Walt Disney Hand-Drawn Mickey Mouse Sketch & Signature.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:9,000.00 USD Estimated At:12,000.00 - 17,000.00 USD
Walt Disney Hand-Drawn Mickey Mouse Sketch & Signature.
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(Disney, c.1940) An extremely rare original sketch of Mickey Mouse that was both drawn and signed by Walt Disney. In many cases, Walt had studio artists draw and sign images of Mickey for autograph seekers, but on very rare occasions fans were able to catch Walt in a face-to-face situation to request an original drawing from him. This drawing is personalized "To Charlie," and the original owner proudly added a printed image of Walt above the signature. The image of Mickey, accomplished in bold and crisp dark ink, measures approximately 3.25"x3.5" on a 5.5"x8.75" page. The signed image has been mounted over an explanatory plaque in a 29"x20" frame, and is in very good condition. A COA from Walt Disney signature expert Phil Sears is included. Original drawings of Mickey Mouse by Walt himself are some of the most scarce and sought-after items in all of Disneyana. An included note from Sears mentions that he has only ever bought or sold just six Mickey Mouse sketches drawn and signed by Walt in his many years in the field. Of the few that still exist, finding such a charming and still legible piece such as this is exceptionally difficult.