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Mary Blair ‘Small World’ figures, Mickey Mouse memorabilia up for auction

by Brittani Tuttle

Originally reported by Animation Magazine, Heritage Auctions is celebrating Mickey’s 90th birthday with a huge Animation Art auction this December, featuring plenty of Mickey memorabilia, as well as Mary Blair artwork.

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You could own one of these Small World figures by participating in this animation auction.

Taking place Dec. 8-9 in Beverly Hills, Calif., the Mickey Mouse portion of the auction will feature 66 lots, with items from classic shorts like “Steamboat Willie” and “Plane Crazy,” as well as rare pieces from his roles in “Fantasia,” “The Brave Little Tailor,” and even the video game “Epic Mickey.”

Items in the Mickey Mouse lot include drawings, production cels, original paintings, bronze statues, and the Walt Disney Studio Mousecar Award.

Mary Blair is well-known in the Disney community for her artistic contributions, both in animated feature films and installations at the Disney parks – including the 90-foot-high mural in Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World.

Highlights of the Mary Blair collection, many from the Mary Blair Family Trust, include:

  • “it’s a small world” Park Ride Penguin prop (1964) – Est. $25,000
  • “it’s a small world” Ride “Blue Hair Boy” statue (1964) – Est. $25,000
  • “Cinderella” Coach and Castle concept painting by Mary Blair (1950) – Est. $25,000
  • “The Lady in Red” original painting (c. 1930s) – Est. $20,000+

You can check out the auction for yourself here.

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