Over 800 rare and original items chronicling the history of Disneyland will hit the auction block on December 16th at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California. 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.
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).
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.