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    Two Down, One to Go Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1944). Original hand-painted production background map of Europe, blacking out Germany, Italy and their previously occupied areas. It's from the Disney-produced World War II propaganda film directed by Frank Capra, featuring General Marshall, Chief of Staff of the Army for both Roosevelt and Truman. Winston Churchill called him the "Organizer of Victory." General Marshall went on to create the Marshall Plan for rebuilding Europe, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. He was named Time Magazine's 1944 "Man of the Year." The map showcases Germany and Italy falling, thus the "two down;" Japan is the one to go; it can be seen at the 6:45 mark. Caricatures of Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito are featured in the film. This piece is painted with gouache on a sheet of 16 field 5-peghole board; it's marked 4007 Sc 17, with a Disney stamp on the reverse. It's an extremely rare piece of Disney/WWII history. Minor handling with some tape on the borders; overall condition is Fine.

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    July, 2017
    1st-2nd 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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