Lot 652: Signed book: Mickey Mouse Waddle Book. First edition. NY: Blue Ribbon Books, 1934. Hardcover, 7.75 x 10.25, 24 pages. Prominently signed and inscribed opposite the title page in pencil, "To Margot, with best wishes, Walt Disney." In very good condition, with some paper loss to the worn and delicate spine, edgewear, red watercolor paint marks to a couple pages, and the original 'waddle' punch-out characters absent; the interior pages are generally fresh and bright. Accompanied by faithful reproductions of the punch-out characters, a letter stating it was signed during a visit to the studio, and a certificate of authenticity and letter from noted Disney expert Phil Sears. This wonderful book presents an extremely early example of Disney's 'block' style signature from the 1930s while he was still at the old Hyperion Studio—the heyday of Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies. By the mid-1930s Disney had refined his signature in order to sign faster, making this earlier style very rare. A beautifully inscribed and highly desirable early Mickey piece.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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