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°O°Joe
04-12-2007, 10:49 PM
The EBay (http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/21269-Walt-Disney-Passport_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ52935QQihZ007Q QitemZ170096789923QQrdZ1) seller's description:

Walt Disney Passport. Disney autographs are rare and hugely desirable, and this one comes in truly amazing form. This United States passport is dated August 19, 1965, and was issued to the legendary animator shortly after the giant success of Mary Poppins (1964) and 16 months before his death (December 15, 1966). Disney signed the passport twice in blue ink (as "Walter E. Disney"), including once along the edge of his smiling photo. It bears only one set of visa stamps, for a trip to and from London. Following Walt's death, Roy O. Disney, completing his brother's ambitious theme park in Orlando, insisted that the name become Walt Disney World -- a worthy tribute. Perhaps no other show business figure gave so much joy to so many people -- hence Disney's enormous popularity with autograph collectors -- and this passport, with two ultra-rare signatures, accompanying photo and visa stamps, provides one of the most desirable Walt Disney artifacts Heritage has ever offered. In Excellent condition with only very minor wear.Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

Starting bid is at $3,600.00 and is expected to sell between $14,400.00 and $21,600.00...

Here is a picture of the passport:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b361/jpandbp/disney%20news/l21269.jpg

mitros
04-23-2007, 03:00 PM
When I opened the page, it said the item was no longer available. Maybe it was a hoax?:confused3

Cap’n Jack’s Hat
05-02-2007, 07:45 PM
When I opened the page, it said the item was no longer available. Maybe it was a hoax?:confused3

The OP was on the 12th. If you looked the day you posted it would have already been over for at least three days. ;)

mitros
05-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Wonder how much it went for............

Cap’n Jack’s Hat
05-02-2007, 08:33 PM
Wonder how much it went for............

Hmm... That would be some interesting trivia. You could probably Google "Walt Disney Passport" and find something. :goodvibes

martina857
05-07-2007, 01:54 PM
Any idea how much it sold for ?

Martina

mommapoppins
05-09-2007, 10:19 AM
My guess is it was bogus b/c it isn't even listed on completed auctions.

°O°Joe
05-09-2007, 10:36 AM
My guess is it was bogus b/c it isn't even listed on completed auctions.

I don't think it was bogus. I heard on a podcast (I want to say Inside The Magic, but not sure) that it was sold for well over the expected amount. They had all the details, but I don't remember and I don't feel like going through the archives to get the info. :)

MIDisFan
05-12-2007, 05:06 AM
I don't think it was bogus. I heard on a podcast (I want to say Inside The Magic, but not sure) that it was sold for well over the expected amount. They had all the details, but I don't remember and I don't feel like going through the archives to get the info. :)

The listing was removed by eBay. It was not a completed auction. Completed auctions stay on ebay for 90 days with all the details including the ending bid. It violated eBay's listing policy or it was determined to be fraudulent, but in any case there was no "winning bid".

swilphil
05-12-2007, 09:16 PM
It was either fradulent or the seller obtained it in an unseemly way. The Disney family and official Disney Archives would never let that thing out of their clutches. Plus it doesn't look like his signature.

agnes!
05-12-2007, 11:32 PM
Does anybody else think that his photo looks Photoshopped?

agnes!