The following is a quote from the Certificate of Authenticity which is secured inside the front cover:
"Sleeping Beauty 40th anniversary 24K Gold Collectible Card Set - Inspired by the beloved fairy tale,Sleeping Beauty, the Disney Studios brought the timeless story to life through the magic of Disney animation. The production of Sleeping Beauty was a monumental undertaking, with the balance between early Renaissance, inspired backgrounds and stylized characters carefully orchestrated utilizing the latest technology, including a special wide-screen Technirama process, multiplane cameras and stereophonic sound. Sleeping Beauty was released in 1959 and quickly became a Disney classic that is cherished to this day... To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the premiere of Sleeping Beauty, this unique set of 24K Gold collectible cards has been provided by the Authentic Images exclusively for the Walt Disney Company. Issued as a matching numbered set strictly limited to an edition of 300, each card celebrates one of the fairies' gifts to the lovely Princess Aurora, captured in a classic scene from the feature film. Recreated in 24K gold, each scene is preserved in a beveled acrylic case that is adored with four cabochon cut Aurora Boreale Austrian Crystals."
The first card depicts Briar Rose in song with the owl and squirrels, while the color art has Prince Phillip and Samson. The second card shows Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather at Aurora's bedside, while the art is Maleficent in all her glory. The final card has Aurora and Philip dancing, and the art is Flora "making it pink".
The overall case is about 13" x 8" x .34" closed. The acrylic cases are about 5.5" x 3.5", and the 24K gold art is 1.75" x 2.25". There are three cases and three cards.
This item originally sold for $295, and was purchased from the catalog at $221.25 after the anniversary celebration was over. It has never been displayed and the cards are spectacular, never removed from the case (although they *are* removable - they would look awesome in a lit cabinet because of the beveled acrylic cases).
The veleveted case has the 40th anniversary emblem on the front in gold foil. This is a truly beautiful and rare piece from my extensive Sleeping Beauty collection. I am making some adjustments to my collection and narrowing my focus, so this item needs a new home.
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