Disneyland Memorabilia On Display This Month Before Auction

Sources:Wdwinfo  – By Chuck Mirarchi| laist.com| All Things Michael


Original Captain EO Attraction Poster 1986

Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s premier animation artwork and collectible galleries located in Sherman Oaks, California has announced The Story of Disneyland Collection exhibit and auction to take place February 28th and March 1st at Van Eaton Galleries, 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California.

Just in time to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland, the Story of Disneyland Collection, with over 1000 pieces of memorabilia, is the most comprehensive and complete collection to ever come to market and provides an unprecedented narrative into the story of Walt Disney’s beloved Disneyland theme park. With memorabilia dating from the very beginning of Walt’s planning to his expansions in Florida and beyond, this one-of-a-kind rare collection has been amassed over thirty years and includes an extraordinary glimpse into the life of Walt Disney, his close group of original Imagineers, the initial plans for Disneyland and the amazing legacy he left behind.

An Opening Day Disneyland guidebook signed by Walt Disney (Estimate: $7,000-$9,000)

An Opening Day Disneyland guidebook signed by Walt Disney (Estimate: $7,000-$9,000)

This exhibit and sale provides the opportunity to experience first-hand (and own) never-before offered to or seen by the general public a vast array of Disneyland memorabilia including artwork from Primeval World, Pirates of the Caribbean, The House of Tomorrow, The Monorail, Main Street U.S.A. buildings, Adventureland, and many more.

“This collection is beyond extraordinary,” said Mike Van Eaton, Founder & President of Van Eaton Galleries. “The breadth of this vintage collection and the rarity of the memorabilia are a true testament to the genius of Walt Disney. It tells the story of Disneyland from the beginning like we have never seen before and I am sure we won’t ever see again.”


Among the collection’s highlights are several original artworks including a rare early concept for Tomorrowland by Bruce Bushman. Bruce was one of the major designers working by Walt’s side during the park development and construction. The artwork is a very early concept and was actually featured in the 1954 series premiere of Walt Disney’s “Disneyland” television show (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000).

An original Slue Foot Sue costume dress from the Golden Horseshoe (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000) used from 1956 to 1986 and worn by one of the most well-known performers in the park, Betty Taylor; an original “Pinocchio” character head from a 1968 walk-around character (Estimate: $7,000-$9,000); an etched glass E-ticket sign that hung at The Pirates of the Caribbean entrance which is one of only two made (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000); an original Disneyland Tiki Bird from the Enchanted Tiki Room (Estimate: $20,000-$25,000), and a house from the Storybookland Village from the Disneyland attraction are only a few of the hundreds of items offered in the collection.

Even though Walt Disney did things on a grand scale, he also loved the world of miniatures. Disney constructed and collected a huge variety of miniatures during his lifetime which ultimately inspired some of his much bigger ideas including attractions at the Disney theme parks.

Storybook Land house prop from “Cinderella’s Village”. (Disneyland,  1960s) - See more at: http://blog.wdwinfo.com/2015/02/03/ready-set-bid-disneyland-memorabilia-exhibit-and-auction/#sthash.6JLfgq7k.dpuf

Storybook Land house prop from “Cinderella’s Village”. (Disneyland, 1960s) 

Other highlights include several cast member costumes, badges, clothing and one-of-a-kind accessories, as well as original attraction posters, brochures, tickets, blueprints and programs from the earliest of days at the Disneyland theme park.

Some of the higher ticket items in the auction include concept art by Bruce Bushman for Tomorrowland (estimated to sell up to $70,000), an original Pirates of the Caribbean skeleton prop ($90,000), and a Michael Jackson painting from Captain EO ($60,000).

Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
(818) 788-2357

Van Eaton Galleries
February 7th through February 27th, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily

February 28th, 2015 11 a.m. PST
Session 2 March 1st, 2015 11 a.m. PST
At Van Eaton Galleries
3613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423

Register at www.vegalleries.com/storyofdisneyland.html
Online at www.icollector.com or through www.vegalleries.com/storyofdisneyland.html
The Story of Disneyland Collection Exclusive Catalogs may be purchased at Van Eaton Galleries

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