Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s leading animation artwork and collectibles galleries, has announced one of the most extraordinary auctions of rare and iconic Disneyland memorabilia ever offered.
Souvenirs of Disneyland is an extraordinary auction devoted to the history of Disneyland and features over 1000 rare items, many of which have never been offered for public sale. 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 hottest collectibles in the world to date and are consistently increasing in value.
The collection’s highlights include an original “stretching portrait” painting used in the “Haunted Mansion” attraction (Estimate: $30,000-$40,000), an original “It’s a Small World” Audio-Animatronic doll which is the first complete doll ever offered for sale (Estimate: $80,000-$90,000), an original “Devil Prop” from “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), and an original audio-animatronic sparrow from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” attraction (Estimate: $35,000-$45,000).
Additionally, American-icon and fan-favorite Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello, is represented in the Souvenirs of Disneyland auction. Annette Funicello landed her role on The Mickey Mouse Club in 1955 at just 13 years old and soon became the most popular Mouseketeer of all time. Funicello’s personal 1957 School Notebook (Estimate: $500-$1,000) as well as a Birthday Gift from the County of Los Angeles to Annette (Estimate: $500-$1,000) are just two of the auction items being offered that will benefit Neurological Disease Research as part of the Annette Funicello Research Fund.
Other highlights include a one-of-a-kind Disneyland model with functioning trains and lights (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000), a set of models used to make the “Snow White’s Scary Adventures” attraction (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), a rare original “first-pull” attraction poster from the “Peter Pan’s Flight” attraction (Estimate $2,500-$3,500), a section of carpet from Walt Disney’s apartment in Disneyland (Estimate: $700-$1,000), and an extremely rare Original Marc Davis Concept Painting for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000). The “Souvenirs of Disneyland” auction will take place Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Van Eaton Galleries, located at 13613 Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks, California, starting at 10am PT.