Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    The Ford Show Linus Production Cel Group (Bill Melendez/Playhouse Pictures, 1960-61). Original hand-painted production cel of Linus from The Ford Show, starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. The cel is placed on a hand-painted Master Background of an actual Ford Falcon. Written along the bottom border: "Shoot special Test 61/341 Falcon Wagon Springtime BG Sc. 8". This background was used for a 1961 Ford Falcon campaign. As a bonus, a black and white photo of Linus in a Falcon Wagon ad is mounted to black backing board. The mat reads: "Second Prize 1960 Ford Motor Company J. Walter Thompson American TV Commercials Festival." A tiny spec of paint is missing on Linus's shirt; otherwise in Fine condition. Playhouse Pictures Archive.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2014
    1st-2nd Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 541

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 18 days left to consign to the 2019 August 1 - 3 Comics - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The auction was a success! Your guidance and expertise has been so helpful.
    Doug P.,
    North Hollywood, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,477,408
    2019 May 16 - 18 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 May 16 - 18 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED SO FAR $15,201,284