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    Silly Symphony (United Artists, 1934). Stock One Sheet (27" X 41").
    This is a true cornerstone animation poster. It's the paper used for the publicity campaign of The Wise Little Hen in 1934, which marked the first screen appearances of 'Donald Duck' and his voice of over 50 years, Clarence Nash. Yes, that's Donald, drawn not quite as we know him today, but with a longer, less defined bill, more rounded and pear-shaped, and of course, smaller. His signature 'sailor's suit' came about because in the cartoon he lives on a docked houseboat. The poster has been linenbacked and expert slight touchup has addressed border chips, corner pinholes, centerpoint separations, and slight paper loss at the edges. Here's a rare opportunity to obtain the very beginnings of one of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time. In reality, due to his lively nature, Donald was more popular than Mickey. Just do a count on the total number of titles associated with their names by 1950. Fine+ on Linen.


    Estimate: $4,000 - up.

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    July, 2010
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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