Page 1

Blacksparrow Auctions

cover

1


The Disney Auction July 18, 2014 7:00 PM, PDT

Benefitting the Disneyana Fan Club Wyndham Anaheim - Garden Grove 12021 Harbor Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92840

BLACKSPARROW AUCTIONS 10888 La Tuna Canyon Rd, Suite L, Sun Valley, CA 91352 - 323.250.3980 blacksparrowauctions@gmail.com - blacksparrowauctions.com

Special Thanks to John & Edie Fasano and Judith Enders for writing and editing this catalog.

2


Blacksparrow Auctions

Is there any brand more beloved than Disney? There is arguably no name more synonymous with wonder, magic and enchantment. Indeed, the Disney brand has been carefully crafted, honed and refined since its founding in 1923 by Walt and Roy Disney. Its family-oriented philosophy has help established Disney as a force in animation, film, television, theme parks, music, theater, publishing and online media. There is no facet of entertainment that The Walt Disney Company has not touched. But what makes Disney so--for lack of a better word--magical? The answer may have been alluded to by Dorothy Ann Blank in 1938 while attempting to adapt Hans Christian Anderson’s story of the Snow Queen into an animated feature film. In her analysis of the story, she writes about maintaining the message that “childhood is never really gone. It is a great message of hope. If we could make a picture which would be, like Anderson’s story, fanciful and fantastic, and put into it our own unique entertainment value spiced with high comedy--yet retain this underlying theme--I think we would have made something truly fine.” The Snow Queen, of course, is the inspiration for this past year’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster hit, Frozen. It is the “unique entertainment value” that is so clearly a Disney trait. It is a blend of inspiration mixed with a dash of nostalgic wonder and a pinch of childlike delight. It is the mantra that governs the company in its merchandizing, customer service, and storytelling. Perhaps this is why Disney collectors are seemingly insatiable when it comes to finding rare and unique mementos that relate to the Magic Kingdom. For that, we are excited to present this Disney-themed live auction event at the DisneyanaMania Collectibles Expo. We have put together a well-rounded collection of artwork, animation cels, theme park signs, posters, ride vehicles, autographs, decorative art pieces and more. There is an important Walt Disney signed letter of gratitude to the Mayor of Anaheim mere days before the opening of Disneyland. There is an original 1960s Skyway Bucket, an animatronic bobcat from Frontierland, a 1967 Pirates of the Caribbean attraction poster, a collection of vintage Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer ears, jumpsuits and shoes, and even a rare Duckster award. From the classics (Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs) to modern masterpieces (Frozen), from art to the theme parks, the rich and diverse history of Disney is represented. There is something to enchant every Disney collector! We hope you like it. Fong Sam & Erica Enders Co-owners of Blacksparrow Auctions

3


The Disney Auction

1. Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket Original Painting for Walt Disney Pinocchio Book. Gouache on illustration board, 5 1/2” x 4”. This is an artwork for a Walt Disney Pinocchio book. Artwork floated in a mat and ready to frame. Some minor staining at the left edge and bottom left corner. Otherwise, still fine condition. STARTING AT $50

3. Original Painting of Dopey & Happy from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs for Disney Time Magazine #5. Gouache on illustration board, 5” x 4 1/2”, featuring Dopey and Happy, published in Disney Times #5 in 1977. Artwork is floated in a mat and ready to frame. Fine condition. STARTING AT $50

4

2. Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket Original Painting for Walt Disney Pinocchio Book. Gouache on illustration board, 11” x 5 1/2”. This is an artwork for a Walt Disney Pinocchio book. Artwork floated in a mat and ready to frame. Some minor staining at the left center and bottom left corner. Otherwise, still fine condition. STARTING AT $50

4. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Original Painting for Disneyland Magazine #154. Gouache on illustration board, 14” x 8 1/2”, featuring Snow White in a boat with the Seven Dwarfs and Bashful blowing on the sails to move the boat, published in Disneyland Magazine issue 154 on page 5 in 1974. Artwork floated in a mat and ready to frame. Some minor surface stains (easily removable). Fine condition. STARTING AT $100


Blacksparrow Auctions

5. Original Eric Scales “Fifty Years of Disneyland” Painting. Original watercolor on illustration paper, 13” x 11”, featuring Mickey Mouse carrying a banner that reads, “Fifty Years of Disneyland.” The artwork was used as the face of the anniversary timepiece. Artwork is signed, “Eric Scales 2005.” Includes a signed letter by Eric Scales on New Century Timepieces letterhead recounting how he became a Disney artist. Also includes an original 50 Years of Disneyland watch. Because the watch was used as a display piece and was mounted, it contains glue residue on the underside of the band. Otherwise, all items in fine condition. STARTING AT $100

6. “Disney’s Dungeon of Doom” Limited Edition Sericel Commemorating Disney’s 75th Anniversary. The oversize gallery cel, produced in 1998 to commemorate The Walt Disney Company’s 75th anniversary, features some of Disney’s favorite villains, including the Wicked Queen, Captain Hook, Maleficent, Ursula, Scar and Hades. Accompanied by a background scene lithograph created by Disney artists. Includes a certificate of authenticity. Custom framed and matted, measuring 30 1/2” x 34 1/4”. In fine condition. (3rd party shipping required.) STARTING AT $100

7. Original Ariel Maquette from The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea. Resin, unpainted, animation head study of Ariel from Disney’s 2000 animated feature The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea. Used by animators to check 360 degree views of the character’s head. Measures 6” tall. Marked “6” on the bottom. Small piece of the right ear has broken off. Otherwise, in fine condition. STARTING AT $250

5


The Disney Auction

8. Original Aladdin Animators Lamp Maquette. This resin cast maquette was used by animators as a model when animating the film. It is sculpted by Ken Melton and signed on the bottom by the film’s directors, John Musker and Ron Clements. Measures 11 1/2” long. In fine display condition. STARTING AT $300

9. Abu from Aladdin Signed Merchandise Concept Art Design. Front and rear views of Abu from Disney’s Aladdin for a possible Christmas tree ornament. Pencil on 12 1/2” x 17” animation paper by Cody Reynolds, circa 1996. Signed in black ink by the artist, “Best Wishes!! :) Cody Reynolds.” Ink stamped “© DISNEY.” In fine condition. STARTING AT $80

6

10. Original Production Drawing of the Genie from Aladdin. Red & blue pencil drawing on 12 1/2” x 17” animation paper of the Genie from 1992’s Aladdin. The role of the Genie was voiced by Robin Williams. Some creases from handling at the left side, not affecting the image. Otherwise, in very good condition. STARTING AT $100


Blacksparrow Auctions

11. The Sultan from Aladdin Signed Merchandise Concept Art Design. Front and rear views of the Sultan from Disney’s Aladdin for a possible Christmas tree ornament. Pencil on 12 1/2” x 17” animation paper by Cody Reynolds, circa 1996. Signed in black ink by the artist, “Best Wishes!! :) Cody Reynolds.” Ink stamped “© DISNEY.” In fine condition. STARTING AT $80

12. Original Production Drawing of Dom Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Black pencil production drawing on 12 1/2” x 17” animation paper of Dom Frollo from Disney’s 1996 feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Marked “F-7” at the upper and lower right corners. Tape remnants on the back at the top from previous framing. Light toning. Otherwise, in fine condition. STARTING AT $100

13. Original Production Drawing of Lilo and Stitch. Black & red pencil production drawing #115 of Lilo, Nani & Stitch surfing from 2002’s Lilo & Stitch, on 12 1/2” x 17” animation paper, with handwritten production notes at the lower left corner. In fine condition. STARTING AT $500

7


The Disney Auction

14. Mickey Mouse “Role Model” Limited Edition Giclée. Mickey Mouse “Role Model” by artist Cathy Clark. Disney Underground #7/150 hand numbered giclée on heavy stock. Measures 13” x 19”. Includes certificate of authenticity with serial number. In very fine condition. STARTING AT $100

15. Mickey Mouse “Say Cheese” Limited Edition Giclée by Eric Tan. Mickey Mouse “Say Cheese” by artist Eric Tan. Disney Underground #10/150 hand numbered giclée on heavy stock. Measures 13” x 19”. Includes certificate of authenticity with serial number. In very fine condition. STARTING AT $100

16. “Snow White Running Through the Woods” Limited Edition Giclée by Genevieve Godbout. “Snow White Running Through the Woods” by artist Genevieve Godbout. Disney Underground #6/125 hand numbered giclée on heavy stock. Measures 13” x 19”. Includes certificate of authenticity with serial number. In very fine condition. STARTING AT $100

8


Blacksparrow Auctions 17. “Cinderella” Limited Edition Giclée by Genevieve Godbout. “Cinderella” by artist Genevieve Godbout. Disney Underground #6/125 hand numbered giclée on heavy stock. Measures 13” x 19”. Includes certificate of authenticity with serial number. In very fine condition. STARTING AT $100

18. “Pop Cinderella” Limited Edition Giclée by Jenny Chung. “Pop Cinderella” by artist Jenny Chung. Disney Underground #11/125 hand numbered giclée on heavy stock. Measures 13” x 19”. Includes certificate of authenticity with serial number. In very fine condition. STARTING AT $100

19. “Pop Sleeping Beauty” Limited Edition Giclée by Jenny Chung. “Pop Sleeping Beauty” by artist Jenny Chung. Disney Underground #8/125 hand numbered giclée on heavy stock. Measures 13” x 19”. Includes certificate of authenticity with serial number. In very fine condition. STARTING AT $100

20. “Pop Little Mermaid” Limited Edition Giclée by Jenny Chung. “Pop Little Mermaid” by artist Jenny Chung. Disney Underground #9/125 hand numbered giclée on heavy stock. Measures 13” x 19”. Includes certificate of authenticity with serial number. In very fine condition. STARTING AT $100

9


The Disney Auction

21. Original Production Drawing of Amphitryon from Hercules. Original pencil drawing on 12 1/2” x 17” animation paper of Amphitryon, voiced by the legendary actor Hal Holbrook for Disney’s 1997 animated “Sword and Sandal” epic, Hercules. Original drawing by Richard Bazley. In fine condition. STARTING AT $30

22. Original Production Drawing of John Smith from Pocahontas. Original pencil drawing on 12 1/2” x 17” animation paper of John Smith, voiced by Mel Gibson, in Disney’s 1995 Pocahontas, by artist Richard Bazleyon. Marked “1” at the top right corner. In fine condition. STARTING AT $50

23. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Signed Merchandise Concept Art Design. Assorted characters from The Hunchback of Notre Dame animated feature rendered in blue pencil on 12 1/2” x 17” animation paper for a merchandise display concept in 1996. Signed in black ink by the artist Cody Reynolds: “Best Wishes!! :) Cody Reynolds.” Ink stamped “Concept Only Not For Release” and “© DISNEY.” In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

10


Blacksparrow Auctions 24. Original Production Drawing of Belle from Beauty and the Beast Signed by Paige O’Hara. Original pencil drawing on 12 1/2” x 17” animation paper of Belle in full figure reading from the opening song sequence of Disney’s 1991 Beauty and the Beast. Marked “B-365” at the lower right corner and signed in black marker by Paige O’Hara, the voice performer for Belle in the movie. Belle’s image size is 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”. In very fine condition. STARTING AT $250

25. Original Production Drawing of Belle from Beauty and the Beast Signed by Paige O’Hara. Original pencil drawing on 12 1/2” x 17” animation paper of Belle (head only) reading from the opening song sequence of Disney’s 1991 Beauty and the Beast. Marked “B365” at the lower right corner and signed in black marker by Paige O’Hara, the voice performer for Belle in the movie. Belle’s image size is 1 1/2” x 1 1/2”. In very fine condition. STARTING AT $50

26. Original Roger Rabbit Production Cel. Original hand painted production cell from the “Somethin’s Cookin” animated short being filmed at the beginning of 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit? featuring Roger Rabbit and Mrs. Herman’s legs. Marked #103 on acetate with printed background on photo paper. Cel measures 12 1/2” x 17”. In very fine condition. STARTING AT $200

11


The Disney Auction

27. Collection of Roger Rabbit Sequence Drawings from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Set of over 90 rough animation drawings from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Blue pencil on 10 1/2” x 12 1/2” animation paper. In fine condition. STARTING AT $200

28. Original Production Drawing of Mickey Mouse from Brave Little Tailor. Black & red pencil production drawing on 10” x 12” animation paper of Mickey for the animated short, Brave Little Tailor. Mickey’s image size is 3 1/2” x 5”. In fine condition. STARTING AT $200

29. Bill Justice Hand Drawn Mickey Mouse on Plate. Grease pencil on white porcelain plate, original drawing of Mickey Mouse by Disney Legend Bill Justice. William Barnard “Bill” Justice (1914-2011) started working at Disney as an animator in 1937, best known as the animator of Thumper from 1942’s Bambi and Chip N’ Dale. At WED he programmed figures for the Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion and Country Bear Jamboree attractions. He was named a ”Disney Legend” in 1996. In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

12


Blacksparrow Auctions 30. Original Pete’s Dragon Animation Cel. Production celluloid of animated dragon, Elliot from Pete’s Dragon (1977) with Walt Disney Productions seal, three air creases in cel, 11” x 14” matted. Released in the same year as Star Wars (1977) and with a combination of animation and live action, Pete’s Dragon was a modest hit for the Disney Studios. From the Ellenshaw Collection. STARTING AT $200

31. Original 1940 Walt Disney Pinocchio Concept Artwork by Frank Follmer. Original pencil concept drawing on illustration paper from Disney’s second full-length animated feature film, Pinocchio. The drawing features Pinocchio with Geppetto inside their home and workshop. Measures 18” x 12”. Signed by Frank Follmer at the lower right. Follmer was one of the Nine Old Men (Disney’s original core animators), who started in April 1937 on Snow White and finished with the classic Fantasia. Custom matted and framed along with a color print from the film and a plaque, measuring approximately 23 1/2” x 26 1/2”. In fine condition and ready for display. STARTING AT $800

13


The Disney Auction 32. Original 1937 Walt Disney Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Concept Artwork by Frank Follmer. Original pencil concept drawing on illustration paper from Disney’s first full-length animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The drawing features Snow White with all seven Dwarfs. Measures 18” x 12”. Signed by Frank Follmer at the lower right. Follmer was one of the Nine Old Men (Disney’s original core animators), who started in April 1937 on Snow White and finished with the classic Fantasia. Custom matted and framed along with a color print from the film and a plaque, measuring approximately 23 1/2” x 26 1/2”. Walt Disney received an honorary Academy Award for this film. In fine condition and ready for display. STARTING AT $800 33. Original 1937 walt disney snow white & the seven dwarfs concept artwork by frank follmer. Original pencil concept drawing on illustration paper from Disney’s first full-length animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The drawing features Snow White, Bashful, Doc and Grumpy inside their cabin. measures 18” x 12”. Signed by Frank Follmer at the lower right. Follmer was one of the Nine Old Men (Disney’s original core animators), who started in April 1937 on Snow White and finished with the classic Fantasia. Cusom matted and framed along with a color print from the film and a plaque, measuring approximately 12 1/2” x 26 1/2”. Walt Disney received an honorary Academy Award for this film. In fine condition and ready for display. STARTING AT $800

14


Blacksparrow Auctions

34. Mary Poppins over London Framed Giclée Signed by Peter Ellenshaw. “Mary Poppins Over London” a framed giclée by famed Disney matte painter Peter Ellenshaw (1913-2007). Ellenshaw was a visual effects supervisor and known for his exceptional matte paintings in such classic films as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Spartacus and The Black Hole. This piece recreates the scene of Mary Poppins flying over the London Cityscape that Ellenshaw had rendered as a matte painting for the 1964 film. Signed by Peter Ellenshaw and hand-numbered #1/5, printers proof. Frame measures 43 1/4” x 25 1/2”. In fine condition and ready for display. STARTING AT $1,000

35. Mary Poppins Climbing Up the Smoke Stacks Framed Giclée Signed by Peter Ellenshaw. This wonderful print based on a painting by matte artist Peter Ellenshaw depicts the scene for the 1964 classic Mary Poppins where Mary, (Julie Andrews) Bert (Dick Van Dyke) and the two Banks children climb a stairway made of smoke from the city’s chimneys. Signed by Peter Ellenshaw and hand-numbered #217/395. Frame measures 43 1/2” x 31 1/2”. In fine condition and ready for display. STARTING AT $1,000

15


The Disney Auction

36. Original Watercolor Concept Art from Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction. Rare watercolor concept drawing for the “Pirates of the Caribbean� attraction at Disneyland. Accomplished in pen and ink and watercolor on illustration paper. In fine condition. STARTING AT $5,000

16


Blacksparrow Auctions 37. SIGNED ORIGINAL PRODUCTION CEL OF JIMINY CRICKET FROM PINOCCHIO. Original production cel featuring “Jiminy Cricket” from Pinocchio. The cel is trimmed and accompanied with a painted background. Image measures 3” x 2 1/2” with mat opening of 6” x 6 1/4”. Cel is signed by animator Ward Kimball. In fine condition. STARTING AT $3,000

38. Campbell Grant Watercolor Painting from Fantasia. From ”Night on Bald Mountain” sequence. 5” x 6 1/2” Framed. 1940, watercolor on 3 hole punched animation paper. Annotated ”Seq 1 / Sc 23.” Fine condition. This watercolor is based on the stylings for Fantasia (1940) by famed Danish artist Kay Nielsen. All early Disney animated features had preliminary drawings and paintings created in order to be photographed on an animation stand and then edited into the pre-production reels of the film; today known as previsualization (pre-viz). This allowed the animators to have a guide as to the ‘look’ and length of each shot. From the Ellenshaw Collection. STARTING AT $3,000

17


The Disney Auction

39. Eyvind Earle concept painting from Sleeping Beauty. 6 1/8” x 14” Framed. 1959, watercolor on board, depicting Maleficent as a dragon behind the castle walls. Signed at the lower right, ”Eyvind Earle.” Fine condition. In 1951 the Disney Studio hired Eyvind Earle in the animation department as a background artist. Within a few years Walt Disney assigned Earle to become the color stylist and inspirational artist for Sleeping Beauty (1959). It was a daring move going against the established convention of the “softer” look of previous animated features. From the Ellenshaw Collection. STARTING AT $7,000

18


Blacksparrow Auctions

40. Vintage Walt Disney Studios1938 Dorothy Ann Blank Analysis and Treatment for The Ice Maiden which eventually became Frozen. Two original 8 1/2” x 14” legal-size typed mimeographs of an analysis and a treatment written by Dorothy Ann Blank (writer, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs) for The Ice Maiden, adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, which is the basis for the 2013 two-time Academy Award winning animated feature, Frozen. The Treatment, dated June 7, 1938, is a 12-page general summary of the Snow Queen storyline and includes Blank’s observations and notes, as well as her suggestions for songs and direction. The Analysis is dated June 15, 1938 and includes Blank’s ideas for adapting the story into a feature. Blank writes, “The chief reason that the story SNOW QUEEN seems an ideal subject for a cartoon feature is that it has, in addition to a definite plot, a strong underlying theme.” The 5-page document ends with Blank’s conclusion: “The most valuable thing Anderson says in this little fairy tale, which is fanciful and fantastic at times, highly amusing at others, and occasionally deeply pathetic, is… No one is ever so lost that a simple, child-like faith cannot touch him… No one can grow so old or so clever that something truly simple cannot make him see the true values of life… childhood is never really gone. It is a great message of hope. If we could make a picture which would be, like Anderson’s story, fanciful and fantastic, and put into it our own unique entertainment value spiced with high comedy—yet retain this underlying theme—I think we would have made something truly fine. D.A.B.” Truly prophetic words! Indeed, Disney did finally make this feature film, after years of revisions in adapting Anderson’s dark original story into one that appealed to modern audiences, and was rewarded this past year with two Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature. These two documents, by a celebrated writer, represent some of the earliest work on what is to become Frozen. The timespan from exploration for a feature in 1938 to the release of the film in 2013 was 75 years! These historic documents come from the collection of Walt Disney’s personal secretary, Inez Henderson, and remain in very good condition. STARTING AT $1,000

19


The Disney Auction

41. Collection of 1930s Walt Disney Studios Production Documents. This set of letter-size and legal-size documents comes from the collection of Walt Disney’s personal secretary, Inez Henderson, and includes inter-office memos, personnel files, production lists of glossaries, classifications and general research reports. Also included is the final story continuity script for Mickey’s Parrot dated Oct. 13, 1937 as well as over a dozen story synopses for potential shorts and features, such as Strauss’s Tyll Eulenspiegel, Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince, Aesop’s The Lion and the Mouse, Grimm’s The Bremen Town Musicians, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Snow Image, Alexander Dumas’ The Nutcracker of Nuremberg, and many more stories, both popular and obscure. In addition, there are three dialogue scripts from Bambi. Many of the story synopses contain handwritten annotations. All together there are over 30 documents and twice as many more pages of Disney history, providing a time-capsule glimpse of the inner workings of Walt Disney Studios. In very good condition. STARTING AT $300

20


Blacksparrow Auctions

42. Walt Disney Signed Original Production Cel & Background from Peter Pan. OOriginal production cel and background featuring “Tinker Bell” and “Peter Pan” from Peter Pan. The cels were trimmed at the studio and placed on a production background for presentation. Image measures 8 1/4” x 9 1/2” with mat opening of 9 1/2” x 12”. Mat dimensions are 17” x 18 1/2”. Inscribed by Walt Disney on lower right. In fine condition. STARTING AT $15,000

21


The Disney Auction

43. Walt Disney Signed Pinocchio Book. Walt Disney’s Version of Pinocchio. Random House, New York, 1939. Quarto. 8 1/2” x 11 3/8”. 74 pages. First Edition. Cloth cover with dust jacket. In fine condition. Boldly signed and inscribed to Lee Blair, a color supervisor on the film, ”To Lee Blair, With our best, Walt Disney.” Lee Blair was also the husband of Mary Blair, who was a Disney Legend. From the Lee Blair estate. Comes with a certificate of authenticity from Howard Lowery. STARTING AT $1,500

44. Walt Disney Signed Art of Animation Book. The Art of Animation by Bob Thomas. Random House, New York, 1958. Quarto. 8 1/4” x 11 1/4”. 188 pages. First Edition. Cloth cover with dust jacket. Extensive wear and tear on the jacket and some wear along the corners and edges of the book itself. Inscribed to Douglas McAvoy in blue ink: “To Douglas — Best Wishes Walt Disney.” McAvoy’s father, Steven McAvoy, was a colorist at Disney and the book was given as a Christmas given. Originally acquired from the McAvoy family. In good condition, with clean interior pages and a pristine Walt Disney signature. STARTING AT $2,500

45. Original 1951 Walt Disney Signed Check. Drawn on Walt Disney’s personal Bank of America account. Dated March 27, 1951 and paid to “Walt Disney - Special Acct.” in the amount of $425. Signed, “Walter E. Disney.” Smudges on “Walter” and at the “y” in “Disney.” Otherwise, still a clear signature. Measures 8” x 3”. Custom matted and framed along with a color glossy photo of Walt’s statue in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle set against the night sky. Frame measures 15 1/5” x 21 3/4”. In fine condition and ready for display. STARTING AT $2,000

22


Blacksparrow Auctions

46. Original 1955 Walt Disney Letter to Mayor of Anaheim Regarding Disneyland. Typed Letter Signed on Disneyland Inc. letterhead, Quarto 8 1/2” x 11”, dated June 29, 1955, from Walt Disney to Charles R. Pearson, Mayor of Anaheim. Written 18 days before the opening of Disneyland, Disney expresses his gratitude for Pearson’s support. Disney writes, “Dear Charley: Sunday afternoon, July 17th will be a long-remembered event for both of us. Sunday afternoon, July 17th -- the day that DISNEYLAND becomes a living reality -- is also a day that you and I will long remember. As the date draws near, I wanted to write you a note, expressing my sincere appreciation for the support you’ve given to all of us in the development of DISNEYLAND. That support, in no small measure, will contribute to whatever success DISNEYLAND may enjoy. I’m looking forward with much pleasure to having you join us for the preview and dedication of DISNEYLAND. Cordially, Walt Disney.” Signed beautifully in blue ink. A historic letter and an important Disney memorabilia. Custom-matted and framed along with black & white photos of Walt Disney and the various stages of development of Disneyland. A schematic aerial view of Disneyland is also included. The frame measures 45 1/4” x 36”. In fine condition and ready for display. STARTING AT $9,000

23


The Disney Auction

47. Vintage 1940s Walt Disney Resistol Cowboy Hat. Original handcrafted felt Western hat belonging to Walt Disney. A gold stamped logo on the inside of the brim reads, “Designed by Harry Rolnick for Walt Disney.” Also inside the silk-lined crown an additional label of a cowboy on a bucking bronco reads, “Resistol - Western.” Since the hat is custom-made, there is no size tag. However, the hat is approximately a size 7 1/2. The hat originally came from the estate of Marc Davis, one of “Disney’s Nine Old Men,” the Walt Disney Company’s core animators who created some of the studio’s most famous animated features, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Rescuers. In fine condition. STARTING AT $6,000

24


Blacksparrow Auctions 48. Rare Original Walt Disney Duckster Award from 1952. Extremely rare bronze Donald Duck in-house Disney award statuette given only to a handful of recipients from 1952-59 (there have only been 8 winners). Only a couple have ever made their way to the marketplace. This particular Duckster is one of the earliest known, given to Max Westebbe in 1952. The cast bronze statue stands on a Bakelite base with a metal plaque engraved, “To Max Westebbe, best personal wishes, 1952, Walt Disney.” Walt Disney personally presented the Ducksters to people who made significant contributions to the Walt Disney Studios—making the Ducksters significantly more rare than the Mouster awards. Small crack on the base to the left of the plaque. Otherwise, the statue is in fine condition. STARTING AT $4,000

49. Vintage 1960s Walt Disney Gallery Portrait Given to Marc Davis. Large format color gallery portrait of Walt Disney in suit and tie seated in an armchair, circa 1960s. The photo has been matted to a heavy stock paper board. Originally given by Walt Disney to Marc Davis, one of Disney’s original Nine Old Men, who worked on such classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, and more. The photo was matted and framed at one point, resulting in a noticeable faded rectangle on the image. Mounting and tape residue is present on the back. There is a large crease at the lower left. Although in fair condition, the photo represents a wonderful link between Walt Disney and his core animators. It is a relationship that bore some of the greatest animation work in the history of movies. STARTING AT $100

25


The Disney Auction

50. Vintage 1953 Walt Disney Peter Pan Letterhead. Original 8 1/2” x 11” letterhead stationery created for Walt Disney to use in correspondences to promote this classic feature. Peter Pan with Tinker Bell and Captain Hook are featured in full color at the top of the Disney corporate letterhead. Small tear at the lower right corner. Otherwise, in very good condition. STARTING AT $50

51. Vintage 1937 Walt Disney Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Letterhead. Original 8 1/2” x 11” letterhead stationery created for Walt Disney to use in correspondences to promote Disney’s first full-length animated feature film. Snow White and all seven Dwarfs are fully illustrated in color at the top of the Disney corporate letterhead. In fine condition. STARTING AT $50

52. The Haunted Mansion by Sam McKim Framed Lithograph. Original lithograph print of Sam McKim’s memorable 1963 painting, “The Haunted Mansion.” Custom matted and framed. Measuring 31 1/4” x 26 1/2”. Originally from Daniel Roebuck’s personal collection. In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

26


Blacksparrow Auctions 53. Disneyland Matterhorn Attraction Poster Print. Large 36” x 54” Matterhorn Bobsleds Fantasyland attraction poster. Based on the original silkscreened attraction poster displayed at Disneyland, these prints were sold exclusively at the Disney Gallery during the early 1990s. Printed on heavy stock paper and matching the size of the original, this poster is in near mint condition. Custom matted and framed to 42 1/2” x 62 1/2”. STARTING AT $200

54. Vintage Disneyland It’s a Small World Attraction Poster. Original silkscreened attraction poster featuring smiling children from all over the globe and the text, ”Join the happiest cruise that ever sailed ’round the world” and “Presented by Bank Of America. Fantasyland”. Measures 36” x 54” on heavy stock. Rolled. In fine condition. STARTING AT $200

55. Vintage Disneyland Rocket Jets Attraction Poster. Original 36” x 54” silkscreened attraction poster. Rolled, with slight edge creasing and tiny chips at the corners. Colors remain extremely bright and vivid. In very good condition. STARTING AT $600

27


The Disney Auction

56. Vintage 1967 Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland Attraction Poster. Original hand silk-screened attraction poster for arguably the most popular theme park ride at Disneyland. Custom framed, measuring 42 1/2� x 62 1/2�. Attraction posters were created for display at the west and east tunnels at the entrance to the park to generate interest in the rides. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride was the final attraction that Walt Disney worked on before his passing. This poster is in mint condition and ready for display. STARTING AT $5,000

28


Blacksparrow Auctions

57. Set of Two 1966 Disneyland Main Street Blueprints. Two copies of the same blueprint for Disneyland featuring The Plaza at the center with Main Street running north to south. The blueprints also show Frontierland to the west and Tomorrowland to the east. Adventureland is seen on the southwest corner. Both prints measure 44 3/4” x 35” and dated July 21, 1966. Both prints are rolled and exhibit some wear along the edges. Otherwise, the prints are clean and vivid. Perfect for display. STARTING AT $200

58. 1969 New Orleans Square Disneyland Blueprint. Blueprint measuring approximately 64” x 36” and featuring Disneyland’s New Orleans Square from 1969. The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean -- two of the most popular attractions at the park — are prominently featured on the print. Some wear and minor tears along the edges. Otherwise, the lines are clean and vivid. Great for display. STARTING AT $500

29


The Disney Auction

59. Vintage 1958c Disneyland Map with B Ticket. One of 3 versions of Disneyland map to carry the 1958 copyright, this “c” version has unique characteristics that differentiate it from the “a” and “b” versions, namely that the color of the Jungle Cruise river is blue (in version ”a” it is green) and the appearance of Cascade Peak above the Mark Twain Steamboat (it is not there in version “b”). Despite the differences, the 1958 maps were the first large format maps to be released. They have Disney characters on orange borders. The artwork was by Disney Legend Sam McKim. This 1958c map is custom-matted and framed along with a vintage B ticket. The frame measures 50 1/2” x 43 1/2”. Colors remain bright and vivid. In fine condition and ready for display. STARTING AT $600 60. vintage 1966 disneyland map with a to d tickets. Original map of Disneyland from 1966. This is the first of the series to use blue, white and purple borders. The main points of interest include: the unveiling of the new Tomorrowland, the first appearance of what is to become Space Mountain, and the inclusion of the attractions that were built for the 1964 to 1965 World’s Fair (Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Carousel of Progress, It’s a Small World in Fantasyland, and Ford’s Magic Skyway). Copyright date 1966 at the lower left corner. Custom matted and framed along with vintage A, B, C and D tickets. Frame measures 50 1/2” x 43 1/2”. The colors remain bright and vivid. In fine condition and ready for display. Starting at $150

30


Blacksparrow Auctions

61. Collection of Complete Unused Vintage Disneyland Ticket Booklets FROM 1960s to 1980. Set of 22 1960s through 1980 ticket booklets. Complete and unused. Includes the following: 1962 Child, 1962 Special Main Gate, 1963 Junior, 1964 Adult, 1965 Adult, rare 1966 MagiPak, 1967 Adult, 1968 Adult (VOID), 1968 Early Bird, 1969 Junior, 1969 Magic Kingdom Club, 1970 Adult, 1972 Child, 1972 Adult, 1974 2-Day, 1975 5-Day, 1977 Adult, 1978 Adult, 1978 2-Day, 1979 3-Day, 1979 5-Day, and 1980 Adult. Also includes a 1988 Walt Disney World Hologram Annual Pass. All items in fine condition. STARTING AT $1,500

62. Set of 3 original “D” Signs from Disneyland. Two vinyl “D” signs with Velcro attachments at the top. White on blue (different shades) backgrounds, these hung on ropes as flags at Disneyland. Measures 9 1/2” x 13 1/2” and 10 1/2” x 12 3/4”, respectively. The third D sign is a print on foam core that was used as a placement marker during an event, most likely at the Disneyland Hotel. Measures 16” x 22”. All three signs exhibits normal wear from usage, but remain in fine display condition. STARTING AT $40

63. WALT Disney WORLD 25th Anniversary Vinyl Banner. Created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the theme park, these were hung throughout Walt Disney World. Double-sided on durable vinyl, rod pocket for bar at top and bottom. Measures 33 1/2” x 51”. In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

31


The Disney Auction

64. Disneyland Indiana Jones Adventure Theme Park Attraction Sign. Hold onto your hat! This sign for Disneyland’s dark ride The Indiana Jones Adventure is hand painted on real wood. The ride’s journey into “The Temple of the Forbidden Eye” is set in the “lost Delta of India, 1935.” This adventurous attraction experience opened in 1995 and has been packing in guests ever since. Measures 31” x 12 1/2”. In fine display condition. STARTING AT $200

65. Big Thunder Mountain Theme Park Attraction Sign from Walt Disney World. This iron sign from the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster ride in Frontierland is 16 1/4” in diameter and has been painted to appear aged and rusted. The haunted mine ride was opened in 1980 in Walt Disney World. In fine display condition. STARTING AT $200

66. Disneyland It’s a Small World Theme Park Attraction Sign. This lucite sign for Disneyland’s ride It’s a Small World! announces this area off limits for prams — ”Please No Stroller Parking.” Small World was one of the original 1964 World’s Fair attractions created by Disney for the UNICEF Pavilion. Measures 21” x 32”. In fine display condition. STARTING AT $200

32


Blacksparrow Auctions

67. Disneyland Star Tours 1986 Opening Theme Park Attraction Sign. This triangular sign for Disneyland’s Star Warsbased ”Star Tours” attraction features the Star Tours logo mounted on foam core and backed by a baby blue and frosted lucite base. Measures 18” x 10”. Some wear. Otherwise, in very good display condition. STARTING AT $200

68. Disneyland Theme PARK Railroad Drumhead. This Disneyland Railroad drumhead measures 26” in diameter and printed on white lucite plastic. It was display on the very last car on the railing. The Disney Railroad locomotive ”Holiday” is named for Cyrus Kurtz Holliday, founder of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1859. Rare and in fine display condition. STARTING AT $500

69. Original Disneyland Main Street Horseless Carriage Sign. Original painted metal two-sided sign for the Horseless Carriage that ferries park guests from Town Square to Plaza via Main Street. This sign would hang on a street post in Town Square, indicating the carriage stop. The canary yellow horseless carriage was the first motorized vehicle in the park. Based on a 1903 Franklin touring car, it is 5/8th scale. Build in 1956, it has a two-cylinder, 4-horsepower stroke flat head engine and was converted to propane in 1990. The average speed is 5 m.p.h and is also called a Gurrmobile as it was built by Imagineer Bob Gurr. Measures approximately 18 1/8” x 15 1/8”, the sign has two ring holes at the top. Exhibits wear as is normal for a sign that has weathered the Southern California climate for several seasons. In very good display condition. STARTING AT $500

33


The Disney Auction

70. Vintage 1960s Frontierland Animated Bobcat from Disneyland. This is an original animatronic bobcat from the 1960s Disneyland Frontierland Pack Mules ride attraction (which was replaced in 1973 by the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad). The bobcat is 2 1/2 feet long and 10” wide. Fur and body in fine condition for over forty year old animatronic. Head and tail controlled by functional electric motor. In fine display condition. STARTING AT $600

71. Original Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters Ride Vehicle Front Fender from Disneyland. This is the front fender from an original Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters attraction ride vehicle at Disneyland. Constructed of painted fiberglass with a steel guard bar and measuring approximately 51” x 32”. The Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters attraction was introduced in 2005 for the 50th anniversary of Disneyland. This fender exhibits moderate wear and age, but remains in great display condition. STARTING AT $200

34


Blacksparrow Auctions

72. Original 1960s Disneyland Skyway Ride Vehicle. This is a rare teal colored fourseater “bucket” from the Disneyland Skyway ride that ferried guests high above from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland and back. The original Skyway ride vehicle introduced in 1956 was a round bucket seating only two passengers. In 1965, they were replaced by the square bucket, designed by Imagineer and Disney Legend Bob Gurr, which accommodated four guests. This original late 1960s Skyway bucket is constructed of fiberglass and machined aluminum and stands 6 feet tall and measures 68” long by 51” wide. It weighs approximately 400 pounds. The number “50” is printed in the front of the vehicle in white lettering. Some wear and age, as is custom with ride vehicles that have sustained many years of weather. Overall, in very good condition. Special shipping required. STARTING AT $15,000

35


The Disney Auction 73. Vintage 1950s Disneyland Railroad Oil Can Given to Marc Davis. Original 1950s Walt Disney’s Disneyland R.R. Chief Engineer oil can given to Marc Davis. Metallic painted copper and measures 3” in diameter at the base and 12” tall from base to spout. Exhibits wear and age. The pipe of the spout is slightly bent. Otherwise, still in good display condition. Originally acquired from the Davis Estate. STARTING AT $500

7 4 .  S t a g e - w o r n Genie Mask from the Aladdin Stage Show at Disneyland. Original latex Genie mask worn on stage at the Aladdin Stage Show at Disney’s California Adventure. Exhibits slight wear from usage. In fine condition. STARTING AT $200

75. Stage-worn Evil Genie Mask from the Aladdin Stage Show at Disneyland. Original latex “Evil” Genie red mask worn on stage at the Aladdin Stage Show at Disney’s California Adventure. Exhibits slight wear from usage. In fine condition. STARTING AT $300

36


Blacksparrow Auctions

76. Original Club 33 Plates & Glass Set. 6 Royal Doulton Hotel Porcelain China plates, made in England with gold & black bands & “D” Logo, and one glass with Club 33 Logo. Also includes Club 33 Thirty Third Anniversary lapel pin in box, set of ten white paper napkins with the “33” logo in gold, one Club 33 match book dated “June 20, 2004,” three Club 33 Logo cocktail skewers, 6 1/2” long, one Club 33 key ring, and one Club 33 lapel pin. In fine condition. STARTING AT $300

77. Exclusive Club 33 Men’s Wristwatch. An elegant stainless stain men’s watch featuring the iconic Club 33 logo on the face. Hour, minute and second hands present with genuine leather band. Engraved on the underside, “Made exclusively for Club 33.” Comes in original case. Battery needs replacing. Otherwise, in fine condition. STARTING AT $400

37


The Disney Auction 78. Disney 80 year Mickey ’n’ Minnie Limited Edition Wittnauer Wrist Watch. Happy Anniversary! In a distinctive Mickey shaped box, this 80 Year Anniversary Mickey Mouse men’s wrist watch was created by the Wittnauer Watch Company to commemorate the 80 years of Mickey ’n’ Minnie Mouse. Boxed with a certificate of authenticity. In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

79. Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life Signed Limited Edition Book. This massive hardcover tome, with slipcase, is the definitive account of the creation and history of Disney style of animated film. The Illusion of Life features original drawings of the iconic Disney characters. Signed by the authors, famous Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. Book includes a 12” length of actual animated film from a classic Disney feature. Out of print collector’s item, ISBN 0-89659-233-3. In very fine condition. From the personal collection of Tom Kettering. STARTING AT $300

38


Blacksparrow Auctions 80. Winnie-the-Pooh Bronze Sculpture by Harry Holt. Winnie-the-Pooh bronze “lost wax” casting, hand finished and polished. Artists’s signature stamped on cast. Number 99/200. Sculpted by Harry Holt. 9.25” tall. From the personal collection of Tom Kettering. Harry Holt joined Walt Disney Productions in 1936 as an animator. He worked on several Disney Classics, including Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan and the Winnie-the-Pooh series. Although Holt began sculpting as a hobby, he was later transferred to WED Enterprises, the design arm of Walt Disney Productions, as a sculptor and designer. While at WED, Holt assisted in the design of many of the attractions now a part of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Holt recently retired as Art Director for Quality Control and Product Design in the Merchandising Division of Walt Disney World. He continues to sculpt, and many of his pieces are in private collections. STARTING AT $200

81. Donald Duck Aluminum Sculpture by Blaine Gibson. Pure aluminum 8.5” tall “lost wax” casting of Donald Duck by Blaine Gibson, hand finished and hand polished. Artist’s signature stamped in cast. Number 164/200. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Tom Kettering. Trained in motion picture animation, Gibson began his career at Walt Disney Productions in 1939, and has worked on such films as Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland, 101 Dalmatians, and Sleeping Beauty. Gibson is perhaps best known for his character sculpting of pirates, birds, and jungle animals for shows at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but he has also exhibited widely in museums and art galleries in the United States. Gibson designed the portrait of Walt Disney on the commemorative gold medal authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1968. He also sculpted the bust of President Ford for the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World and a bronze edition of the bust was presented to President Ford by Walt Disney Productions. Blaine Gibson is now Chief Sculptor-Designer at WED Enterprises, the design arm of Walt Disney Productions. STARTING AT $200

39


The Disney Auction 82. Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Bronze Sculpture. Mickey Mouse’s first sound screen appearance in 1929’s Steamboat Willie comes to life in this 8” tall bronze sculpture by artist Bill Toma. This was Toma’s first piece for the Mouse House, and he perfectly captures Mickey standing at the wheel in this exquisite sculpture. On a wooden base. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Tom Kettering. STARTING AT $300

83. Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket Glass Sculpture. This is an exquisite clear glass sculpture of Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket from the 1940 Disney animated classic film. 8 1/4” tall including green tinted mirror base, the tableau shows the standing Pinocchio holding an apple and Jiminy Cricket at his side, trying to get him to remember his school books. From the Disneyland Resort store. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Tom Kettering. STARTING AT $100

40


Blacksparrow Auctions 84. DISNEY STUDIOS Mickey Mouse Appreciation Plaque. This 11” x 13” inch plaque featuring Mickey Mouse was presented to Tom Kettering for appreciation of his work at Disney Studios. Kettering (1938-2013) worked at the Disney Company for 30 years, helping to build the original Small World, Great Moments with Mister Lincoln and the General Electric Carousel of Progress for the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Those attractions would become the basis of the original Disneyland park. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Tom Kettering. STARTING AT $300

85. Mary Poppins WED MAPO Appreciation Plaque. WED, Disney’s special projects shop was staffed with experts in animation, art direction, architecture, fine arts and engineering, creating the technology that made the theme park’s incredible rides possible. MAPO, which took its name from the first two letters of Marry Poppins’ name, was responsible for creating the audio animatronic animals and people that populated the Disney Parks. MAPO awarded this 18” octagonal plaque featuring MARY POPPINS to thirty year employee Tom Kettering. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Tom Kettering. STARTING AT $500

41


The Disney Auction

86. Cubby’s #5 Fire Hat from The Mickey Mouse Club. Original Mouseketeer Fire Hat worn by cast member Cubby O’Brien. One of the original Mouseketeers, Cubby was featured on The Mickey Mouse Club from 1955-1958. A rare piece of Mouseketeer memorabilia! Tape inside hat marked “Cubby.” Exhibit wear and age. In very good condition. STARTING AT $500

87. Scott Craig Mouseketeer Jumpsuit from The New Mickey Mouse Club. This light blue denim Mouseketeer jumpsuit was worn by cast member Scott Craig. Jumpsuit features text “Mouseketeers” and Mickey Mouse Club logo on back. Inside of collar marked: ”Scott.” Craig (1964-2003) was part of the show’s 1977 revival, The New Mickey Mouse Club. In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

42


Blacksparrow Auctions 88. The Mickey Mouse Club Gold Sequined Mouseketeer Ears. This unusual and daring prototype set of Mouseketeer ears are adorned with gold sequins. A rare find for Mickey Mouse Club collectors. In very good condition. STARTING AT $400

89. Todd Turquand Mouseketeer Ears from The New Mickey Mouse Club. Original Mouseketeer ears worn by Club member Todd Turquand. Turquand was part of the show’s 1977 revival, The New Mickey Mouse Club. Exhibits some wear from usage. In very good condition. STARTING AT $400

90. Vintage Sharon Baird Mouseketeer Ears from The Mickey Mouse Club. A rare set of original Mouseketeer ears worn by Sharon Baird. Sharon was a member of the original Mickey Mouse Club cast from 1955-1957. Exhibits some wear from usage. In very good condition. STARTING AT $900

43


The Disney Auction

91. Scott Craig Mouseketeer Shoes from The New Mickey Mouse Club. Original gum soled athletic look sneakers worn by cast member Scott Craig. Craig (1964-2003) was part of the show’s 1977 revival, The New Mickey Mouse Club. Exhibits some wear from usage. In very good condition. STARTING AT $100 92. BRAND NEW 1977 MOUSKETEER SHOES FROM THE NEW MICKEY MOUSE CLUB. A set of 1977 era New Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer shoes in near unused condition. STARTING AT $30

93. Benita DiGiampaolo Mouseketeer Shoes from The New Mickey Mouse Club. Original Mouseketeer shoes worn by Club Member Benita “Nita Dee” DiGiampaolo. Benita was part of the show’s 1977 revival, The New Mickey Mouse Club. Inside of shoes marked “Nita.” Exhibits some wear from usage. In very good condition. STARTING AT $100

44


Blacksparrow Auctions

94. Collection of 11 Disney Cast Autographed Photos Including Original Mouseketeers. Includes 8 1/2” x 11” black & white photo prints of some of Disney’s biggest child stars, including Virginia Davis, Disney’s first star, who was the voice of ”Alice” in Alice in Wonderland in 1923, and Tommy Kirk, who was a prolific Disney actor, as he starred in The Hardy Boys, Old Yeller, Absentminded Professor, and Shaggy Dog. The collection also includes a signed 8” x 10” glossy black & white photo of “Spin & Marty” actors, Tim Considine and Dave Stollery. In addition, this collection features signed photo prints from the original Mouseketeers from The Mickey Mouse Club, including Sherry Alberoni, Lonnie Burr, Sharon Baird, Karen Pendleton, Cheryl Holdridge, Tommy Cole, Doreen Tracy, and Don Grady. All signed photos—with the exception of Tommy Kirk’s and Spin & Marty’s—depict images of the actors both as their younger selves in 1955 and as they are 25 years later in 1980. Autographs were all acquired in September 1995 during a reunion at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. All in very fine condition. STARTING AT $200

95. Original 2005 Limited Edition Disneyland First Day Ticket Pin. Limited edition pin featuring Roy Disney’s very first ticket, number 000001, purchased for $1 at the opening of Disneyland on July 18, 1955. Only 1,500 were produced. Includes two Mickey rubber stoppers. In fine condition. STARTING AT $40

96. Original Walt Disney Security Guard patch. Walt Disney Productions Embroidered Security Guard patch. Cut from an actual studio security guard uniform, has stray threads around the edges. Approximately four inches high. In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

45


The Disney Auction 97. Original 1995 Disneyland Marathon and 5K Sign. Original heavy stock cardboard sign for the 1995 Disneyland Marathon and 5K charity race. The artwork features two of the most recognizable images of Disneyland: Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and Mickey Mouse. Measures 23 1/4” x 34 1/4”, the sign was displayed at the theme park during the event and indicates the “5K STAGING” area. Matted and framed to 31 1/2” x 47 1/2”. Two mounting holes (on the right and left sides) and light surface and edge wear due to customary handling during the 1995 event. Otherwise, in fine condition and ready for display. STARTING AT $100

98. Original Disney Store Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo Standee. Quasimodo, the title character in the1996 Disney Animated musical version of Victor Hugo’s classic Hunchback of Notre Dame, is featured on this standee, hand-painted on plywood 4’-7” tall. Used as a Disney Store display during the late 90s and early 2000s. In fine display condition. STARTING AT $600

46


Blacksparrow Auctions

99. Disney Store Fantasia Dancing Alligator Display Statue. This wonderful statue of the Dancing Alligator from Fantasia was on display at the Disney Store. Measuring 38” long by 23” tall, it is made of hard resin and professional hand-painted. Does not come with the feather that attaches to the right ear, but remains in fine display condition. STARTING AT $800

100. Original Fantasia Broom & Bucket Disney Store Display Maquette. This 29 inch tall enchanted broom and bucket from the “Sorceror’s Apprentice” sequence in Disney’s animated classic Fantasia (1940) was created for display in the Disney Store. Hard resin with translucent blue resin “water” in bucket. In fine display condition. STARTING AT $200

101. Original Disney Store Beauty & the Beast Cogsworth Maquette. Beauty & the Beast’s Cogsworth is keeping time again as a charming resin display figure from the Disney Store. This lovable character from the 1991 animated film is hard resin and 14” tall. In fine display condition. STARTING AT $200

47


The Disney Auction

102. Original 101 Dalmatians Puppy with Blue Collar Disney Store Display Maquette. You’ll have a Dalmatian Plantation! Start with this 16” long and 14” tall hard resin Dalmation Puppy from 1961’s 101 Dalmatians. Blue collar version created in 1995. In fine display condition. STARTING AT $400

103. Original 1990s Disney Store Mickey Mouse Display Sign. Original painted molded resin sculpture of Mickey Mouse in semi-profile. Used as a Disney Store sign during the 1990s. Stands approximately 33” tall. In fine display condition. STARTING AT $300

48


Blacksparrow Auctions

104. Vintage Disneyland Tiki Room Opening Day Brochure. This tri-fold brochure was used to announce “A new concept in entertainment” — the 1963 opening of Disneyland’s Tiki Room attraction. Approximately 4” x 7”. A rare and prized theme park memorabilia. In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

105. Set of 4 Original Disneyland Employee Manuals. Working at Disney is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle! These period manuals were issued to new employees so they could understand their responsibilities as representatives of the Disney Company. The four near mint condition manuals in this lot are: “Showmanship... Disneyland Style,” 1973; “Disneyland and You;” “The Disney Look”, 1987; and “The Disney Look,” 1977. STARTING AT $100

106. 1980s Epcot Center Tourist Package. Visitors to the brand new Epcot Center in October, 1982 could pick up this set of nine programs and brochures: The World Showcase Festival Program, 10/23/1982; Horizons, General Electric’s Magazine from Epcot Center; Disney World Flyer introducing Epcot Center, 1982; Epcot Center Preview Flyer 1981, an Epcot Center reflective Bumper Sticker; Epcot Center Eastman Kodak Brochure, 1982; Epcot Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony Book, 10/24/1982; Epcot Center “cast” Employee Ticket 5/16/1982; Epcot Center Brochure, The Living Seas, 1981; The Dawn of a New Disney Era, Commemorative Pre-Opening Guide to Epcot, 1982. Transport yourself back to the dawn of the future, 1980s Disney Style! All in fine condition. STARTING AT $100

49


The Disney Auction 107. Disney Animation Studio Official Opening Attendee Gift. Engraved champagne flute and miniature model (approx. 6” x 3” x 1 1/2”) - attendee gift from Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios official opening ceremony, December 1994. Fine condition. After being exiled from the Burbank lot in the 1980s to a warehouse in Glendale, the Disney animators returned in 1995 to occupy a new building designed by world renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern. The building features a large Mickey’s Sorcerer’s hat which housed the offices of Roy E. Disney (1930-2009), after whom the building is now named. From the Ellenshaw Collection. STARTING AT $300

108. The Lion King ”For Your Consideration” AMPAS Promotional Package. The Lion King “For Your Consideration” AMPAS promotional package from 1994. Includes the following: “The Art of the Lion King” book, custom box for art book with pop-up figures, VHS copy of The Lion King, CD soundtrack, CD single for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” All in fine condition. With the commercial success and availability of VHS tapes in the mid 1970s, the major Hollywood studios no longer had to rely on only screening the movies of their Academy hopefuls in large theaters. Thus began the concept of sending copies (”screeners”) of the films to Academy members individually. By the late 80s and early 90s the screeners were accompanied by elaborate gifts and even private invitations to parties; all as blatant attempts to sway votes for an Oscar. Eventually the Academy instituted specific guidelines for the studios to limit such direct marketing tactics. From the Ellenshaw Collection. STARTING AT $100

50


Blacksparrow Auctions 109. The Sword in the Stone Vintage 1973 Re-release Half Sheet Poster. Original 1973 theatrical re-release half sheet poster for the 1963 animated story of King Arthur and Merlin, The Sword and the Stone. Measures 22” x 28”. In fine condition. STARTING AT $20

110. Original Ed Asner Signed Pixar’s Up poster. Poster from Pixar’s Up, signed by Ed Asner. Customframed and matted with a cluster of balloon cutouts at the lower left corner. Measures 25 1/2” x 33 1/2”. In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

111. The Three Caballeros British Quad Poster. (Walt Disney Pictures, 1944) 30” x 40” British quad with the RKO Radio credit covered up in black and an Argentine stamp at the lower left. On linen. In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

51


The Disney Auction 112. Original Bing Crosby Clown Ankle Covers Used by Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club Circus Clown Bob-O. Pair of vintage clown apparel ankle covers, teal cotton with button side closures, foot straps and balls of green yarn attached to the front. Western Costume label with handwritten “Bing Crosby.” Western Costume is one of the oldest costume rental company in the entertainment industry and has been supplying Hollywood with costumes since 1912. It is very likely that these ankle covers were recycled after the end of a particular Hollywood production and later acquired by the Walt Disney Studios. The specific nature of these ankle covers suggest that Bing Crosby used them in a role that required the actor to dress up as a clown, which he does in the production of Dixie (Paramount, 1943). Bing Crosby was also known to have dressed up at a clown for St. John’s Hospital Charity Benefits. In any case, these ankle covers were later used by Bob Amsberry on the original Mickey Mouse Club, where he played “Bob-O,” the circus clown, during the 1950s. Accompanied with a vintage black & white 8” x 10” photo still of Bob-O wearing these ankle covers. The covers exhibit wear and some fading, as normal with age and usage. Otherwise, they are in very good condition. STARTING AT $200

113. Tron “Members Only” Crew Jacket. Size 42. Never worn. Crew gifts to each member of a production had long been a movie traditional ”thank you.” By the mid 1970s that gift was usually a (then fashionable) satin jacket with the name of the movie embroidered on the back. However, the producers of Tron wanted to be different and not follow the norm. They asked Richard Winn Taylor II, the co-supervisor of visual effects for Tron if he would create a unique crew jacket. Using the ”Members Only” jacket as the basis, Richard designed a jacket which featured unique graphics and a special logo on the sleeve by Scott Kim, which can be read as the word “Tron” both right side up and upside down. From the Ellenshaw Collection. STARTING AT $100

52


Blacksparrow Auctions 114. Bull Dog Cafe Art Director’s Model from Disney’s D23 20th Anniversary of The Rocketeer. Resin and fiberglass replica of the Bull Dog Cafe featured in Disney’s The Rocketeer. This very limited edition replica was created for D23’s 20th anniversary celebration of The Rocketeer at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA on June 21, 2011. Only 23 model were made. This is Number 6. Measures 18” x 14” on the base and stands 12 1/2” tall. Comes with a display plaque, still sealed. New and in very fine condition. STARTING AT $400

115. 1938 Hamilton Enterprises “Mickey Mouse and his Pals” Gumball Machine. Manufactured in 1938-39, this 5” tall coin-operated vendor machine is all original, including the fantastic decal that runs around the entire glass containment globe. Considered a “3 way vendor,” this machine was made to dispense gum ball, candy or nuts. The decal is intact with minimal scratching on the bottom edge. The decal depicts Mickey, Goofy, Donald, Pluto and other familiar Disney characters. The machine has a green porcelain/enamel body with the original silver tone metal chute lid embossed with the Hamilton manufacturer’s mark. Original rubber feet on the metal base are intact. The mechanics of the machine are all present but untested. Comes with its original key. In excellent condition. STARTING AT $1,500

53


The Disney Auction

116. Disney Mickey & Minnie Mouse Lamp in the style of Tiffany Studios. This is a high quality Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse lamp in the style of Tiffany Studios New York. It comes with a hand-crafted stained glass shade featuring Mickey and Minnie rendered in the Art Nouveau style and a painted metallic base. Electrical in good working condition. Measures 16” wide and 25” tall. In fine condition. STARTING AT $300

117. Elisabete Gomes Signed Limited Edition It’s A Small World After All Collectors Art Vase. “It’s a Small World” hand-painted decorative ceramic vase highlighting characters from the Disney theme park ride. Measures 16” tall. Signed and handnumbered on the bottom by artist Elisabete Gomes, 2000. Includes a certificate of authenticity. Numbered 9/20. In fine condition. STARTING AT $300

54


Blacksparrow Auctions

118. Elisabete Gomes Signed Limited Edition Mickey & Minnie Mouse Hearts Collectors Art Vase. Handpainted decorative ceramic vase, entitled “Kisses,” depicting lovebirds Mickey & Minnie Mouse with red hearts on a black background. Signed on the bottom by the artist Elisabete Gomes. Measures 15 3/4” tall. In fine condition. STARTING AT $400

119. Elisabete Gomes Signed Limited Edition The Little Mermaid Collectors Art Vase. “Under the Sea” hand-painted decorative ceramic vase featuring Ariel and her friends from The Little Mermaid. Measures 16 3/4” tall. Signed and hand-numbered on the bottom by artist Elisabete Gomes, 2002. Includes a certificate of authenticity. Numbered 2/25. In fine condition. STARTING AT $400

55


The Disney Auction 120. Elisabete Gomes Signed Limited Edition Donald Duck “Family Reunion” Collectors Art Vase. “Family Reunion” hand-painted decorative ceramic vase featuring Donald Duck, Elvira “Grandma Duck” Coot and Gus Goose. Measures 17 1/2” tall. Signed and handnumbered on the bottom by artist Elisabete Gomes. Very limited edition, #17/20, created 2001. In fine condition. STARTING AT $400

121. Elisabete Gomes Signed Extremely Limited Edition Christmastown Collectors Jar. Limited to an edition of 10, plus one artist’s proof, this hand-painted “Christmastown” ceramic Jar features Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas animated classic for the Haunted Mansion Holiday Resort. Measures 25 1/2” tall with lid. Signed and hand-numbered on the bottom by artist Elisabete Gomes, 2004. Includes a certificate of authenticity. Numbered 10/10. In fine condition. STARTING AT $700

56


Blacksparrow Auctions

122. Elisabete Gomes Signed Mickey Mouse Collectors Art Vase. Hand-painted decorative ceramic vase featuring Mickey. Measures 14” tall. Signed on the bottom by artist Elisabete Gomes. In fine condition. STARTING AT $400

123. Giuseppe Armani Evil Queen Figurine. The Evil Queen from Disney’s first full length animated feature film, 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is perfectly rendered in this 13” tall porcelain figure sculpted by Giuseppe Armani (1935-2006). She carries the box that holds the cursed apple. Created in 2000. In fine condition. STARTING AT $400

57


The Disney Auction

124. Giuseppe Armani Maleficent Figurine. This incredible 13” tall porcelain figure of Maleficent from the 1959 Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty, sculpted by master sculptor Giuseppe Armani (1935-2006) in 2001. In fine condition. STARTING AT $500

125. Giuseppe Armani Signed Jessica Rabbit Figurine. Limited Edition Jessica Rabbit from director Robert Zemeckis’s 1988 smash hit Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The animated chanteuse that was voiced by Kathleen Turner is brought to life in this stunning 13” tall porcelain figurine sculpted by the master Giuseppe Armani (1935-2006). Created for the 2002 Disneyana Convention and hand signed by the artist. Number 500/750. In fine condition. STARTING AT $600

58


Blacksparrow Auctions 126. Giuseppe Armani Jiminy Cricket Bisque Statue Signed by Eddie Carroll. 9” tall Giuseppe Armani Jiminy Cricket porcelain figurine from Disney’s animated classic Pinocchio. Hand signed by Eddie Carroll (1933-2010), who voiced the character of Jiminy in the House of Mouse, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Jiminy Cricket’s Christmas Carol, and several other Disney animated video projects from 1983 to 2001. Casting from 1995. In fine condition. From the Carroll Estate. STARTING AT $100

127. It’s a Small World Mickey & Goofy Voyage of Happiness Sculpture Signed by Eddie Carroll. Official 2000 Disneyana Convention It’s a Small World “Voyage of Happiness” 4 1/2” long pewter sculpture of Mickey Mouse and Pluto riding in a boat. Includes original box, certificate of authenticity and ”au Revoir” pin held in Mickey’s hand. Signed by Jiminy Cricket voice artist Eddie Carroll. In fine condition. From the Carroll Estate. STARTING AT $100

128. Original Eddie Carroll #125 Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat. 34” long wooden Louisville Slugger baseball bat stamped “Genuine Eddie Carroll Louisville slugger” Edition. In fine condition. From the Carroll Estate. STARTING AT $50

59


The Disney Auction

129. Vintage Felt Hat Signed by Jack Benny & Eddie Carroll. This yellow felt hat is signed by radio/TV personality Jack Benny and voice actor Eddie Carroll. Carroll played Jack Benny in a one-man stage show “A Small Eternity With Jack Benny,” as well as providing the voice for Jiminy Cricket in Disney projects after the death of the original Jiminy, Cliff Edwards. Lot includes a black & white 3 1/2” x 5” glossy photo of Eddie Carroll watching Jack Benny try on the hat, circa 1973. The hat comes in a custom-made Plexiglas display case. In fine condition. From the Carroll Estate. STARTING AT $400

130. Mickey Mouse Glass Bowl Prototype by Robert Guenther. This one of a kind prototype glass Mickey Mouse bowl was created by Robert Guenther for Arribas Bros.The cost to commercially produce the piece was ultimately prohibitive and the project was abandoned. Guenther now makes a collection of paperweights for Arribas Bros. The bowl measures 11 3/4” diameter and is made of frosted glass with clear Mickey Mouse Heads. Weighs approximately 3 kg, or 6.6 pounds. Very solid and well-made. A rare and wonderful thing! In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

60


Blacksparrow Auctions 131. Hard to Find Disneyland Haunted Mansion Afghan Throw Blanket. Large knitted throw blanket featuring characters and scenes from the Haunted Mansion attraction, including the Hitchhiking Ghosts and Madame Leota in her crystal ball. By Rug Barn. Measures 53” x 65”, with tag, 100% cotton. Originally offered at the Disney Store in Disneyland. Unused. In fine condition. STARTING AT $80

132. Original Set of Five Haunted Mansion 30th Anniversary Lenticular Cards. This original complete set of five lenticular cards (two images per card revealed by angling them left or right) were created to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland in 1999. Measures 4” x 5 1/2”. In mint condition with original packaging. STARTING AT $80

61


The Disney Auction

133. Set of 3 Disney Mary Blair Cinderella & Mickey Pillows. This lot includes a set of two Cinderella pillows, with tags that read, “Mary Blair Walt Disney Collectibles 1950.” The third pillow is an employee only item offered at the studio store that features Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney Studios. Each measures 16” x 19”. In fine condition. STARTING AT $100

134. Complete Set of The Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot Cards from the 2003 Disneyland Haunted Mansion Holiday Event. Thirteen original Tarot Cards from the 2003 The Nightmare Before Christmas event at Disneyland, where these limited edition cards were introduced. The 14th card is a copy of the back of the card, which is included to show the other side. Displayed and custom-framed in the shape of a coffin, measuring 36.5” wide and 43” tall. In fine condition. STARTING AT $250

62


Blacksparrow Auctions

135. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Nautilus Bookends. Original one-of-a-kind hand-painted resin cast bookends featuring the bow and stern of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Created by the authority of all-things-Nautilus, Scott Brodeen, the bookends measure 13 1/2� from base to base. The ship itself is at 133rd scale. In fine condition. Scott Brodeen is well known to Nautilus enthusiasts, not only for his comprehensive knowledge of this iconic submarine, but as a master model-maker as well. He has been involved in several officially licensed models of the Nautilus in his never-ending quest to produce the perfect replica. In addition to having access to the enormous volume of reference material on the Nautilus, Scott has valuable experience working on the restoration of the original 11-foot filming miniature. These bookends are perfect for your Jules Verne steampunk collection! STARTING AT $100

63


No one is ever so lost that

a simple, child-like faith cannot touch him... No one can grow so old or so clever that something truly simple cannot make him see the true values of life... childhood is never really gone.� -Dorothy Ann Blank, writer of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Disney Auction  

This summer we are celebrating the magic of Walt Disney with a live auction during Disneyanamania 2014. The Disney Auction features rare and...

Disney Auction  

This summer we are celebrating the magic of Walt Disney with a live auction during Disneyanamania 2014. The Disney Auction features rare and...

Advertisement