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    A Charlie Brown Christmas "It's the Great Skate" Limited Edition Cel #491/500 (Bill Melendez, 1993). A truly outstanding 16 field hand-painted limited-edition cel of the opening to the classic TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring no less than 12 of Charles Schulz's Peanuts characters! Hitting the ice are Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Violet, Schroeder, Sally, the original Patty and Peppermint Patty, Pig-Pen (with a cloud of dust following him), Frieda (with her "naturally curly hair"), Shermy, and of course, Snoopy (who skates on his bare paws). The colors on this limited edition are simply amazing! A studio seal (with an image of Snoopy) is on the cel, which is hand-signed by director Bill Melendez (1916-2008). Long sold out! The cel is on a printed background for presentation proposes. Framed with Plexiglas. Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 24
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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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