Lot 514: Desirable vintage color Disneyland postcard depicting Walt Disney in a head-and-shoulders pose on the front, 3.5 x 5.5, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint. Scattered soiling and a toned strip of tape to left edge of front, and overall light foxing to reverse, otherwise fine condition; the signature remains crisp and bold. Accompanied by a photocopied e-mail from the original recipient, in part: "This autographed picture postcard of Walt Disney was signed by Walt at Disneyland, the very first week Disneyland opened, July of 1955. My mom and dad took my sister and I to Disneyland and while we were wandering down Main Street my dad saw Walt Disney. My dad hurried into a souvenir shoppe and purchased two postcards with Walt Disney's photograph on the front. Walt was gracious enough to autograph them both, one for me and one for my sister." Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, and has since welcomed thousands upon thousands of visitors through its gates on a daily basis. One of the first examples sold at the park's souvenir shops, this is a remarkable postcard, signed during the park's magical and tumultuous debut week of operation.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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