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    Walt Disney's Pinocchio Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket Illustration (Walt Disney/DC Heath Co., 1940). An extremely rare hand-inked, hand-painted book page illustration cel of Pinocchio on his way to his first day of school, with Jiminy Cricket trailing along. This cel was created by the Disney Ink and Paint Department for the DC Heath children's storybook, Walt Disney's Pinocchio. The DC Heath Company was based in Boston, and did a series of Disney children's books, each one noted as "Illustrated by the Walt Disney Studios" on the inside title page. The vibrant colors come from the fact that the book illustrations came directly from hand-painted nitrate cels, the same ones used in the film's production. The number 3273 is in corner of the 5-peghole full-nitrate cel. This cel of Pinocchio and Jiminy is placed on a print background for presentation purposes. Matted (18" x 15.5") with an opening of 7" x 9.5". Nice full-figure image of Pinocchio measuring 3". The mat measures The cel is in Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
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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.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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