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First Disneyland Map Ever Created Could Fetch $1 Million At Auction

Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s leading animation artwork and collectibles galleries, located in Sherman Oaks, California, has announced the “Walt Disney’s Disneyland” auction. Devoted to the history of Disneyland, the auction features rare and remarkable items from some of the finest collections in the world including Walt Disney’s original 1953 Disneyland map and nearly 1,000 other iconic, exceptional Disney artifacts.


For over 60 years, Disneyland has influenced popular culture and built generations of loyal fans. The rare Disneyland memorabilia offered in this auction shows how early park items, from simple souvenirs to actual props and artwork, are currently among the most sought after collectibles in the world.
The highlights include the original Disneyland map created by Walt Disney and Herb Ryman that secured the initial funding for Disneyland in 1953 (Estimate: $700,000-$900,000), an original ride vehicle from “Autopia” (Estimate: $18,000-$20,000), an original model of Michael Jackson from the “Captain EO” attraction (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), and an original bench used in Fantasyland (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000).


Other highlights include an extremely rare poster from the Grand Opening of the “Haunted Mansion” attraction (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), an original concept drawing used to make the “Snow White’s Scary Adventures” ride vehicles (Estimate: $1,200-$1,500), a rare original poster from the “Matterhorn Bobsleds” attraction (Estimate $3,000-$4,000), a section of carpet from Walt Disney’s apartment in Disneyland (Estimate: $700-$1,000), and an extremely rare opening-day Disneyland Guide Book signed by Walt Disney (Estimate: $7,000-$9,000).


Other highlights of the auction include rare cast member clothing, vintage park souvenirs, original signs, contracts, magazines, and memorabilia from the earliest of days of the Disneyland Parks.
“Walt Disney’s Disneyland” auction will take place Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Van Eaton Galleries, located at 13613 Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks, California, starting at 10am PT.

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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