A magnificent original panoramic concept painting by Eyvind Earle for Lady and the Tramp shows Lady and Tramp seated at the candlelit table as Tony and Joe serenade them during their romantic spaghetti supper. A quintessential Eyvind Earle masterwork for one of the most memorable scenes in the Disney canon. (Estimate: $18,000+)
Among production cels is a magnificent Snow White on a custom watercolor background by Toby Bluth. It shows the young princess leaning over a well during the memorable 'I'm Wishing' sequence—the first song featured in the movie, and by extension, the first in the animated canon. (Estimate: $6,000+).
Other important entertainment artifacts are Madonna's 1987 MTV VMA Award for 'Papa Don't Preach' and an Emmy Award for the Ernie Kovacs specials of the 1960s. Sports treasures include multiple Babe Ruth lots, a milestone game-used Pete Rose bat, and other high-grade vintage baseball cards.
Not to be overlooked are significant autographs from Vincent van Gogh, King Henry VIII, Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, and a variety of other iconic figures.
The Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction from RR Auction began on November 18 and will conclude on December 7. More details can be found online at www.rrauction.com.