Sunday, April 23, 2017

1938 Snow White Composite Pins

Snow White pins made from a wood-like composition material. Hand-painted. Marked "© 1938 Disney Ent." They all have a simple vertical bar pin glued to the back. Most measure between 1.5" - 1.75" tall.

Snow sweeps while an unpainted rabbit holds a dust pan.

Sneezy holds a handkerchief.

Dopey holds a candle.

Doc holds a lantern.

Bashful holds an accordion.

The complete set was sold at auction in 2011 through Hake's for $143.75. On some of the pins, the paint job is either incomplete or worn.

Complete set images copyright Hake's.

According to some sources, these pins were made by Schroco. Yet, in the 1974 book, Disneyana, by Munsey (p.136), the author includes them with items produced by the Brier Manufacturing Co.

Old Witch Figural Head Mug from Mexico

This ceramic mug features the head of the Old Witch from Snow White. Measures 4.5" tall. Bottom is embossed, "Walt Disney Company" and "MEXICO". Possibly dates from the late 1980s.

Images via dianasattic12.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Autographed Postcards - Marge Champion

In an earlier post, we saw an autographed postcard from Marge (Belcher) Champion, the live-action model for Snow White. Here's a couple more.

Images courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Autographed Photos Brochure - Adriana Caselotti

Selling signed photographs was an important source of income in her later years for Adriana Caselotti, the original voice of Snow White. In an earlier Archive entry, we saw a variety of autographed pieces, similar to this 8x10 below.

On August 26, 1994, Adriana penned a letter announcing a series of nine different signed black & white glossy 8x10 photos that she was offering for sale. The letter was photocopied--along with a homemade brochure featuring images of all nine items--then sent out to interested fans,

In a handwritten note on the back of this brochure, Adriana explains to a fan why it wouldn't be fair to offer him a free autograph when everyone else has to pay a fee.

Special thanks to Greg Philip of A Lost Film for sharing these images from his collection.