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Friday, April 24, 2009

"Lady and The Tramp" (1955) [Series] - 1998 Joe Grant Signed Sketch-Book

Part of the "Lady and The Tramp" Series.

To kick off the "Lady and The Tramp" postings of items in the collection, I thought I'd start with Disney's Sketch-Book.

This was the sixth in the Sketch-Book series dated 1998. It was a limited edition with a run of 2,500 and signed by Joe Grant. All of the Sketch-Books have become fairly rare and collectible. In our collection we have three of these books that are still in the original shrink-wrap and have never been opened... Talk about "mint in box"...!

I played around with the idea of opening one to scan Grant's signature, but I saw that opened excellent condition copies have been going for $300-$500 and decided that an un-opened copy would probably be worth a hundred bucks more, so it just wasn't worth it. Sorry.

Lady and The Tramp Sketch-Book Signed by Joe Grant

----- DATABASE NOTES -----

Walt Disney Studios. Walt Disney’s Lady and The Tramp: The Sketch-Book Series. Bedford, MA: Applewood Books, 1998. Limited edition. [9.5”W x 12”H; in slip cover] Unopened and other data not available. UNOPENED. [9.5”W x 12”H; in slip cover] SeqID-1493


  1. It is a bad idea to leave things in original shrink wrap, as the wrap tends to continue to shrink over time (depending on environmental conditions) and can cause the item to warp. One way to prevent this is to make a slit in the wrap, such that the book is still fully within the wrap and cannot be removed, but will allow the wrap to shrink without putting undo strain on the book. Or just remove it entirely and put the book in mylar.

  2. - Good point, Matt, and I'm glad you brought it up. I did put a slit in the wrap some time ago for exactly the same reason you cite.
    - Thanks!