FROM A RARE 1954 ORIGINAL DISNEYLAND PROSPECTUS TO AN ORIGINAL MAIN STREET U.S.A. KEYSTONE COP COSTUME, OVER 800 ITEMS WILL BE OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC
An Original Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Architectural Model, Original Concept Paintings Used to Design Sleeping Beauty Castle, Original Jungle Cruise Concept Drawings, Vintage “America on Parade” Film, a Disneyland Main Gate Sign and even a Club 33 Table are Among the Highlights
Los Angles, California – (December 12, 2017) – “Remembering Disneyland,” a highly-anticipated public auction of over 800 rare and original items chronicling the history of Disneyland will take place on Saturday, December 16th at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California beginning at 11:00 a.m. PST. Van Eaton Galleries is located at 13613 Ventura Blvd. With memorabilia pre-dating the opening of the park, to expansions into Florida, Tokyo, and Europe and beyond, the auction is an unprecedented glimpse into the world-wide phenomenon known as Disneyland. There are over 800 items to hit the auction block with bidders from around the globe already registered to take part.
Highlights include several original concept drawings and paintings for Sleeping Beauty Castle (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a 1954 Disneyland Original Prospectus (Estimate $1,000-$2,000), A Disneyland 45 Year Serve Award statue featuring Walt Disney (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000); Disneyland Press Preview tickets (Estimate $3,000-$5,000); a Main Street U.S.A. Keystone Cop original costume (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); the Santa Fe Railroad Drumhead (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000); an original Disneyland Railroad park poster (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a set of rare Main Street Disneyland Brownline Construction drawings (Estimate: Various $500-$800); a “Beauty & The Beast” store display Bust signed by the stars of the show (Estimate:$600-$800); a Disneyland Main Gate 35th Anniversary Sign(Estimate:$400-$600); Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Décor (Estimate:$400-$600); original “America on Parade” film (Estimate: $200-$400); an original Adventureland poster (Estimate:$400-$600); a Jungle Cruise Elephant Maquette (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000); Jungle Cruise original concept drawings (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); an original Disneyland signed check (Estimate: $600-$800); Vintage Cast Member pants from Frontierland (Estimate: $600-$800); “Y’All Come Back” original park sign (Estimate: $3,000-$4,000); “Haunted Mansion Foil Poster (Estimate: $800-$1,000); an original table from “Club 33” (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); Walt Disney World Railroad Logo Test (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a Walt Disney World Background Philosophy book (Estimate: $200-$400) and hundreds of other items never before offered at auction.
Other highlights include
a collection of “Golden Horseshoe” memorabilia from 25-year performer Fulton Burley’s estate and original Disneyland Railroad items including an actual wheel from a Disneyland train (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); original props and signage from the recently closed “Twilight Zone Tower of Terror” (varying estimates); an original sign from the “Country Bear Jamboree” attraction (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000); Original Metal Cast Member ID Badge (Estimate: $1,500-$2,500), a set of Original Paintings by Artist Neil Boyle (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), a rare Disneyland 45-Year Service Award (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000), a Disneyland Opening Day Press Preview Ticket (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), and a Complete Set of Furniture from a Grand Californian Hotel Room (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000)
“There is something for everyone in this auction. It’s also very special because most of the items in it come from people that actually worked at the park, or had a hand in creating it,” said Mike Van Eaton, Co-Founder of Van Eaton Galleries.
The massive collection also includes memorabilia from Walt Disney World, EPCOT, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. From signage, vintage souvenirs, original artwork, records, documents, magazines, costumes and other items from the earliest days of the park, bidders from around the globe will find a wide range of items to enjoy.
For over 60 years, Walt Disney’s Disneyland has influenced popular culture and built generations of loyal enthusiasts across the globe. Fans and collectors of Disney memorabilia have made everything from simple toys to actual props and artwork from the parks among the hottest collectibles in the world to date.