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Eugene bookstore says Disney-signed book will go up for bid

Man examining book.
Brian Bull
Scott Landfield of Tsunami Books reviews the 1937 first edition of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

Earlier this month, KLCC reported that a Eugene bookstore acquired a 1937 children’s book with Walt Disney’s signature and note to its owner.

The handwritten autograph and message have now been authenticated twice, and Tsunami Books’ general manager, Scott Landfield, tells KLCC that “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will go up on eBay on Tuesday.

The starting bid is $5,000.

A Eugene woman, Janet Moursund, got the book from her aunt and uncle in 1942, when she was four-years-old. She and Tsunami Books will split the sales profits 50-50.

Note: An earlier version of this story gave the publication year as 1938. It was actually 1937.

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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