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    The Night Before Christmas Santa Claus Production Cel (Walt Disney, 1933). Hand-inked and hand-painted 12 field nitrate production cel of Santa Claus from the Silly Symphony short directed by Wilfred Jackson (released on 12/9/33). Written in bottom right corner is "3." This cel can be seen at about the 5:50 mark into the cartoon. Santa is pointing to the toys dancing around the tree, right before he begins to play the toy piano! Tiny paint loss in his knee and on the bottom of the coat, before the white fur. A beautiful image of 7". Very, very rare! In Very Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2015
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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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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