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    Victory Through Airpower "History of Animation" Plane Painting by Howard Swift (Walt Disney, 1942). Howard Swift started at Walt Disney studios in 1936, working on the short Moving Day. He went on to work at Disney on such films as Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo along with assorted shorts. He left Disney and became a director at Columbia for the Fox and Crow cartoon series in the late 1940s. He also was a longtime story director for Hanna-Barbera in the 1960s-1980s. This is an original Howard Swift (1912-1983) painting on canvas of the "Winnie Mae" Lockheed Vega airplane. This was the first plane, piloted by Wiley Post (1898-1935), to fly solo around the world. His trip took eight days and fifteen hours. This historic plane is on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. This plane and its historic flight is covered in the animated section of the Disney World War II propaganda feature film Victory Through Airpower, in the "History of Aviation" section. This acrylic paint on canvas painting is in a frame measuring 35" x 20", with a mat opening of 30" x 15". Signed by Howard Swift in the bottom right corner. Minor handling wear. Very Good condition.

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    December, 2018
    8th-9th 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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