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    Mickey Mouse Waddle Book with Complete Waddles, Dust Jacket and Banner (Blue Ribbon Press, 1934). While any gathering of veteran Disney collectors will result in a wide difference of opinion regarding virtually all things Disney, they will always reach an agreement on one thing: the Mickey Mouse Waddle Book is the most difficult to find and most desirable of all collectible Disney books. Published in 1934 by Blue Ribbon Press, their initial advertising noted: "You remember how we put across the Pop-Ups - and our initial appropriation is doubled for the Waddle Books". Unfortunately, the public did not respond to these with the same interest they did for their Pop-Up book series and the Waddle Books quickly passed from public view. Waddles were colored articulated character punch-outs found in the back of the book. They would be punched out, assembled and then could waddle or walk down a separate punch-out inclined pathway. All four assembled character Waddles are present: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and Tanglefoot. Three of the four "empty" punch-out sheets are also present, and a reproduction runway/ramp is included. The book itself shows relatively little wear, with a complete spine, merely minor spine/edge/corner wear to the covers, and great sharp cover colors. Interior page quality is excellent overall, even with one interior page displaying some scuffing and a few small holes near the top border of the page. The fact that the very rare dust jacket is present is a bonus; the moderate wear is most noticeable along the folds. The paper quality of the jacket is good, with no fading. The beautifully illustrated "banner" or "band" (originally fit around envelope containing pathway and brass pieces for Waddles) is complete with nice color and relatively little wear. While the ramp itself is a reproduction, this lot does include the original waddle runway/ramp envelope, which has on the outside printed instructions for setting up the runway; a rare item in it's own right. An added treat is a fantastic four page Blue Ribbon Waddle Book advertising section excepted from an early 1930s catalog which contains pictures and publicity information for the books. The combined package presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Disney collector. From the Larry Jacobs Collection.

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    May, 2005
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