Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Yogi Bear Yummy Yummy Stories Original Cover Art (Hanna-Barbera, 1961). The Golden Picture Stories book Yogi Bear Yummy Tummy Stories was published by Western Publishing in 1961 and was the second for Hanna-Barber. This is the original cover art for the book which consists of a hand-painted gouache background with a clear acetate overlay containing the text. The artwork was created by acclaimed children's book illustrator, Mel Crawford (1925 - 2015) and bears his studio stamp on back as well as a handwritten submission date of 8/21/61. This prolific artist worked on projects from a variety of studios such as Disney and The Children's television Workshop, but is best known for illustrating the Little Golden Book version of Dr. Seuss' Gerald McBoing Boing. The artwork featuring Yogi, Cindy and Boo Boo measures approximately 9" x 12.5" on 14" x 17.75" illustration board. This is incredible one-of-a-kind art from Hanna-Barber Studios early efforts to extend their most popular character beyond his animated role. Both the illustration and overlay include printer and production notes. The cel exhibits creases, folds and edge wear. The board has small scratches scuffs and stains along the border from tape residue. Overall condition is Good.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    25th Monday
    Auction Dates
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    12 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 28
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item