A signed sketch of Mickey Mouse by his creator, Walt Disney, is expected to make in excess of $18,000 at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills.
The lot will feature in the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on August 23.
It dates to the 1940s and is inscribed: "To Charlie / Sincerely / Walt Disney".
Heritage commented on the rarity of the piece: "Noted Disney authenticator, Phil Sears, whose Letter of Authenticity accompanies this lot, advises that he has personally bought or sold just six Mickey Mouse sketches drawn and signed by Walt Disney in his 23+ years in the field."
We have this extraordinary first edition copy of Walt Disney's America signed by 12 of the studio's most important animators and voice artists.
The sale will also include a suit worn by Elvis Presley at the signing of his deal with RCA records and a motorbike owned by members of Motley Crue.
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