Lot #778
Walt Disney Studios Duckster Award

Superior in-house Disney 'Duckster,' awarded to a film distribution pioneer in 1952

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Estimate: $5000+

Description

Superior in-house Disney 'Duckster,' awarded to a film distribution pioneer in 1952

Iconic 'Duckster' award statuette presented by Walt Disney to studio executive Mike Havas in 1952. The Oscar-inspired statuette features a bronzed figurine of Donald Duck tidying his bowtie standing atop a black Bakelite base, with engraved plaque on the front: "To Mike Havas, best personal wishes, Walt Disney, 1952." The award measures approximately 4.75″ x 9″ x 4.75″. In fine condition. Havas was a pioneer in the international distribution of American films, working overseas for RKO, Warner Bros., and MGM throughout a decades-long career. As an early example of one of the most sought-after in-house Disney awards, this is a superior, classic piece of Disneyana.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #574 - Ended January 08, 2020