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    Hank Porter - Donald Duck WWII Insignia Illustration (Walt Disney, c. 1940s). An insignia designed for the Argus 8 Unit during WWII. Argus was the Navy Division used in the first stages of the Pacific Theater action. They were developed to train and deploy elite amphibious combat teams to land in hostile territory to setup radar and radio communications prior to Allied ground troop arrivals. Argus refers to the Greek giant with 100 eyes. Donald Duck was the most commonly requested character received by Disney for Military insignias. He appeared on 216. This piece is graphite with color pencils on velum paper with an image area of 8.25" x 5.75". It is unusual to have both Nazi and Japanese symbols showing on the same insignia. Slight tanning with one small hole, otherwise In Fine condition. Originally from the Hank Porter Estate.

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    April, 2015
    9th-10th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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.
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