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    WWII Patrol Bombing Squadron 125 "Gus Goose" Insignia Illustration (Walt Disney, 1940s). Donald Duck's cousin Gus was introduced in the 1939 short Donald's Cousin Gus. This is a rare hand-painted World War II Insignia painting done for Patrol Bombing Squadron 125. This image can be seen in the book Disney Dons Dogtags on page 49. It says that this was a New York City-based squadron. The squadron also did a tour over Brazil. From Hank Porter's team, this is gouache on 8.5" x 10" board. A "VB' - 125" is painted on the bottom of the artwork, and a Disney studio-created Walt Disney signature is on the bottom right (most likely done by Hank Porter). The image of Gus measures 5.5". This rare, original insignia artwork is unique in that the stamp on back that reads "Sent to National Geographic in June for 1944 Issue". It also has a "No Objection to Publication" stamp from the Navy on the reverse as well. There is minor fading on the edges, from matting, and minor handling and edge wear. Overall in Fine condition.

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    June, 2016
    11th-12th Saturday-Sunday
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