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    50 Years of Hanna-Barbera Merchandising Cel Setup and Poster (Hanna-Barbera, 1987). In 1987, the studio did a massive campaign to promote the 50-working-year relationship between Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. The celebration included a Prime Time star-studded TV special on TNT as well as a coffee table book, and promotions throughout 1987. This is a rare Hanna-Barbera Studio merchandising cel painted by the Hanna-Barbera Ink and Paint Department with the official 50 Year logo. It has the "50 Years of Creativity" verbiage with 13 classic Hanna-Barbera animated characters. This artwork was used on merchandise and promotional material. This is a two-cel setup, with an outline on the top level and paint on the second level. Overall image measures 8" x 3". A rare "50 Years of Creativity" in-studio poster of Bill and Joe sitting with over 40 characters is included in the lot. Very hard to find poster! Great lot of pure H-B history. Fine condition.

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    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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