Weekly Movie Poster Auction Format Change

Our Weekly Movie Poster auctions will close with a live auction on HA.com's proprietary platform, Heritage Live!, beginning with the auction that ends Sunday, April 13. Each lot will now be offered one at a time, in lot number order, in a live auction beginning at 8:00 PM CT; with live bidders on Heritage Live! competing with each other and with previously placed Internet bids. Bidders in our previous Signature auctions will recognize the format as it is the same platform utilized by live Internet bidders at the time of the auction sessions. There will be no change in how bidders place their secret maximum bids during the week the auction is open on the Heritage Auctions website. Once bidding on the Heritage website ends, 2 hours before the live session starts, bidders will still have the option to leave proxy bids through Heritage Live! All existing bids will compete with any live bidding during the Heritage Live! auction. Each lot will open, request live bids, and then close when the bidding is finished.

You will be able to get to the Heritage Live! bidding software from many pages on the website, including the home page, each lot page, the auction home page, MyBids, and MyTrackedLots. For more information about Heritage Live, please visit HA.com/live. If you have any questions regarding this exciting new development, please contact Grey Smith at 1-800-872-6467 x1367.

X
There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Opening Bid :
Current Bid:
Reserve Amount:

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) Buyer's Premium).


Notice: You are the current high bidder on this lot, but the next highest bid is within one increment. That means that any additional bids on this lot will outbid you. To increase your chances of winning, enter your highest maximum bid.

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) Buyer's Premium).

You are the current high bidder on this lot.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% has been outbid.

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% does not meet the reserve.

(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid does not meet the reserve.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Lot
83117

Mickey Mouse Stock Poster (Celebrity Productions, 1928). One Sheet (27" X 41").. ...

2012 November 29-30 Dallas Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction #7067

Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:

Owner's willingness to entertain and respond to Offers has not yet been verified. Make Offer to Owner
Auction Ended On: Nov 29, 2012
Item Activity: 7 Internet/mail/phone bidders Number of Bidders
6,333 page views
Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Description:
Mickey Mouse Stock Poster (Celebrity Productions, 1928). One Sheet (27" X 41").
In October 1927, Walt Disney, like many of his contemporary filmmakers, saw Warner Brothers' The Jazz Singer and was inspired by the use of synchronized sound to film. He envisioned a cartoon with the same abilities and set about developing a character that the new sound process would be good for. He had been creating a series of cartoons featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for Universal, however, in early 1928 he lost the rights to the character and was forced out of the studio. Subsequently, and in collaboration with his good friend Ub Iwerks, he co-created and developed Mickey Mouse. The first two cartoons, Plane Crazy and The Gallopin' Gaucho were silent, but Disney was persuaded by Pat Powers to use his Cinephone sound system for the third Mouse short, Steamboat Willie. The first two Mickey Mouse short subjects also failed to attract a distributor, but with the fully synchronized soundtrack on Steamboat Willie, Celebrity Productions agreed to distribute the fledgling cartoons. The cartoon had it's world premiere on November 18, 1928 and the rest, as they say, was history, as Mickey Mouse went on to become the greatest cartoon character of all time. This one sheet is from the very short period of time that Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoons were distributed by Celebrity Productions. They distributed every Mickey Mouse short from November 1928 through December 1929 -- a total of twelve cartoons. Beginning in January of 1930, all of Disney's cartoons would be distributed by Columbia Pictures. It is likely that there were no individual one sheets produced by Celebrity Productions as they were a very low budget distributor (and the country was in a deep depression) and in fact, no individual cartoon one sheets for Mouse shorts from Celebrity have ever been seen. So this is very likely the only poster created for Mickey until the 1930 era. Therefore, this is the original and very first appearance of Mickey Mouse on a one sheet and could date from the release of Steamboat Willie. As an additional item of interest, this particular example is the only copy known to exist and has its provenance from the Steve Schapiro Collection. The poster was featured on page 66 of his book, The Movie Poster Book (1979). One inch of blank border had been trimmed around the edges at one time. There was color touchup applied to all the fold lines where there was minor chipping, however, in Mickey's nose and in the white area to the right of his face there was a bit more paper loss along the horizontal fold. In addition, all of the white areas of the poster had to be airbrushed. The poster has been preserved by linenbacking and still shows a hint of the old restoration finish over the printed areas. However, with modern professional restoration, the poster now looks very presentable. Don't pass up this wonderful opportunity to acquire the only known copy of the very first Mickey Mouse cartoon poster. Very Good on Linen.

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Movie Poster - Rolled (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image

FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
866,215
bidder-members
$924,865,908
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 39 days left to consign to the 2014 July 19 - 20 Movie Posters Signature Auction -!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Heritage Auction Sales staff performed an outstanding service to this first time consignor.
J.B.,
Fairfax, VA
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
AUCTION #161416 SPOTLIGHTS
Revenge of the Creature (Universal International, 1955). One Sheet
Target Earth (Allied Artists, 1954). One Sheet
The Creature Walks Among Us (Universal International, 1956). Insert
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (Columbia, 1956). One Sheet
How to Make a Monster (American International, 1958). One Sheet
The Mole People (Universal International, 1956). Half Sheet Style B
The Mummy's Curse (Realart, R-1951). Half Sheet
War of the Colossal Beast (American International, 1958). Insert
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
REALIZED SO FAR $39,776.49
Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
REALIZED $39,776.49
MOVIE POSTERS
SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey