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    Winsor McCay Gertie the Dinosaur Animation Drawing #397 Original Art (1914). "The two most important people in animation are Winsor McCay and Walt Disney" says the Chuck Jones quote on a DVD box. That's a pretty impressive statement to make, but in all fairness to Walter Lantz, Max Fleischer, and all the other big names in the business, Mr. Jones (no slacker himself when it comes to such things) is 100% correct. Gertie the Dinosaur may not have been the first animated cartoon, but she certainly was the first to capture everyone's imagination when McCay toured with it, some 100 years ago. McCay may have also been the first to introduce an ancient dinosaur into popular culture, some 80 or so years before Jurassic Park. Each animation drawing was done by hand in ink on paper; this example is matted with an opening of 8.5" x 6.5", with a small reproduction of the original advertisement of McCay's Gertie tour attached. It's framed with glass for an overall size of 13" x 17". Other than small glue stains in the corners and edges, the drawing (featuring Gertie looking behind her) remains in Excellent condition. A copy of the DVD, featuring all the known surviving McCay cartoons, is also included.

    More information about Winsor McCay, also known as McCay, Winsor, Winsor McCay, Winsor MacCay, MacCay, Winsor.

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    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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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.
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