Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Hidden Disney Treasure : A Don "Ducky" Williams Print

This is an interesting story. Back in 2006 for my Birthday, a suite mate of mine, in college, gave me some Prints of Disney. I looked over them and thought "they are pretty cool, but who is Don Williams?" All she ever told me was that her father worked at a printing company where they made the prints and she had gotten a few. She knew I loved Disney and so she gave a few to me as a gift. I kept them in storage for 6 years. 
Recently I decided to take them out. I framed one and put it up on my wall. It's of Tinkerbell flying over Cinderella's castle. I then thought about selling one on Ebay. It was of Beauty and the Beast, and it was made made for the Disney Cruise Line. It was of Belle giving Beast a present for Christmas. As soon as I put it up, I started to get hits, people messaging me about the piece, and bids! Shocking at the end, a was shocked for how much it went. I was happy about the person who won, for she wrote to  me a few times and was a BIG Beauty and Beast fan. Now it will be hanging onto of her fireplace.
I decided to find out about the last piece I had in my collect. A Little Mermaid piece, plus I wanted to learn who Don Williams was? When I read about him being a pretty famous Disney Artist, I was shocked and pretty happy that I had a few of his prints. I normally pay attention to the artist of Disney, but somehow he slipped under my radar! This one below is of the Little Mermaid, I did for research on the piece.  

In the picture you see Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian. Ariel is staring over at the Disney Cruise Ship which is in the middle of Cinderella's and Sleeping Beauty's castles. 

The piece is "Part of Your World Heads West" May 14, 2005 Disney Cruise Line
I had to look up the date and its when the Disney Cruise Line first set sail from Walt Disney World over to Disneyland through the Panama Canal. Now looking at the piece it makes sense to me, for before I didn't know about the Disney Cruise going through the canal. Since I never been on a Disney Cruise, I don't know much about it.
It was fun to find out what treasures I was holding onto without knowing it. 
Have you ever had a Disney Treasure that later you found out more about? Got it as a gift or even a yard sale and didn't know much about until later? 

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