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Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse Doll signed by Walt Disney, which sold for $16,000 ($20,480 with buyer's premium) at Abell.

David Iwerks collection of Disney and Ub Iwerks items performed admirably at Abell

LOS ANGELES — The David Iwerks collection of Disney-related items — along with artifacts from his father Ub’s legendary animation career — crushed estimates at Abell Auction April 16. Complete results are available at LiveAuctioneers.

As anticipated, the sale’s top lot was the Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse doll signed by Walt Disney. Estimated at $6,000-$8,000, the 1930s-era plush toy doubled its high estimate to hammer at $16,000 and sell for $20,480.

Also expected to beat its expectations was the original hand-written score for Minnie’s Yoo-Hoo by legendary animation scoring specialist Carl Stalling. With sheets for every instrument in the scoring orchestra, the one-of-a-kind 1930s artifact hammered for $15,000 ($19,200 with buyer’s premium), more than doubling the high estimate.

The super-performer was a one-sheet for Flip The Frog, a generic promotional item from the 1930-1933 run while Ub Iwerks was at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Estimated at just $700-$1,000, it hammered for $5,500 ($7,040 with buyer’s premium).