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duckScarce 1938 Disney Donald Duck Candlestick Telephone

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS COOL PIECE OF DISNEYANA, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL AT POPSBOOKS@GMAIL.COM OR CALL ME AT 360-606-0263 TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.

“Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!” is what Donald Duck, himself, might say if he were in your place and just discovered this 1938 vintage piece of Disneyana available with Pop’s Book Shop.

Donald, the anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet dressed in a sailor shirt and cap with red tie, is one of the most popular Disney characters, appearing in more films than any other Disney character, and is the most published comic book character in the world outside of the superhero genre.

This 7-inch  candlestick toy phone featuring the iconic Donald Duck is made by N.N. Hill Brass Co. c. 1938. Made of wood, painted black, and metal with attached 3-inch die-cut cardboard figure of Donald Duck, who holds an ice cream cone. Rotary dial is spun to produce a ring but, sadly, this one doesn’t chime any more after 77 years. Moderate scattered wear and aging. Silvered metal parts have some traces of oxidation. Donald figure has dust soiling and scattered surface paper wear along edges, slight fading. Some scratches to black paint.

Donald Duck first appeared in the 1934 Disney cartoon The Wise Little Hen. The film’s June 9 release date officially is recognized as Donald’s birthday. By 1935, Donald became a frequent character in children’s books. Within t two years, he was starring in solo cartoons. By 1938, when this toy was first introduced, Donald was more popular than Mickey Mouse, who originally debuted in 1928.

“W.D. Ent.” (Walt Disney Enterprises), printed under the ice cream cone on the Donald die-cut, was not used after 1938. On Sept. 29 of that year, W.D. Ent. became known as Walt Disney Productions. So 1938 was a seminal year and the W.D. Ent.’s appearance on the Donald die-cut is an effective means for accurately dating this charming piece of Donald Duck Disneyana.

$750

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS COOL PIECE OF DISNEYANA, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL AT POPSBOOKS@GMAIL.COM OR CALL ME AT 360-606-0263 TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.

PLEASE EXAMINE PHOTOS CAREFULLY FOR EXAMPLES OF THE CONDITION OF THIS PIECE. 

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