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Mickey and Minnie Mouse inked publicity drawing early 1930s

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia Start Price:6,000.00 USD Estimated At:6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD
Mickey and Minnie Mouse inked publicity drawing early 1930s
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Original ink with monochrome wash. The art was made in early 1930 (or late 1929) for the Lever Company in London prior to the company merging in the second half of 1930. The Lever Brothers were a soap manufacturing company that produced the household soap Sunlight since 1884. In mid-1930 the Lever Brothers merged with the Dutch producer Margarine Unie and created one of the biggest conglomerates around the world, Unilever. You can see in the middle of the art, hanging on the wall, a Lever Ping-Pong Club flag. Table tennis had its origin in England where the first World Championship was held in 1926 (London). Under the table there is a Sunlight soap crate. This art comes from a former executive of the Unilever Company in Rotterdam, Holland who started his career after WWII at the London headquarters. The art was probably created by Win Smith or Floyd Gottfredson since they were both inking the Mickey Comic Strip at that time in the Disney Studio. Mickey and Minnie both have a “double brow” in this artwork which was only used in 1929 until sometime in 1930. Measures 8 ½ in. x 21 in.

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