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    Walt Disney Autograph, ca. 1960

    Appraised Value:

    $1,500 - $2,500 (2012)

    Appraised on: August 4, 2012

    Appraised in: Corpus Christi, Texas

    Appraised by: Kathleen Guzman

    Category: Collectibles

    Episode Info: Corpus Christi (#1703)

    Originally Aired: January 21, 2013

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    Form: Autograph
    Material: Paper
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $1,500 - $2,500 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:25)

    appraiser

    Appraised By:

    Kathleen Guzman
    Collectibles

    Heritage Auctions

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: When I was almost five years old, my family went to Disneyland in California. My grandfather reached into his pocket and pulled out a ticket book and tore out the back coupon and handed it to me with a ballpoint pen. He said, "Go over and ask that man for his autograph." Well, okay, not knowing what's going on I did what he said, and he said, "Do you know who that was?" And of course, I said, "Well, no, I'm pretty sure I don't." He said, "That was Walt Disney." I've had it hanging on my wall ever since.

    APPRAISER: What a charming story. And so here's a picture of you that day at the park?

    GUEST: Yeah, it's my sister and I. We're big camera hogs, and so we had our picture taken every chance we could.

    APPRAISER: Well, Walt Disney signed an awful lot of things, but mostly they were signed by his secretaries. There's an awful lot of Disney signatures out there, and mostly all of them I see at Roadshow are fake, so to see one that's actually signed by Walt and have this kind of history to them, it's just a fantastic thing. Have you ever had this valued?

    GUEST: As far as value to me, it's pretty much priceless because he handed it to me.

    APPRAISER: Well, you've framed it with this collector's plate, which is just a decorative value.

    GUEST: Sure.

    APPRAISER: But the wonderful signature is going to be between $1,500 and $2,500.

    GUEST: Wow, that's really super.



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