WALTER LANTZ - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 178634
Sale Price $467.50
The creator of Woody Woodpecker signs a first day cover for the 8-cent embossed stamped envelope.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Walter Lantz", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover for the 8-cent embossed stamped envelope, series of 1971, postmarked Washington, D.C., December 1, 1973, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Below the postmark, Lantz has drawn Woody Woodpecker, the legendary cartoon character that he created in 1940. Woody was inspired by an obnoxious woodpecker that attacked the cottage in which Lantz and his wife Gracie were honeymooning. Mel Blanc first introduced Woody's unforgettable laugh; beginning in 1950, Gracie (who had secretly auditioned) took over. In 1979, four years after the last Woody cartoon was produced, Lantz was awarded a special Academy Award for "bringing joy and laughter to every part of the world". Fine condition.
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