WALTER LANTZ - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 269480
Sale Price $306.00
His signed drawing of Woody Woodpecker on an FDC of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Original Art signed: "Walter Lantz", 6½x3¾. Drawing of Woody's face by Lantz on FDC observing the 25th anniversary of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, 20-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Massena, New York, June 26, 1984, 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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