Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Drawing Sells for $17,500 at NateDSanders.com
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Mickey Mouse Drawing
A Walt Disney Mickey Mouse drawing done by the master himself sells for at least $15,000 these days and we at NateDSanders.com Auctions have sold four Walt Disney Mickey Mouse drawing pieces. Here is the description, picture and price realized of each Walt Disney Mickey Mouse drawing:
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Drawing with a Walt Disney Autograph on an Album Page
Extremely rare Walt Disney Mickey Mouse drawing with a Walt Disney autograph. Page boldly signed “Walt Disney” in fountain pen ink and datelined “Oxford, England, June 16 1935.” Mickey Mouse sketched in classic profile a mere seven years after the character’s 1928 “Steamboat Willie” debut and while Disney himself still voiced the famed Mouse; (sound effects man, James G. MacDonald took over the role in 1946). Paper, measuring 7″ x 4.5″, includes four additional signatures not obstructing Disney autograph or sketch. A fantastic rare image of the iconic cartoon character signed by feature animation’s founding father. A bold Walt Disney autograph. Fine condition. Sold for $17,500.
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse drawing with a Walt Disney autograph inside a first edition copy of “The Art of Walt Disney”. The commemorative book, published by Macmillan: New York: 1942 features a beautiful illustration of a smiling Mickey Mouse to the front free endpaper, hand-drawn in blue crayon by Walt Disney. Handwritten note reads: “To Mick Olson / From One ‘M’ to Another! Best Wishes From Walt Disney”. Hardcover first edition has tan cloth boards with orange black lettering to the cover, and illustrations throughout. Written by Robert D. Feild, who gives a wonderful narrative and pictorial history of Disney’s legendary career. Measures 8.5″ x 11.5″ and runs 290pp. Very slight cocking to the spine, and light toning. Small stain to top of front cover. A nice Walt Disney autograph with sketch. Very good. Sold for $15,125.
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Drawing and Autograph
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse drawing with a Walt Disney autograph. With additional signed sketches by several of Disney’s top artists. Disney sketches his famed Mouse and inscribes, “To John Adrian / Hoping he will be able to draw better than this / Walt Disney.” A truly rare piece created while Disney and 15 of his studio staff traveled on a goodwill movie making tour to South America at the urging of the U.S. Government; the result of which was the war-time release of the cartoons “Saludos Amigos” and The Three Caballeros.” At the end of the tour, on a 17 day voyage home, Disney met a young John Adrian and provided him with this extraordinary piece. Additionally signed by artists: Tead Sears (Goofy), Jim Bodero (Bacchus), Webb Smithy (J. Thaddeus Toad), Norm Ferguson (Pluto), and Frank Thomas (Donald Duck). Composer Charles Wolcott adds music and lyrics from ‘The Reluctant Dragon,” and business manager, John Rose, also pens his name. A gorgeous Walt Disney autograph with sketch. Framed with two photographs and plaques to 25″ x 33″. Fine condition. Sold for $14,174.
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Drawing and Autograph in His Book
First edition “The Art of Walt Disney” by Robert D. Field with a Walt Disney Mickey Mouse drawing and a Walt Disney autograph. New York: The Macmillan Company: 1942. Hand-drawn Disney blue pencil sketch of Mickey Mouse accompanies the inscription, “To ‘Mick’ Hanes my very best wishes / Walt Disney.” An early celebration of the art of Walt Disney, largely based on material collected between June 1939 and May 1940. Original glossy photo of Walt Disney mounted to front pastedown. Book accompanied by a COA from Phil Sears attesting that the Walt Disney autograph is authentic. A great piece of Disneyana art with a bold Walt Disney autograph. Sold for $11,516.