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    Donald's Crime Inker Test Cels Group of 7 (Walt Disney, 1945). This short was directed by Jack King and was the first to feature Daisy Duck's normal voice, provided by Gloria Blondell. It was released on 6/29/45 and featured Donald and Daisy as well as nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. It was later nominated for an Academy Award. This a series of three hand-inked, unpainted inker test cels of Donald and Daisy doing the Jitterbug at the "Hot Spot" as seen at about the 3:35 mark in the short. The lot also comes with two Donald Duck studio animator's model sheets printed on photographic paper, as well as two inker tests cels of Huey, Dewey, and Louie from "Straight Shooters" along with a trimmed unpainted inkers test of one nephew from the same short. In Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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