Memorable Disney animation cels & Frazetta art headline two Profiles in History auctions coming this week

Snow-WhiteA pair of auctions this week from Profiles in History will help get some iconic pieces of original art into collectors’ hands from some of the most-memorable works in pop culture history.

FantasiaUp first on Thursday (Dec. 10) is the Calabasas, Calif.-based company’s “Animation & Disneyana” sale, which will include 880 lots of artwork and Disney memorabilia ranging from retired ride vehicles to animation cels from classic films.

The top two pieces in the sale are original animation cels from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (above) and Lady and the Tramp (below). These pieces carry opening bids of $35,000 and $40,000 respectively and are estimated to command around $50,000 apiece when the final gavel falls. Several other pieces from memorable works, including Fantasia, are among the sale’s items as well as a pair of Charles Shulz Peanuts strips.


You can browse the catalog for the auction right here.

And on the other end of the artistic spectrum …

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Peanuts creator Charles M. Shulz not an easy autograph to find on cards

1991PeanutsPreviewCharles M. Shulz penned thousands of comic strips during the run of Peanuts that began in the fall of 1950 and ended in February 2000. On the eve of The Peanuts Movie arriving on Friday, something that will further drive interest in the adventures of an underdog and his dog — Snoopy and Charlie Brown — we started wondering about Shultz’ autographs.

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