Monday, December 14, 2015

1987 Grolier "Snow White's Surprise" Series

In 1987, Grolier Enterprises created a "Snow White's Surprise" series of four porcelain pieces that were being offered through the Disney Collection. Each depicted the same scene of the princess and her animal friends next to a tree as Dopey pops out of a present. The set included a figurine, collector plate, disc ornament, and decorative bell--each limited to 25,000.

The figurine measures approximately 6.5" tall. Original retail $45.95.

The concept art for this piece was created by Carson Van Osten of Disney Studios Creative Services Department. (See the Fall 1987 'Disneyana Collector' Newsletter for more information.)

The plate is 8.5" in diameter. Retail $20.95.

Disc ornament, about 2.5" across with gold trim. Part of the 'Tis the Season Ornament Collection. Retail $10.95.

Decorative bell with handle and 22-karat gold trim. Dimensions: 6" high, 3" wide at bottom. An ornament bell was also produced at some point, 2" x 2". Retail $15.95.

The series was listed in the Fall 1987 Walt Disney Family Gift Catalog. Each piece was sold separately.

Catalog page courtesy of the François Monferran Collection.

Grolier issued other Disney character Christmas series during the 1980s and 90s. In 1994, they created another Snow White. See it in the next post.

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