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THE HISTORY OF DISNEYLAND GOES ON THE AUCTION BLOCK THIS SATURDAY
FEATURING OVER 1,000 DISNEYLAND ARTIFACTS
The First Complete Disneyland Audio-Animatronic Figure Ever to be Offered, Extraordinary Pre-Opening Disneyland Artifacts, an Original Stretching Portrait from the Haunted Mansion, and Other Original Disney Artworks are Highlights of the “The Souvenirs of Disneyland” Auction Celebrating Remarkable Moments in Walt Disney History
Saturday, November 19, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. PT – Van Eaton Galleries
Los Angeles, California – (November 17, 2016) – Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s leading animation artwork and collectibles galleries, located in Sherman Oaks, California, will hold their highly-anticipated auction of rare and iconic Disneyland memorabilia ever offered. The “Souvenirs of Disneyland” auction is this Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Van Eaton Galleries, located at 13613 Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks, California, starting at 10am PT. The auction will feature over 1000 rare items, many of which have never been offered for public sale. 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.
(photo left: Original “Haunted Mansion” Stretch Painting , photo right: Animatronic Sparrow from the “Enchanted Tiki Room”)
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.
(photo right: Annette Funicello’s School Notebook)
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)
(photo left: Carpet from Walt Disney’s Apartment)
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.
SOUVENIRS OF DISNEYLAND AUCTION LOCATION
Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION: November 19th, 2016 10:00 a.m. PST
Register at www.vegalleries.com/disneylandauction Online at www.icollector.com/vaneatongalleriesor through www.vegalleries.com/auctions
PRESS CONTACT Caroline Galloway
(photo right: “Main Street Cinema” Mickey Mouse Sign)