Is animation art considered a good investment?
Although premium animation art has a remarkable track record of escalating in value over the years, we cannot predict the future and do not recommend making your collecting decisions soley on the basis of investment potential. Classic characters already have timeless staying power… collectors 15 or 20 years from now will want Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse and Fred Flintstone as much – most likely more – than they do today. There are many, many examples of significant increases in the values of premium production works of art and hand-painted limited editions…one of the early Disney limited editions featuring Lady & The Tramp eating spaghetti was released at approximately $1250, and six years later was selling for $4,000 to $5,000. Quality production cels were sold at the Disneyland theme park in the late 1950’s and 1960’s for $1.55 to $5.00…many of these regularly sell for $1000 to $3000.