Incredibly rare original vintage pencil sketch of Donald Duck, complete with hat, bow tie, and collar on an unused beige 5 x 7.5 envelope, signed under the image in pencil, “Walt Disney.” In fine condition, with some scattered light creasing and wrinkles, and trivial spot of soiling near hat. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Phil Sears. The animation genius behind an entire empire, Disney all but stopped drawing professionally after the 1920s. In the decades that followed his most famous creations, Disney occasionally offered quick sketches of Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck upon special request, most notably to children or studio big wigs. Given the scarcity of original Disney drawings, this example of Donald Duck, a particularly uncommon character, exists as a truly coveted piece of classic Disneyana.
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