Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1935 Mickey Mouse cel, $98,000+, Heritage Auctions
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An all-original, unrestored production cel and master background from Walt Disney’s 1935 cartoon, Mickey’s Service Station, featuring Mickey Mouse and Goofy, sold for more than $98,000 at an Animation Art Signature Auction held July 1-2 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in New York City. Also, a cel of Mickey as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Fantasia (1940) went for $20,913; and a 1928 production drawing by Ub Iwerks for Steamboat Willie made $1,528. Prices include a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium.