One of the world’s premier animation artwork and collectibles galleries, Van Eaton Galleries has announced one of the most extraordinary auctions of rare and historic Disney memorabilia. The “Collecting Disney” auction will take place Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Van Eaton Galleries located at 13613 Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks, California, beginning 11:00 a.m. PT.
Collecting Disney is an extraordinary auction devoted to the history of Walt Disney Studios and features items from some of the finest collections in the world.
With memorabilia dating from the very beginning of the Studio, to expansion into feature film and beyond, this one-of-a-kind rare auction is an unprecedented glimpse into the personal and professional life of Walt Disney, his close group of animators and artists, the studio and the amazing legacy that lives on today. The auction will feature over 700 rare and some never seen before items.
Among the collection’s highlights is an original score for the first song written about Mickey Mouse (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000); several early original drawings by animator Ub Iwerks from the first two Mickey Mouse cartoons ever made, “Steamboat Willie” and “Plane Crazy,” (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000); one of the first Mickey Mouse Dolls ever made, hand-signed by Walt Disney (Estimate: $25,000-$50,000); and an extremely rare premiere program for Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs signed by Walt Disney and over 50 members of the studio staff, (Estimate: $5,000-$10,000) – photo left shows program.
Mickey and Minnie Animated Old King Cole Window Displays ($50,000-$75,000); a complete Kem Weber designed Disney Studio office including an animators desk, “airline chair”, closet, and floor lamps (Estimate: $60,000-$80,000); an original Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse Doll (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000) and a “Babes in Toyland” Prop Soldier (Estimate: $18,000-$20,000).
A portion of the Collecting Disney auction will benefit the Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases