean’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Cut-Out Book. (Dean and Son, 1938) Rare (2) pages of original artwork from Dean’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” cut-out book. Features all seven Dwarfs in various scenes including heading to the mine and washing for supper. Accomplished in ink, watercolor and gouache. Pages measure approximately 11.25”x15.4”. In very good condition overall. $400-$600

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195. Pair of Original Pages of Artwork from Dean’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Cut-Out Book. (Dean and Son, 1938) Rare (2) pages of original artwork from Dean’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” cut-out book. Features Snow White, the Prince, and all seven Dwarfs in various scenes including the rare bed-building scene. Accomplished in ink, watercolor and gouache. Pages measure approximately 11.25”x15”. In very good condition overall. $400-$600


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196. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Paint Book. (Whitman Publishing Company, 1938) An unused paint book with black and white imagery from the movie to color in with corresponding text to tell the story. Measures 7.25”x10.5”. 79 pages. In very good condition. $100-$200 197. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Movie Storybook. (K.K. Publications, 1938) The official “authorized edition” Snow White book. Book measures 9”x10”. 15 pages. In very good condition. $100-$200 198. “Walt Disney’s Famous Seven Dwarfs” Softcover Book. (Whitman, 1938) This “Walt Disney’s Famous Seven Dwarfs” book is a charming companion to the film, with large full-color illustrations on every page that cover the entire story with a focus on the dwarfs. Measures 12.5”x13”. 10 pages. In good condition with mild edge and corner wear, with some separation beginning to occur in the top of the spine. $100-$200

199. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Cut-Out Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1938) Beautiful “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Cut-Out Book by Whitman. The 13”x13” book contains 6 pages of perforated cut outs, including the covers. In very good condition with the original owner’s name written in the top left of the cover in pencil. $100-$200 200. “Seven Dwarfs & Snow White ABC Book to Colour”. (The Children’s Press, 1938) A large coloring book with imagery from the film representing the letters A-Z. Measures 13.25”x10.25”. 32 pages. In very good condition, with a few pages colored. $50-$100

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203 201. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” promotional Jingle Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) Small paperback promotional book most likely for a national promotion through local bakeries. This particular book was distributed by Stein’s Bakery of Portland Oregon.The 18-page booklet measures 4” x 5 and is in very good condition. $50-$100 202. Extremely Rare “Snow White Magic Mirror” Promotional Book and 3-D Glasses. (Dean and Son, 1938) Custom printed (by Dean and Son) promotional “Snow White Magic Mirror 3-D Book”. The book could be acquired by sending in stamps found on Stephenson Furniture and Shoe Polish products. This book comes with the original shipping box, mailing label, 3-D glasses, as well as a “thank-you letter” from “Snow White”. Measures 7”x10”. In fine condition. $100-$200 203. Original painting from a “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” publication. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937/1938) Original painting on board most likely from a British “Snow White” magazine story or book. Accomplished in Gouache on 10.5”x15” artists’ board. Fine condition. $2,000-$3,000

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205. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Paper Doll Book. (Whitman, 1938) Beautiful Whitman published paper doll book featuring Snow White and all seven dwarfs. Book is unused with a portion of the back cover torn away (not affecting the dolls). Measures 17”x11.75”. In good condition with some edge wear and some creased lower corners. $100-$200


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206. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Masks. (Whitman, 1938) A softcover 10.5”x10.75” book of (8) punch-out paper masks featuring Snow White and the dwarfs. Published by Whitman, the book is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200 207. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Cut-out Dolls and Outfits. (Whitman, 1938) This beautiful boxed set contains a paper doll for each of the seven dwarfs and Snow White. Also comes with (21) outfits and accessories, as well as a wooden base to display the doll. The items have already been cut out. Box measures 10”x7”x1”. In very good used condition, with some wear to the box. $100-$200

208. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Target Game. (American Toy Works, 1938) Fantastic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” target game featuring wooden targets of the dwarfs and a fantastic illustrated board. Comes with a working spring loaded gun with suction darts. Box measures 13” x 19”. In good condition overall. $300-$500

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209. Dopey’s Bean Bag Game. (Parker Bros, 1938) Dopey Bean Bag game in Box. The box contains just the cut-out board of Dopey. No Bean Bags. Box measures 23.5”x14.5”. In good condition with wear to surface of box. $100-$200

211. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Tea Set. (Ohio Art Co., 1937) This vintage tea set features a beautiful depiction from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on the surfaces of the tray, cups, and saucers. Set contains (1) tray, (2) saucers, and (3) cups. Cups measure 2.25” in diameter and 1.25” tall. Tray measures 8”x10”. In good condition with some wear throughout. $100-$200

210. The Game of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. (Milton Bradley, 1938) Wonderful board game produced by Milton Bradley. The game is complete with all game pieces and instructions. In very good condition, some wear to board with scratches and marks, box and lid shows some wear and have been repaired with cellophane tape. Box measures 9.5”x19”1.75”. $200-$400

212. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Tin Tray. (Walt Disney Enterprises, 1938) This striking red, gold, and black tin serving tray was given away by milk companies in the late 1930s as a promotional item for Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. This tray measures 9”x11”. In good condition with some general scuffing and wear throughout. $100-$200

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214. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Handkerchiefs Set in Original Box. (c. 1938) Set of (3) “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Handkerchiefs in the original box. In good condition with wear to box and light staining. $100-$200 213. Seven Dwarf Contest First Place Ribbon. (c.1938) The success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs could be seen immediately throughout the country, if not the entire world. The iconic characters and music had such an impact with viewers, that it led to parodies and themed-events within everyday life. This 1st place ribbon was for the Skokie Country Club’s themed Seven Dwarf Contest titled “Whistle While You Work”. The contest took place on July 4th, 1938 and this ribbon is a lasting example of both early Americana and the amazing effect of Walt Disney. Measures 5.5”x2”. In very good condition with some mild edge-wear. $100-$200

215. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Embroidered Tablecloth. (c. 1938) Beautifully embroidered “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” themed linen/cotton tablecloth. The entire piece measures 51”x46” and is in fine condition. $200-$400 216. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Boxed Soap Set. (c. 1938) Modeled in Castile Soap and painted with Vegetable Color, the set features all seven dwarfs and Snow White. The beautiful decorative box measures 12.5”x8.5”x2”. The soap figures are intact except for a break in Dopey. In very good condition overall for such a delicate and scarce set. $100-$200

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217. Rare “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Ornaments. (Walt Disney Productions, 1938) These (8) figurines from Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” were an officially licensed product created in Germany shortly after the release of the animated feature film. Featured are all of the dwarfs as well as Snow White. They could serve as tree ornaments, as well as candy containers. Constructed of paper mache and mica. Snow White measures 6” tall while the dwarfs measure 5.5” tall. Set is in very good condition, with minor wear on a few of the dwarfs, and a 1” diameter damaged piece on the back of Snow White. $400-$600 218. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” French Tin Coin Bank. (c. 1938) Beautifully illustrated French”Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” themed tin-litho bank. The bank measures 5”x4.5”x2.4” and comes with a key, although possibly not original. Some of the interior locking mechanism appears to be missing. In very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

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219. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Bisque Figures. (George Borgfeldt Corporation, 1938) “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” bisque figures with original box. Imported from Japan by the George Borgfeldt Corporation, it is clear by the illustration on the box that even with Kay Kamen’s watchful eye, quality control from Borgfeldt was not always up to Disney’s standards. The 9”x5”x1.5” box is in fair condition. Lid is ripped on all 4 sides, with some wear on the interior. Some expected wear to the figurines. $400-$600


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220. Rare Complete set of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Dolls. (Ideal Novelty and Toy Company, 1938) Rare complete set of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Dolls. The Rag-type dolls with composition heads including Snow White, Happy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc. Snow White measures 16” high and the Dwarfs measure 12” high. Dolls are in good-very good condition with original tags still attached. $1,500-$2,500

221. “Snow White and te Seven Dwarfs” Belgian Cookie Tin. (c. 1938) Beautifully illustrated “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” lithographed cookie tin from Belgium. Measures 7.75”x12.75”x2.5”. In good condition with moderate wear and a dent in the lid. It has a locking clasp that is not functional. $100-$200 222. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Children’s Purse. (King Innovations, 1938) Leatherette brown purse with metal chain with charming image of Snow White and the dwarfs on the front. Measures 4.5”x5.25”. In good condition with some oxidation to metal clasps and separation at the binding. $100-$200

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223. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Skittles Game. (Chad Valley Company, 1938) A simple game in which the players take turns tossing a small red wooden ball to knock down die-cut figures of Snow White and the dwarfs. In original box. Box measuring 10”x7.5”x1”. In good condition with some creasing to the Bashful and Doc pieces. Tear to right side of box lid. $100-$200 224. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Cut-Out Dolls and Dresses. (Whitman, 1938) Boxed set of Snow White themed cut-out dolls. Contains a paper doll for Snow White and each of the dwarfs as well as (119) cut out paper accessories and outfits. Box measures 10”x 14.75”x1.5”. Very Good condition with some wear and pencil marks to box. $100-$200

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225. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Stationery Set. (White & Wyckoff, 1938) Beautiful “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” stationery set including (12) assorted sheets and (12) envelopes in original cellophane wrapper. Measures 8”x5.25”. Very good condition with the cellophane torn in a couple corners, and a small area of chipping to one of the envelopes in the lower left corner. $100-$200 226. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Art Pencil and Pen Set. (Venus Pencil Co., 1938) Presented in a beautiful decorative case. Includes 4 pencils, inking pen, extra nibs, nib case, 6” ruler, pencil sharpener, and gummy eraser. 3”x7.75”x1”. In good used condition. $100-$200


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227. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Child’s Umbrella. (c.1937) Beautiful “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” themed umbrella. Made in Japan and measuring 21” in diameter opened and 19.25” tall. In very good functional condition with some discoloration to the fabric. $100-$200 228. Songs from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Album. (Victor Records, 1938) A substantial 78 rpm three-record set of songs from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” released by Victor Records. Features a beautiful illustration from the story on the protective cover sleeve. Measures 10.25”x10.75”. Records come in their original sleeves and are in very good condition. Cover has some edge-wear. $100-$200

229. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Lantern Slides. (Ensign, 1938) “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Complete Story in Full Colour Lantern Slides. Box measures 4.75”x5.5”. The 3 sets of slides measure 1.5”x5.4” each. In very good condition with some tears to the box that have been taped. $100-$200 230. Grumpy & Dopey Shoe Brush in Original Box. (Henry L Hughes Co, c. 1938) The brush measures 2.75”x2”x1.75” and is in good condition with dents in the tin and some bristles coming loose. Original box measures 5.25”x4”x1.75” and is in good condition with moderate wear. $100-$200

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231. Emerson “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Radio. (Emerson, 1939) A beautiful Emerson “Snow Whiteand the Seven Dwarfs” AM Tube Radio Model BM-247. Constructed of a wood case and “repwood” front panel (ground wood mixed with a binder and compressed in a mold), the radio features a charming image of Snow White and the dwarfs. Measures 10.75”x5.75”x7.5 . In good working order including the lighted dial. $1,000-$1,500

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he success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was more than simply financial. Animation could now be seen as a genuine art form, not limited to just a means of entertainment. This achievement, in part, led to Disney receiving an Academy Honorary Award for the film, in which he was presented with one standard Oscar, and seven smaller ones. While the general public was still beginning to recognize this new art form, Guthrie Courvoisier, respected owner of a fine arts gallery in San Francisco, immediately saw the potential of production art used in the process of animation. Courvoisier met with Disney’s Merchandising Representative Kay Kamen in late 1937 to discuss selling production cels and other artwork through his gallery. Kamen was intrigued by the idea and set up a test market through the St. Louis department store, Stix, Baer, & Fuller, to gauge its potential. Courvoisier wrote to the Disney Brothers to outline why he felt an established gallery was a better means to sell production art than a department store. Courvoisier’s reasoning was not simply towards monetary gain, but he felt as though by treating their artwork as prestigious and significant, that it could be sold to museums, schools, and other fine establishments. In doing so, he could maintain the image of Walt Disney as a true artist and visionary, worthy of the more refined means of distribution for his film’s artwork. The Disney Brothers agreed with his reasoning, and in July of 1938, a contract was signed giving Courvoisier exclusive rights to art distribution of Disney films. Courvoisier’s program lasted until 1946 and was a huge success, helping in the preservation of many of the beautiful pieces of production artwork that exist today from some of the earliest Disney films. The cels they offered often came with backgrounds prepared by Disney artists initially, then by Courvoisier’s artists later on. These backgrounds included stenciling, airbrushing, and even wood veneer.

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In addition to cels, Courvoisier Galleries marketed production drawings, original backgrounds, art prints, and even more intricate pieces such as Multiplane Paintings. Some of these pieces that still exist today retain their original Courvoisier Galleries sticker on the reverse.

232. Original Production Cel from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) An original hand-painted production cel from”Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. This cel features Snow White with a few of the woodland critters on two cel layers over an airbrushed background. This cels was assembled and prepared for sale at Courvoisier Galleries. The cel measures 6”x6” and is in good condition with some mild paint wear and discoloration from age. Snow White’s cel layer has had her black lines removed from the cel as part of an artistic series of cels the Courvoisier Gallery was marketing for a short period of time, and it helps give this artwork a softer touch and unique look. $4,000-$6,000

233. Original Production Cel from “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Original production cel featuring (3) squirrels with a spider web from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. The cels are trimmed to image and applied to an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries. Total image size is 5.75”x6.75” within the 15”x13.75” with the original mat. In very good condition. $1,500-$2,000

234. Original Production Cel from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Original production cel featuring (4) dwarfs from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. The cels have been trimmed and placed on an airbrushed woodgrain background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries. Total piece measures 9.5”x9”. Image size 6”x8.25”. $5,000-$6,000

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235. Original Production Cel from “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Original production cel featuring Dopey from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. The cel has been trimmed and applied to an airbrushed wood veneer background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries. Total size of the piece is 8”x8”. Image size is 4.5”x3.5”. In very good condition with little wear, still retains two Courvoisier Galleries stickers on the reverse. $3,500-$4,500 236. Walt’s Field Day Program and Information Sheets. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) rare program book with information sheets for Walt’s Field Day, a studio-wide party thrown by Walt to celebrate the success of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Legend has it that the party got so out-of-hand, that Walt and Lillian left shortly after arriving, and Walt never threw another party for his staff again. In good used condition, but missing some of the ticket stubs included. $300-$500 237. Original Production Cel from “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Original production cel featuring Doc, Happy, and Dopey. The cels have been trimmed and applied to an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. Entire piece measures 8”x9.5” within its original 13”x14.5” mat. Reverse of the artwork still retains two Courvoisier Gallery stickers. In very good condition. $6,000-$7,000

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238. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Multiplane Painting. (Courvoisier, 1940s) In addition to preparing and selling original animation art, Courvoisier also experimented with Limited Editions and specialty products based on animation techniques. This “multiplane” painting is labeled “Snow White with Animals” and is mistakenly labeled “from Walt Disney’s Bambi”. The painting was produced by Courvoisier Galleries in the 1940s as a celebration of Walt Disney Production’s famous Multiplane technique, in which images are hand-painted on separate pieces of glass in order to add mystery and depth to the picture. This painting features Snow White surrounded by woodland animals in the forest, and is a beautiful piece of hand-painted Walt Disney animation art. This painting comes in its original Courvoisier frame with the original descriptive label on the reverse. On the label, two names are written with the date “April 30th, 1946” in pencil. Measures 8”x8.5”x1.5” in frame. In fine condition with expected wear to the frame. $500-$700


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merican author Monroe Leaf claimed to have written the beloved children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand” on a whim one afternoon in 1935, as a means for his friend Robert Lawson to apply his illustrating ability. The book was an immediate success, appealing to both children and adults, but created an unintended controversy overseas. Months after the book’s release, the Spanish Civil War broke out and Ferdinand the Bull, a pacifist who refuses to fight, was seen as an intentional criticism of the war, despite being published months before it even started. The book was banned in Spain, and Hitler ordered it to be burned in Nazi Germany. However, the immediate mass appeal of the book within the United States caught Disney’s attention, and the story was acquired, animated, and released theatrically a mere two years after the book was published. The film was a success, winning Disney an Academy Award, and giving the studio another unique and lovable character to be featured on a variety of character merchandise.

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239. “Ferdinand the Bull” Softcover Book. (Whitman Publishing Co., 1938) Features text from the story by Munro Leaf and illustrations from the Walt Disney Production. Measures 10.8”x8”. In good condition with some discoloration to aspects of the cover. $100-$200

241. Ferdinand the Bull Tin Lithographed Wind-up Toy. (Marx Toys, 1938) Tin wind-up Ferdinand toy with whirling tail and body shaking movement. Measures 4.25”x6”x3”. In very good working condition with horns, flower, and bee still intact. $100-$200

240. “Ferdinand the Bull” Linen Like Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1938) “Linen Like” cover version of Walt Disney’s “Ferdinand the Bull”. Measures 12.25”x9”. 10 pages. In very good condition with mild wear. $100-$200

242. “Ferdinand the Bull” Paint Book. (Whitman Publishing Company, 1938) This large book features line art scenes from the Walt Disney film to be painted. Measures 11.25”x13.75”. 31 pages. In very good condition, with a few of the pages colored by the original owner. $100-$200

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243. “Ferdinand the Bull” Cut-Out Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1938) Features 20 cut-outs of characters from the Walt Disney film. Measures 16.4”x10.6”. 4 pages of cut-outs including the back cover. In fine unused condition. $100-$200 244. “Ferdinand the Bull” Softcover Book. (Dell Publishing, 1938) First Edition featuring imagery from the Walt Disney film. Measures 9.25”x10.25”. 12 pages. In good condition with wear to the cover and some pages. $100-$200 245. Put the Tail on Ferdinand the Bull Game. (Whitman Publishing, 1938) Charming Pin the Tail on Ferdinand party game by Whitman. The original box measures 10”x7.75”x1”. In very good used condition, inscribed on the lid to the original owner. Complete in box. $100-$200

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246. Ferdinand Bloomingdale’s Menu. (1939) Children’s menu from Bloomingdales featuring a die-cut Ferdinand the Bull. Measures 8.75”x5.5” unfolded. In very good condition with little wear. $100-$200 247. Original Production Cel from “Ferdinand The Bull”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) Beautiful original production cel featuring Ferdinand with a flower and the Matador, who was said to be a caricature of Walt Disney. The cels have been trimmed and placed on an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The entire piece measures 7.5”x8.5” and retains its’ original 16”x16” mat. Cels are in very good condition, mat has moderate wear and discoloration. Still retains two original Courvoisier stickers on the reverse. $2,000-$3,000


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248. Ferdinand Figural Soap. (Kirk Guild Bath Products, 1938) Beautifully packaged Ferdinand figural soap in original storybook-like box. The box measures 6.25”x4.5”x2.25”. The soap is intact but paint has faded with age. $100-$200 249. “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” Multiplane Painting. (Courvoisier, 1940s) This multiplane painting titled “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod” from Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony was produced by Courvoisier Gallery in the 1940s as a celebration of Walt Disney Production’s famous Multiplane technique, in which images are hand-painted on separate pieces of glass in order to add mystery and depth to the picture. This painting features Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, and is a beautiful piece of hand-painted Walt Disney animation art. This painting comes in its original Courvoisier frame with the original descriptive label on the reverse. Measures 8”x8.5”x1.5” in frame. In fine condition with expected wear to the frame. $400-$600

250. Original Production Cel from “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) Outstanding original production cel featuring Fred Astaire and Steppin Fetchit from “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”. The cels have been trimmed and placed on an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. Entire piece measures 7”x9” within its original 15.5”x16.5” mat. In very good condition with some wear to the mat. Still retains two original Courvoisier stickers on the back of the background. $2,500-$3,500 251. Original Production Cel from “The Brave Little Tailor”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) Rare original production cel featuring Mickey Mouse from “The Brave Little Tailor”. The untrimmed 10”x12” cel has been placed on a custom hand-painted background. Mickey’s image size is 4.5”x3”. $3,500-$4,500

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252. “A Mickey Mouse Alphabet Book”. (Whitman Publishing Co., 1938) Features colorful illustrations of Disney characters that correspond to the letters A to Z. Measures 13”x9.5”. 14 pages. In very good condition with some cover and spine wear. $100-$200 253. “Mickey Mouse Has a Party” Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1938) Features illustrations and stories with Mickey Mouse and his friends. Measures 10”x7.5”. 48 pages. In very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200 254. Collection of (54) Mickey Mouse Weekly Issues. (Wilbank Publications,1938) This set of (54) Mickey Mouse Weekly issues features Vol. 3 No. 105 to Vol. 3 No. 158. Each issue measures 15”x11”. In very good condition with minor wear throughout the set. $100-$200

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255. Group of (10) Whitman Hardcover Mini Books. (Whitman Publishing, 1938-39) These (10) unique hardcover stories tell the tales of various Disney characters. The book “Walt Disney’s Story of Dippy the Goof” began the name change of Dippy to the now used Goofy. A rare and significant title among an assortment of enjoyable works. Each book measures 4.75”x5.5” and is 93 pages. Set is in very good condition with some wear throughout. $100-$200 256. Pair of Mickey Mouse Magazine Issues. (Kay Kamen, 1938) Two scarce issues of Kay Kamen’s “Mickey Mouse Magazine” from September and November of 1938. Features Donald Duck on one cover and his nephews on the other. Each magazine measures 11.5”x8.25”. 42 pages each. In very good condition with some minor wear throughout. A few of the games and puzzles have been filed out by the original owner. $100-$200


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258. Donald Duck Annual. (Collins Clear-Type Press, 1938) Contains comics, jokes, stories, and more of Donald Duck and Friends. Measures 8.5”x6.5”. 126 pages. In good condition with some cover and spine wear. $100-$200 257. Disney Hamilton Gumball Machine. (Hamilton, 1938) Amazing and rare vintage gumball machine manufactured by Hamilton. This coin-operated vendor was manufactured in 1938-39 and is all original, including the decal that runs around the entire glass containment globe. The decal is intact with minimal wear. The machine has a green porcelain/ enamel body with the original silver metal chute lid embossed with the Hamilton manufacturer’s mark. The machine measures 15” tall and is in fine condition. $2,000-$3,000

259. Mickey Mouse Annual. (Dean & Son, Ltd.,1938) Published in 1938 for the 1939 year. Contains comics, jokes, stories, and more of Mickey Mouse and Friends. Measures 8.5”x6.5”. 120 pages. In good condition with some cover and spine wear. Dedicated to it’s original owner in the interior. $100-$200 260. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1938. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) Beautiful Disney Studio Christmas card for 1938. In fine condition overall. $200-$400

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his year saw a change in Mickey Mouse’s appearance to his more modern look in the commercial “Mickey’s Surprise Party” and in the animated short “The Pointer”. Goofy received his first solo role in “Goofy and Wilbur” and the Silly Symphonies cartoon “The Ugly Duckling” earned Disney an Academy Award. Disney’s star Donald Duck was perhaps becoming as popular as Mickey, if not more popular, having been featured in eight animated shorts in 1939 to Mickey’s four. The success of the studio’s characters made Walt Disney an international celebrity and a Hollywood superstar. The Disney brand was so appealing within the public eye, that this year saw new strides in commercial advertising for Nabisco, and a large advertising campaign by Sun Oil Co., also called “Sunoco”, for automotive advertising banners and other promotional materials featuring Disney characters.

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261. Sunoco Promotional Ink Blotter. (Sun Oil Co., c.1942) Sunoco promotional ink blotter featuring Donald Duck. The blotter measures 3.75”x6.15”. In fine condition with some edge and corner wear. $100-$200 262. Sunoco Oil Company Advertising Display Poster. (Sun Oil Co., 1939) Sunoco Oil poster featuring Mickey Mouse as a Pilgrim. The poster says “For trigger-quick starting! Change Now to Sunoco Winter Oil and Transep” Measures 28”x19.75”. In very good condition with three 3/8” tears on the bottom edge. $200-$400

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263. Sunoco Oil Banner. (Sun Oil Co., 1939) Canvas banner for Sunoco Oil featuring Mickey Mouse. The banner measures 36”x60” and is in good condition with creases from folding and some light staining from use. $200-$400 264. Sunoco Oil Banner. (Sun Oil Co., c.1942) Sunoco Oil “Jack Frost Special” canvas banner featuring Donald Duck. The banner measures 20”x 90” and is in very good condition with some wear from use. $200-$400 265. Sunoco Promotional Postcard. (Sun Oil Co., 1939) Sunoco oil promotional postcard featuring Mickey Mouse. Measures 3.5”x5.5”. In very good condition with minor edge discoloration. $50-$100


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266. Original Production Cel and Background from “The Ugly Duckling”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) Beautiful original production cel and matching hand-painted production background from “The Ugly Duckling”. The untrimmed cel measures 10”x12” and has been stapled to the slightly trimmed 9.5”x14” matching background. The piece was most likely prepared at the studio for publicity use and later given as a gift. In fine condition with all paint intact. $3,000-$4,000

267. “The Ugly Duckling” Hardcover book. (J.B. Lippincott, 1939) Illustrated hardcover edition of “The Ugly Duckling”. Measures 8”x10.4”. 37 pages. In good condition with considerable wear and edge tears to dust jacket. $100-$200 268. Original Production Cel from “The Ugly Duckling”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) Beautiful original production cel from”The Ugly Duckling”. The cels have been trimmed and applied to an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The entire piece measures 11.5”x9” and is still in its original mat. In very good condition. $2,500-$3,500

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269. “Farmyard Symphony” Paintless Paint Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1939) Titled “Farmyard Symphony”, this book requires only a brush and water to color the pages using ink dots within the illustrations. Measures 14”x11”. 31 pages. In very good condition with some minor wear and a few pages already colored. $100-$200 270. Collection of (7) Issues of Mickey Mouse Magazine for 1939. (Kay Kamen Publishing, 1939) Collection of (7) scarce issues of Kay Kamen’s Mickey Mouse Magazine published in 1939. Included are Vol 4 issues 4, 5, 7-10, and 12. Issues measure 11.25”x8.5”. In very good condition with some wear throughout. $500-$700

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271. Collection of (46) issues of Mickey Mouse Weekly. (Wilbank Publications, 1939) Collection of (46) issues from 1939 of Mickey Mouse Weekly. Each issue measures 15”x11”. In very good condition with minor wear throughout the set. $100-$200 272. Pair of Donald and Pluto “Movie Books”. (Collins, 1939) Unusual and charming pair of “Donald And Pluto - Movie Book in 5 Reels” books. The books are actually 5 double-sided flip books bound together with commentary for each “episode” on the inside cover. Each book measures 9”x4.25”. In very good condition. Both include the original instructions insert. $100-$200


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273. “The Walt Disney Paint Book”. (Whitman Publishing Company, 1939). Features a beautiful color illustration of Mickey on the cover, with black and white interior pages to paint. Measures 13.75”x11.25”. 96 pages. In very good unused condition with some creasing to the cover, and an inscription on the copyright page to the original owner. $100-$200

275. Original Production Cel from “The Pointer”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) Original production cel featuring Mickey Mouse from “The Pointer”. The cel is slightly trimmed and has been placed on a Disney Studio production background from another short. The setup was most likely prepared at the studio as a gift. “The Pointer” introduced the world to the “new” Mickey Mouse now with pupils and a more rounded look. The entire piece measures 9.5”x8.75”. $3,500-$4,500

274. “Mountaineering Mickey” Hardcover Book. (Collins, 1939) An illustrated story of Mickey and his friends. Measures 10”x7.5”. 75 pages. In good condition with some of the pages colored. Interior front cover has some writing, and cover has some wear. $100-$200

276. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1939. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) Beautiful four page Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1939 featuring Pinocchio on the front. Measures 6”x7.5” closed. In fine condition. Comes with original unused mailing envelope. $200-$400

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ne of the biggest events for Disney in 1940 was the opening of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. The new studio is still the corporate headquarters for The Walt Disney Company today, and nearly all of the initial design was created by designer and architect Kem Weber in conjunction with and supervised by Walt Disney himself. The new studio opened with a surge of animation to accompany it, as 1940 saw the theatrical releases of the feature films “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia”. The films were both critically acclaimed and enjoyed by the general public, but the war overseas had cut off much of the distribution of the two films in Europe, and the result was a financial blow for the studio. However, the innovation and appeal of both films created enough additional character merchandise and income for the studio to move forward, albeit cautiously. The financial disappointments of this year caused Walt to take a slightly safer approach with his film “Dumbo” in the following year.

277. Kem Weber Designed Disney Studio Furniture. (Kem Weber, c.1938-40) Incredible set of original Disney Studio animation office furniture designed by Kem Weber. Included is an animator’s desk and animator’s disk, a closet (wardrobe), desk lamp, desk chair, floor lamp, extremely rare Kem Weber “Airline Chair”, trash can, and ashtray. Although Animator’s desks from this period occasionally show up for sale, groupings of this original Kem Weber designed furniture are so rare that we cannot recall a set such as this ever being offered for public sale. Also included with the lot is a non-Disney “storyboard” (cork bulletin board), set of studio push-pins, a Photostat storyboard reproduction by Bill Peet, one blank “x” sheet, a film scene draft and a publicity photo of animator Vance Gerry. An incredible and piece of Disney Studio history. $60,000-$80,000

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o create his new animation studio with the functionality and artistic feel that he desired, Walt hired German designer and architect Kem Weber to design nearly every aspect of the studio from its architecture and interior design to the font types used on the buildings. Weber was already known for his “Streamline Moderne” style, which was most-popularized in his “airline” style of chair. Weber’s unique style is well remembered to this day for its use at Walt Disney Studios during the 1940s, and still influences popular design decades after its creation.

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278. Set of (8) Disney Hardcover Stories. (D.C. Heath and Company, 1939) Beautiful set of (8) hardcover Disney books published by D.C. Heath between 1939 and 1940. Titles include “Donald Duck and His Nephews”, “Three Little Pigs and Other Stories”, “Pinocchio”, “Water Babies Circus and Other Stories”, “Here They Are”, “Donald Duck and His Friends”, “School Days in Disneyville”, and “Mickey Never Fails”. Each book measures 8.5”x6.4” and all are in very good-fine condition. $500-$700

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279. Original Book Art From “Donald Duck and His Nephews”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Hand-painted cel used as artwork for page six of D.C. Heath’s “Donald Duck and His Nephews”. The untrimmed cel measures 10” x 12”. Artwork is beautifully framed with the page from the book. $500-$1,000 280. Original Book Art for “Three Little Pigs and Other Stories”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Hand-painted cel used as artwork for “The Old Mill” chapter of “Three Little Pigs and other Stories”. The untrimmed cel measures 10” x 12”. In fine condition. $500-$1,000


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fter the incredible success of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, Walt Disney’s second animated feature, “Pinocchio”, debuted. The film was praised for its innovation in effects animation, the appeal of its characters, and its memorable music, which would earn the studio two Academy Awards. However, with a production cost of approximately twice that of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, and with European distribution cut-off due to their involvement in World War II, Pinocchio failed at the box office and was an initial loss for the studio. The characters, however, were incredibly popular, and led to a huge variety of merchandise including board games, dolls, books, and more. The film as well as the characters have remained culturally relevant today, and are commonly seen in popular culture as well as featured at the Disney parks.

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281. Collection of (40) Publicity Photos for “Pinocchio”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Beautiful collection of (40) publicity photos for “Pinocchio”. Many feature scenes from the feature as well as early artwork. Most measure 8.5”x10” and are in very good condition overall. $400-$600 282. Exhibitors’ Campaign Book for “Pinocchio”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) British exhibitors’ campaign book for “Pinocchio” sent to theatre owners prior to the release of the film. Filled with information about the film as well as available promotional materials. Book measures 12”x9”. 16 pages. In very good condition with discoloration and light staining. $100-$200 283. “Pinocchio” Bound Photo Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) An unusual book consisting of glossy photos of the artwork used to create the film. The photos are mounted on linen to make the pages of the book. The entire book measures 8.5”x11.5”. 29 pages. In good condition with some wear throughout and spots of staining to the cover. $200-$400

284. Spiral Bound Limited Edition ”Pinocchio” Book. (Collins, 1939) An exceptionally rare spiral bound book titled “Walt Disney’s Version of Pinocchio”. The book was published in London in an edition size of only 100 pieces, and is hand-marked as number 27/100 on the inside. The book features a typewritten breakdown of the scenes in the movie as well as copies of Storyboards, Developmental Artwork, and Model Sheets used in the production. Measures 10”x12”. 42 pages. In very good condition. $500-$800

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285. Original Production Cel and Preliminary Background from “Pinocchio”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) An original hand-painted production cel and preliminary background from”Pinocchio”. The untrimmed production cel of Pinocchio has been placed on an original hand-painted preliminary background that was to finalize the colors and look of the final background. The cel and background measure 9.25”x12”. In good condition with some small amounts of paint damage to Pinocchio. $5,000-$7,000 286. Early Studio Photostat Model Sheet Featuring Figaro. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) A very early studio photostat model sheet featuring an early version of Figaro from “Pinocchio”. Titled, “Temporary Model Sheet - Geppetto’s Pussy”. Measures 10”x12.5”. In very good condition with minor edge wear. $100-$200

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287. “Walt Disney’s Version of Pinocchio” 1st Edition Hardcover. (Random House, 1939) Based on the story by Collodi with illustrations from the motion picture. Measures 11.5”x8.5”. In good condition with a tear in the front of the dust jacket. $100-$200 288. Original Mock-Up for “Pinocchio” Book. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1939) An unusual and incredibly rare bound book containing original hand-drawn page and art layouts of the first seven pages of the 1939 Random House published Pinocchio book. Accomplished in graphite on thin vellum-like paper taped to the pages of the bound book. The book has been hand-numbered to page 75, with hand-written notes on several interior pages. Measures 12.75”x9.75”. Cover has faint pencil notation noting what the finalized cover would say. Contains 10 sheets of stunning handdrawn artwork including the gorgeous title page. In very good condition throughout, with two adhesive marks on the front cover and some small tears to a few page edges. $500-$800


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289. “Pinocchio” Three Record Set. (Victor Records, 1940) Three record set featuring songs from “Pinocchio”, packaged as a book with story and pictures. Measures 10.5”x11.75”. Album cover and interior pages are in poor condition with considerable wear and staining. The records are in very good condition with little wear. $100-$200 290. Italian “Pinocchio” Postcard Set. (Saiga, 1940) Beautiful set of twelve (12) Italian postcards featuring original artwork based on the movie. Each postcard measures 4.25”x6” and the set comes in their original sleeve. In very good condition with little wear. $100-$200

291. “Pinocchio” British Three Record Set. (His Master’s Voice, 1940) Three Record set featuring songs from “Pinocchio”. Produced in England by His Master’s Voice. The three 78 RPM 10” disks come in their original sleeves and appear to be in very good condition. $100-$200 292. Dutch Biscuit Collector Cards from “Pinocchio”. (De Beukelaer, 1940-43) Set of (131) Dutch collector cards from the De Beukelaer biscuit company featuring scenes from “Pinocchio”. Contains No. 1 to No. 125 in the 1.9” x2.75” size with two additional duplicates. Set is missing No. 64. Also contains five larger 3.5”x5.5” cards. This collection of cards was a premium to be collected and placed in a book. In very good condition overall with minor wear. $200-$400

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293. Framed set of (5) “Pinocchio” Paper Masks. (Gillette, c. 1940) Beautiful set of (5) paper masks given away as a premium by Gillette Razor blades. The masks have been professionally mounted and framed. In fine condition overall. $200-$400 294. Complete Set of French “Pinocchio” Postcards. (E. Sepheriades, 1940) Complete set of (24) French postcards featuring the story of Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio”. Each card measures 3.5”x5.5” within a 10”x9.75” photo binder. All cards are in good to very good condition. $100-$200 295. Pair of Signed Original Layout Drawings from “Pinocchio”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Pair of original layout drawings featuring Pinocchio from “Pinocchio”. Accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. The drawings have been hand-signed by animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. $1,500-$2,000

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296. Pair of “Pinocchio’s Christmas Party” Promotional Books. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) Pair of issues of “Pinocchio’s Christmas Party”, a premium comic book distributed by various department stores to promote their toy departments during the holiday season. One issue was prepared for J.L. Brandeis & Sons, and the other for Cleland - Simpson Co. The book was most likely prepared in advance of the actual release of the film. Instead of using artwork from the feature, the story is illustrated through photographs of dioramas made using actual pre-production animation maquettes from the studio. Both books measure 10.75”x8”. In good condition with some edge-wear throughout. $100-$200


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297. Italian “Pinocchio” Paper Doll Book. (Carroccio, Milano, 1940s) Italian Pinocchio Paper Doll book “Il Guardaroba di Pinocchio”, translated “The Wardrobe of Pinocchio”. Measures 13.5”x9.5”. 8 pages of cut-outs including the covers. Very good unused condition with some foxing on the back cover. $100-$200

299. “Walt Disney’s Pinocchio Paint Book”. (Whitman Publishing, 1939) Features a cover illustration of Geppetto painting Pinocchio, and interior imagery from the film to be painted. End pages feature the written story of the film. Measures 15.25”x11.25”. 47 pages. In fine unused condition. $100-$200

298. “Walt Disney’s Pinocchio Cut-Out Book”. (Whitman Publishing, 1939) Features cut outs for various characters and scenes from the feature film. Measures 13”x13”. Six pages of cut-outs including the cover. In very good unused condition with slight cover discoloration. $100-$200

300. “Walt Disney’s Pinocchio Doll Cut-outs” Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1939) Very large paper doll book for Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket. Measures 11.25”x17”. 8 pages of cut-outs including the covers. In fine condition, unused. $100-$200

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301. Original Book Art for “Pinocchio”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1940) Framed original book art featuring Pinocchio in a cage. The artwork is by legendary Disney Artist, Campbell Grant. Overall framed size is 11”x12”, with an image size of 4”x5.25”. Artwork appears to be in very good condition, uninspected out of frame. Frame has minor scuffing. $1,500-$2,000 302. Original Book Art for “Pinocchio”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1940) Framed original book art featuring Jiminy Cricket. The artwork is by legendary Disney Artist, Campbell Grant. Overall framed size is 12”x13.25”, with an image size of 4”x5.5”. Artwork appears to be in very good condition, uninspected out of frame. Faint yellow discoloration. Illustration is noted “P-4”. Frame has minor scuffing. $1,500-$2,000

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306. “Walt Disney’s Pinocchio Book”. (Whitman Publishing Co., 1940) Features large color scenes from the film to accompany the written story. Measures 13”x9.5”. 14 pages. $100-$200

308. Boxed Set of (6) Coloring Books. (Whitman Publishing, 1940) Beautiful boxed set of (6) coloring books featuring Jiminy Cricket, The Blue Fairy, J. Worthington Foulfellow and Gideon, Geppetto, Figaro and Cleo, and Pinocchio. Box measures 11.75”x8.75”x1”. 24 pages each. In very good condition with no marks on pages. Box has two tears in lid. $100-$200

307. Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio” Hankies Set In Original Box. (c.1939) Nice boxed set of (4) children’s “Pinocchio” themed handkerchiefs. Box measures 7.25”x7.25”. In very good condition overall with minor discoloration. $100-$200

309. “Pinocchio” Playing Card Game. (Whitman Publishing, 1939) Complete Pinocchio playing card game in original box with instruction card. Box measures 6.5”x5”. In good condition with some wear to the box. $100-$200

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310. Pinocchio Puppet Show with Stage. (Whitman Publishing, 1939) Features a stage, eight characters, and two environments for the stage. An excellent and colorful item. Box measures 15.5”x10.5”x1”. In good condition with some wear throughout. Box has some mild bending from use. $100-$200 311. Pinocchio Game by Parker Brothers. (Parker Bros, 1939) Contains 4 wooden-nose game pieces, two decks of cards, the game board, and the original instructions insert within the original box. Box measures 19.25”x10”x1.8”. In very good condition with minor wear to the box lid. $100-$200

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ollowing “Pinocchio” by just a few months, “Fantasia” was the third Disney animated feature film. The film was conducted by Leopold Stokowski and consisted of eight segments: “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor”, “Nutcracker Suite”, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, “Rite of Spring”, “The Pastoral Symphony”, “Dance of the Hours”, and “Night on Bald Mountain”. To accommodate the focus on the music for “Fantasia”, new recording methods were used that resulted in the film being the first to be released in stereophonic sound. While the film pioneered new sound technology and was well-praised for its music, the studio had to install Fantasound equipment in the theaters it leased. The additional cost from doing so, paired with the same distribution issues within the European market that “Pinocchio” faced, made “Fantasia” a financial loss for the studio. The film inspired additional character merchandise, and has continued to make appearances over the years within theme parks, television, and even received a sequel titled “Fantasia 2000”.

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314. Original Production Cel from “Fantasia”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Original production Cel from the “Pastoral Symphony” sequence of “Fantasia” featuring a Baby Pegasus. The entire piece measures 6.5”x7.5”. $800-$1,000

316. Original Production Cel from “Fantasia”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Original production cels of mother and baby Pegasus from the “Pastoral Symphony” sequence of “Fantasia”. The cels have been trimmed and applied to an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Studios for sale. Entire piece measures 10.5”x14”. In very good condition. $3,500-$4,500

315. Collection of (46) Publicity Photos from “Fantasia”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Beautiful collection of (46) publicity photos for Fantasia. Many feature scenes from the feature as well as early artwork. Measure approximately 8.5”x10”. Many of the photos feature stamps, writings, and newspaper clippings containing various information about the photos and how they were used. In very good condition overall. $400-$600

317. Original Production Cel from “Fantasia”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Original production cel featuring the Mushroom Dancers from the “Nutcracker Suite” sequence of “Fantasia”. The cel has been trimmed and placed on an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. Entire piece measures an impressive 10”x11”. In fine condition. $5,000-$6,000

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318. “Walt Disney’s Fantasia Paint Book”. (Whitman Publishing, 1940) Unused Fantasia paint book featuring lyrics below the images to paint. Measures 15.25”x11.25”. 45 pages. In very good condition with edgewear and light creasing. $100-$200 319. “Nutcracker Suite” Sheet Music and Story. (D. Davis and Company, 1940) First edition “The Nutcracker Suite” book of sheet music with illustrations from the Walt Disney feature film “Fantasia”. Published in Australia. Measures 11.25”x9”. 30 pages. In good condition with some wear and tear in the dust jacket and a crease to a page of sheet music. $100-$200 320. “Pastorale Symphony” Sheet Music and Story. (D. Davis and Company, 1940) The Pastoral Symphony sheet music and accompanying story from the feature film Fantasia. Published in Australia. Measures 12”x9.5”. In good condition with some wear and tear in the dust jacket. $100-$200

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321. “Ave Maria” Hardcover Book. (Random House, 1940) Unusual hardcover musical interpretation of Disney’s “Ave Maria” sequence from “Fantasia” using pre-production artwork for imagery. Book measures 10.25”x7.25”. 34 pages. In very good condition with some wear to the dust jacket. $100-$200 322. “Fantasia” Cut Out Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1940) Colorful and detailed cut-out book featuring numerous characters from the film. Four pages of cut-outs including the covers, with a center spread that acts as a backdrop. Measures 13”x13”. In very good unused condition with some cover wear. $100-$200 323. Stories from Walt Disney’s “Fantasia”. (Random house, 1940) First edition hardcover book with dust jacket. Measures 11.5”x8.5”. 68 pages. In fine condition. $100-$200


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ernon Potteries Limited, more widely known as Vernon Kilns, was one of the “Big Five” California potteries in the 1930s and 1940s. The company was known for its dinnerware and artware and in 1940 they signed a license with the Disney studio to produce ceramic artware from “Fantasia”, “Dumbo”, and “The Reluctant Dragon”. The company produced stunning products from designs created at the studio exclusively for them. Unfortunately, the U.S. entrance into World War II restricted the company’s ability to manufacture their items and production of artware was ceased soon after. The ceramics created by Vernon Kilns for Disney continue to be highly sought after collectibles today.

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324. Baby Grey Pegasus Figurine. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) Baby grey Pegasus figurine from “Fantasia’s Pastoral Symphony”. Measures 4.5” tall including base. $100-$200 325. Blond Centaurette Figurine. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) Blond Centaurette figurine from “Fantasia’s Pastoral Symphony”. Measures 7” tall including base. $200-$300

326. Baby Pegasus Figurine. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) Baby Pegasus figurine from “Fantasia’s Pastoral Symphony”. Measures 5.75” tall including base. $100-$200

327. Baby Unicorn Figurine. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) Baby unicorn figurine from “Fantasia’s Pastoral Symphony”. Measures 4.25” tall including base. $100-$200

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328. Blond Centaurette with Flowers Figurine. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) Blond Centaurette with flowers fixing hair figurine from “Fantasia’s Pastoral Symphony”. Measures 8” tall including base. $200-$300 329. Blond Seated Centaurette Figurine. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) Blond seated Centaurette figurine from “Fantasia’s Pastoral Symphony”. Measures 5” tall including base. $200-$300

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330. Centaur Figurine. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) Centaur figurine from “Fantasia’s Pastoral Symphony”. Measures 8” tall including base. $200-$300 331. Satyr Figurine. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) Satyr figurine from “Fantasia’s Pastoral Symphony”. Measures 5.75” tall including base. $100-$200


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336. Original Bound Set of Storyboards for “Inspector Bones”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) In 1940, “Snow White” and “Pinocchio” storyman Otto Englander along with writer Dun Roman worked on a spoof of the popular Sherlock Holmes films of the time with a Basset Hound as the main character. Titled, “Inspector Bones; The Case of the Scratching Dog”, the project made it through the storyboarding stage of pre-production before being stopped due to wartime concerns. This amazing studio-bound book features (149) original storyboards that layout the film as they envisioned it. From the opening titles until the completion of the feature film, detailed drawings and layouts introduce you to a multitude of characters, suggest sight gags, and layout the story. Walt Disney himself approved the stop order by initialing the front page of the book. An unbelievable piece of Disney Studio history giving a detailed glimpse that very few will ever have into a Disney film that was never finished. Binder measures 16.5”x13.5” In fine condition. Contains every storyboard for the complete film except for the very last one. The last storyboard is currently part of the Walt Disney Archives collection and can be seen on page 158 of the book “The Disney that Never Was” by Charles Solomon. $40,000-$50,000

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hile the studio premiered notable shorts such as “The Nifty Nineties” and “The Art of Self Defense” as well as the feature film “The Reluctant Dragon”, a bitter animator’s strike occurred during the production of the feature film “Dumbo”. With the U.S. involvement in WWII on the horizon, and finances tight at the studio, tensions were high as employees sought for better working conditions and pay. The strike began the day after Disney fired Art Babbitt, one of the union leaders who went on to help instigate the strike. Although the strike ended after five weeks and in favor of the union, it caused permanent change and friction at the studio. The final number of employees after the strike had dropped from roughly 1,200 to nearly 700, and Walt was left feeling somewhat betrayed by his “family” of employees.

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337. “The Reluctant Dragon” One-Sheet Original Release Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1941) Original one-sheet poster for “The Reluctant Dragon”, Disney’s classic live-action/animation feature. The poster measures 27”x41” and is in very good condition. the poster is folded with creases. $300-$500 338. Baby Weems from “The Reluctant Dragon” Hardcover. (Doubleday, Doran & Co. Inc., 1941) The book based on the story of the same name from Walt Disney’s “The Reluctant Dragon”. Measures 9.5”x7”. 63 pages. In very good condition with some edge-wear to the dust jacket. $100-$200

339. Walt Disney Signed Production Cel of Donald Duck. (Walt Disney Studios, 1941) An original hand-painted production cel of Donald Duck from the 1941 Walt Disney Productions animated film “Old MacDonald Duck”. The cel is trimmed and placed on an airbrushed background as prepared at the studio for presentation. The original mat is hand-signed by Walt Disney and inscribed ; “To Milton Bernstein, my best wishes. Walt Disney”. The entire matted piece measures 14”x13” with a mat opening of 7.5”x6.75” . In good condition with some mild discoloration to the cel paint. $4,000-$5,000

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340. Collection of (70) Original Ward Kimball Production Drawings from “The Nifty Nineties”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1941) Amazing sequence of (70) sequential original production drawings from “The Nifty Nineties”. The drawings, by animator Ward Kimball, feature caricatures of Kimball and Fred Moore, “Two clever boys from Illinois”. Each drawing measures 10”x12”. All are in fine condition. $5,000-$7,000 341. “The Life of Donald Duck” with Dust Jacket. (Random House, 1941) First edition with dust jacket. Measures 11.25”x8.5”. 72 pages. In good condition with some wear and light staining. This copy has a War Bond from 1944 that belonged to the original owner of the book tucked in the pages. $100-$200

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342. Collection of (70) Original Ward Kimball Production Drawings from “The Nifty Nineties”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1941) Amazing sequence of (70) sequential original production drawings from “The Nifty Nineties” . The drawings, by animator Ward Kimball feature caricatures of Kimball and Fred Moore, “Two clever boys from Illinois”. Each drawing measures 10”x12”. All are in fine condition. $5,000-$7,000 343. Disney Birthday Party Set. (c.1941) Complete Birthday party set for (16) children featuring colorful imagery of many Disney characters. Includes: Hats, place cards, place mats, and invitations. In fine condition overall. $100-$200


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fter both “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia” suffered at the box office from the effects of The War in Europe, Disney decided to produce “Dumbo” with simplicity and a focus on keeping costs under control. The animated feature was intended to recoup the losses from the previous two films, and was produced for approximately $900,000, nearly half of the cost of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and about one-third of “Pinocchio”. The film succeeded and grossed approximately $1.6 Million in its initial release, and brought the studio much needed revenue. Original production artwork from this film is scarce since Dumbo was the shortest of the Disney features, and therefore had less artwork created.

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346. Collection of (26) “Dumbo” Publicity Photos. (Walt Disney Studios, 1941) Collection of (26) studio publicity photos, some from rereleases, from the feature film “Dumbo”. Many of the photos feature stamps, writings, and newspaper clippings containing various information about the photos and how they were used. In very good condition overall. $100-$200

347. Dumbo” Stork Suggestions Studio Photostat Model Sheet. (Walt Disney Studios, 1941) Studio photostat model sheet for Dumbo featuring “Stork Suggestions”. Measures 10”x14” and is in fine condition. $100-$200 348. “Dumbo of the Circus” 1st Edition Book with Dust Jacket. (Garden City Publishing Co., 1941) Scarce first edition Dumbo of the Circus with dust jacket. Measures 11.5”x10.25”. 48 pages. Very good condition with some creasing and wear to the dust jacket. Interior back cover has a sticker adheered from the original owner’s library. $200-$400

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349. Walt Disney Signed Victor Records Album Cover. (Victor Records, 1941) An empty Victor Records album cover hand-signed in the upper-left by Walt Disney. Measures 10.5”x12”. Inscribed section measures 3”x2.75”. Cover is in fair condition with scratches and wear throughout. $800-$1,000 350. “Dumbo” Theatre Promotional Press Kit and Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1941) A very scarce Theater Press Kit that functions as a promotional poster once unfolded, featuring artwork from “Dumbo”. This kit was sent to distributors in advance of the film’s release. Custom printed at the top for each distributor. Measures 12.75”x9.5” folded and 25”x19” open. From RKO Radio Pictures Inc. In fair condition with considerable edge wear and tears. Colors are still rich; a very nice surviving example of this piece. $200-$400 351. Collection of (5) Copies “Walt Disney’s Dumbo Song Book”. (Whitman, 1941) Features songs from Dumbo, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Pinocchio, and more. Measures 9.5”x7.5. 33 pages. Conditions range from fair for fine. $100-$200

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ith the United States now fully involved in World War II, the government needed help in rallying the support of its citizens for the war effort. Disney soon became essential in creating pro-American war propaganda and raising morale. Over the course of the war, the studio produced propaganda cartoons, artwork for training manuals, advertising for the Treasury Department, and more. The artwork created at the studio for the war effort helped keep the studio going at a time when other companies suffered greatly. Disney took on many projects nearly at the cost to create them, and even offered his studio’s assistance in ways such as creating approximately 1,200 insignias for American and Allied military units for free, as a donation to the war effort.

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355. Conductor’s Score for “Bambi”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1942) Incredible conductor’s score for the first reel of Bambi. Composed by Frank Churchill and Ed Plumb, The 12” x 14.5” studio-bound score contains hand-written notations throughout. An incredibly rare piece in good used condition. $7,000-$10,000

356. Walt Disney Signed “Bambi” Dye Transfer. (Walt Disney Studios, 1942) Often in lieu of a gift of a cel, the studio would produce high quality photographic prints called Dye Transfers. This particular piece featuring Bambi, Thumper, and Flower, was produced at the studio and is still in its original studio mat that has been hand-signed and dedicated by Walt Disney. The entire matted piece measures 16”x15”. Mat opening is 10”x8”. Professionally framed and in very good condition. $3,000-$5,000

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ased on the book, “Bambi, A Life in the Woods”, the film was originally intended to be the studio’s second animated feature film, but was met with various delays. When the film premiered in 1942, it was plagued by the same distribution issues that the other films on the 1940s were faced with, and ultimately lost money during its initial release, falling just short of its $1.7 Million budget.

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357. Original Production Cel and Production Background from “Bambi”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1942) Beautiful Original production cels featuring Bambi, Thumper and rabbits from “Bambi”. The cels have been trimmed and placed on an original production background with a production overlay from the film as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The entire piece measures 10”x9”. $7,000-$10,000

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358. Original Production Cel from “Bambi”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1942) Beautiful original production cels of Bambi and Faline from “Bambi”. The cels have been trimmed and placed on an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The entire piece measures 8”x10”. In very good condition. $4,000-$6,000


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359. Courvoisier Multiplane Painting from “Bambi”. (Courvoisier, 1940s) In addition to preparing and selling original animation art, Courvoisier also experimented with Limited editions and speciality products based on animation techniques. This “multiplane” painting, labeled “Bambi and Thumper from Walt Disney’s Bambi” was produced by Courvoisier Gallery in the 1940s as a celebration of Walt Disney Production’s famous Multiplane technique. The artwork comes in its original Courvoisier frame with the original descriptive label on the reverse. Measures 8.25”x8.75”x1.75” in frame. In fine condition with expected wear to the frame. $400-$600 360. Courvoisier Multiplane Painting from “Bambi”. (Courvoisier, 1940s) Walt Disney multiplane painting titled “Thumper and Butterflies” from Walt Disney’s “Bambi” produced by Courvoisier Galleries. This painting features Thumper surrounded by butterflies in the forest, The artwork comes in its original Courvoisier frame with the original descriptive label on the reverse. Measures 7.75”x8.25”x1” in frame. In fine condition with expected wear to the frame. $400-$600

361. Courvoisier Multiplane Painting from “Bambi”. (Courvoisier, 1940s) Walt Disney multiplane painting titled “Bluebirds in Spring” from Walt Disney’s “Bambi”, produced by Courvoisier Galleries. T This painting features a charming group of bluebirds in the forest. The artwork comes in its original Courvoisier frame with the original descriptive label on the reverse. Measures 8.25”x8.75”x1.75” in frame. In fine condition with expected wear to the frame. $400-$600

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362. “Walt Disney’s Bambi” Hardcover Book. (Collins, 1942) Contains (4) full-color pictures in the beginning meant to be pulled out for framing, which are typically already removed. Measures 11.25”x8.5”. In good condition with some cover wear. $100-$200 363. “Bambi Paint Book”. (Whitman Publishing, 1942) Features black and white illustrations from the film to paint and color. Measures 15”x11”. 37 pages. In good condition with a couple of pages colored and some separation at the spine. $100-$200

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364. “Bambi Cut-Out Book”. (Whitman Publishing, 1942) Features characters and environments from the feature film. Measures 13”x10.5”. Contains five pages of cut-outs including the cover. In very good condition with minor edge-wear. $100-$200 365. Original Art for “Bambi” Little Golden Book. (c. 1940s) Beautiful original painting used in the creation of a Bambi themed Little Golden Book. Accomplished in gouache on board for page 31 of the book. Board measures 10”x11” overall, with the image size measuring 6.75”x5.75”. In fine condition, with some thumbtack marks and discoloration around the edges. $500-$700


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366. Flower Wall Plaque. (Youngstown Pressed Steel Co., 1942) “Flower” from Walt Disney’s “Bambi” wall plaque in original envelope. Previously colored and assembled. Measures 14”x10.5”. In very good condition. $100-$200 367. “Bambi” Hankies Book. (Walt Disney Productions, 1941-42) An illustrated “Bambi” storybook containing (4) hankies of the characters Bambi, Owl, and two of Flower. Book measures 9.25”x7.2”. In very good condition with some edge-wear. $100-$200

368. “Bambi” Baby Wear in Box. (Sturdee, 1940s) Extremely rare set of “Bambi” themed baby clothes in the original box. Clothes are lightly stained, but overall in good condition. $100-$200 369. “The Art of Walt Disney” First Edition. (The Macmillan Company, 1942) First edition of Robert Field’s The Art of Walt Disney with Dust Jacket. Tells the story of Disney and features production art from the making of some of his most well-loved films. Measures 11.25”x8.5”x1.5”. 290 pages. In very good condition. $200-$400

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370. Original Production Cel from “Saludos Amigos”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1942) Shortly before the United States entered World War II, the U.S. State Department comissioned Walt Disney to go on a tour of South America; not only because of the popularity of Disney in Latin America, but also with the plan to back a film by Disney to promote goodwill between the two continents. In 1942 “Saludos Amigos”, a “package” film consisting of several short segments, was released. It was the first of two films about South America to be produced and also the first of six “package” films produced throughout the 1940s. These original production cels of Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have been trimmed and placed on an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The entire piece measures 7”x7.5” and is in fine condition. $2,000-$3,000

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371. Set of (18) Combat Insignia Stamps. (c. 1942) Enthralling set of (18) combat insignia stamps from World War II. Several are grouped together, with each stamp measuring 1.5”x2”. In very good condition overall. $100-$200 372. Carl Barks’ 1st Comic; “Pluto Saves the Ship”. (Dell publishing, 1942) Features an excellent wartime story of Pluto and is notable as Carl Barks’ first comic book. Measures 11.25”x8.5”. 50 pages. In fair condition with wear and discoloration throughout. $100-$200


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isney continued to create wartime propaganda films such as “Defense Against Invasion” and “Victory Through Airpower”. The characters Chip and Dale, were introduced in the classic short, “Private Pluto”. With citizens throughout the U.S. tightening their belts and aiding in the war effort, the familiar Disney characters helped to bring a much needed sense of innocence and merriment to the daily uncertainties and struggles of life.

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373. “Donald Duck in the High Andes” Hardcover Book. (Grosset and Dunlap, 1943) Features a charming Donald Duck illustrated story. Measures 8.5”x7”. 30 pages. In very good condition with some wear to the dust jacket. $50-$100

374. “Walt Disney’s Pedro” Book. (Grosset & Dunlap, 1943) Features an illustrated story based on the character from the Disney feature film, “Saludos Amigos”. Measures 8.5”x7”. 30 pages. In good condition with some wear to the dust jacket and an inscription next to the copyright page. $50-$100

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375. Mickey Mouse “The Dude Ranch Bandit” Book. (Whitman, 1943) This The Better Little Book titled “Mickey Mouse and the Dude Ranch Bandit” features illustrations that correspond to the written story, as well as a flipbook-like effect in the top corner. Measures 4.5”x3.5”x1.25”. 350 pages. In good condition with some edge wear and yellowing from age. $50-$100 376. Walt Disney Signed “Defense Against Invasion” Title Card. (Walt Disney Studios, 1943) Original title cel and background for the Disney live-action and animated film, “Defense Against Invasion”. Taped along the back edge is a production-used “Camera Instruction” sheet signed “Walt” (his approval of the title card for production). The untrimmed cel and background measure 10”x12”. In very good condition with a few small specks of paint damage to the lettering. $1,500-$2,500

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380. Pair of “Disney’s Dispatch” Publication. (Walt Disney Studios, 1943) A nice pair of copies of “Dispatch From Disney’s”, the studio in-house publication sent to employees serving in the military. This charming 5.5” x 8” publication was produced to let those serving know what was going on back home at the studio. In addition to exceptional artwork and gags, it includes a Fred Moore created pin-up poster. This is Vol. 1 No. 1. Measures 8”x5.5”. 36 pages. Also included is a copy of the War Department educational manual “What is Propaganda”, and the Disney mailing envelope. Set is in good condition with some wear from age and use. $400-$600 378. Walt Disney’s Studio Restaurant Menu. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1940s) An exceptionally rare menu from the studio restaurant featuring Disney-themed meals and illustrations. Measures 12.5”x9.25” closed. In good condition with light wear and staining from use. $200-$400 379. “The Ropes At Disney” Employee Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1943) An in-house pamphlet given to new employees with an overview of the operations of the studio. The pamphlet includes a rare insert “Operational Chart” of the studio. A wonderful behind the scenes look of the studio. Measures 6”x4”. 36 pages. In very fine condition. $400-$600

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381. Original Disney Mock-Up Book for a Wartime Publication. (Walt Disney Studios, 1943) Original hand-drawn and colored mock-up book with original studio artwork from “Winter Draws On”. The studio produced the artwork for many military publications on a variety of subjects. “Winter Draws On” is a small handbook about safety procedures for flying in cold weather and uses a Disney modified Gremlin called the “Spandule” as the main character. Included with the artwork is the 25 -page final publication. The mock-up and final publication both measure 4.5”x6”. Contains 23 pages of original artwork accomplished in pencil and pastel. In very good condition with some cover wear to the original. $700-$1,000


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382. Walt Disney Signed Original Production Cel and Background from “The Grain That Built A Hemisphere”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1943) Beautiful production cel and matching production background from the “The Grain That Built A Hemisphere”. Produced by Disney for the Office of Inter-American Affairs, the Documentary was nominated for an Academy Award. The Mat has been hand signed and Dedicated by Walt Disney. The Artwork was a gift to Kenneth Macgowan, the director of Inter-American affairs and the government sponsor of the Studio’s trip to South America which resulted in the films “Saludos Amigos”and “The Three Caballeros”. $4,000-$6,000

383. Original Concept Art for A Disney Wartime Cartoon. (Walt Disney Studios, 1943) Impressive pastel on black paper concept for a Disney produced wartime production. The untrimmed concept art measures 10”x12” and is in very good condition with a few small pin holes in the bottom right corner. $500-$700

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384. Original Production Background from “Victory Through Airpower”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1943) Extremely rare original production background from “Victory Through Airpower”. Signed on the reverse by Animation Director and Disney Legend Don DaGradi who later went on to co-write the screenplay for “Mary Poppins”. The untrimmed background measures 12.5”x15.5”. In fine condition with a 1” tear along the bottom edge. Several studio stamps and production numbers on the reverse. $4,000-$6,000 385. Original Production Model Drawing from “Victory Through Airpower”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1943) Beautiful production model drawing of the Eagle from “Victory Through Air Power”. Created by the animator to plan out the character’s movement for the end scene of the film. Accomplished in graphite on 10”x12” animation paper with an image size of 9.5”x6”. In fine condition. $200-$400

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388. First Edition Hardcover “The Three Caballeros”. (Random House, 1944). First edition of the illustrated hardcover book based on the feature film by the same name. Measures 11.25”x9”. 56 pages. In fine condition with some wear to the dust jacket. $100-$200 389. “Walt Disney’s Circus” Hardback Book. (Simon and Schuster, 1944) Features illustrations of circus animals coated in a felt texture. Measures 11.25”x8”. 26 pages. Good condition with some wear and discoloration throughout. $100-$200

390. Original Production Background from “The Amazon Awakens”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1944) Original hand-painted production background from “The Amazon Awakens”, a travelogue made for the Office of International Affairs. Measures 10”x12” on artists’ board, with an image size of 8.5”x11”. In very good condition, featuring many production notes and stamps along the border and reverse. $2,000-$3,000

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391. “The Three Caballeros” Original Release Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1944) “The Three Caballeros” original release one sheet movie poster. Measures 27”x41” and is in very good condition. $500-$700 392. Collection of (12) “The Three Caballeros” Publicity Photos. (Walt Disney Studios,1944) Collection of (12) studio publicity photos from the feature film “The Three Caballeros”. Many of the photos feature writings and various information about the production. Photos measure 8”x10”. In good condition with some wear throughout. $100-$200

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393. Signed Panchito Original Production Cel from “The Three Caballeros”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1944) Original production cel featuring Panchito the rooster. The cel is trimmed and placed on a hand-painted background as prepared at the studio as a gift to the Voice of Panchito, Joaquin Garay. The piece was proudly displayed in Garay’s Northern California Restaurant. It was inscribed by Garay, “Panchito, the cocky, swashbuckling rooster in Walt Disney’s ‘Three Caballeros.’ The voice of the rooster, both for the dialogue and the songs, is the voice of San Francisco’s favorite singer of songs and your genial host - Joaquin Garay” in black ink . Acquired from the Garay family. Entire matted piece measures 15”x14” with a mat opening of 9.25”x7.5”. Cel and mat are in very good condition with light discoloration to mat. $1,500-$2,000 394. “The Three Caballeros” Shooting Script. (Walt Disney Studios,1944) A remarkable original shooting script for the “Os Quindins De Yaya” sequence of “The Three Caballeros”. The script includes cut out photostats of storyboards for reference as well as hand-written notes throughout. A few panels are hand-drawn in ink. Measures 11.25”x9”. 58 pages. In good condition with extensive wear to binder and discoloration of pages. $200-$400


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396. “The Three Caballeros” (2) Limited Edition Courvoisier Galleries Cels. (Courvoisier Galleries, 1944) Pair of Courvoisier Galleries Limited Editions from “The Three Caballeros”. The artwork is still in the original mats with Courvoisier Galleries stickers on the reverse and the original front stickers also. The mats have yellowed a bit from age with staining and wear. Both pieces have mat openings of 6”x8”. In fine condition. $500-$700

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397. “The Three Caballeros” Courvoisier Limited Edition Cel. (Courvoisier Galleries, 1944) As part of their experimentation with the art form, Courvoisier Galleries created a series of Limited Edition cels for “The Three Caballeros”. This cel features an image of Jose Carioca applied to an airbrushed background. This limited edition cel is one of only (250) created. The cel imagery measures 7.5”x6.5” within a13.75”x12” frame. The cel has been unexamined out of frame, and the character has a few specs of paint damage. $500-$700 398. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1944. (Walt Disney Studios, 1944) Calendar on the inside. 2 hole punch marks along the top edge and “1944” written in ink in the bottom-right corner. Measures 10.5”x15.5” open. In very good condition. $100-$200


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399. Collection of (4) Vintage Pencil Sharpeners. (Plastic Novelties, Inc., 1930s-40s) This set of (4) illustrated color pencil sharpeners from Plastic Novelties, Inc. ranges from the mid 30s to mid 40s. The set features the characters Mickey Mouse, Pablo the Penguin, Snow White, and Goofy. Sizes range from 1” tall to 1.75” tall. In very good condition with some wear from use. $100-$200 400. Disney Sterling Silver Rings and Display by Ingersoll. (Ingersoll, c.1945) Extremely rare Sterling Silver Rings on original display card as offered through Ingersoll. Known for their watches, these rings were sold but also offered as premiums with a watch purchase. In fine condition. $400-$600

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403. Original Production Background from “The Clock Watcher”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1945) This hand-painted production background features a beautiful city-scape from “The Clock Watcher”. Measures 10”x12” on artists’ board with an image size of 8.25”x11”. In good condition with some tack marks in the corners from the piece being displayed during production, and numerous production notes along the border and reverse. $2,000-$3,000 404. Signed Mary Blair Greeting Card for Hallmark. (Hallmark, 1945) This Christmas card is one in a series of (8) created by Hallmark in 1945 that featured full-color reproductions of Mary Blair’s original artwork for the Walt Disney feature film, “The Three Caballeros”. This card is unique in that it has been signed by Mary Blair herself, and mounted to a sheet within a frame for display. Below the card reads “Donky Series” and “Hallmark” in pencil. The Christmas card measures 4”x4.75” mounted to a 7”x7.75” paper within a 13.5”x15.5” frame. The card is in very good condition and the frame is in good used condition. $600-$800

405. “ABC’s of Hand Tools” Softcover by General Motors. (Walt Disney Studios, 1945) “ABC’s of Hand Tools” by General Motors with the character Primitive Pete. This booklet was originally prepared for the U.S. Armed Forces. Book measures 8.25”x5.25”. 49 pages. In good condition with minimal wear. $100-$200 406. Mickey Mouse Annual. (Dean & Son, Ltd. 1945) Mickey Mouse Annual, Jokes Stories Puzzles Games. Measures 8.75”x6.75”. $100-$200 407. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1945. (Walt Disney Studios, 1945) “Make Mine Music” themed with a calendar inside. Stamped “file copy” on cover, with 2 hole-punch marks along the top edge. Measures 10.25”x15.5” opened. In very good condition. Comes with original unused mailing envelope. $100-$200

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large portion of the studio’s employees had been drafted into the war, and of those that remained, many had been working on various propaganda films. What this left the studio with, were many unfinished story ideas. The result was the package film “Make Mine Music”, which is made up of ten short stand-alone segments. This was the third package film, behind “Saludos Amigos” and “The Three Caballeros”. Soon after, the feature film “Song of the South” premiered, netting Disney another Academy Award for the song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”. The controversial film was argued as racist by critics both then and in modern time, and has yet to be released for home viewing in the United States.

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408. Pair of Disney Paintless Paint Books. (Dean and Son, Ltd., 1946) Nice pair of Walt Disney’s Paintless Painting Books published by Dean and Son. Both books measure 11”x8.5”. In very good condition. $100-$200 409. Mickey Mouse Library of Games. (Russell Mfg Co., 1946) This colorful illustrated set of 6 playing card games feature many classic Walt Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, Bambi, and more. These small decks of cards feature 6 unique themed games, and come in both their original numbered boxes 1 to 6, as well as their larger holding box. Individual boxes measure 2.75”x1.75”x1” and set measures 2.75”x5.75”x2”. In very good used condition, with some wear throughout. $100-$200

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410. Original Production Background from “In Dutch”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Beautiful hand-painted original production background from “In Dutch”. The untrimmed background measures 10”x12” with an image size of 8.5”x11”. In very good condition with a chip along the top right border, and many production notes along the edges. $2,000-$3,000 411. Original Production Cel from “Double Dribble”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Features several characters from the Goofy short, “Double Dribble”. The untrimmed cel measures 10”x12” and has been placed on a copy background measuring 10.75”x13”. In very good condition. $300-$500


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413. Original Concept Art From “Song of the South”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Extremely rare original concept art for “Song of the South” attributed to animator/director Ken Anderson. Accomplished in pastel on 10”x11.5” animation paper. In very good condition with some production-made pinholes along the edges. $6,000-$8,000 412. “Song of The South” Original Release Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) A beautiful one sheet poster from the original release of “The Song of the South”. Measures 41”x27”. In good condition with considerable wear and fold marks, with some edges repaired with tape. An extremely rare Disney poster with great imagery. $500-$700

414. Original Concept Art From “Song of the South”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Extremely rare original concept art for “Song of the South” attributed to animator/director Ken Anderson. Accomplished in pastel on 10”x11.75” orange animation paper with an image size of 7.75”x10.5”. In very good condition with some production-made pinholes along the edges. $6,000-$8,000

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415. Original Production Cel from “Song of the South”. (Walt Disney Studios ,1946) Rare original production cel featuring the Frog from “Song of the South”. The cel has been trimmed to 5.6”x4.4” with an image size of 4.5”x3.5”. In very good condition. $1,000-$1,500 416. Original Production Cel from “Song of the South”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Rare original production cel featuring Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox from “Song of the South”. The cel has been trimmed to 6”x6.25” with an image size of 5.25”x6”. In very good condition. $2,500-$3,500

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417. “Walt Disney’s Uncle Remus Stories” Hardcover Book. (Simon and Schuster, 1947) Features cover artwork by Mary Blair and illustrations by Bill Justice to accompany the 23 Disney stories inside. First edition. Measures 13”x10.25”. 92 pages. In very good condition with some wear to the dust jacket. $100-$200 418. Collection of (42) Publicity Photos for “Song of the South”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Collection of (42) 8” x 10” Publicity photos for “Song of the South”. All are in good to very good condition. $500-$1,000


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421. Original Fred Moore Production Drawing from “Make Mine Music”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Wonderful original production drawing by animator Fred Moore from the “All The Cats Join In” sequence of “Make Mine Music”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper with an image size of 3.25”x3.25”. In very good condition. $200-$400 419. “Make Mine Music” Original Release Insert Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Original release “Make Mine Music” movie poster insert. Measures 36”x14”. Very good condition with some light creasing. $300-$500 420. “Make Mine Music” Original Release One-Sheet Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) A beautiful one sheet poster from the original release of “Make Mine Music”. Measures 41”x27”. In good condition with edge-wear and fold marks. Some separation along folds. $500-$700

422. Original Concept Drawing from “Make Mine Music”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Original concept drawing for the “Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet” sequence of “Make Mine Music”. Accomplished in graphite on 10”x12” animation paper. Image size of 7”x7.25”. In very good condition with a few small pin holes in the corners from being displayed during production. $300-$500 423. “Make Mine Music Movie” Original Release Half-Sheet Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Original release “Make Mine Music” Half-Sheet Poster . Measures 22”x28”. In very good condition. $400-$600

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424. Walt Disney’s “Peter And The Wolf” Hardcover Book. (Collins London & Glasgow, 1946) Features an illustrated story based on Walt Disney’s “Peter and the Wolf” from “Make Mine Music”. Measures 9”x7.5”. 30 pages. In very good condition. $100-$200 425. Original Production Cel from “Peter And The Wolf”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Original production cel Sasha from “Peter and the Wolf”. The cel is trimmed to 6.5”x6” with an image size of 3.75”x3.5”. The cel has been placed in a small 9.5”x9” mat. In good condition with some wear. $300-$500

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426. Mickey Mouse Annual. (Dean & Son,Ltd., 1946) Mickey Mouse Annual, To Pluto/ Pluto’s Dream House. Measures 8.75”x6.75”. $100-$200 427. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1946. (Walt Disney Studios,1946) Studio Christmas card given in December of 1946 featuring a calendar for the 1947 year. A beautiful illustration of Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten are on the front cover. Measures 10.25”x7.75”. Has two stamps on the surface that read “file copy”, and a staple through the top edge. In good condition with minor wear. Comes with its original unused mailing envelope. $100-$200


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ost World War II tensions were still high, and the U.S. policy of containment to stop the spread of the Soviet Union’s influence led to Walt Disney testifying to the House Un-American Activities Committee on October 24th, 1947 in regards to any known Communist influences in motion pictures. Cold War tensions juxtaposed a re-release of “Bambi”, which made up for the box office loss of its initial release. “Fun and Fancy Free” premiered, featuring the shorts “Bongo” and “Mickey and the Beanstalk”. New shorts such as “Pluto’s Housewarming” and “Figaro and Frankie”, continued to be made. The studio experimented on techniques for the upcoming feature film, “Cinderella”.

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428. Original Production Cels of Mickey and Willie from “Fun and Fancy Free”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1947) Beautiful pair of production cels featuring Mickey Mouse and Willie the Giant from the “Mickey and the Beanstalk” segment of “Fun and Fancy Free”. The untrimmed cels measure 10”x12”. In very good condition. $2,000-$3,000 429. “Mickey and the Beanstalk” Hardcover Book. (Grosset & Dunlap, 1947) “Mickey and the Beanstalk” hardcover book, with original dust jacket. Measures 8.5”x7”. 30 pages. Good condition. Dust jacket is torn and repaired with tape, and rust stains from staples in spine. $50-$100 430. Story and Music from “Mickey and the Beanstalk”. (Capitol Records, 1947) An illustrated story and (3) record set featuring imagery and audio from the film. Measures 10.5”x12”. In very good condition with an inscription on the inside cover. $100-$200

431. Set of (3) Issues of Walt Disney Comics. (KK Publishing, 1947) Three (3) early issues of Walt Disney’s comics and stories with artwork by the legendary Carl Barks. Each comic measures 10.25”x7.25”. All in overall good condition with varying degrees of wear. $100-$200

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432. “Walt Disney’s Bongo” Big Golden Book. (Simon and Schuster, 1947) Based on the story in “Fun and Fancy Free”. Measures 13.25”x8.25”. 24 pages. In good condition with a tear in the spine repaired with tape. $50-$100 433. Original Production Background from “Fun and Fancy Free”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1947) Beautiful hand-painted production background from the “Bongo the Bear” sequence of “Fun and Fancy Free”. Accomplished in gouache on untrimmed 10”x12” artists’ board. Image size of 8”x10.5”. Many production notes on along the borders and reverse of the board. In very good condition. $2,000-$3,000

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434. Original Production Cel and Background from “Fun and Fancy Free”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1947) Original production cel and pan production background from the “Bongo the Bear” sequence of “Fun and Fancy Free”. The entire piece measures 9.5”x18” and is in very good condition. $2,500-$3,500


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435. Original Production Cel from “Figaro and Frankie”. (Walt Disney Productions, 1947) An original hand-painted production cel from the Walt Disney Productions animated short.”Figaro and Frankie”. The cel measures 9.75”x11.6”. In very good condition . The character had at some point been coated in a layer of nail polish to help preserve the cel paint. $800-$1,000 436. “Fun and Fancy Free” Promotional Fan Card. (Walt Disney Studios, 1947) “Fun and Fancy Free” promotional fan card featuring Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten on the back. Measures 9.25”x7.25”. In very fine condition. $50-$100

437. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1947. (Walt Disney Studios, 1947) A very rare Studio Christmas Card for 1947 with interior imagery of over 75 iconic Disney characters. The front of the card features a charming image of Mickey Mouse dressed as Santa Claus with Jiminy Cricket on the reverse. The calendar on the card is for the 1948 year. Measures 7.25”x16” opened. In fine condition with minimal edge wear and a thin pencil mark on the surface. $200-$400

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he fifth package film “Melody Time” premiered, containing seven classic stories that helped bring income into the studio to finance their next feature fairytale “Cinderella” two years later. Disney’s live action documentary “Seal Island” also premiered, the first in the “True-Life Adventures” nature documentary series that earned the studio eight Academy Awards over its 12 year span.

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438. “Once Upon a Wintertime” Original Release Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1954) Beautiful one-sheet movie poster for “Once Upon A Wintertime”, originally a part of the 1948 feature “Melody Time” but released on its own in 1954. Measures 27”x41” and in very good condition. $500-$700 439. Original Production Cel and Production Background from “Johnny Appleseed”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1948) Beautiful production cel and production background from the “Johnny Appleseed” segment of “Melody Time”. The cels have been trimmed to image and applied to the background as prepared by the studio for presentation. The entire piece measures 7.5”x10.5”. In fine condition. $2,000-$3,000 440. Rare First Edition “He Drew As He Pleased”. (Simon and Schuster, 1948) Albert Hurter was the first inspirational sketch artist hired at the studio and was influential in the stylizing of “Snow White” and “Pinocchio”. Seven years after his death, Ted Sears compiled a book of his sketches. It is considered a must-have by anyone interested in animation. Measures 12.25”x9.25”. In very good condition with dust jacket. $200-$300

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444. Kay Kamen Special limited Edition Cel. (Walt Disney Studios, 1948) To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, Kay Kamen commissioned the studio to produce a set of (25) limited edition cels featuring a scene from “Plane Crazy” to be given to his top licensees. This 10”x12” hand-painted cel taken from original drawings paired with a hand-painted background produced by studio artists, is numbered “5” in the lower right-hand corner. There is some paint lifting in Minnie’s dress, and staple holes at the top of the cel, but overall it is in very good condition. This is one of only three we have ever seen. An extremely rare studio-produced piece. $5,000-$7,000 445. Donald Duck Hankies in Original Packaging. (c.1949) Features Donald on the cover, and opens to reveal (7) hankies, one for each day of the week, with different Disney characters on each. Holder measures 10.5”x7.75”. In very good condition with minor wear. $50-$100 446. Walt Disney Character Cookie Cutters. (Loma Plastics Inc., 1949) Walt Disney Character Cookie Cutters set of four (4) in original box. Fine condition with wear and stains to box. $100-$200

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449. Exhibitor’s Campaign Book for “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1949) Contains samples of newspaper articles and ads as well as available posters and display items for the film. Measures 11”x17”. 14 pages. In good condition with minor wear throughout. $100-$200 450. “Walt Disney’s Magnificent Mr. Toad” Hardcover Book. (Grosset & Dunlap, 1949) A story from the feature film based on “The Wind in the Willows”. Measures 10.25”x8.25”. In very good condition. $50-$100

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453. Walt Disney Signed Soundtrack album for “So Dear to My Heart”. (Capitol Records, 1949) The inside front of the album has been hand-signed by Walt Disney in green artist’s pencil. Album contains four records and imagery from the film along the inside cover. Measures 10.5”x12”. In very good condition. $1,500-$2,500 452. “The Runaway Lamb at the County Fair” Hardcover Book. (Grosset and Dunlap, 1948-49) Features an illustrated story based on the feature film, “So Dear To My Heart”. Measures 10.25”x8.25”. 29 pages. In good condition with some cover wear and light pencil marks throughout. $50-$100

454. Collection of (27) Bill Peet Storyboards from “So Dear To My Heart”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1949) Amazing collection of (27) original storyboards by the Legendary Bill Peet. Accomplished in pastel on storyboard paper, the artwork is for a train sequence most likely cut from the final film. The sizes for each storyboard range from 5”x6” to 7.75”x9”. In fine condition overall with some wear. $2,000-$3,000

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455. Original Production Cel from “So Dear To My Heart”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1949) Original production cel of Goliath from “So Dear To My Heart”. The cel has been trimmed and placed on an airbrushed background as prepared at the studio. The background measures 10.5”x11.5” with the cel image size of 10”x7.75”. In good condition with some paint chipping along the bottom of the cel. This cel comes with its original Walt Disney Productions sticker from the time of sale. $300-$500 456. Walt Disney Signed Publicity Photo for “So Dear to my Heart”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1948) Black and white publicity photo signed by Walt Disney in pen. Measures 8.5”x10.5” framed. In good condition, uninspected out of frame. Some creasing to the photo and wear to the frame. Signature and inscription have faded with age but read, “To Stanley - Walt Disney”. $300-$500

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457. Original Hank Porter Painting for Rexall Magazine Cover. (Walt Disney Studios, 1948) Beautiful original painting for the cover of the December 1948 Rexall magazine featuring Donald, Mickey and Danny the Lamb from “So Dear To My Heart”. Accomplished in gouache on artists’ board, the painting was done in studio, by artist Hank Porter. The painting is framed with a mat opening of 10”x14”. Comes with a copy of the magazine. $4,000-$6,000 458. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1949. (1949) Features a “Cinderella” themed calendar inside. Measures 7”x16” opened. In fine condition. Comes with original unusued mailing envelope. $200-$400


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he premier of “Treasure Island” marked the first entirely live-action feature produced by the studio. But the greatest triumph of the year was the release of “Cinderella”. The studio had to put a halt on production of full-fledged feature animations due to World War II, with their last film being the 1942 feature “Bambi”. The economic hardships of the era led to the studio barely being kept alive by the package films of the 1940s, and by the release of “Cinderella”, the studio was approximately $4 Million in debt. Similarly to Walt’s first feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, critics argued that an unsuccessful box office return on the film would bankrupt the studio. However, the film excelled at the box office, and in addition to bringing the studio out of debt, the film and its themed merchandise allowed Disney to establish his own distribution company, enter into television production, and possibly most significantly, begin the early work of building Disneyland.

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459. Signed Mary Blair Golden Book. (Golden Press, 1950) A beautiful Mary Blair signed Disney Little Golden Book titled, “I Can Fly”. Written by Ruth Krauss and published in 1950, this book was illustrated by Blair. The inside cover is signed to Mary’s parents, “from your loving daughter Mary”. This hardcover book is 42 pages long, and measures 8”x6.75”. In fair condition with some minimal staining and small chips to a few pages. $700-$1,000 460. “Walt Disney’s Movie Stories”. (Simon and Schuster, 1950) Walt Disney’s Tiny Movie Stories with original outer box. Box measures 4.25”x5.75” Books measure 3.25”x2.25”. $100-$200

461. Original Book Art “Grandma Duck on her Farm”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) Beautiful original title artwork, possibly for a comic book or Golden Book titled Grandma Duck on her Farm. Accomplished in Gouache on 5.5”x11.5” artists’ board and featuring Grandma dusk and Gus and Jaq. In very good condition. $200-$400 462. Walt Disney Signed Donald Duck Comic Book. (Dell Publishing, 1950) Hand-signed by Walt Disney on the cover, with certificate of signature confirmation. The signature, in blue pen is slightly faded, but still easily readable. Measures 10.25”x7.25”. 52 pages. In good condition overall with some repaired tears in the cover and mild wear throughout. $700-$1,000

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463. Mary Blair Original Concept for “Cinderella”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950) Mary Blair was the in charge of color and styling for “Cinderella”, and this unique early concept of the step-sisters is a wonderful example of her work. Accomplished in Gouache on 8.5”x10.25” paper and applied to a larger board and inscribed “Stepsisters” at the bottom. The artwork has been professionally framed and is in fine condition. $5,000-$10,000

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466. “Cinderella” Original Release Three-Sheet Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1950) Original release Cinderella three- sheet movie poster. Measures 81”x41”. Folded and in very good condition. $400-$600

467. Rare “Cinderella” Production Meeting with Walt Disney Transcription. (Walt Disney Studios, 1948) During development of a feature, key story men, animators and directors would meet often to discuss scenes and share ideas. These brainstorming sessions were how scenes were improved or taken away, but also gave Walt a chance to add his own touch to the production in a very real way. The notes for this meeting, dated June 24th, 1948, deal with the singing lesson and subsequent “Bubble Song” from Cinderella. These minutes to the meeting show where the story and scene were heading almost two years before production finished. The last page also states that only six copies of these notes were made. A fascinating read and an amazing look at the behindthe-scenes workings of the studio, with unedited dialogue directly from the mouth of Walt Disney and his closest team of story men and animators. Measures 13”x8.5”. 20 pages. In very good condition with some edgewear. $500-$1,000 468. Story and Music from “Cinderella”. (RCA Victor records, 1949) Story and music from Cinderella. In very good condition. $50-$100

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469. Original Production Cel from “Cinderella”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1950) Original production cel featuring Bruno as the Footman from “Cinderella”. The cel has been slightly trimmed to 9.5”x9” and placed in a paper mat. In fine condition. $300-$500

471. Small “Cinderella” Purse. (c. 1950) Beautiful embossed “Cinderella” themed purse. Measures 5”x6.5”x2.5”. In good condition with some wear from use. Brass clasp still functions and purse retains original strap. $100-$200

470. “Cinderella Paint Book”. (Whitman Publishing Company, 1950) Features black and white illustrations from the film to be colored. Measures 11”x8.5”. Over 175 pages. In good condition with some edgewear. $50-$100

472. Original Hank Porter Fan Card Art from “Cinderella”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) Beautiful Original illustration art for a “Cinderella” Fan Card by artist Hank Porter. The painting of Cinderella is framed with a mat opening of 12”x15.5”. In fine condition. $2,000-$3,000

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hese Chamber Pots were given as gifts by Walt Disney to employees upon the birth of a baby during the 1950s-60s. These pots were first made by Evan K. Shaw Pottery Co., and then made by Hagen-Renaker after 1955. Only a handful of each were ever made, with the exclusive purpose of being given to employees, and they have never been offered for public sale. Today, these pots are among some of the most rare and most sought-after employee gifts.

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473. Blue Ceramic Chamber Pot. (Shaw Pottery, 1950s) Blue ceramic boy’s Chamber pot with Donald’s nephews, Mickey and Minnie. “WDP” and “141” marks glazed into the bottom. Shiny finish, in fine condition with crazing. $2,000-$3,000 474. Pink Ceramic Chamber Pot. (Shaw Pottery, 1950s) Pink ceramic girl’s Chamber pot with Donald’s nephews, Mickey and Minnie. Shiny finish, in fine condition with crazing. $2,000-$3,000

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hroughout the 1940s and 1950s, the successful group of companies known as “Evan K. Shaw”, “Metlox” and “American Pottery” produced a large range of ceramics. Owned by Evan K. Shaw, in 1943 they were awarded a license to produce a range of Disney characters from the feature films “Bambi” through “Lady and The Tramp”. Extremely popular at the time, pieces manfactured by these companies have become quite scarce and are often sought after by collectors.

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477. Cinderella Bird Ceramic Figure. (Evan K. Shaw, c.1950) Cinderella bird ceramic figurine in brown bonnet. Measures 1.75”. $100-$200 478. Cinderella Bird Ceramic Figure. (Evan K. Shaw, c.1950) Cinderella bird ceramic figurine in pink bonnet. Measures 1.75”. $100-$200

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479. Cinderella Ceramic Flower Pot. (Evan K. Shaw, c.1950) Cinderella ceramic flower pot. Measures 7” high. Fine condition with some minor crazing. $100-$200 480. Cinderella Mouse Ceramic Figure. (Evan K. Shaw, c.1950) Cinderella Mouse ceramic figurine with pink bow. Measures 3.25” high. $100-$200


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481. Prince Charming Ceramic Flower Pot. (Evan K. Shaw, c.1950) Prince Charming Ceramic flower pot. Measures 7.5” high. Fine condition with some minor crazing. $100-$200 482. Cinderella Ceramic Flower Pot. (Evan K. Shaw, c.1950) Cinderella ceramic flower pot. Measures 7” high. Fine condition with some minor crazing. $100-$200

483. Cinderella Ceramic Flower Pot. (Evan K. Shaw, c.1950) Cinderella ceramic flower pot. Measures 7” high. Fine condition with some minor crazing. $100-$200 484. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1950. (Walt Disney Studios, 1950) Features cover imagery from “Alice in Wonderland” and a calendar Inside. Measures 7”x15.75” opened. In fine condition. Comes with original unused mailing envelope. $100-$200

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485. “Alice in Wonderland” Lobby Card Set. (Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Original Release “Alice in Wonderland” set of (8) 11”x14” Lobby Cards featuring scenes from the film. In very good condition. $300-$500 486. “Alice in Wonderland” Original Release Insert Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Original Release “Alice in Wonderland” insert Movie Poster. Measures 14”x36”. In very good condition. $300-$500

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487. Collection of (73) Publicity Photos for “Alice in Wonderland”. (Walt Disney Studios, c. 1951) Collection of (73) 8”x10” publicity photos for “Alice in Wonderland”. In good to very good condition overall. $700-$1,000 488. Story and Music from “Alice in Wonderland”. (RCA Victor Records, 1951). Set of (2) story and music records from “Alice in Wonderland”. One set is 45rpm, and the other is 78 rpm . Both are in good condition, with the 78rpm version being in slightly better condition. $100-$200


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490. Original Photostat and Graphite Layout from “Alice in Wonderland”. (Walt Disney Studio, 1951) Original production photostat layout with original enhancements from “Alice in Wonderland”. The layout features the establishing shot of the “Mad Tea Party” segment. Measures 11.75”x15” and includes two 10.5” x 8.5” layout sheets. In very good condition. $200-$400

489. “Alice in Wonderland “ Big Golden Book. (Golden Press 1951) Beautiful hardcover Big Golden Book for “Alice in Wonderland”. Measuring 9.5”x12.75” with 25 pages. In very good condition with light wear. $100-$200

491. Original Al Dempster Painting for “Alice in Wonderland” Big Golden Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Extremely rare original painting for page 21 of the Big Golden Book “Alice in Wonderland” by Disney artist Al Dempster. Accomplished in gouache on artists’ board, the painting is framed with a mat opening of 10”x13”. The painting is in very good condition with some light staining throughout. $4,000-$6,000

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492. Original (4) Production Drawings from “Pluto’s Party”. (Walt Disney Studio, 1951) Set of (4) original production rough drawings from Pluto’s Party, featuring Pluto and Mickey’s nephews. Each drawing is on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. All are in fine condition. $400-$600 493. “Alice in Wonderland Punchout Book”. (Western publishing/ Purnell and Sons, 1951) Alice in Wonderland punchout book. Book measures 10”x15” and is in fine condition. $50-$100 494. “Alice in Wonderland” Hankies in box. (c. 1951) Walt Disney Alice in Wonderland Hankies in original box. Box measures 7”x7”. In good condition. $50-$100

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495. “Alice in Wonderland” Bath Set. (Parfait, c.1951) “Alice in Wonderland” bath set by Parfait containing bubble bath and “Alice in Wonderland” figural soap featuring Alice and the White rabbit. The soap is in good condition and intact. The original packaging is in poor condition. $50-$100 496. Wheaties Complete Comic Book Set. (1951) Extremely rare complete set of all (32) pocket-size comic books issued as premiums for Wheaties Cereal. All four sets of eight (8) books each are complete and in the original brown Disney mailing envelopes. All in fine condition. $100-$200


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497. Original Production Cels and Background from “Test Pilot Donald”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Beautiful Original production cels and production background from “Test Pilot Donald”. The cels have been trimmed and applied to the background as prepared by the Art Props Department at the studio for publicity and presentation. Still in the original mat, the artwork measures 10”x12”. In fine condition. $3,000-$4,000

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he live-action film “The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men” debuted and received positive reviews, particularly in Britain. Animated shorts such as “Susie the Little Blue Coupe” and “Father’s Lion” also premiered. Sadly, the studio lost animator Fred Moore to a car accident. Moore had designed the modern look for Mickey Mouse in 1938 that is still used today, and had worked on numerous shorts and feature films.

500. Original Production Cel and Matching Background from “Susie the Little Blue Coupe”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1952) Original production cel and matching background from “Susie the Little Blue Coupe”. This short was written by the legendary Bill Peet and stylized by Mary Blair. The untrimmed background and cel measure 10”x12”. In fine condition. $5,000-$7,000

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502. Donald Duck Bread Store Sign. (Walt Disney Studios, c. 1950s) Unused Donald Duck Bread sign. The 10”x14” sign would be custom printed with the local store or bakery information when used. In very good condition with slight discoloration. $100-$200

503. Donald Duck Bread Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) Rare Donald Duck Bread sign from the 1950s. The sign measures 17”x22” and is in very good condition with slight discoloration. $200-$400

504. Extremely Rare Unused Roll of Donald Duck Bread Wrapper. (c. 1950s) Unused roll of wrapping for Debus Donald Duck Bread. The roll is 17” tall and comes on the original dispenser. A very unusual and rare piece of Disneyana. $2,000-$4,000

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505. Walt Disney Signed Comic Book. (Dell Comics, 1952) “Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories” hand-signed by Walt Disney in ballpoint pen. The comic is in good condition with wear and edge tears on cover. $700-$1,000

507. Bill Justice Original Christmas Card Art. (c.1950s) Original Christmas card art by animator Bill Justice. The card features Chip and Dale. Accomplished in ink and colored pencil on 5”x8.5” artists’ board. $200-$400

506. Yellow School Bus Lunch Box. (Aladdin Industries, 1950s) Classic Aladdin Industries metal Disney Yellow School Bus Lunch Box designed by Al Konetzni. The 9”x4.25”x6.5” lunchbox comes with the original thermos which is missing its lid/cup. Overall in good condition. $100-$200

508. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1952. (Walt Disney Studios, 1952) Features “Peter Pan” themed imagery and a calendar inside. Measures 7”x15.5” opened. In fine condition. Comes with original unused mailing envelope. $200-$400

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isney’s live-action feature films “The Sword and the Rose” and “Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue” disappointed Walt with their box office returns, causing him to shy away from costume pictures in the years to come. However, the animated feature film “Peter Pan” did very well both critically and at the box office, prompting a surge of additional character merchandise. Additionally, the “True-Life Adventures” series of documentaries received another Academy Award with its latest installment, “The Living Desert”. Walt Disney Inc., later called WED Enterprises, was formed with the Disneyland designing engineering division.

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509. Pre-Opening Merchandising Letter for “Peter Pan”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1952) June,1952 typewritten letter from Disney Merchandise division on the promotions and opportunities for “Peter Pan”. The letter, sent eight months before the premiere of the film, gives an idea of the marketing plan for the film as well as merchandise planned to be released. In good condition, folded. $100-$200

510. “Peter Pan” Original Release Three Sheet Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Original release “Peter Pan” three-sheet movie poster. Measures 77”x39”. Folded and in fine condition. $300-$500 511. Set of (8) “Peter Pan” Lobby Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1952) Collection of (8) original release “Peter Pan” lobby cards. Each card measures 11”x14”. Fine condition. $300-$500

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514 512. Original Production Cel from “Peter Pan”. (Walt Disney Productions, 1953) An original hand-painted production cel from “Peter Pan”. This cel features the character Peter Pan as he searches through the Darling’s nursery for his shadow. This cel-set up contains Peter on the top cel layer, and the items in the toy box on the cel layer below it. These cels have been placed over a hand-painted recreated background made for this cel set-up. The overall piece measures 10.5”x13”. In very fine condition with minimal wear and small staple holes in the corners of the cels. $2,000-$3,000

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513. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Dolls in Box. (Duchess Doll Corp., 1953) This beautiful pair of vintage dolls were created by Duchess Doll Corp in 1953 during the theatrical release of Walt Disney’s “Peter Pan”. The dolls of come complete in their original box. Dolls measure 8” tall in their 9.5”x11”x2.25” box. Dolls are in very good condition and the box has moderate wear. $100-$200 514. “Peter Pan Punchout Book”. (Whitman, 1952) Peter Pan Punch Out Book. Measures 10”x15”. In fine condition. $50-$100


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515. Original Mascot Design for KMJ-TV. (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) The studio would often create mascot designs for businesses. This collection of (4) original artwork sketches were made for KMJ-TV in Fresno, Ca, and feature their mascot, Scoopy the Bee. KMJ went on the air in 1953. $400-$600 516. Talent Voucher Receipt for Jesse Marsh. (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Walt Disney Productions talent voucher receipt for Jesse Marsh’s work on the “Sword and The Rose” Sunday comic. Marsh, who had been at the studio since the 1940s would go on to gain fame as a comic book artist for Dell comics. $100-$200

517. Collection of (30) Little Golden Books. (Simon and Schuster, 1950s) Collection of (30) Little Golden Books from the 1950s. $300-$500 518. “Walt Disney’s Living Desert” Documentary Art Book. (Simon and Schuster, 1953) Rare early edition of “Walt Disney’s Living Desert, A Documentary Art Book”. The 9”x11.5” hardcover book is in fine condition. $100-$200

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519. Original “Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom” Mock-Up Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Unusual studio-created mock-up of a Golden Book for “Toot, Whistle, Plunk,and Boom” filled with (32) original pieces of artwork from development of the film. Book measures 8”x6.5” and is in very good condition with some glue staining visible. $4,000-$5,000 520. Original Title Cel and Background from Walt Disney’s “TrueLife Adventures”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Rare original title cel with background from “Prowlers Of The Everglades”, part of “Walt Disney’s True Life Adventures” series. The cel and background are untrimmed and measure 12”x15.5”. The background, rather than being hand-painted was made using live-action photographs glued to pegged animation board. In fine condition. $700-$1,000

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523. Incredible “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” Original Painting. (Walt Disney Studios, 1954) This incredible oversize original painting done for a “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” Jaymar Puzzle perfectly conveys the feel of the film adapted from Jules Verne’s classic novel. Beautifully framed. Measures 26”x19”. In fine condition. $20,000-$30,000 524. “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” Dive Boots. (Walt Disney Studios, 1954) Rare screen-used pair of “Nautilus” crewman weighted diving boots. Constructed of heavy canvas uppers bolted to a wooden insole, with heavy brass “soles” and toe caps. 16” tall and weigh about 11 pounds each. In fine condition. $200-$400

525. “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” Hardcover Book. (Simon and Schuster, 1954) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Big Little Book. Measures 11”x8.5”. In very good condition. $50-$100 526. Rare collection of (4) Studio Photostat Storyboard Sheets from “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1954) Rare collection of (4) photographic reference sheets featuring storyboards for “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”. These photostats were created at the studio and shared among the production crew. Each sheet measures 8.25” x16”. In very good condition. $600-$800

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527. Walt Disney Personally Made Miniature Pot Belly Stove. (1950s) Walt’s love for miniatures and trains led him to build his own metal workshop and railroad at his home. It was here that he began producing miniature pot belly stoves, hand-painting each one and actually selling them through a store in New York City. These stoves are extremely rare and give us a glimpse into Walt Disney the man, and the influences that were to shape his plans for the future. Measuring 5.5” tall and missing its two doors, otherwise in good condition overall. $8,000-$10,000

529. “Stormy the Thoroughbred” Theater Display. (Walt Disney Studios, 1954) Unusual in-house created theatre display for the Walt Disney live-action featurette “Stormy The Thoroughbred.” The 14”x36” hand-lettered board contains two publicity photos from the film. In good condition with lots of wear and staining throughout. $300-$500

528. Walt Disney Coloring Book with Letter from Publisher. (Dell Publishing, 1954) Unused copy of Walt Disney’s Christmas coloring Book. The 8.5”x11” book was a gift to the artist Milt Banta, and is accompanied by a letter to Banta from the publisher. In fine condition. $100-$200

530. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1954. (Walt Disney Studios, 1954) Features a glimpse of the Disneyland Park on the reverse. Measures 7”x15.5” opened. In fine condition. Comes with original unused mailing envelope. $200-$300

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ith a press preview day on July 17th and a public opening the following day, Disneyland became an immediate success with the general public and huge source of revenue for the studio. Shops throughout the park sold character merchandise, records, and other Disney-themed items and surviving examples of early park artifacts have become highly collectible today. Notably, the Disneyland retail store called the Art Corner sold prints, flipbooks, art kits, and for the first time since Courvoisier Galleries discontinued selling them, original animation cels. Many surviving Art Corner cels retain their original gold-colored store labels on the reverse, and are often trimmed in size to just accommodate standard mats. Much of the artwork we have today that was used in the Disney animations of the era had been saved through being sold at the Art Corner. Additionally, the “Mickey Mouse Club” television show premiered, which was loosely based on the style of the Mickey Mouse Clubs formed at movie theaters in the 1930s. The program was a variety show for kids that included animation, skits, jokes, songs, and more. It featured child actors known as Mouseketeers, such as Cubby O’Brien and Annette Funicello, that would star in segments with some becoming national celebrities. The animated feature film “Lady and the Tramp” premiered. Within the “Disneyland” series, Davy Crockett became a massive success allowing the studio to capitalize on merchandise such as coonskin caps and bubblegum cards. The series’ popularity allowed the combination of episodes to be turned into a full-length feature later that year. The strength of the park, feature films, and television programs, soon brought Disney out of debt and the direction of the company experienced a significant change.

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531. The Don Rake Collection of Disneyland Pre-Opening Documents. (Disneyland, 1955) As the opening of Disneyland was fast approaching, Disney was committed to getting the park open on schedule but encountered a problem with one of the key features of the park, the Disneyland Railroad. The engineers working on the railroad were actually highway engineers and were having trouble designing the switches and other aspects needed to operate the railroad with the authenticity that Walt Disney required. Work on the railroad was falling behind. Roger Broggie reached out to ex-railroad engineer Don Rake, who had just moved to Los Angeles the previous year and had applied at Disney for work. Rake had since found work, but was more than willing to help Broggie and Disney construct the railroad. At night and in his spare time, Rake would work on the designs at home on his dining room table. A courier would deliver them to Anaheim the next day where his designs would be built. Don continued to design the railroad as well as plan out the manpower and operating requirements to run two trains on the track continuously. As late as three weeks before the planned opening, Rake would be called on to solve issues with the Railroad and the Casey Jr. ride in Fantasyland. His work was so valued that Broggie offered him a full-time position in charge of all park transportation. Rake declined, but his work on completing the railroad attractions at the park were instrumental in getting the park open on schedule. This incredible collection of Rake’s papers and memorabilia remained with Don’s widow until it was recently discovered by a Disneyland historian and collector. Included in the collection are over 100 documents pertaining to the Disneyland Railroad and the construction of Disneyland. Most notable is the February, 1955 Marvin Davis Plot Plan of the Park. Measuring 43”x63”, this extremely rare brownline gives an overview of the park mere months before opening and features many prominent areas that ultimately would not be built. Also included are (25) brown lines featuring Plt studies, track design, and railroad car studies. In addition, Rake’s Disneyland Car Pass, Temporary ID card (extremely rare), personal papers with his calculations, and hand-written operating procedures for the railroad are included. No other collection as comprehensive or complete as this has ever been offered for public sale. An amazing piece of Disneyland history. $20,000-$30,000

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532. Disneyland Opening Day Pass. (Disneyland, 1955) Rare Opening Day Pass, given to press, VIPs, and Disney employees for the opening ceremonies of Disneyland on July 17, 1955. The pass measures 3.5”x6.5” and is in fine condition. $500-$1,000 533. Bank of America “Your Guide to Disneyland”. (Disneyland, 1955) Your Guide to Disneyland with fold-out map. Measures 8”x3.5” closed, and 16”x13.75” open. In very fine condition. $200-$400

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536. Opening Title Production Cels for the “Disneyland” TV Show. (Walt Disney Studios, 1954) Premiering in October of 1954, the one-hour anthology series, “Disneyland” gave the studio a whole new way to market its existing library of films and shorts as well as promote upcoming projects. This pair of original production cels are from the opening titles of the show. Although shown in black and white, Disney knew that color TV was coming and the artwork was animated in color. The overlay of letters and the silhouette of Disneyland opening like a curtain was the iconic opening for the show until the name changed to “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color”. Both cels are untrimmed and measure 12.5”x16” . In very good condition with some light chipping near the edges. $4,000-$6,000

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537. Original Disneyland Rocket Jets Attraction Poster. (Disneyland, 1967) Original hand silk-screened poster for the Rocket Jets Attraction. Opening in Tomorrowland in 1967, this poster was designed by artist Ken Chapman. Measures 54�x36�. Beautifully framed and in fine condition. $2,000-$3,000

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538. Samuel Armstrong Signed Original Book Art Painting of Disneyland. (Disneyland, 1955) Beautiful painting by the Legendary background artist Samuel Armstrong for a Disneyland golden book. Accomplished in gouache on 10.5”x14.75” artists’ board. Image size is 7.75”x11.5”. Signed by Armstrong at the lower right. Fine condition with minimal edge wear. $3,000-$5,000

539. It’s A Small World Original Concept Artwork. (Disneyland, 1964) Incredibly rare and stunning collage concept for the facade of the “It’s A Small World” attraction at Disneyland. Constructed of cut colored gels applied to 20”x15” artists’ board. $10,000-$15,000

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540. Disneyland Monorail Board Game. (Parker Bros., 1959) Disneyland Monorail Board Game by Parker Bros. Box measures 8”x16”x2”. In good condition with repairs to box. $100-$200

541. “Your Trip to Disneyland” (5) Record Set By Mattel. (Disneyland, 1956) Unused and uncut (5) record set produced by Mattel toys and featuring a foldout map of Disneyland, character cutouts and a record for each land. In very good condition. $300-$400 542. Fantasyland Board Game. (Parker Bros., 1959) Fantasyland Board Game by Parker Brothers inc. Box measures 8”x16”x2”. Very good condition with light stains on board and box. $100-$200

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s Walt Disney’s second television program, the “Mickey Mouse Club” shared some similarities with Walt’s first series “Disneyland”. The “Mickey Mouse Club” was a children’s anthology program featuring child actors called “Mouseketeers” that wore Mickey Mouse Ears and had shirts with their names written on them. The show was an instant success, and some of the Mouseketeers were so popular, that they went on to star in film roles, promote products and merchandise, and more. The show initially ran from 1955-1959, and helped promote and fund the Disneyland Park. Although the show was canceled while it still maintained a fairly large audience, it succeeded in what it was created to do, and led to certain popular Mouseketeers, such as Annette Funicello, becoming National celebrities.

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546. Rare Unused “Official Mouseketeers Album”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1955) Beautiful unused “Official” Mousketeers Photo Album with (11) illustrated pages for Mouseketeers to paste in their favorite photos and another (28) blank pages for additional photos. Measures 7”x8.25”. In fine unused condition with some paint loss to cover lettering. $200-$400 547. Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer Cast Photo Album Book. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950’s) Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer Cast Photo Album book. The softcover book measures 12”x11.5” and contains (15) pages of “candid photos” of the Mouseketeers. In very good condition with light wear. $100-$200

548. Rare Studio Mickey Mouse Club Stationery. (Disney Studios, c.1950s) Collection of (15) unused sheets of Mickey Mouse Club Stationery used within the Studio in the 1950s. All are in fine condition. $100-$200 549. Collection of (16) 8x10 Mickey Mouse Club Publicity Photos. (Disney Studios, c.1950s) collection of (16) 8”x10” Mickey Mouse Club publicity photos. The collection includes several duplicates and some signed by Mouseketeers (most likely at recent conventions). $100-$200

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550. Mickey Mouse Club Colorforms Original Box Art. (c.1950s/1960s) Incredibly rare original artwork for the Mickey Mouse Club colorforms Box. The two pieces of artwork were made for the cover of the box and the interior board . The cover art includes overlays and lettering paced over the artwork on 22.5”x16” board. Image size of the artwork is 16”x12”. The interior artwork measures 17”x13.5”. $2,000-$3,000 551. Vintage Mickey Mouse Mouseketeer Roller Skates. (GlobeUnion, c. 1957) Vintage Mickey Mouse Mouseketeer Roller Skates with Two Skate Keys. The Skates roll well, but show plenty of wear from use. $100-$200

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554. Unused Mickey Mouse Club Special Talent Award. (Walt Disney Studios, 1955) Unused Mickey Mouse Club Special Talent Award. Printed on Parchment paper, these awards were presented to child guest stars who appeared on Talent Roundup Day on the original 1950’s TV series. Measures 10”x13” and is in fine condition. $200-$400 555. National Mickey Mouse Club Talent Roundup Letter from Hal Adelquist. (Walt Disney Studios, 1956) Rare typewritten letter to a potential auditioneer for the Mickey Mouse Club Talent Roundup Day. The letter directs the addressee to the location of auditions across the country. It is hand-signed by Hal Adelquist, a former animator/director who is credited with creating the show. In Fair-good condition with creases and stains. $100-$200

556. Rare Original Mickey Mouse Club Talent Round-up Ears. (Walt Disney Studios, c. 1955) Extremely rare Mouseketeer golden mouse ears featuring a black felt unconstructed cap with attached yellow-gold felt mouse ears detailed with gold metallic glitter. Guests performing on the Talent Roundup segment of the program were presented with a scroll, golden mouse ears, and a cowboy hat as they were serenaded with, “Step right up,here’s your hat, here’s your ears, reach right out, time is here, you’re an honorary Mouseketeer.” These mouse ears are accompanied by a Disney Corporate Archives official certificate of authenticity that states it was used in the production of the series. Hat measures 12”x5.5”. In good condition. $1,000-$2,000 557. Original Production Drawing from “The Mickey Mouse Club”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1955) Original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse from the “Talent Roundup Day” sequence of the show. The drawing, by animator John Lounsbery, is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 12.5”x15.5” animation paper. In fine condition. $400-$600

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558. Mickey Mouse Club Fan Photos. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1955) Lot of (2) Fan Photos featuring Spin and Marty, and Annette with Spin and Marty. These 5”x4” photos were sent to fans that requested photos and were originally displayed in a photo album (paper residue on back) with another matching pair displayed face down so that the writing on the back could be seen. The typing on the back includes addressing the rumor that some of the Mouseketeers had died. $100-$200 559. Rare Mickey Mouse Club Black Felt Mask. (Disneyland, c.1955) Extremely rare and unusual Mickey Mouse Club Hat with a mouse mask meant to be worn on the back of the head. Most likely sold at Disneyland in the very early days of the park, the two masks offered here are the only two we have ever seen. Mask measures 7”x8”. In good condition with lots of wear from use. $300-$500

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560. Rare Mickey Mouse Club Black Felt Mask. (Disneyland, c.1955) Extremely rare and unusual Mickey Mouse Club Hat with a mouse mask meant to be worn on the back of the head. Most likely sold at Disneyland (this one has the name “Richard” embroidered on it) in the very early days of the park, the two masks offered here are the only two we have ever seen. In good condition with lots of wear from use. Mask measures 7”x8”. $300-$500 561. “Spin and Marty” Ranch Gloves. (Walt Disney Studios, c. 1955) Extremely rare pair of “Spin and Marty” Triple R Ranch work gloves. The 8” gloves were most likely originally sold at the Disneyland Park. The stiched canvas gloves with leather fringe are in very good condition with some wear to the lettering. $200-$400 562. Collection of (2) “Golden Records” featuring “The Mickey Mouse Club Pledge”. (Simon and Schuster, c. 1950s) Collection of (2) 6” “Golden Records” released with Simon and Schuster Books. The red record features “The Mickey Mouse Club Pledge” as sung by the Mouseketeers. In good condition. Not tested. $100-$200


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563. Mickey Mouse Club Tray Puzzle. (Whitman, 1956) Mickey Mouse Club tray puzzle featuring a photo of the Mouseketeers (minus Annette) at the Disney Studios. Note what looks to be “Alice In Wonderland” concepts on the wall, and the Kem Weber designed airline chair Jimmy Dodd is sitting in. Puzzle measures 14”x11”. In very good condition. $100-$200 564. Mickey Mouse and His Pals Plastic Cutout Standups. (c. 1950s) Mickey Mouse and his Pals Plastic Cutout Standups. Set of cut-out Disney characters and Mickey Mouse Club Badge in the original packaging. The entire piece measures 9”x14”. In very good condition. $100-$200

565. Mickey Mouse Club Scrap Book. (Whitman, 1957) Mickey Mouse Club Scrap Book containing 64 blank pages for use. This particular copy is stamped on the inside as being from the library of the publisher. In very good condition with some wear. $100-$200 566. Mickey Mouse Club Annual. (Whitman Publishing, 1957) Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club Annual. 120 pages. Measures 11.75”x8.75”. Spine is coming apart. $100-$200 567. Original Production Cel from “The Mickey Mouse Club”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1955) Original production cel featuring Mickey Mouse from the title sequence for “Anything Can Happen Day” on the “Mickey Mouse Club” TV show. The cel was trimmed at the studio to 10”x13” in preparation for sale at Disneyland. In fine condition. $500-$700

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568. Mickey Mouse Club Cubby Western Shirt and Trousers. (Walt Disney Studios,1955) Mouseketeer Cubby’s ensemble consisting of a child-sized western-style lime green long-sleeve shirt with a forest green yoke and cuffs, an applied circular embroidered “Mouseketeer” logo patch featuring a smiling Mickey Mouse at the proper left chest, diagonal slit pockets at the chest, and matching forest green trousers. Cubby O’Brien was featured seasons 1-3 as one of “the original nine,” and he has the distinction of being the cast’s only true musician who could perform on-camera. His ensemble was worn on “Mickey Mouse Club” (1955-1959), as well as a photo on the cover of a Walt Disney Magazine of the era, and the shirt is marked within “W.D.P.” (for Walt Disney Productions) and was acquired from a former Disney costumer. $5,000-$7,000

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572. Mickey Mouse Club Dress and Apron Costume. (Walt Disney Studios,1955-1958) Mouseketeer ensemble consisting of a child-sized powder blue dress with a pleated front, a royal blue collar, and matching attached short sleeves marked within “Linda” (for Linda Hughes, who joined the cast in season 3 and earned the nickname “Annette Junior”); and a crème milkmaid-style apron with a “Mouseketeer” logo that has been re-created, a pleated front and royal blue rickrack trim marked “Cheryl” (for Cheryl Holdridge, who joined the cast in season 2 and was known for her “million-dollar smile”) worn on the “Mickey Mouse Club” on segments including Roll Call, Guest Star Day and Goodbyes. It was acquired from Western Costume Company’s Star Collection. $3,000-$5,000

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s a prominent member of the “Mickey Mouse Club”, Annette Funicello rose to fame after being personally selected as a member by Walt Disney after he saw her perform as the Swan Queen in “Swan Lake”. Annette was a breakout star of the original nine members of the “Mickey Mouse Club” and it was reported that she had received nearly 6,000 letters a month at her peak within the club.

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573. Annette Funicello’s Mickey Mouse Club Western Shirt. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1956) Mouseketeer Annette’s teen-sized western-style mustard yellow long-sleeve shirt with a forest green yoke and cuffs and pearl snap buttons worn on “Mickey Mouse Club” (1955-1959) and the popular serial within the show “The Adventures of Spin and Marty” and perhaps elsewhere on the program. The shirt is faintly marked within “Annette” and “W.D.P.” (for Walt Disney Productions). It was acquired from Western Costume Company’s Star Collection. $5,000-$7,000

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he Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases is dedicated to funding research into the cause, treatment, and cure of Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases. Annette herself created the Research Fund in 1993 after revealing that she was suffering from the disease. Unlike most non-profits, the fund has no paid staff, which allows the organization to operate at little cost, and per Annette’s wishes, ensures that nearly all donated funds are used for research purposes only. In addition to its own fundraising activities, the organization relies on direct donations and fund-raisers held by others on its behalf to continue its research efforts. Featured here, are two items belonging to Annette: Her red turtleneck shirt, and her bronzed Mouseketeer ears. The entirety of the final hammer-price of these items will go directly to The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases. We hope that the winning bidders receive the same enjoyment from these items that Annette has brought to so many lives over the years, and we thank you for your help in supporting research into the cause, treatment, and cure of Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases that your bidding achieves. Additionally, we ask that you visit the website for the Research Fund and see how you can help take part in Annette’s dream. http://w w w.annetteconnection.com/About-the-Research-Fund.php

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574. Annette Funicello’s Performance Worn Red Turtleneck Shirt. (1980) Annette Funicello’s Performance worn red turtleneck shirt from “25 Years of Mouseketeers” Mickey Mouse Club 25th Anniversary Reunion Television Special (taped on Stage 2 at the Walt Disney Studio on July 22, 1980, aired on NBC, Nov 23, 1980). Shirt is in fine condition with light wear. $1,000-$2,000

575. Annette Funicello’s “Bronzed” Mouseketeer Ears. (c. 1980s) This was one of her most prized possessions, as featured on the Disney Channel program (filmed in her Encino home) for the “Disney Family Album” (Episode 16: Sept, 1985). Her original ears worn on the Mouse Club are in the Disney Archives, however, she was given this set of ears at the 25th anniversary reunion. She had this set painted in gold to appear “bronzed” on the ears, and then put on display at her home in Encino. In an interview for Disney Channel Magazine in 1985, Annette says---”To this day, after 30 years, wherever I go people ask, ‘Where are your ears?’… I tell them the ears are bronzed and placed under plexiglass on my living room coffee table. They’re my pride and joy.” This was Annette’s personal pair of Mouseketeer Ears, and one of her most-cherished possessions. $1,500-$2,500

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576. Collection of (45) Annette Funicello Records. (1950s-1960s) Fantastic collection of 1950’s and 1960’s Annette Funicello records. Includes twenty-four (24) 45 rpm records (some duplicates) and twenty-one (21) LP Albums (some duplicates). All in very good to fine condition. $500-$1,000 577. Collection of (2) Black and White Photo Contact Sheets from “The Monkey’s Uncle”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1965) Collection of (2) black and white photo contact sheets featuring Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk on the set of “The Monkeys Uncle”. In fine condition. $100-$200

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579. Annette Cut-Outs “A Stand-up Doll”. (Whitman, 1962) Annette Cut-Outs “A Stand-up Doll”. A nice unused copy of this early Annette paper doll book. $100-$200 580. Annette Coloring Book. (Whitman Publishing, 1961) Annette Coloring Book featuring Annette Funicello. Good condition. Four pages have been colored. $100-$200

581. Annette Funicello Disneyland VIP Main Entrance Pass. (Disneyland, 2007) Annette Funicello’s 2007 main entrance pass to Disneyland. The 3.25”x2” card entitled her and her husband as well as (5) guests access to the park. In good used condition. $500-$1,000 582. Original Artwork for Annette Cut-Out Dolls Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1964) Rare original artwork for the cover of the Annette CutOut Dolls Book. Accomplished in gouache with lettering cel overlays, on 22”x30” artists’ board. In very good condition with some paint loss to cel overlays. $700-$1,000

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The Disney studio was caught off-guard by the instant and immense popularity of “Davy Crockett”. However, they were quick to capitalize on it in order to recoup the money invested in the newly opened Disneyland. Disney licensed coonskin caps, toy guns, and numerous other promotional items that they could link to the television program. Surviving examples, many of which were often used and then discarded, are prized today.

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586. Davy Crockett Pencil Case. (c.1950s) Beautiful Davy Crockett Pencil Case complete with Davy Crockett pencils. The plastic case measures 6.5”x8.5” and is in fine condition. $200-$400 587. Davy Crockett Cap Gun Set. (c.1950s) Fantastic Davy Crockett leather holster, ammo belt and cap guns. Most likely sold at Disneyland during the opening years of the park, the set is in very fine condition. Guns may not be original to the holster but are similar to those sold at park. $500-$700


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591. “Lady and the Tramp” Hardcover Book. (Simon and Schuster, 1955) “Lady and the Tramp” hardcover book adapted from the movie. In good condition with some tape on spine. Measures 9.5”x12.5”. $100-$200 592. “Lady and the Tramp” Book. (Birn Bros. Ltd., 1955) “Lady and the Tramp” softcover storybook. Measures 12”x8.75”. $50-$100 593. Original Production Cel from “Lady and The Tramp”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1955) An original hand-painted production cel of Lady from “Lady and the Tramp”. This cel was sold at the Disneyland Art Corner, and still retains its original Walt Disney Productions gold label on the reverse of its board backing. The cel is lightly taped along the edges to its original backing and measures 8”x10”. In very fine condition. $800-$1,000

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596. Original Production Drawing from “Lady and The Tramp”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1955) Original production drawing featuring Lady from “Lady and the Tramp”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 12.5”x16” animation paper. Image size is 5”x4”. In very good condition. $300-$500 597. Original Production Drawing from “Lady and The Tramp”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1955) Original Eric Larson production drawing featuring Peg from “Lady and the Tramp”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 12.5”x16” animation paper. Image size is 7”x8”. In very good condition. $500-$800 598. “Lady and the Tramp” Suitcase. (Neeval, c.1950s) Beautiful Lady and Tramp child’s suitcase by Neeval. Measures 11”x8”x4.25” and is in good worn condition. $50-$100


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601. Original Production Cel Featuring Goofy. (Walt Disney Studios, 1950s) An original hand-painted production cel of George Geef (Goofy) and his neighbor Pete over a reproduction background. This cel is most likely from a Disney TV show and was sold at Disneyland. This cel still has its original gold Walt Disney Productions label on the reverse of the backing. Measures 10”x12”. Cel is in very good restored condition. The cel is stapled along the top to its backing. Under the characters, the background has portions of the original cel paint adhered to it. $400-$600 602. Original Production Cel Featuring Pluto. (Walt Disney Studios, 1950s) An original hand-painted production cel of Pluto. This cel is most likely from the Disneyland TV series of the 1950s, and features a beautiful full-body image of Pluto. This cel was trimmed and matted to be sold at the Disneyland Art Corner, and still has its original Walt Disney Productions Art Corner gold label on the reverse of the backing. This cel measures 9.5”x8” in its mat. In very fine condition. $400-$600 603. Buddy Ebson Signed Publicity Photo. (Walt Disney Studios, 1950s) Beautiful 8”x10” signed publicity photo of Buddy Ebson Dancing during the early development Audio-animatronics at Disneyland. $200-$300

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604. Milt Banta Original Artwork for Disneyland Coloring Book. (Dell, 1956) Original pencil artwork by Animator/artist Milt Banta for a Dell published Disneyland coloring book. An unused copy of the book is included. Accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on 7”x11.5” Strathmore paper. In fine condition. $300-$500 605. Walt Disney’s “Disney Mobile”. (Simon and Schuster, 1955) Disney Mobile, 36 Cut-Out Characters. The package measures 13.25”x10.5”. Very good condition with some age toning. $100-$200

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606. Ward Kimball Signed Original Production Cel. (Walt Disney Productions, 1950s) An original hand-painted production cel of Jiminy Cricket and a tea pot. This cel of Jiminy is from the “Mickey Mouse Club” TV show in the 1950s. The cel is signed in the lower left corner by legendary Disney animator Ward Kimball. This cel set-up contains Jiminy and the tea pot each on their own cel layer, and was assembled and sold at the Art Corner at Disneyland. This piece comes matted with its original Art Corner backing that has its Walt Disney Productions gold label on the reverse. This piece measures 13.75”x10.75” within its mat. In very good condition. $500-$700


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607. Disney World Globe. (Rand McNally, 1955-57) Metal world globe decorated with Disney characters. The 10” tall globe has small scratches throughout. Mickey’s face is scratched by the camera image. $100-$200 608. Walt Disney’s “Bambi” Baby Shoes - Blue. (Plaxall Inc, 1950s) This pair of baby shoes created by Plaxall Inc, come in a colorful decorative container featuring artwork from Walt Disney’s Bambi. The lid of the container is advertised as a nursery plaque to hang on the baby’s wall. Comes with Container and Shoes only. Size 0. Container measures 5”x5”x2.5”. Shoes are used, in good condition with some wear. $100-$200

609. Walt Disney’s “Bambi” Baby Shoes - Pink and White. (Plaxall Inc, 1950s) This pair of baby shoes created by Plaxall Inc, come in a colorful decorative container featuring artwork from Walt Disney’s Bambi. The lid of the container is advertised as a nursery plaque to hang on the baby’s wall. Container and Shoes only. Container measures 5”x5”x2.5”. In very good condition. $100-$200 610. French (3) Book Set of Walt Disney’s “True Life Adventures”. (1955) Beautiful set of three french True-Life Adventures books, each in their own slipcase. The books containing stunning photographic plates from the TV series. In good condition with discoloration to white covers and slipcases. $100-$200

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611. Walt Disney Studios “Mousecar” Award. (Walt Disney Productions, 1950s) Arguably the most coveted award that Disney could bestow, the Mousecar is a prestigious in-house award given to those who have performed exceptional service to Walt Disney Productions. Beginning in 1947, Walt Disney gave the first Mousecar to his brother Roy Disney, and since then, recipients have included Louis Armstrong, Bernie Cobb, Marc Davis, The Sherman Brothers, and more. This Mousecar was awarded to Winnie Grosso, and reads, “With thanks and appreciation - Mickey, Donald, and all your friends at Disney”. The bronze-colored Mickey Mouse is accomplished in metal over a wooden base, and measures 5” in diameter and 9” high. In good condition with a small 0.25” chip in the back of Mickey’s left ear, and minor wear to the wooden base. The felt on the bottom is mostly removed. $1,000-$2,000

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612. Extremely Rare Working Copy of “The Art Of Animation”. (Walt Disney Productions, 1955) The Art of Animation book was a project that spent many years working its way through the studio, in fact one episode of the Disneyland TV show included Walt with a prop copy of an “Art of Animation” book mentioning it as a future project. When released in 1958, it quickly became the quintessential book on animation and still is today. This working copy of the book, dated July, 1955 and compiled by Don Graham, the art instructor at the studio, is the earliest known version of the book. Thinking the book to be too technical, Disney hired author Bob Thomas to help with the book that eventually bore his name. The studio bound 195-page book is the only example we have ever seen. In very good condition with some wear and staining. $1,000-$2,000 613. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1955. (Walt Disney Productions, 1955) Walt Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1955. The calendar on the card is for the 1956 year. Measures 7”x15.25” opened. In fine condition with minimal edge wear. $100-$200


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614. Collection of (38) Disneyland Records. (Disneyland Records, 1950s and 1960s) Impressive collection of (37) Disneyland Records including titles from the theme parks as well as classic features. Overall very good condition with some scattered wear throughout. $700-$1,000

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isneyland began to take off, aided strongly by the Disneyland television show that promoted the park and its attractions. Meanwhile, Walt’s focus on the park, television programming, and on the next massive undertaking “Sleeping Beauty”, resulted in theatrical re-releases of both “Song of the South” and “Fantasia” for the year, with no new animated feature film. The Scrooge McDuck comic books by Carl Barks saw the debut of Flintheart Glomgold, the nemesis of Scrooge, in the story “The Second-Richest Duck” in “Uncle Scrooge” issue No. 15. Disney’s shift towards live-action production saw the premier of films such as “Secrets of Life” and “The Great Locomotive Chase”.

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615. Walt Disney American Folklore Hardcover Book in Box. (Whitman Publishing Co., 1956) Walt Disney American Folklore hardcover book in original box, 252 pages. Measures 11.5”x8.5”. This was Whitman Publishing’s file copy and it is in fine unused condition. $100-$200 616. Original Painting for the “Rocket to The Moon” Record Sleeve. (Walt Disney Studios,1956) Rare original artwork for the sleeve of the 45 rpm Disneyland Record, “Rocket Trip To The Moon”. Accomplished in gouache on board with lettering overlays and measuring 8”x8”. In fine condition. $5,000-$7,000

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617. Set of (9) Lobby Cards from “The Great Locomotive Chase”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1956) Set of (9) original lobby Cards in the original envelope from “The Great Locomotive Chase”. The cover card has some paper stuck to the upper right hand corner, otherwise all are in fine condition. $100-$200 618. “The Great Locomotive Chase” Original Release Half Sheet Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1956) Original half-sheet poster for “The Great Locomotive Chase. Measures 22”x28”. Very good condition with some minor edge wear. $200-$400 619. Disney Studio Christmas Card 1956. (Walt Disney Studios, 1956) Features Mickey Mouse Club imagery on cover. Calendar inside. Measures 7”x15.5” opened. In fine condition. Comes with original unused mailing envelope. $100-$200


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ith Disney’s interest still divided between the park, television, and “Sleeping Beauty”, more animated films were re-issued to accompany the very popular live-action film “Old Yeller”. The creation of shorts had by this point significantly subsided, as creating material for television became significantly more cost-effective and reached larger audiences. As such, the series “Zorro” premiered and maintained a strong audience, further increasing Disney’s arsenal of content. The “Mickey Mouse Club Magazine” continued its success after starting the year prior. The publication’s success clearly illustrated the popularity of the television program, and coincided with Walt’s interest in live-action programming and park management.

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620. Mickey Mouse Club Magazine. Collection of (12) Issues of Mickey Mouse Magazine. (1956-58) Collection of (12) Issues of Mickey Mouse Club Magazine spanning the first three years of the publication. All in good to very good condition. $200-$400 621. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1957. (Walt Disney Studios, 1957) Features “Old Yeller” imagery on cover and a calendar inside. Measures 7”x15.5” opened. In fine condition. Comes with original unused mailing envelope. $100-$200

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he park continued to grow, adding the Alice in Wonderland attraction based on the animated feature film. While the film underperformed in 1951 and never received a theatrical re-release in Walt’s lifetime, the film did play to new audiences as the second episode of the “Disneyland” television series in 1954.

The animated short “Paul Bunyan” premiered along with such live-action feature films as the Western adventure “Tonka” and the nature documentary “White Wilderness”. “White Wilderness” would win an Academy Award for best documentary although the film perpetuated the false notion that lemmings would migrate in a straight line, often to their deaths.

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622. “White Wilderness” Original Release Window Card. (Walt Disney Studios, 1958) Original release movie poster window card for Disney’s “White Wilderness”. Insert measures 14”x22” and is in very good condition. $100-$200

624. “Tonka” Lobby Card Set. (Walt Disney Studios, 1958) Original release lobby card set for “Tonka”. Lobby cards are in fine condition and come in their original envelope. $50-$100

623. “White Wilderness” Lobby Card Set. (Walt Disney Studios, 1958) Original release lobby card set for “White Wilderness”. Lobby cards are in fine condition and come in their original envelope. $50-$100

625. Collection of (4) Issues of Walt Disney Magazine. (Western Publishing,1958) Collection of (4) issues of Walt Disney Magazine from 1958. All are in very good condition. $50-$100

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626. Walt Disney’s Big Book of Fun to Know People and Places. (Whitman, 1958) Walt Disney’s Big Book of Fun to Know People and Places. In very good condition. $50-$100 627. Original Production Cel of Donald’s Nephew. (Walt Disney Studios, 1958) An original hand-painted production cel of Donald Duck’s nephew Huey. This cel was sold at the Disneyland Art Corner, and still retains its original gold label on the reverse of its board backing. The cel is lightly taped to its original backing and measures 9”x12”. In good condition with minimal wear to the cel paint and mat. $200-$400

628. Original Production Cel of Donald Duck and Nephew. (Walt Disney Studios, 1958) An original hand-painted production cel of Donald Duck and his nephew Huey. This cel was sold at the Disneyland Art Corner, and still retains its original gold label on the reverse of its board backing. The cel is lightly taped to its original backing and measures 7.5”x10”. In good condition with minimal wear to the cel paint. $300-$500 629. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1958. (Walt Disney Studios, 1958) Disney Studio Christmas card for 1958 featuring an interior with a beautiful panoramic image of the main characters from Sleeping Beauty. Measures 7”x15.5” opened. In very good condition with some wear and a few surface tack holes from when this calendar was displayed. $100-$200

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n what was referred to as “The Second Opening of Disneyland”, the park premiered the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Monorail, and the Submarine Voyage attractions to the delight of park goers.

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Disney’s long awaited animated feature film “Sleeping Beauty” premiered, having cost the studio $6 Million to produce, more than any other film up until that point, and twice as much as each of the preceding three Disney features. Although praised for the beauty of Eyvind Earle’s stylings and its classic “Disney feel”, the film was a disappointment at the box office. The underperformance of “Sleeping Beauty” led the studio to abandon fairy tale adaptations for feature films for the next 30 years. Fortunately, at this point the studio was diversified enough between television, Disneyland, and feature films, that the underperformance of the initial release of “Sleeping Beauty” didn’t bankrupt the studio, as it likely would have had “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” or “Cinderella” met with the same fate during their initial releases.

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630. “Sleeping Beauty” Exhibitor’s Campaign Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1958/59) Beautiful exhibitor’s campaign book for “Sleeping Beauty”. The 12” x 18” thirty-page book was sent to exhibitors in advance of the release. Filled with articles, and sneak previews of merchandise, it is a wonderful look into the seasoned promotional machine at the studio. In fine condition. $100-$200 631. Original Production Cel and Production Background from “Sleeping Beauty”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Beautiful production cel of Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora dancing from “Sleeping Beauty”. The cels have been placed on a pan production background from the film. The entire piece measures 11.5x18”. In fine condition. $12,000-$15,000

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632. “Sleeping Beauty” Big Golden Book. (Golden Press, 1958) Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty A Big Golden Book”, with cover artwork by Mary Blair. The hardcover book has 30 pages. Measures 11.25”x8.75”. In very good condition with some wear. $50-$100


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633. Original “Sleeping Beauty” Merchandise Art. (Walt Disney Studios, 1960s) Original artwork made for publication, most likely for a book published in Europe. Accomplished in gouache on 20”x14” artists’ board. In fine condition with light wear and discoloration. $500-$1,000 634. Original Production Cel from “Sleeping Beauty”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Beautiful original production cel featuring Maleficent as the dragon with flame overlay cel. The cels have been trimmed at the studio to 7”x9” in preparation for sale at the Art Corner in Disneyland. In fine condition. $4,000-$6,000

635. Original Production Cel from “Sleeping Beauty”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1959) An original hand-painted production cel of Flora from “Sleeping Beauty”. This cel was given as a gift to those attending an Insurance Company of North America event at Disneyland and still has its original gold Walt Disney Productions label on the reverse. Measures 12”x10” within its mat. Cel is in very good, restored condition. Under the character, the backing has portions of the original cel paint adhered to it. $500-$700 636. “Sleeping Beauty Coloring Book”. (Whitman, 1959) Unused Sleeping Beauty Coloring Book by Whitman Publishing. The 11”x13.5” book is in very good condition with light wear. $50-$100

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637. Original Production Cel and Production Background from “Sleeping Beauty”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Stunning original production cel of Prince Phillip and Samson placed on a pan production background from the feature. The entire piece measures 24”x10.5”. In fine condition. $9,000-$12,000 638. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Cut Out Model in Original Box. (Hills Bros, 1959) A rare unused premium for Hills Brothers Coffee, this Sleeping Beauty’s Castle cardboard cutout model is still in its original shipping box. The model features a working drawbridge with (16) Sleeping Beauty figures, and “a catapult that really works.” In fine unused condition. $100-$200

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641. Original Production Cel from “Sleeping Beauty”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Original production cel featuring Briar Rose placed on a printed background. The entire piece measures 12”x15.25”. In fine condition. $2,000-$3,000 642. First Flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo Commemorative Envelope. (Japan Airlines, 1959) Unusual canceled envelope dated 1959 “to commemorate the first flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo by Japan Airlines”. The envelope features Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and the Skyway on the cover; evidence of Disneyland’s importance as an international tourist destination and Disney’s worldwide influence.In very good condition. $50-$100

643. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1959. (Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1959. In fine condition. $100-$200

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ith attractions at Disneyland based on some of his most classic films, many of Walt’s characters began to see increased popularity, and merchandise featuring a wide variety of Disney characters continued to sell at the park. However, the creation of new shorts diminished as a focus on live-action strengthened. The live-action film, “Swiss Family Robinson” premiered, which would lead to the creation of the Swiss Family Treehouse attraction at the park two years later. The park continued to flourish, and it welcomed its 20 millionth guest. New directions for Disney saw some earlier creations come to an end. Both the live-action program “Zorro” and “The Mickey Mouse Club” were cancelled, due to a dispute with ABC and having not been able to provide strong enough revenue through merchandising deals.

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And seamstress Charlotte Clark, who designed the first Mickey Mouse Doll, passed away after a successful career of working with the studio for many years.

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644. Ceramic School Bus Cookie Jar. (Dan Brechner, 1960s) A late 1950s or early 1960s Dan Brechner Ceramic School Bus Cookie Jar based on the classic lunch box design. Measuring 10”x4.5”x5.5” and in very good condition. $100-$200 645. Trumpf Chocolate Sliding Character Program. (Trumpf, 1960s) Created for the promotion of the German brand Trumpf chocolates in the 1960s, this sliding character program allows the owner to slide different heads and feet over the 20 character bodies. Double-sided, this is “programm 3 & 4” of the set. Measures 3”x9.25”x0.5”. In good condition with some wear throughout. $100-$200 646. Set of (3) Disney Character Ceramic Oil Lamps. (Crown, 1960s) Collection of (3) Ceramic Oil Lamps (candle type) featuring Lady, Thumper, and Bashful. Made in Japan, these were most likely sold at the Disneyland theme park in the 1960s. Measures 9”x4”x2.75”. Fine condition. $200-$400

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647. Collection of (5) Record Cards. (Buzza Cardozo, 1960s) Collection of (5) Record Cards by Buzza Cardozo of Anaheim, California. Each 6”x6” card features a 33 1/3 record with a Birthday message from Disney Characters. In fine unused condition. $100-$200 648. “Walt Disney’s How to Draw and Color Book”. (Whitman, 1960) Walt Disney’s How to Draw and Color Book. Measures 11”x13.25”. In very good condition. $50-$100


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649. Collection of Walt Peregoy Concepts for “Chanticleer”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1960) As early as the late 1930s, the studio began developing a film based on the play “Chanticleer”. The project was shelved and revived several times. Finally in the late 1950s, it was slated to follow “101 Dalmatians”, and in 1960 a team led by Mark Davis and Ken Anderson spent months preparing a story and preliminary art. Walt Peregoy, the lead background painter on “Sleeping Beauty” and groundbreaking color stylist on “101 Dalmatians”, put together this amazing collection of (28) original concept paintings for the “Chanticleer” project before Walt decided to shelve the project and to focus on other endeavors. Accomplished in ink and watercolor on 10”x17” paper, each painting has been applied to a larger 14.5”x23” thick paper and protected with a cel overlay. All (28) paintings are housed in a case made by Peregoy and decorated by him. An incredible archive of Peregoy’s work and of one of the more well-known unproduced projects. $5,000-$10,000

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he financial disappointment of “Sleeping Beauty” had Walt questioning if the studio could continue to create animated feature films. The argument was that the cost was simply too high, and with risks too great, in comparison to live-action features or television programming.

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However, a new Xerox technology was developed that allowed the animator’s drawings to be directly transferred as the line-work on the cel sheets. In the past, each cel had to be hand-inked on the surface to create the blacklines, and then painted in color on the reverse. With the new Xerox system, Disney was able to cut production costs by roughly half and would premier his next animated feature film, “101 Dalmatians” to great box office success. The low production costs and high return enabled the studio to recover the loss of revenue from “Sleeping Beauty”, and solidified animated features as a viable part of the studio. Carl Barks debuted his antagonist Magica De Spell within the comic “Uncle Scrooge” No. 36. Disney’s anthology television series “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” began its first episode. The series originally started as “Disneyland” and then “Walt Disney Presents”. The first episode of the new series saw the debut of the character Ludwig Von Drake.

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650. Walt Disney’s “The Toymaker” Punch-Out Book. (Golden Press, Inc., 1961). The Toymaker, based on the Walt Disney Motion Picture, “Babes in Toyland”. Punch-out book. Measures 13”x7.5”. In very good intact condition. $25-$50 651. “Babes in Toyland” Big Golden Book. (Golden Press, 1961) “Babes in Toyland” Big Golden Book. Measures 11.25”x8.5” and in fine condition. $25-$50

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654. “Babes In Toyland” Prop Soldier. (Walt Disney Studios, 1961) Amazing “Babes In Toyland” prop Toy Soldier. Although most of the soldiers in the feature are miniatures, a few full size props had to be built. This particular soldier, constructed of wood, and metal is featured prominately in publicity photos for the film. Measuring 18”x25”x90” high, the prop is in good condition with wear throughout. A very unique piece of memorabilia from the movie. $18,000-$20,000

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657. Collection of (9) “101 Dalmatians” Lobby Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1961) Collection of (9) “101 Dalmatians” original release lobby cards in the original folder. Fine condition overall. $100-$200 658. Original Production Cel From “101 Dalmations”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1961) An original hand-painted production cel from the Walt Disney Productions animated feature film “101 Dalmations”. This cel features the character Cruella de Vil. The cel measures 10.5”x12.5”. In very fine condition. $1,500-$2,000


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659. Original Production Cel From “101 Dalmations”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1961) An original production cel from “101 Dalmations”. This cel features the characters Pongo and a puppy. The untrimmed cel measures 12.5”x16”. In very fine condition. $1,800-$2,000 660. Promotional Fold-Out for “Donald and the Wheel”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1961) Promotional/Publicity information for the short, “Donald and the Wheel”. Measures 11”x14” and features articles and available ads for theatres. In fine condition. $100-$200

661. Original Production Cel and Background from “Donald and the Wheel”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1961) Beautiful original production cel and production background from “Donald and the Wheel”. The untrimmed cel and background measure 12.5”x16” and are in fine condition. $1,500-$2,000 662. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1961. (Walt Disney Studios, 1961) Disney studio Christmas Card featuring “Babes in Toyland” on cover. Stamped “file copy” on cover with two punch holes. $200-$400

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isneyland continued to grow and bring in revenue for the studio. The “Swiss Family Treehouse” attraction opened, and would later become “Tarzan’s Treehouse”. The feature films “Moon Pilot”, “Bon Voyage!”, and “The Legend of Lobo” premiered among others, showing the studio’s attention to live-action features.

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663. “Disneyland After Dark” Original Release Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios,1962) Original Release one-sheet poster for Disneyland After Dark. in very good condition . Measures 27”x41”. Folded and in very good condition. $200-$400 664. Original Production Cel Featuring Goofy. (Walt Disney Studios, 1960s) An original hand-painted production cel of Goofy placed over a reproduction background. This cel is most likely from a Disney TV show, and was sold at Disneyland. This cel still has its original gold Walt Disney Productions label on the reverse of the backing. Measures 12”x14” within its mat. Cel is in fine condition with minimal paint wear. $300-$500

666. “Hector the Stowaway Pup” Production Crew Gift. (Walt Disney Studios,1962) Very unusual keychain given to the production crew after the filming of “Hector The Stowaway Pup”, a Wonderful World of Color two episode feature (aired in 1964). The medallion on the chain lists filming locations and is inscribed “Merry Xmas from Walt Disney Productions 1962”. In fine condition. $200-$400

665. “Walt Disney’s Story Land”. (Golden Press, 1962) Walt Disney’s Story Land and 72 favorite stories adapted from Walt Disney films, hardcover book. Measures 10.5”x7.75”. $100-$200

667. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1962. (Walt Disney Studios,1962) Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1962. Stamped “file copy” with two punch holes. Fine condition. $200-$400

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he premier of “The Sword in the Stone” met with great success at the box office and continued the cost-saving use of Xerox technology for line-work of cels. At Disneyland, the fan-favorite Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room opened. Walt continued to plan his next large venture which would become Walt Disney World. On November 22, he took his first flight over the land that he was planning to build the park on.

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668 Set of (9) Original Release Lobby Cards for “The Sword In The Stone”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1963) Nice set of (9) original release 10”x14” lobby cards in their original envelope. The envelope has some staining and discoloration, but the lobby cards are in fine unused condition. $200-$400 669. Original Cel and Production Background from “The Sword In The Stone”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1963) Stunning original production background with painted overlay cel. The background, seen at the finale of the feature, comes with a special overlay cel , painted at the studio and featuring all the main characters from the film. The setup was put together for publicity purposes,and most likely featured in promotional materials. The entire piece measures 10.5”x12.5”. In fine condition. $5,000-$7,000

670. The Sword in the Stone Hardcover Book. (Dean and Son, 1963). “The Sword in the Stone” hardcover book adapted from the movie. Book measures 9.5”x13”. 23 pages in fine condition. $50-$100 671. “Disneyland Punch-Out Book”. (Disneyland, 1963). Disneyland Exciting Punch-outs Ready to Assemble Book. $100-$200 672. Mickey Mouse Club Annual. (Dean, 1963) Mickey Mouse Club Annual. Measures 10.25”x8”. $100-$200

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he theatrical release of the live-action film “Mary Poppins” was perhaps the greatest triumph of the year. The film was a massive success with fans and critics. It received thirteen Academy Award nominations including Disney’s first for “Best Picture”, and ultimately won five of the thirteen categories. The huge profit earned from the film allowed Walt to purchase the land in Florida he would build Walt Disney World on. Towards the end of the year, the former MC of “The Mickey Mouse Club” Jimmie Dodd passed away from cancer.

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673. “Mary Poppins” Original Release Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1964) Mary Poppins original release one-sheet Poster (style A). The poster measures 27”x41” and is in very good condition. $500-$700

674. Rare Oversize”Mary Poppins” Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1964) Very unusual 30”x48” oversize poster featuring Mary Poppins. The poster features Julie Andrews, “The Lovely Star of Walt Disney’s New Movie, Mary Poppins”. The poster has been linen backed and is in very good condition. The only example of this particular poster we have seen. $500-$700

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676. Signed “Mary Poppins” Book. (Golden Press,1964) Signed copy of “Mary Poppins” softcover book. The 9.25”x12.25” book is in good condition with edge wear. It is hand-signed by Julie Andrews and Glynis Johns. $100-$200


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677. Signed “Mary Poppins” Big Golden Book. (Golden Press,1964) Signed copy of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins, A Big Golden Book. Signed by Marc Breux, Bill Justice and Dee Dee Woods (different pages). Measures 9.5x12.75” $100-$200 678. Mary Poppins Silver Spoons. (Disneyland, 1964) Pair of Mary Poppins silver spoons, most likely sold through the Disneyland theme park. Each spoon is 6” long. Both are in very good condition with light wear. $100-$200 679. Mary Poppins Wind-up Toy by Marx. (Marx, 1964) Very unusual and rare wind-up toy featuring Mary Poppins. The 11” tall toy (with removeable umbrella) comes with its’ original box. In good condition with a repair to the spinning bow. $100-$200

680. Rare Souvenir Mary Poppins Hat. (Disneyland, 1964) Beautiful “Mary Poppins” style hat sold at the Disneyland theme park for a short time in 1964. Hat is in very good used condition. Rare. $300-$500 681. Original Production Cel from “Mary Poppins”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1964) Beautiful original production cel of the Pearly Band from the “Jolly Holiday” sequence of “Mary Poppins”. The cel has been trimmed to 12”x10” and stapled to a copy background as prepared at the studio for sale at Disneyland’s Art Corner. The Disneyland Gold Label is still affixed to the backing board. In fine condition. $800-$1,000 682. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1964. (Walt Disney Studios,1964) Mary Poppins themed Disney studio Christmas Card for 1964. in fine condition. $100-$200

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he Goofy films “Freeway Phobia” and sequel “Goofy’s Freeway Troubles” were created to help teach safe driving habits for the newly created freeways, and a rerelease of “Cinderella” would bring more needed revenue to the studio. Disneyland celebrated its 10th anniversary and opened the “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” attraction. The first issue of “Disney News Magazine” was published, and the magazine would continue until 2005.

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683. “Freeway Phobia” Original Release Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1965) “Freeway Phobia” one sheet original release movie poster. The poster measures 27”x41” and is in very good condition. $200-$400 684. “Freeway Phobia” Promotional Fold-Out. (Walt Disney Studios, 1965) Promotional foldout for “Freeway Phobia”. Measures 10”x13.5” folded, the foldout features ad material and articles for use by theater owners to promote the film. In very good condition. $100-$200

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685. “Walt Disney Character Piano Book”. (Jaymar, 1965) Walt Disney Character “Piano Book” (a combination piano and book) by Jaymar with original box. Measures 9.25”x8”x2.5” and is in fine condition. $100-$200 686. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1965. (Walt Disney Studios,1965) Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1965. In fine condition. $100-$200


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he animated short “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” premiered, marking the introduction of a new cast of characters for Disney to merchandize, and starting a very long and profitable venture for the studio. At the park, the “It’s a Small World” attraction opened after having a very successful run at the World’s Fair during the previous two years. Walter Elias Disney passed away at the age of 65 after a battle with lung cancer.

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687. Rare Ticket to “An Evening with Walt Disney” (1966) Rare ticket for the scheduled premiere of “Follow Me Boys” and an appearance by Walt Disney. However, Disney was diagnosed with cancer in November of 1966, and died on December 15th, 1966 and the ticket was never used. Measuring 5”x2.5” in fine condition with envelope. $500-$1,000

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688. “Showman of the World Award” to Walt Disney. (1966) On Saturday October 6th, 1966, Walt Disney received a new award from the National Association of Theater Owners , “The Showman of The World” award. It would be one of his last public appearances, just nine weeks before his death. The award was designed especially for Walt and bears the following inscription: ”In a universe of unlocking secrets, creativity, diversion and recreation become symbols of man’s civilized state. To bring us to this plateau, science and religion have probed the mind and the soul. Entertainment has ministered to the emotions. Above all others in a global configuration of The Showman of the World is one man. He stands alone. His sensitivity to the visual delights is unequalled; even unchallenged. His total involvement of the family is a credo. His uncompromising wholesomeness of subject matter and presentation give a mighty industry dignity and respect and recognition. But most of all his uncanny ability to bring joy and gratification to young and old alike set him apart. He is known and loved in every land, in every tongue. He is, indeed, the first...perhaps the only...Showman of the World. He is, of course, Walt Disney.” The National Association of Theatre Owners presented the award onstage to Walt, but also made duplicates for the studio itself. This piece, not quite as elaborate as the one handed to Walt, is one of those duplicates. The 16”x28” award is constructed of die-cut paper applied in the form of a multi-faceted star. An impressive and important artifact. $1,000-$2,000


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elebrating its 30th anniversary and in memory of Walt Disney, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, Walt’s first animated feature film, receives its fifth re-release to theaters. The premier of “The Jungle Book” marked the last animated film that Walt Disney produced. The film received praise from both fans and critics, and is often remembered for its music. The park received many new renovations, as the attractions “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Adventure Thru Inner Space” opened. Similarly, the attractions “The PeopleMover”, “Rocket Jets”, and the “Carousel of Progress” all premiered as part of the park’s new “Tomorrowland”. In addition to the work being done at Disneyland, construction began in Florida on what would become Walt Disney World.

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689. Original Release “The Jungle Book” Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Original Release “The Jungle book” One Sheet Poster. The poster measures 27”x41” and is in fine condition. Folded. $300-$500 690. Collection of (9) “The Jungle Book” Lobby Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Set of nine (9) original release “The Jungle Book” lobby Cards. Each card measures 11”x14” and all are in fine condition. $200-$400

691. Collection of (12) “The Jungle book” Publicity Photos. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Collection of (12) 8”x10” publicity photos for “The Jungle Book”. All are in fine condition. $100-$200 692. “The Jungle Book” Press Kit. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Press book for the release of “The Jungle Book”. This 11”x15” book was distributed to theater owners and includes sample articles, and advertising copy for thier use. In fine condition. $100-$200

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isney began development on his animated feature film “The Jungle Book” in the early 1960s, led by story man Bill Peet. Peet requested that Terry Gilkyson, a folk singer and composer who had joined the studio in the early 1960s, compose the songs for the production. Peet’s desire was that the Disney production followed the story of the original Kipling book. However, the success of “101 Dalmatians”, and the subsequent box office disappointment of “The Sword in the Stone”, led Walt to take a more “hands-on” approach to his animated features. After reading Peet’s story, Walt felt the picture was too somber, dark, and much too serious for his intended audience. Peet’s original story was scrapped and shortly after he left the studio. Walt brought in Larry Clemmons and a new team to work with the characters that Peet had created in order to create a more “up-beat” film. A consequence of this change caused the original score and songs by Gilkyson to be scrapped in lieu of more upbeat songs. Disney brought in the Sherman Brothers to rewrite the score, however one of Gilykson’s original songs was saved. Gilkyson’s, “The Bare Necessities”, became the key song of the film and was nominated for an Academy Award. Gilkyson continued at the studio writing scores and music for TV, but it was his “The Bare Necessities” that became his, and one of the studios, biggest hits.

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The original acetates offered here contain Gilkyson’s original recordings of his score and songs for “The Jungle Book”. They are an amazing look at the early work done for the classic film, as well as a look into how the studio was able to adapt and change to accommodate Walt’s changing vision.

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694. Original Production Cel and Production Background from “The Jungle Book”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Beautiful original production cels with matching production background from the “Bare Necessities” sequence of “The Jungle Book”. The entire piece measures 13”x16”. In fine condition. $12,000-$15,000

693. Collection of (6) Master Acetates from Terry Gilkyson. (Walt Disney Studios, 1960s) Collection of six (6) master records from Terry Gilkyson. Records include ARISTOCATS “Jazz Razz Ma Tazz”dated 5-17-1968, “Tomasina” dated 7-22-1963, “Hate Song” dated 9-25-1963, “Delicate Air of Mystery” (take 3,4, & 5) dated 3-25-1970, “Bayou Boy” dated 6-9-1970, and a 10” recording of “Moonspinner” and Thomasina” on Sunset Sound Recorders label. (all others ar 12” records on Walt Disney Productions labels). $500-$100

695. Original (3) Master Acetates with Terry Gilkyson Songs for “The Jungle Book”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1964) Lot of three (3) master records and sheet music (14 pieces) from Terry Gilkyson. These acetates include recordings of the songs Gilkyson wrote for the earlier darker version of the film. They include his original version of “The Bare Necessities” as sung by Thurl Ravenscroft, as well as the later Phil Harris version. An incredible look at the early production work and direction of the film. All acetates are in very good playable condition. $1,000-$2,000

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696. Original Production Cels and Production background from “The Jungle Book”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Stunning original production cels and production background from “The Jungle Book” The cels were trimmed to image and applied to the background at the studio for presentation. Mowgli is key (matching) to the background. The entire piece measures 16”x12.5” and is still in the hand-lettered mat prepared by the studio. In Fine Condition. $10,000-$12,000 697. Original Production Cel and Layout Drawing from “The Jungle Book”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Original production cel of Bagherra placed on an original background layout drawing from “The Jungle Book” The entire piece measures 12.5”x15.5”. In fine condition. $800-$1,000 698. Baloo and Mowgli Bank. (c. 1967) Unusual 7.5” tall composite plaster bank featuring Mowgli and Baloo from “The Jungle book”. The bank was most likely sold at Disneyland in the mid-1960s and is in good condition with minor chipping and some paint loss. $100-$200

699. Baby Elephant Hot Water Bottle. (Sieberling, 1967) Charming Hot Water Bottle modeled after the baby elephant in “The Jungle book”. Measuring 10”x11” and in very good condition. $100-$200 700. Jungle Book “Give A Show” Toy Projector. (Chad Toys, 1966) Jungle Book “Give A Show” Toy Projector. Includes 112 color slides. The box measures 11”x8.5”x2.25”. Very good condition with one small 1/2” crack on the top that does not affect it’s function. The box is in fair condition and has been repaired with glue. $100-$200 701. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1967. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1967. In fine condition. $100-$200

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he “Winnie the Pooh” featurette “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” premiered. The film would win the Academy Award for Animated Short Film, and would mark the only time a “Winnie the Pooh” production would win an Academy Award. The film’s success helped lead to the creation of the eventual “Winnie the Pooh” ride at Walt Disney World. The live-action comedy “The Love Bug” premiered, and became the third highest-grossing film of the year, prompting several sequels and spin-offs over the years. Bobby Driscoll, beloved former child actor with the studio, passed away at the age of 31. Driscoll starred in such films as “Song of the South”, “So Dear to My Heart”, and “Treasure Island”.

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702. “Little Red Riding Hood” Preliminary Art for a Disney Record Album Cover. (Walt Disney Studios, 1968) Nice preliminary design painting for a Little Red Riding Hood Disneyland Records album cover. Accomplished on 17”x14” board with an image size of 12.25”x12.25”. Very good condition. $1,000-$2,000 703. Number “53” Screen-Used Prop from “The Love Bug”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1968) Unusual number “53” decal composed of Vinyl Numbers and striping on white material used on a screen car from “The Love Bug”. The 15.5” in diameter number was most likely used on the rear engine cover. In good condition with wear from use. $500-$1,000

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704. “The Love Bug” Campaign” Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1968) “The Love Bug” campaign book. This 11”x14.5” 19-page book contains premade articles, and ads for the movie. In very good condition. $100-$200 705. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1968. (Walt Disney Studios, 1968) Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1968. In fine condition. $100-$200


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fter the passing of Walt, the studio began a steady decline with lack of a clear direction. The year saw re-issues of several animated films among the premiers of the live-action films “Smith!”, “Rascal”, and others. “The Haunted Mansion” attraction opened at Disneyland. The attraction remains one of the most popular to this day, and has inspired a theatrical film as well as appeared in numerous pop culture references. The attraction brought in record numbers of park-goers and helped the studio recuperate slightly from the loss of Walt.

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706. Original Release “It’s Tough To Be a Bird” Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios,1969) Original Release “It’s Tough to be a Bird”. One-sheet poster. Poster measures 27”x41”. In very good folded condition. $200-$400 707. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1969. (Walt Disney Studios, 1969) Disney Studio Christmas card for 1969. In fine condition. $100-$200

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he animated feature film “The Aristocats” premiered and was a moderate success at the box office. “The Aristocats” was the last film to be approved by Walt Disney before his death. Other live-action films premiered such as “King of the Grizzlies” and “The Boatniks”. Disneyland continued to be a significant source of income for the studio, and in Florida, Walt Disney World was quickly approaching its grand opening.

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710. Original Production Cel from “The Aristocats”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1970) An original production cel of Roquefort “The Aristocats”. This cel is placed over a reproduction background. This cel was sold at Disneyland and still has its original gold Walt Disney Productions label on the reverse. Measures 10”x12”. Cel is in excellent, restored condition. The cel is stapled along the top to its backing. Under the character, the background has portions of the original cel paint adhered to it. $300-$500 708. Collection of (8) Lobby Cards from “The Aristocats”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1970) Collection of (8) lobby cards from “The Aristocats”. In fine condition. $100-$200 709. Ken Anderson Original Concept Art from “The Aristocats”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1970) Beautiful original concept of a kitten at piano by Ken Anderson for “The Aristocats”. Accomplished in ink on 11.75”x14.25” artists’ board. In very good condition with some some staining from moisture on the left side. $1,500-$2,000

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711. Collection of (2) Master Acetates from “My Dog The Thief”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1969/1970) Lot of two (2) master acetates with music by Terry Gilkyson for a “Wonderful World of Disney” episode titled “My Dog The Thief”. Records include “That Dog Barrabas” (Rock’n Roll version) dated 4-25-1969 and a second recording of the “Barrabas Song” dated 3-18-1970, both on Walt Disney Productions labels. $500-$1,000 712. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1970. (Walt Disney Studios, 1970) Disney Studio Christmas card for 1970. In fine condition. $100-$200


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alt Disney World officially opened on October 1st, 1971. Walt’s older brother and president of Walt Disney Productions, Roy O. Disney, stated that he named the park “Walt Disney World” so that people, “will know his name as long as Walt Disney World is here”. Less than three months after the opening of Walt Disney World, Roy passed away at age 78. The studio released several films including “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”, which would receive an Academy Award. Animator Ub Iwerks passed away, having been of vital importance to the Disney studio. Iwerks animated the first “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” cartoon for Disney entirely by himself, and perhaps more importantly, would design Walt’s next character that would eventually be named, “Mickey Mouse”.

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713. Original Eyvind Earle Hand-Written and Signed Manuscript. (1971) An original set of letters hand-written and signed by Eyvind Earle in 1971. In these letters, Earle writes his entire life’s story, including his childhood, how he began to paint, his life as a struggling artist, his time working at Disney, and more. At age 55, Earle writes this manuscript for use in a biography of himself for the magazine American Artist for the May issue in 1972. These (35) 8.5”x11” pages were hand-written by Earle, and feature his signature throughout. An exceptionally rare look into the life of one of Disney’s top artists. In fine condition with expected folds from being mailed. $3,000-$5,000

714. “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” Campaign Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1971) “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” Campaign Book. This 11”x14.5” 19-page book contains pre-made articles, and ads for the movie. In very good condition. $50-$100 715. Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1971. (Walt Disney Studios,1971) Disney Studio Christmas Card for 1971. In fine condition. $100-$200

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716. Signed Color Photo of Disney’s Nine Old Men. (c. 1973) A very rare color-photo of Disney’s historic animators, the “Nine Old Men”. This photo has been signed by six of the “Nine Old Men”. The signatures featured include Woolie Reitherman, Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, Frank Thomas, Eric Larson, and Ollie Johnston. This photo measures 7.5”x8.5” within a 12”x15” frame. Photo is in very fine condition, frame is in fine used condition. $500-$1,000

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In some cases lots will be sold after the auction. The Terms and Conditions apply

All sales are strictly for cash; and payment must be made in United States Dollars.

12. Amount of Payment: All deliveries, and transfers of title, are subject to the full payment of all monies due for the lot, including the payment of the separate Buyer’s Premium. The Buyer’s Premium shall be 15% of the highest successful recognized bid for payments made in cash, check, electronic funds transfer, or wire transfer directly to the auctioneer; 18% for payments made by credit card, debit card, PayPal, or other charge card directly to the auctioneer; and 21% for any successful bids made through a third party internet service. Auctioneer retains the Buyer’s Premium as its own property.


13. Payment Terms: Payment is due upon the closing of the auction sessions, or upon presentation of an invoice. If payment in full is not received within seven (7) calendar days after the close of the auction, or within five (5) calendar days of the invoice date, whichever is later, the auctioneer may in its sole and absolute discretion, void the sale. If the sale is voided for non-payment the successful bidder shall still owe the auctioneer its fees. Sales tax will be collected from any successful bidder unless the appropriate certificate is on file with the auctioneer at least five business days before the first date set for the auction. If the successful bidder chooses to send an “echeck”, electronic funds transfer, or ACH payment, and it does not clear, the bidder authorizes the auctioneer to use the credit card on file. If payment is not made the auctioneer reserves the right to sell the lot to any underbidder or in any future auction; any difference in the realized proceeds shall be the responsibility of the non-paying successful first bidder. 14. Pick Up, Shipping and Insurance Concerns: It is the Buyer’s responsibility to pick up the lot being purchased, or make arrangements at his own cost, for packing, shipping and handling. If the lot is not out of the auctioneer’s possession within 15 days of the close of the auction sessions, a reasonable storage fee shall be imposed. It is the Buyer’s duty and obligation to insure the lot from the date that title transfers to the successful bidder, i.e., upon the receipt of full payment by the auctioneer (the “TRANSFER DATE”). Risk of loss passes to the Buyer on the TRANSFER DATE. Delivery costs and insurance during delivery are the responsibility of the Buyer. Auctioneer is not responsible for frames or glass breakage; such breakage shall not be the basis for any return of any lot. 15.

Interest:

Any unpaid invoice will bear interest at the highest rate allowed by California law.

16. Attorneys Fees: In the event that it is necessary for the auctioneer to employ an attorney the successful bidder agrees to pay reasonable attorneys fees and costs. 17. Security Interest Granted: The successful bidder grants a security interest in the lot being sold to secure the payment of the invoice. The successful bidder grants a possessory lien as well to the auctioneer. Auctioneer shall have the rights granted under Article 9 of the California Commercial Code including but not limited to the right of sale. 18. No Warranties: NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DESCRIPTION IN THE CATALOGUE OR ON THE DAY OF THE AUCTION. Bidders are urged to view the lots before bidding on them. Descriptions are only being presented for the benefit of those bidders who have not had the opportunity to view the lots prior to bidding and no description in the catalogue shall create any warranty. Color variations are to be expected and are not the basis for any return of any lot. Auctioneer is only selling the right, title and interest of any lot that has been consigned to the auctioneer by virtue of any consignment agreements. The auctioneer disclaims any warranty of fitness or merchantability. 19. Disclaimer of Damages; Sole Remedies: Auctioneer disclaims any damages, consequential or otherwise. Auctioneer shall not be responsible for consequential damages, incidental damages, compensatory damages, or any other damages. Up to the date that the auctioneer pays the consignor (45 days after the close of the auction sessions), and in the event that Auctioneer cannot deliver a lot, or if it is established that the lot lacks title, or some other transfer or condition issue is claimed, the sole remedy of the Bidder up to a date six months after the close of the auction sessions shall be the rescission of the sale and the refund of any amount paid by the Buyer. After the consignor is paid by the auctioneer the sole remedy of the Buyer is against the consignor, and vice versa. 20. Statements are Opinions: Any statement made by the auctioneer, orally or in writing, regarding a lot, is a statement of opinion only, and shall not constitute a warranty. 21. Property of Auctioneer: of the auctioneer.

All descriptions, images and sales and archival records are the exclusive property

22. Releases: In consideration of participation in the auction, and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases auctioneer, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, outside experts, and attorneys the (“RELEASEES”) from any and claims, causes of action, in law or in equity, direct or indirect, known or unknown that he/she/it may have with respect to the auction, the catalogue, the conduct of the auction, or the lots being purchased. By not complying with the terms of this Release Bidder waives any and all claims against the RELEASEES. A bidder or buyer acknowledges that there is a risk that subsequent to the execution of this Agreement, one or more of them will discover facts or will discover, suffer or incur claims and/or damages relating to the subject matter of this release, which were unknown or unanticipated at the time of the auction, which, if known on that date may have materially affected their respective decisions to give the herein release. Despite this knowledge and understanding, each bidder and buyer agrees that it is assuming the risk of such unknown and unanticipated facts and claims, and in connection herewith, each hereby expressly waives any and all rights under California Civil Code Section 1542, which section has been explained to and is understood by each party and which reads as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” 23. Arbitration: By placing a bid in the auction, a Bidder agrees to the dispute resolution set forth herein. All disputes shall be arbitrated by the American Arbitration Association in Los Angeles County, California. Costs shall be split equally among the parties. This replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. 24. Prohibited Activities: Any agreement between consignors and bidders to sell by private sale any lot, or to effect a non-sale of an item at auction is prohibited and auctioneer reserves the right to collect from the bidder the Buyer’s Premium. 25. Special Notice: Auctioneer has in compliance with Title 2.95 of the California Civil Code, Section 1812.600 posted with the California Secretary of State a bond. The auction is being conducted in compliance with Section 2338 of the California Commercial Code and Section 535 of the California Penal Code.


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