Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Walt Disney Signed Letter to Bud Shackleford (1944). Lyne "Bud" Shackleford (1918 - 2005) was a Disney Studio artist in the 1930s. He also was a leading California Watercolor artist. He enlisted during World War II, illustrating training materials for the Army. Bud wrote and illustrated a book about his wartime experiences called As I See It, and he sent a copy to his old employer, Mr. Walt Disney. This is a rare typed letter on Walt Disney stationary dated 2/23/44. The letter talks about the book he received, his time spent in Mexico, and goes into detail about the Disney World War II booklet/newsletter Dispatch from Disney. He writes that it was well-received and that he is trying to get a second edition out. This is significant as that second issue never materialized. The letter is boldly signed WALT from the hand of Walt Disney. A Phil Sears Letter of Authenticity is included with the letter. Important document as to Walt Disney's thoughts during the tough World War II timelines at the studio. Minor handling wear. In Very Good condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    15th-16th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 480

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 November 21 - 23 Comics - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    What an excellent job you did, and I am very pleased with this first sale.
    Thaya S.,
    Newark, NJ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,477,033
    2019 June 15 - 16 Animation Art - Dallas
    2019 June 15 - 16 Animation Art - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,067,735