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    Al Taliaferro - Original Comic Strip Art for Donald Duck Sunday dated 2-23-40 (Walt Disney Productions/King Features Syndicate, 1940). Destined for stardom after his debut in 1934's "The Wise Little Hen," Donald Duck (uniquely voiced on-screen by the talented Clarence "Ducky" Nash) had a busy career on the silver screen before taking over the Silly Symphonies Sunday strip in 1939. The legendary Al Taliaferro contributed the art, racking up an impressive 30+ year run and becoming one of the foremost, and most beloved, "Duck" artists. The piece offered here, from the earliest days of the strip, features Donald, Daisy, and Donald's nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, as Donald tries to combat a rather odiferous problem (we particularly like the "Ancient Mariner Cheese" in the last panel). The page has an image area of approximately 23.5" x 15.5", and is in excellent condition. Jerry Weist, in his Comic Art Price Guide, Second Edition notes that Donald Duck strips from the 1939-1940 period are "rare," with less than 15 known to exist. Donald is an American cartoon icon, known and loved by several generations of fans. This is a unique opportunity to acquire one of his earliest appearances.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2004
    2nd-3rd Friday-Saturday
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