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"...Only a few (dealers) specialize in authentic, vintage Disney autographs and memorabilia.  Perhaps the best of these is Phil Sears..."

 

 

 

 

 


To Take His Company Public,
Walt Disney Signs Over His Life Insurance to Walt Disney Productions
-Also Signed by Lillian Disney

In order for the Walt Disney Studio to become a public corporation in April of 1940, Walt Disney was required to insure his new stockholders against the possibility of his untimely death.  According to Neal Gabler's Book "Walt Disney - the Triumph of the American Imagination," the investment banking firm of Kidder, Peabody required Walt Disney to take out $1.5 million in life insurance that would benefit the stockholders in the event of the loss of their greatest asset- Walt himself.  In this document- just three days after the Disney Studio goes public- Walt Disney and Lillian Disney sit before a Notary Public and sign over "all the benefit and advantage to be derived from" a Manufacturer's Life insurance policy to Walt Disney Productions. 

This historic document is signed by Walt Disney using his full legal signature, and also by his wife Lillian Disney.  It is witnessed by California Notary Public George Morris and is embossed with the notary public's seal.  Walt Disney Productions went public on April 2, 1940.  This document was signed and dated three days later on April 5, 1940.   This early version of Walt Disney's cursive signature is the style used for the Walt Disney Classics Collection logo (see example at right).  It's extremely rare to find an officially notarized Walt Disney legal document with notary signature and embossed seal!  An historic document!  Measures 8.5" x 11".  In fine condition.   A color photo suitable for framing will be included. Item # 5126B
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Where Do The Amazing Things at
Phil Sears Collectibles Come From???
Over the past 25+ years I have purchased from:

-Walt Disney's first star, Virginia Davis
-Family of Roger Broggie, Walt Disney's First Imagineer
-Walt Disney's Cinderella voice actress Eileen Woods
-Family of Walt Disney's secretary Tommy Wilck
-Walt Disney's Snow White voice actress Adriana Caselotti
-Walt Disney's publicist Len Shannon
-Disney History Institute's Paul F. Anderson
-Marceline, Missouri Mayor & Walt Disney friend Rush Johnson
-Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty voice actress Mary Costa
-Walt Disney's Cal Arts publicist Tom Wilck
-Family of Disney artist Josh Meador
-Walt Disney's Tinker Bell Margaret Kerry 
-Estate of Disney Artist Jay Gould
-Family of Disney Artist Milt Banta
-Family of Disney artist Ward Kimball (through an intermediary)
-Walt Disney's Movie Producer Harry Tytle
-Disneyland President Jack Lindquist
-Family of E Ticket Magazine co-publisher Leon Janzen
-Son of Walt Disney friend Winslow Case
-Van France, hired by Walt Disney to create the University of Disneyland
... And 100's More!
-And we'd like to buy from you if you have something amazing!

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SALE OF AUTOGRAPHED COLLECTIBLES: AS REQUIRED BY LAW, A DEALER WHO SELLS TO A CONSUMER ANY COLLECTIBLE DESCRIBED AS BEING AUTOGRAPHED MUST PROVIDE A WRITTEN EXPRESS WARRANTY AT THE TIME OF SALE AND A THREE-DAY RIGHT OF RETURN. THIS DEALER MAY BE SURETY BONDED OR OTHERWISE INSURED TO ENSURE THE AUTHENTICITY OF ANY COLLECTIBLE SOLD BY THIS DEALER.