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    Melody Time Johnny Appleseed Color Model Cel Setup (Walt Disney, 1948). "There's a lot of work out there to do!" sings Johnny Appleseed (aka John Chapman) and his angel. This is a rare hand-inked, hand-painted Color Model cel of when Johnny Appleseed passes on and his spirit walks away with his angel. This is a full 16 field cel. It is marked "Sc. 459" in the bottom corner. Great 4" full-figure image of Johnny, who has just completed "40 years of walkin' and plantin'" with the farm animals. An outline effects cel is on top of the image, as his spirit walks away from his body in this scene. The full 16 field clear effects cel is with a tiny portion missing in the bottom right corner. Cel is a on a laser print of the exact background in the film, for presentation purposes. Matted with a mat opening of 9" x 7". Melody Time was released to theaters on 3/27/48. The "Johnny Appleseed" segment of this film was also released as a stand-alone short on 12/25/55. Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    9th-10th 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.
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