Early Walt Disney drawing up for auction in Nevada

Original Disney Sketch up for auctionBy MARTIN GRIFFITH, AP, Source: Yahoo.com

RENO, Nev. (AP) An original, autographed drawing by Walt Disney, believed to have been made about 1920 before he hit it big in the entertainment world, will go up for auction in Reno this week.

The whimsical drawing of a cigar-chomping man wearing a derby hat will be among 1,400 items up for sale at the two-day auction set to begin Tuesday at the Atlantis Casino Resort.

Titled “Fill Up My Can,” the illustration has an estimated value of $35,000 to $50,000. It’s believed to predate Disney’s Mickey Mouse, which made its cartoon debut in 1928. Continue reading