Disney Collectors Club is very excited to show our first Disney item, that we have selected, to show in our personal Disney Collectors Club Treasures Collection.
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This is a very unique one of a kind hand signed Walt Disney Productions bond with 12 ORIGINAL MICKEY MOUSE CLUB members and professionally certified by original Mouseketeer Lonnie Burr, who also signed this historic document .
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To our knowledge, this is the only document we have found with a total of 12 of the original cast members of the Mickey Mouse Club from the 1950’s.
We have found many with 6 signatures and a few with 9 original autographs but have not come across any documentation to the contrary, and on such a nice historic document as well. WHAT A GREAT FIND !
Hand signed 12 of the 1955 Mickey Mouse Club Cast Members autographs on a historic stock bond certificate from Walt Disney Productions issued in 1974.
This historic document was printed by the Jeffries Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of Walt Disney and Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle in background with a gathering of Disney characters across the top border. This item has the printed signatures of the Company President, and Secretary, and is over 38 years old
This Bond signed certificate is from the personal Mickey Mouse Club collection of original Mouseketeer, Lonnie Burr and also came with certificate of Authenticity.
Certificate of Authenticity
Features the original autographs / signatures of TWELVE DISNEY STARS from the 1950’s Mickey Mouse Club: Tommy Kirk, Tim Considine (Spin from Spin & Marty), David Stollery (Marty from Spin & Marty), and Mouseketeers Doreen Tracy, Don Grady (My Three Sons), Sharon Baird, Sherry Alberoni, Karen Pendleton, Bobby Burgess, the late Cheryl Holdridge, Tommy Cole, and Lonnie Burr (with his own “Ears” logo, ’55 – ’95).
Signatures obtained on February 19, 1995 at the Official Disneyana Convention at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.
The Mickey Mouse Club was an American variety television show produced by Walt Disney Productions that ran from 1955 to 1996. It was first televised from 1955 to 1959 by the ABC, featuring a regular but ever-changing cast of teenage performers. The Mickey Mouse Club was created by Walt Disney. The series has been revived, reformatted and reimagined several times since its initial 1955-1959 run on ABC, first in 1977 for syndication and later (1989-95) for seven seasons on the Disney Channel.
Back of 1974 Disney Productions Stock Bond shown above.
The Mickey Mouse Club was Walt Disney’s second venture into producing a television series, the first being the Walt Disney anthology television series, initially titled Disneyland. Disney used both shows to help finance and promote the building of the Disneyland theme park. Being busy with these projects and others, Disney turned The Mickey Mouse Club over to Bill Walsh to create and develop the format, initially aided by Hal Adelquist.
The result was a variety show for children, with such regular features as a newsreel, a cartoon, and a serial, as well as music, talent and comedy segments. One unique feature of the show was the Mouseketeer Roll Call, in which many (but not all) of that day’s line-up of regular performers would introduce themselves by name to the television audience.
In the serials, teens faced challenges in everyday situations, often overcome by their common sense or through recourse to the advice of respected elders.
Mickey Mouse himself appeared in every show not only in vintage cartoons originally made for theatrical release, but in opening, interstitial and closing segments made especially for the show. In both the vintage cartoons and in the new animated segments, Mickey was voiced by his creator Walt Disney. (Disney had previously voiced the character theatrically from 1928 to 1947, and then was replaced by sound effects artist Jimmy MacDonald.)
Our 1980 Mickey Mouse Club photo – Nine members of the original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeers as they appeared in 1980 when Disney’s Wonderful World presented “The Mouseketeer Reunion”.
Annette Funicello,Darlene Gillespie,Tommy Cole,Karen Pendleton,Cubby O’Brien,Sherry Alberoni,Bobby Burgess,Sharon Baird and Lonnie Burr who has certified this document.