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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.  Souvenirs of Disneyland is an extraordinary auction devoted to the history of Disneyland and features very rare and remarkable items from some of the finest collections in the world.   The auction will feature 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.   Approximately 1000 pieces of memorabilia will be brought to auction exclusively by Van Eaton Galleries, and are available to view during a limited time exhibit. 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)    “This collection and the people that have collected it are beyond extraordinary,” said Mike Van Eaton, Co-Founder 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. I am not aware of any other auction that features such rare and sought-after Disneyland memorabilia. We are honored to be a part of preserving Walt Disney’s legacy.”   Other highlights include rare cast member clothing, vintage toys, original animation artwork, original signs, contracts, magazines and memorabilia from the beginning days of Disneyland.   The complete collection can be viewed in the on-line catalog at www.vegalleries.com/disneylandauction beginning Oct 19th, 2016.   SOUVENIRS OF DISNEYLAND AUCTION AND EXHIBITION LOCATION Van Eaton Galleries                                                                                                        13613 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, California 91423 (818) 788-2357 EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PREVIEW                         Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   PUBLIC EXHIBITION DATES October 25th  through November 19th, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday                                                                                                                                                                      LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION: November 19th, 2016  10 a.m. PST At Van Eaton Galleries 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423   Register at www.vegalleries.com/disneylandauction Online at www.icollector.com/vaneatongalleriesor through www.vegalleries.com/auctions The “Souvenirs of Disneyland Collection” Exclusive Catalogs may be purchased at www.vegalleries.com/disneylandauction ABOUT VAN EATON GALLERIES Van Eaton Galleries is one of the world’s leading original animation art and collectibles galleries. The gallery is located in Sherman Oaks, California and specializes in unique original animation artwork. Established in 1994, the gallery offers distinct collections from the world of animation and special exhibits and events for collectors, fans and guests from around the globe. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm.  Van Eaton Galleries has exhibited such collections as The Story of Disneyland, Collecting Disney, The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, The Art of Gris Grimly, and have offered animation artwork from Disney, Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Hanna-Barbera, Don Bluth and many others. For more information, please visit www.vegalleries.com. Numerous hi-res images are available. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for images.   PRESS CONTACT Caroline Galloway (440) 591-3807 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.m2mpr.com