Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mickey Rides a Texas Horse


This is another commissioned cover with what is called a fancy cancel applied to it. The art work is from a 1930's era British postcard which the owner of the cover passed to me to be used. This is also one of the first images of Mickey following his debut as Steamboat Willie in 1928. I've done more than one cover (these are called add-ons) for this gentleman, and I've a number more to do for him as well. These covers, although small, are a joy to do. No mistakes can be made. Most of the paper is of questionable quality (because of its age), and have a certain value to them before I've touched them.

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