Original Disney cels actually used to make the studio's animated features are going up in price. A three-cel scene from "Lady and the Tramp" (1955) brought $33,460 and a "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) production cel set-up showing Snow White with the Old Hag sold for $26,290 at a Heritage auction in New York City on Feb. 21, 2013. The director of animation art at Heritage said after the auction that vintage Disney animation art is "roaring back." Other recent sales show the trend is continuing. But be sure you're buying an original production cel. Many later copies were made to sell at Disney gift shops and elsewhere.
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