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    Top Cat Newspaper Advertisement Drawing (Hanna-Barbera, 1961). Top Cat premiered in prime time, on ABC, on September 27th, 1961. It was inspired by the Sgt. Bilko/Phil Silvers Show. This original artwork, from the hand of Dick Bichenbach (1907 -1994), who also did the layouts for the show, was produced for an ad that ran in newspapers and TV Guides across the country, when the show first premiered. Virtually every single Hanna-Barbera character is welcoming Top Cat in this drawing, done on 3-peghole animation paper. There are more than 24 characters in this amazing publicity drawing. This artwork was actually published as well. In Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2015
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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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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