RARE WALT DISNEY AUTOGRAPHED MICKEY MOUSE

RARE WALT DISNEY AUTOGRAPHED MICKEY MOUSE

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse-- the two icons are inseparable. In 1953 John Hench created a painting of Mickey to honor his 25th anniversary. A limited number of dye transfer prints were made and never sold-- but given by the Disney Studio to select recipients as special gifts. This LARGE and handsome print of Mickey from the Walt Disney Studio is boldly autographed by Walt Disney on the matte in brown crayon. These high quality dye-transfer prints were not available to the general public, but instead created at the Walt Disney Studio for promotional purposes (gifts to top-selling film salespeople, entertainment reporters, charity auctions, and etcetera). Many of these prints went unsigned, others were signed by Disney employees signing on behalf of their busy boss, and a rare few- such as this wonderful piece- were personally autographed by Walt Disney. When signing prints like these, Walt Disney would choose a colored crayon from his desk which complimented a color in the print.
Walt has inscribed the print in his famous block printing "TO LEW BEST WISHES" and then signed it with a dark and bold signature. Today these prints are prized by collectors as one of the most attractive and displayable of all Walt Disney autographed items. This fine print is of Walt Disney's most famous character- the one considered Walt's alter ego- Mickey Mouse! Measures 17" X 13.5" overall. In extremely nice condition. The matte is fresh and clean; a true presentation piece!

Pre-certifited by Disney expert Phil Sears



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