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    An Orson Welles Collection of 'Santa Claus' Handpainted Christmas Cards, 1950s. Eleven total, all rendered in gouache on construction paper, all depicting various images of Santa (many showing him next to a bottle or a glass of wine!), five without writing, six with Welles' handwritten inscriptions such as "Merry Christmas / and a Happy New Year / from Paola and Orson Welles;" according to Beatrice Welles [Orson's youngest daughter], the cards that her father made were reserved for special family and friends only -- these ones evidently being extras that were not mailed out.
    7" x 5" and smaller

    PLEASE NOTE: Being offered in this lot is the original artwork in its physical paper form only. No copyright, reproduction, trademark, name or other rights of any kind are offered or conveyed, all of which are expressly reserved by the consignor.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    12th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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