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    Toonerville Trolley Creator Fontaine Fox Signed Sketch Fontaine Talbot Fox, Jr. started his career as a reporter and part-time cartoonist for the Louisville Herald. He was famous for his creation of the Toonerville Folks, which he based on his experiences with people in suburban Louisville. The strip was run as Toonerville Trolley in many papers, appearing in over 300 newspapers at its peak in the mid 1930s. Fox retired in 1955, and nobody took over his panel, as if anyone could have. This lot contains three items. First is a full page of pencil sketches from 1941 of Skipper and the famous trolley accomplished and signed by Fox. It would appear that Fox was designing a children's toy based on the comic strip trolley, very interesting and worthy of further research. Also included is a letter on "Toonerville Electric Railroad Company" letterhead dated 1941 and signed, "Arthur Clark," with the original mailing envelope. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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