Disney fans will be very excited with this new Pre-War Disney Find from Italy. The Premium Redemption Giveaway Trading Card Series from 1936 Topolino Elah!
This listing is Card #5 Horace Horsecollar (Orazio in Italian) from this rare Collection!
The 1936 Italian Disney Silly Symphonies Series titled “ Collezionisti Figurine Premio Topolino Elah” or for most collector’s simply “Topolino Elah” is a long highly sought after and popular series from Italy that was issued at the time as part of a campaign partnership between Disney & numerous vendors and participating manufacturers that lead to a nationwide contest thru out Italy. This Redemption program created public excitement as consumers hunted and traded with friends and loved ones these early premium inserts that could be used towards great sponsor prizes. One of these great prizes included a trip to the 1937 World Fair in Paris talk about creating consumer interest & excitement!
Many of these early trading cards were ultimately destroyed by the sponsors once the program was concluded. As a result, demand for these cards has grown as more and more collectors strive to search for these earlier classic Disney treasures. Most individual cards are very frequently found with glue stains and or back damage as a result of being removed from albums that have been discovered from this rare time period.
Horace first appeared as Mickey’s plow horse in the cartoon “The Plow Boy” in 1929. Later that same year, he appeared in The Jazz Fool, and afterwards he became a regular member of the Disney supporting cast, along with Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck, and other minor characters. In recent years, Horace has appeared in Mickey Mouse Works and Disney’s House of Mouse.
Condition:Good with 85/15 centering, slight stains, strong color registration and clean bold font on front & back of card a great Historical piece now turning 80 years old!.