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JULY 7TH, 2018 11AM Van Eaton Galleries 13613 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 818-788-2357 Fax 818-788-2368 www.vegalleries.com auction@vegalleries.com

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois to Elias and Flora Disney. At the age of four, Walt and his family moved to a farm in Marceline, Missouri. It was here that Walt began to take interest in drawing, and he would trace newspaper comics for practice. The Disney family lived near the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line (a later sponsor of the Disneyland Railroad), and it was here Walt’s life-long love for trains would begin to grow. In 1911, the Disney family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where Walt would take Saturday courses at the Kansas City Art Institute. By 1917, Walt’s father Elias, who had invested heavily in the O-Zell Beverage Company, moved the Disney family back to Chicago to help manage the failing business. Here, Walt attended Chicago’s McKinley High School where he created cartoons for the school’s newspaper and during the evenings, he enrolled at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. In 1919, after serving as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross during WW1, Walt returned to Kansas City where he was hired as an illustrator by Pesmen-Rubin Commercial Art Studio. It was here that Walt met Ub Iwerks, and a friendship began to develop that would change the course of animation history. There is no doubt that Disney’s time in Chicago, and his family’s experiences with the O-Zell Company influenced his future both artistically and financially.

1. Walter E. Disney Original O-Zell Stock Certificate. (O-Zell, 1916) An original stock certificate from The O-Zell Company issued to Walter E. Disney on October 13th, 1916 when Walt was only 14 years old. Walt’s father Elias saw the potential in O-Zell and began investing in the company. This stock certificate was purchased by Elias for his son Walt, and is one of the few items that exist from Walt’s years as a teenager in Kansas City, Missouri. It was because of the O-Zell Company that Elias moved his family back to Chicago, where Walt was able to get formal artistic training at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. The certificate is signed by O-Zell Co. secretary G.A. Tysell and by O-Zell president Ernest Scrogin. This stock certificate was acquired through the estate of Ruth Disney Beecher, the youngest daughter of Elias and Flora Disney. It is accompanied by two photos; one of Walt’s parents, Elias and Flora, and one of Walt Disney in his youth. Both of these photos are Walt Disney Productions copies of the original photos, and feature Walt Disney Production copyright stamps on their back sides. The certificate measures 8.25”x11” and the photos measure 8.25”x10”. The condition of the certificate is very good with minor wear from use, and there are a few pin marks on the photos. $1,000-$2,000

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios At the beginning of 1920, the Pesmen-Rubin Studio, suffering a loss in revenue, laid off Disney and Iwerks. The two friends formed Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists, a short-lived and relatively unsuccessful venture that resulted in Disney and Iwerks having to join the Kansas City Film Ad Company.. It was here that Disney developed an interest in cel animation and, with his coworker Fred Harman, opened a new business, Laugh-OGram Studio. Their main client was the “Newman Theater”, so the animated shorts they produced were referred to as “Newman Laugh-O-Grams” and were primarily based on Aesop’s Fables. The success of these shorts allowed Disney to officially establish LaughO-Gram Studio and hire additional animators including Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Friz Freleng and Disney’s former partner Ub Iwerks. On May 23rd, 1922 the 20-year old Walt Disney incorporated his new company. As Laugh-O-Gram Studio, Disney and his team created a 12 and a half minute film that combined live-action footage with hand-drawn animation titled “Alice’s Wonderland”. By the time the film was completed, Laugh-O-Gram Studio went into bankruptcy. In the hopes of finding a distributor for his “Alice’s Wonderland” short and to be closer to his brother Roy, Disney moved to Hollywood. A Distributor would be found and the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio was born.

2. Walt Disney Signed “Laugh-O-Gram” Stock Certificate. (Laugh-O-Gram, 1922) An extremely rare original Stock Certificate for the Laugh-O-Gram Studio. Incorporated by Walt Disney in 1922, the Laugh-O-Gram Studio was a starting place for some of the founding fathers of American Animation including Ub Iwerks, Hugh Harman, Rudy Ising, and of course, Walt himself. Hand-signed by Walt Disney in July of 1922 as President of Laugh-O-Gram Films, Inc., this certificate for two shares of stock was given to Margaret Lyon, the wife of animator and Laugh-O-Gram employee, Red Lyon. The certificate measures 8.75”x11.25” and is in very good condition with some expected edge-wear and small tears from age. This incredible artifact from Walt’s early days is one of only two certificates we have ever seen. $8,000-$10,000

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents In 1923, a few months after moving to Hollywood with his newly completed film “Alice’s Wonderland”, Disney signed a contract with New York film distributor Margaret Winkler to produce six shorts based on Alice. With a distributor secured, Walt and his brother Roy formed Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio and asked Ub Iwerks to join them. By 1926, Winkler’s husband Charles Mintz took over the distribution roles for the Alice shorts. Mintz wanted a new cartoon series for Universal Pictures, leading Walt and Iwerks to create “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit”. Oswald became Universal’s first cartoon series and production began shortly after Disney moved his staff to their new studio on Hyperion Avenue. While Disney and Iwerks created the character and look, Universal was allowed to name the character and picked the name Oswald out of a hat. The first Oswald cartoon, titled “Poor Papa”, was rejected by Universal for lower quality than they expected, but the second, “Trolley Troubles”, was approved and debuted on September 5, 1927. Oswald was an immediate success and became Disney’s first major hit. In 1928, Walt attempted to renegotiate a pay raise for the Oswald cartoons, but Mintz informed him that Universal owned the rights to Oswald and he could either take a pay cut or leave. Walt reluctantly left his popular character and his staff behind. On his train ride home, Walt resolved to create a new cartoon character, one which he would be sure to retain the rights to.

3. Walt Disney Business Card. (Walt Disney Studio, c.1927) An incredibly rare business card which belonged to Walt Disney during the early years of the Walt Disney Studio. This business card bears the name “Walt Disney” in the center, the Walt Disney Studio name and address in the bottom-left, and the tag line, “Creators of Oswald Cartoons- Distr. By Universal” in the top-right. This card comes from a very unique time in the history of the Walt Disney Studio, prior to the creation and global success of Mickey Mouse, when Walt was still best known for his earlier work with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. This incredible artifact measures 2”x3.5” and is in good condition overall with some edge-wear from use and small spots of discoloration on the reverse. $2,000-$4,000

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios Walt was resolved to create a cartoon character that would surpass Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and together with Ub Iwerks, set about working on their new character, Mickey Mouse. The first Mickey Mouse cartoon was a silent picture titled “Plane Crazy” that debuted as a test screening in a Hollywood theater on May 15th, 1928. Walt was unable to secure a distributor for Plane Crazy, and a second Mickey film was created titled, “The Gallopin’ Gaucho”. This too, failed to secure a distributor. With the Studio nearing bankruptcy, Walt experimented with adding sound to the third Mickey Mouse short, “Steamboat Willie”. This third short was an immediate success, and Mickey was on his way to global stardom. Mickey’s success was the beginning of a large family of Disney characters and just as importantly, Disney Merchandise; the revenue from which the studio was buil.

4. Original Production Drawing from “Plane Crazy”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1928) An original UB Iwerks production drawing of Mickey and Minnie Mouse from “Plane Crazy”, the first Mickey Mouse Cartoon. The drawing features Mickey and Minnie flying in a plane and has the sequence number “209” in the lower right-hand corner. The drawing has an image size of 2.5”x2.25” on a 9.5”x12” sheet of animation paper that is mounted on 12.25”x15.5” archival linen. The condition is very fine with expected yellowing from age. $3,000-$5,000

5. Pair of “Plane Crazy” Original Production Drawings. (Walt Disney Studios, 1928) A pair of original UB Iwerks production drawings of Minnie Mouse from “Plane Crazy”. The images feature Minnie screaming, with a second close-up of her open mouth. The drawings have sequence numbers “237” and “244”. The drawings have an image size of 9.5”x12” and are mounted on 12.25”x15” and 12.25”x14” archival linen. The condition is very fine with expected yellowing from age. $5,000-$7,000

6. “Steamboat Willie” Original Mickey Production Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1928) An original animation drawing of Mickey Mouse from “Steamboat Willie,” one of the most iconic cartoons of all time and the first fully synchronized sound cartoon ever created. This artwork features Mickey Mouse holding mallets and is attributed to animator Ub Iwerks. The drawing is accomplished in pencil on 7”x9” animation paper in a 12.25”x15.25” frame, and features the sequence number “71”. The paper is unexamined out of frame but appears to be in very good condition, with some scuffing to the frame. $3,000-$5,000

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents After the success of Steamboat Willie, Mickey Mouse quickly became an worldwide sensation and a household name. His likeness was used on greeting cards, games, play sets, and more. It seemed that even in the midst of the Great Depression, audiences could not get enough of Mickey Mouse. Success followed success as Disney and his talented artists added more characters to their roster. In 1933, an advertising executive named Kay Kamen approached Disney with ways to better handle the licensing of their brand. Kamen’s system of licensing Disney characters to existing companies for their products became a huge revenue stream for Disney and changed the world of merchandising forever. The 1930s also saw the creation of over 800 Mickey Mouse Clubs worldwide, as well as such iconic animated cartoons as “Three Little Pigs”, and the first-ever feature length animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. By the end of the 1930s, while most companies struggled to survive, Disney was planning to move to a new and larger Studio in Burbank. With the success of his first feature length animated movie, Disney began to look towards the future and the endless possibilities in store for his studio.

7. Salesman’s Sample for Mickey Mouse Writing Tablets. (Disney, 1929-30) An incredibly rare salesman’s sample tablet for the first officially licensed Mickey Mouse product, the Mickey Mouse writing tablet. In late 1929, Walt was at a hotel in New York when a man offered to pay him $300 to use Mickey on a series of children’s writing tablets. The deal made for those writing tablets was the first of many licensing deals that would help finance the future of the studio. This sample tablet would have been used to demonstrate the available cover options and features to encourage various businesses to purchase the tablets. This salesman’s sample contains six different cover options as well as two sheets of lined paper. The back cover has a production stamp with hand-written coding which indicates a product number of 555, dimensions of 8”x10”, and a count of 40 pieces. The original tablets are one of the most sought-after Disney collectibles, with this salesman’s sample representing the only of its kind that we have ever seen offered for public sale. The condition of this tablet is very good with some minor yellowing to a few of the pages and a worn portion along the top of the back-cover.. $3,000-$5,000

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios The popular “Mickey Mouse Sound Cartoons” continually drew children into local movie theaters. The success of the cartoons was immediately noticed by theater manager Harry Woodin. Woodin theorized that a theater-sponsored club, focused on the character Mickey Mouse, could build upon the popularity of the character to continually bring in patrons to his Fox Dome Theatre in Ocean Park, Ca. Woodin’s idea won over Walt, and in the Fall of 1929, the first Mickey Mouse Club was born. Within several months, hundreds of Mickey Mouse Clubs popped up across the United States, and by 1932 there were over 800 clubs worldwide.

8. Mickey Mouse Club Member’s Button. (Philadelphia Badge Co, 1930) An extremely rare Mickey Mouse Club button with its Philadelphia Badge Company paper insider still intact. This button depicts Mickey in the center with “Mickey Mouse” along the top edge and “Copy. 1928-1930 By W.E. Disney” below his feet. The button measures 7/8” in diameter and is in very good condition with a shallow dent in the upper right. $200-$400

9. Fox Valley Stream “Mickey Mouse Club” Button. (Fox Valley Stream, c.1930) A rare Mickey Mouse Club button proudly displaying the name of the Fox Valley Stream Theater on the front. This button depicts Mickey in the center, with “Fox Valley Stream Mickey Mouse Club” along the top edge and “Copy. 1928-1930 By W.E. Disney” beneath Mickey’s feet. The button measures 1.25” and is in very good condition with minor scuffing throughout. The item does not have its paper insert, and the underside has some expected oxidation from age. $200-$400

10. Fox Hempstead Mickey Mouse Club Button. (Fox Hempstead, c.1930) A rare Mickey Mouse Club button proudly displaying the name of the Fox Hempstead Theater on the front. This button depicts Mickey in the center, with “Fox Hempstead Mickey Mouse Club” along the top edge and “Copy. 1928-1930 By W.E. Disney” beneath Mickey’s feet. The item still has the backing paper displaying the maker. The button measures 1.25” and is in very good condition with minimal surface wear. $200-$400

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11. Collection of (13) Mickey Mouse Postcards. (Inter-Art Co./ Woolstone Bros., 1930s) A collection of (13) Mickey Mouse postcards produced in Great Britain during the early 1930s. Mickey’s popularity was not limited to the United States, and his likeness would appear on products all over the world. These cards depict Mickey and Minnie Mouse in various scenes with lines like, “I’m not a marrying man!” and “That’s what keeps me awake all night!” accompanying the image. Some cards have been used, and include the message and postmark on the back. The postcards measure 3.5”x5.5” and are in very good condition with expected edge and surface wear from age. $200-$400

13. Collection of (6) Mickey Mouse Postcards. (W. Hagelberg A.G., 1930s) A collection of (6) German Mickey Mouse telegram postcards produced in the 1930s. These cards depict Mickey Mouse in various poses and offer pre-written birthday congratulations, with the traditional postcard format on the back. The postcards measure 3.5”x5.5” and are in very good unused condition, with expected edge and surface wear from age. $200-$400

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12. Collection of (5) Mickey Mouse Postcards. (W. Hagelberg A.G., 1930s) A collection of (5) German and French Mickey Mouse postcards produced in the early 1930s. These cards depict Mickey and Minnie Mouse in various scenes with a short line beneath the image. Some cards have been used, and include the message and postmark on the back. The postcards measure 3.5”x5.5” and are in very good condition with expected edge and surface wear from age. $200-$400

14. Mickey Mouse Quoit Game in Box. (Spear’s Games, 1930) A game of “Let Them All Come! The Mickey Quoit Game” in the original box. The game is made in England and contains 10 cardboard rings, instructions, a stand-up Mickey, and the game board. The cardboard Mickey stands 6.5” high and is in an 8.75”x6.75” box. The condition is very good with expected wear from use. $200-$400


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios 15. Rare Mickey Mouse Daily Strip Promotional Card. (Walt Disney Studios, 1931) An extremely rare fan card that was offered by newspapers as a premium to their readers in the late 1930s and 1931. This card features Mickey Mouse posing for a photo with Butch disguised in armor behind him. Butch was a friend of Mickey’s who was introduced in the “Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers” storyline of the Mickey Mouse comic strip in late 1930. The facsimile signature along the bottom reads “Gobs of Good Wishes, Mickey Mouse” as well as “Me too, Butch”. The card measures approximately 5.5”x3.5” and is in very good condition with little wear. The back side has the note “Mickey Mouse Studio, Hollywood, Calif, August 1, 1931” in ink from the card’s original owner. This is one of the earliest fan cards we have seen and the only one of this particular image we have ever seen offered. $600-$800

16. Pair of Storyboards from “Fishin’ Around”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1931) A pair of original storyboard sheets featuring Mickey Mouse and Pluto from “Fishin’ Around.” Each 12”x9.5” sheet of animation paper contains 3 storyboard boxes. The artwork is accomplished in graphite and is in very good condition with minor yellowing to the paper from age. $800-$1,000

17. Original Production Drawing from “King Neptune”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1932) An original production drawing featuring King Neptune from “King Neptune.” The drawing is accomplished in graphite on 9.5”x12” animation paper and is in very good condition with minor yellowing to the paper from age. $300-$500

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18. Walt Disney Studios Employee Photo. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1932) A rare group photo of the employees of the Walt Disney Studios on Hyperion Avenue. The photo features Walt Disney, his brother Roy, Les Clark, Gunther Lessing, Roy Williams, Jack Kinney, and many more. This photo was taken in 1932, but this copy was likely created around the 1970s for promotional or publication purposes. The photo measures 8”x10” and is in very good condition. $100-$200 19. Green “Mickey Mouse Cones” Note. (Walt Disney Studios, 1930s) A very rare 1 cent Mickey Mouse note to be exchanged for ice cream cones at participating locations. These vintage notes were created by Disney’s Merchandising Representative, Kay Kamen, as a means of bolstering Disney’s merchandising sales. This rare green note measures 2.5”x5.5” within its PCGS Currency grading sleeve. The PSGS rating for this note is “Choice About New 58”. $200-$400

20. Purple “Mickey Mouse Cones” Note. (Walt Disney Studios, 1930s) A very rare 1 cent Mickey Mouse note to be exchanged for ice cream cones at participating locations. These vintage notes were created by Disney’s Merchandising Representative, Kay Kamen, as a means of bolstering Disney’s merchandising sales. This rare purple note measures 2.5”x5.5” within its PCGS Currency grading sleeve. The PSGS rating for this note is “Very Choice New 64”. $200-$400

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios The first Mickey Mouse doll was created by Charlotte Clark in 1930 after her nephew, Bob Clampett, sketched Mickey while watching one of his shorts at the theater. Clampett’s father thought the doll was superb and drove to the Disney studio to get permission from Walt and Roy to produce them. The Disney brothers loved the doll, and Clark was hired to manufacture them. Since Clark, there have been a wide variety of dolls featuring Mickey and the other Disney characters. Early companies such as the Dean Rag Book Company, Steiff, and Knickerbocker created a variety of Disney dolls with varied styles and unique differences. These early dolls have become highly sought-after for their place in Disney history.

21. 1930’s Mickey & Minnie Steiff Dolls. (Steiff, 1930s) A pair of Mickey and Minnie dolls created by Steiff in the 1930s. These rare dolls are accomplished in felt and measure between 9” and 10” tall. The Mickey doll has a mother-of-pearl style button on his pants, and strings for details on his face. As expected with these vintage dolls, they are missing their tails and Steiff buttons. The pair is in fair to good condition overall, with some darkening to the fabrics from age, as well as small holes in the left ears where a Steiff button once was. The dolls are missing their whiskers, and Mickey is missing a few pants buttons and has some wear to the soles of his feet. The dolls still present themselves very nicely and are a fantastic representation of one of the most popular early Disney collectibles. $300-$500

22­­. Mickey Mouse Baby’s Bath Thermometer. (Krueger, 1930s) A wooden thermometer for measuring the temperature of baby’s bath water. This item includes a removable thermometer which fits into the wooden frame listing temperatures and whether the water is “hot,” “warm,” “tepid,” “temp,” or “cool”. The wooden holder is in a bell shape and features images of Mickey Mouse on the front and back. This item measures 4.5”x3” in the original 4.75”x3.5” box. The condition is fair to good, with some surface wear and damage to the thermometer. $200-$400

23. Mickey Mouse Dominoes. (Halsam, 1930s) A boxed set of Mickey Mouse dominoes created by Halsam. The dominoes feature a stylish dragon pattern on the backs, and the box measures 2”x8” and 1” tall. The set is in good condition with some wear from use, and a few missing pieces. $100-$200

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents Released in the early years of The Great Depression, Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies cartoon “Three Little Pigs” struck a chord with American families in a very real way that perhaps Disney’s earlier cartoons had not. Viewers responded positively to the theme that by working together, they could overcome the hardships felt during the time. With “Three Little Pigs”, Disney learned that a well-crafted story and unique characters would appeal to the hearts of the viewers better than what the studio’s earlier cartoons had achieved. This important lesson paved the way for future character and story-driven cartoons in the years to come.

24. “Three Little Pigs” Glass Artwork. (Reliance Picture Frame Co., 1933) A framed enamel on glass picture produced by the Reliance Picture Frame Company, an early licensee of the Disney Studio. The design is based on artwork from Disney’s “Three Little Pigs” and the frame measures 7.75”x11.75”. The condition is fair to good with wear to the frame and the enamel from age. $300-$400

26. Collection of (5) “Three Little Pigs” Postcards. (Editorial “Alas”, 1930s) A collection of (5) French and Spanish “Three Little Pigs” postcards. The cards feature characters from Disney’s 1933 short film, with text describing each scene at the bottom. Some cards have been used and include the message and postmark on the back. The postcards measure 3.5”x5.5” and are in very good condition with expected edge and surface wear from age. $100-$200

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25. Hall Brothers “Three Little Pigs” Get Well Card. (Hall Brothers, Inc., 1930s) A “Get Well Soon” greeting card featuring Disney’s “Three Little Pigs”. This card was manufactured by Hall Brothers, who were early Disney licensees and one of the first to use artwork produced at the studio. This folding card features images of the “Three Little Pigs” offering their wishes that the receiver will “Please Get Well!” and is signed by the senders. The card measures 4.75”x4” and is in very good condition. $100-$200

27. Collection of (9) “Three Little Pigs” Postcards. (E. Sepheriades, 1930s/40s) A collection of (9) French “Three Little Pigs” postcards. These cards depict characters from the 1933 short film, with text describing each scene at the bottom. This edition was produced by “E. Sepheriades” which would later be replaced by “Superluxe”, although the company continued to produce many of the same postcards. Some cards have been used and include the message and postmark on the back. The postcards measure 3.5”x5.5” and are in very good condition with expected edge and surface wear from age. $100-$200


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28. Pair of Disney Silly Symphony Colored Lantern Slides. (Ensign Limited, c.1940s) A pair of full color lantern slides from two “Silly Symphony” animated shorts in their original boxes. These slides feature the complete story of “Three Little Pigs” in 24 frames and “The Pied Piper” in 16 frames with images from the film. The individual plates measure 1.5” x 5.25” and are in 3”x5.5” boxes. The condition is good with expected wear from age, including tearing and surface wear to the boxes. $200-$300

30. “Baby Mustn’t Touch” Lullaby Land Art Glass. (Reliance Picture Frame Co., 1933) A framed enamel on glass painting produced by the Reliance Picture Frame Company, an early licensee of the Disney Studio. Titled “Baby Mustn’t Touch”, this hand-processed enamel scene is painted directly upon the glass, and depicts baby in a room full of sharp and dangerous objects. The framed image measures 8”x10.75” and is in very good condition with expected wear, including a 0.25” chip in the enamel. $200-$400

29. “Mickey’s Gala Premiere” Original Production Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1933) An original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse with Will Rogers, Jimmy Durante, Joe E. Brown, Oliver Hardy and Marie Dressler from “Mickey’s Gala Premiere”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite on 9.5”x12” animation paper and is in very good condition with expected yellowing from age. $700-$900

31. 1930’s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards. (Walt Disney Studio, 1933-39) A collection of 3 Disney Studio Christmas Cards, from 1933, 1938, and 1939. These cards feature various Disney characters offering holiday greetings, often with characters from recent and upcoming films for the year. The cards range in size from 6”x7.5” to 7.25”x9.25” and are in very good condition with some edge-wear. The 1933 card is stamped “File Copy” and has a double hole-punch on the left-hand edge. The 1939 card comes with its original envelope. $300-$500

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32. Collection of (3) RCA Victor Picture Discs. (RCA Victor Records, c.1933) A very rare collection of (3) RCA Victor Records picture discs with an assortment of “Silly Symphony Songs”. These two-sided records include songs from “Three Little Pigs,” “Lullaby Land,” and more, and feature a printed image corresponding to the songs on each side. The 7-inch discs are in the original 7.25”x7.25” sleeves within a 7.75”x7.5” envelope. The condition of this set is very good with some minor surface scuffing, and the sleeves and envelope show some discoloration and moderate edge-wear from use. $1,000-$2,000

33. 1934 Colson Mickey Mouse Tricycle. (Colson, 1934) An extremely rare tricycle created by the Colson Bicycle Company in 1934. These tricycles were only in production for one year, and surviving examples are incredibly difficult to come by. This particular tricycle has been carefully and lovingly restored to museum quality in its brilliant green paint with Mickey Mouse imagery near the front wheel. The tricycle measures approximately 24” tall and is in very fine condition. $1,000-$2,000

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios The Mickey Mouse merchandise of the early 1930s helped provide the Walt Disney Studio with much needed revenue. However, Mickey’s revenue stream wasn’t limited to just the Disney Studio, Mickey’s likeness would also help bring the Lionel Corporation back from the brink of bankruptcy. The Lionel Mickey Mouse Hand Car was created in 1934. The trains were so popular, that the once-suffering Lionel Corporation was unable to produce the trains as quickly as orders were coming in. The successful contract with Lionel illustrated the strength of Mickey as a brand, and similar contracts helped fund the Disney Studio over the coming years.

34. Lionel Mickey Mouse Hand Car in Box. (The Mickey Mouse merchandise of the early 1930s helped provide the Walt Disney Studio with much needed revenue. However, Mickey’s revenue stream wasn’t limited to just the Disney Studio; Mickey’s likeness would also help bring the Lionel Corporation back from the brink of bankruptcy. The Lionel Mickey Mouse Hand Car was created in 1934. The trains were so popular, that the once-suffering Lionel Corporation was unable to produce the trains as quickly as orders were coming in. The successful contract with Lionel illustrated the strength of Mickey as a brand, and similar contracts helped fund the Disney Studio over the coming years. $1,000-$2,000

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36. Mickey and Minnie Children’s Desk. (Kroehler, 1934) A very rare children’s desk featuring silkscreened wooden cut-outs of Mickey and Minnie on either end that hold up the table’s surface. The table top measures 15.5”x27” and the height of the table is 26”. The condition is very good with some wear throughout from use, including a repaired broken corner along the top of the desk. $800-$1,000

35. Horace Horsecollar & Clarabelle Cow Bookcase. (Kroehler, 1934) An extremely rare hand-painted wooden bookcase featuring large die-cut imagery of Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow on the left and right sides. The item was manufactured by Kroehler, one of Disney’s early licensees. The bookcase measures approximately 21.5” wide, 11.25” deep, and 52” tall. The condition is very good with a few expected spots of paint wear from use. $1,500-$2,500

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37. Set of (18) Production Drawings from “Broken Toys”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1935) A collection of (18) original drawings created by animator Grim Natwick for Disney’s Silly Symphonies short, “Broken Toys”. The drawings are accomplished in graphite on 5-peg Disney Studio animation paper. The 10”x12” sheets are in good condition overall with some spots of discoloration and wear from use. One drawing is slightly trimmed and several are signed by Natwick. $600-$800

39. “Mickey’s Fire Brigade” Original Production Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1935) An original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald, and Goofy from “Mickey’s Fire Brigade”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite on 9.5”x12” animation paper. The condition is very good. $400-$600

38. Original Production Storyboard from “Broken Toys”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1935) An original production storyboard drawing from the Disney Silly Symphony, “Broken Toys”. This storyboard features a caricature of W.C. Fields in doll form. This storyboard is accomplished in graphite on animation paper and has an image size of 6.5”x9” within a 16”x20” mat. The condition is very good. $300-$500

40. “Mickey’s Fire Brigade” Original Production Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1935) An original animation drawing featuring Goofy from “Mickey’s Fire Brigade”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite on 9.5”x12” animation paper and is in very good condition. $200-$400

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41. Mickey Mouse 6-Piece Tea Set. (Ohio Art Co., c.1930s) A 6-piece tea set featuring Disney characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Horace, and Clarabelle. These tin-litho items were created by Ohio Art Co. and have a great vintage green tint to complement the imagery. The set includes 2 cups, 2 saucers, and 2 serving trays. The trays measure 5.5”x7.5” and the cups measure 2” in diameter and 1” tall. The set is in fair to good condition with signs of wear from use and age. $100-$200 42. Mickey Mouse Old Maid Card Game. (Whitman Publishing Co., 1930s) A “Mickey Mouse Old Maid Cards” game in the original box. This complete set of cards features images of Mickey Mouse and other early Disney characters. The 35-card deck measures 3.5”x2.25” within the 6.5”x5” box. The condition is fair to good, with some moisture discoloration and wear to the box, including some writing inside the lid. $100-$200

43. Collection of (8) Mickey Mouse Colored Lantern Slides. (Ensign Limited, c.1930s) A collection of (8) boxes of Mickey Mouse colored lantern slides to be used in Mickey Mouse Magic Lantern toy projectors. Each box contains 2 plates with 4 individual images from various Mickey Mouse cartoons, and there is one duplicate box. The boxes each measure 1.5”x5.5” and the set is in overall good condition with varying amounts of wear from use. These slides can be enjoyed with or without a toy projector, as the slides provide a visual archive of many early Disney cartoons. $200-$300

44. Collection of (17) Mickey Mouse Toy Lantern Slides. (Ensign Limited, c.1930s) A collection of (17) boxes of Mickey Mouse toy lantern slides to be used in Mickey Mouse Magic Lantern toy projectors. Each box contains 2 plates with 4 individual images from various Mickey Mouse cartoons. This grouping includes 11 unique boxes of slides and 6 duplicates. The boxes each measure 1.75”x5.5” and the set is in overall good condition with varying amounts of wear from use. These slides can be enjoyed with or without a toy projector, as the slides provide a visual archive of many early Disney cartoons. $200-$300

45. Collection of (6) Mickey Mouse “Wee Little Books”. (Whitman Publishing Co., 1930s) A collection of (6) “Mickey Mouse Wee Little Books” in their original box. This collection contains short stories about Mickey Mouse and his friends in 39-page books which measure 4”x3” each. The condition is very good with expected wear, including a couple small tears to the sides of the box. $100-$200

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46. Pair of Mickey Mouse Shoe Brushes. (Henry L. Hughes Co., 1930s) A pair of wood and tin Mickey Mouse shoe brushes in their original box. These brushes feature Mickey mouse in red and black on the tin band, and appear to be unused. The brushes measure 3.75”x1.75” and 1.5” deep. The box measures 5.25”x7” and 1.75” deep. The condition is good with some wear and minor moisture discoloration to the box. $300-$500

48. 6-Piece Disney Character Tea Set. (Wade Heath/Beswick/S.C. Co., c.1930s) A collection of (6) ceramic tea set items featuring Disney characters such as Mickey, Donald, Minnie, and Pluto. These items include three tea pots, two cups, and a sugar bowl. While similar in shape, color, and style, the items are from three different manufacturers, showing how licenses for merchandise can change over the years among companies competing to use Disney’s popular characters. The set ranges in size from the 2” tall cups to the 4” tall largest tea pot, and is in very good condition overall with minor wear from use and a repaired neck to the largest tea pot. $100-$200

47. Collection of Mickey Mouse Target Games. (Marks, 1930s) A set of Mickey Mouse target games created by Marks in the 1930s. The early Mickey Mouse games created by Marks are known for their quality, stylish imagery, and bold use of color. These games include four Mickey Mouse target boards as well as two of their seldom seen original boxes. Also included are several suction darts of various sizes; only two still retain the original suction caps. The set is in overall fair condition, with some tearing to the boxes and wear from use. $200-$400

49. “Old King Cole” Silly Symphony Record. (Decca Records, 1930s) A Decca Records recording of John Watt’s songs from the Silly Symphony cartoon “Old King Cole”. This 10” record has imagery from the cartoon on the label, and comes in a 10.25”x10” Decca sleeve. The record is in very good condition with some wear to the sleeve from use. $100-$200

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The Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch debuted at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. These watches, which were highly desirable at the time and remain so today, exist as a testament to the success of Kay Kamen’s licensing agreements for Mickey Mouse products. Kamen licensed the Ingersoll-Waterbury Company to begin producing the watches in 1933. The watches were an immediate success, with over 900,000 watches sold in the first year, and 2.5 million sold between 1933 and 1935. 50. Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Wristwatch in Box. The Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch debuted at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. These watches, which were highly desirable at the time and remain so today, exist as a testament to the success of Kay Kamen’s licensing agreements for Mickey Mouse products. Kamen licensed the Ingersoll-Waterbury Company to begin producing the watches in 1933. The watches were an immediate success, with over 900,000 watches sold in the first year, and 2.5 million sold between 1933 and 1935. $600-$800

51. “Three Little Pigs” Pocket Watch. (Ingersoll, 1933) An extremely rare Ingersoll pocket watch featuring the Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf. The watch comers with its original box, fob, and the scarcely seen Ingersoll Guarantee pamphlet. The box and its inner compartments are made to look like the “house made of bricks” from the Disney film, and measures 2.5”x4.5”. The watch itself measures 2” in diameter. The parts are all original and in very good condition. The watch does not appear to wind and likely needs service, but the hands can still be adjusted to set time. $700-$900

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52. Mickey Mouse Hankies in Original Box. (Herrmann Handkerchief Co, 1930s) A boxed set of Mickey Mouse hankies featuring Mickey Mouse designs. The two hankies measure approximately 8.5”x8.5” each, and come in their original 5.25”x8.25” box. The hankies are in good condition with minor wear, including a pin which keeps the hankies together inside the box. $100-$200


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53. Pair of “Pin the Tail on Mickey” Games. (Marks, 1930s) A pair of “Pin the Tail on Mickey Mouse” party games. The games come in two boxes with Mickey imagery, and the games include the original target mats and many of the original tails. The boxes measure 9”x10.5” and 10.75”x13”. The games are in good condition with some creasing and small tears to the boxes. $100-$200

55. Original Production Drawings from “Mickey’s Polo Team”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1936) A collection of (6) original production drawings used in the creation of the classic Disney short, “Mickey’s Polo Team”. These drawings depict Donald Duck in an argument with Harpo Marx and are accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on 5-peg Walt Disney Studio animation paper. The animation paper measures 9.5”x12” and the drawings are all in very good condition. $400-$600

54. Collection of (3) Disney Character Sand Pails. (Happynak, c.1936) A collection of (3) sand pails featuring Disney characters including Mickey and Donald. These tin litho pails were created by Happynak and measure between 4” and 5” high. The set is in good condition with some expected wear from use. $200-$300

56. “The Country Cousin” Original Production Cel. (Walt Disney Studios, 1936) An original hand-painted production cel from the Academy Award winning short, “The Country Cousin”. This cel depicts Monty, the city mouse, choosing the very best bits of cheese for himself. The cel has an image size of 7.75”x10.75” within a 16”x20” mat. The condition is very good with some waviness to the cel. $1,000-$1,200

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57. Original Production Drawing from “Alpine Climbers”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1936) An original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse from “Alpine Climbers”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. The condition is very good. $300-$500

59. Walt Disney Studio Supplement on Animated Effects. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938/60s) A typed supplement to a lecture of animated film effects that was given by Bob Martsch of the Walt Disney Studios on June 15, 1938. Martsch worked in the Animation Department at the Disney studio for films such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Pinocchio”. By June of 1938, new techniques were being developed at the Walt Disney Studios at an incredible rate, and documents such as these were used to help acquaint Disney’s talented staff with the terms and procedures they would need to be familiar with. This supplement includes information of various mechanical, animated, painted, and airbrushed effects and how these effects are accomplished, as well as examples of productions in which these techniques had been used. The 9-page document measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with some notation in pencil on the bottom left-hand corner and minimal edge-wear. While the original supplement was created in 1938, this document is believed to have been reproduced in-house from the earlier copy in the 1960s. $300-$500

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58. Original Production Drawing from “Moose Hunters”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) An original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse from “Moose Hunters”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. The condition is very good. $300-$500

60. Walt Disney Studios Event Invitation. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) An extremely rare invitation extended from Walt Disney to members of the Art Teachers Association in November of 1937. This invitation was for an event at the Walt Disney Studios which would involve a studio tour, dinner, talk by Walt Disney, and a special showing of Disney pictures. The invitation adds that Walt, as an employer of hundreds of artists, hopes to use the event to bring his problems and suggestions before the art teachers, knowing that they will play an important role in the future of art in animation. The invitation measures 6.5”x4” closed and is in very good condition with some expected edge-wear from use. $200-$300


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61. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Premier Program. (When development for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” began in 1934, Walt expected to be able to produce the film at a cost of $250,000; nearly 10 times the cost of one of his Silly Symphonies cartoons. However, since a feature-length animated cartoon was unheard of at the time, issues like re-writes, cuts to animated scenes, and other expenses led to a final cost of nearly $1.5 Million. To finish the film, Walt had to mortgage his home, and the entertainment industry mockingly referred to the film as “Disney’s Folly”. Yet when the film premiered on December 21, 1937 at Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles, it was met with immediate critical acclaim. The varied personalities of the dwarfs and the charming elegance of Snow White led to an equally varied amount of merchandise featuring the characters. Today, early collectibles relating to Disney’s first animated full-length feature are still popular for their imagery, quality, and place in Walt Disney Studio history. $400-$600

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62. Production Cel from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) An original production cel from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. The cel features Snow White surrounded by several forest animals and is accomplished in gouache on celluloid. The characters have been trimmed and adhered to a hand-painted background, as originally prepared by Courvoisier Galleries. The cel has an image size of 12.25”x11.5” within a 17.5”x16.5” mat. The cel is in good condition with some paint separation and minor curving, as is typical from cels of this era. This cel still retains its original Courvoisier label on the back of the mat. $3,000-$5,000

64. Set of (4) “Snow White” Production Layout Drawings. (Walt Disney Studios, 1937) A set of (4) layout and study drawings created during the production of Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. These drawings were used to plot out the characters and to get an overview of the scene before full animation would begin. The drawings feature woodland animals and various environments from the film. These remarkable drawings show the work process that occurs before final animation is created. The drawings are beautifully accomplished in graphite on three sheets of 10”x12” animation paper, with one sheet that measures 8.5”x10.5”. The set is in very good condition with little wear. $600-$800

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63. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Exhibitor’s Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An exhibitor’s campaign booklet created for Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. This booklet was created just weeks after the film’s debut, and would have been used to encourage additional theaters to carry the film. This program contains a synopsis of the film as well as reviews from critics. The 8-page program measures 14.25”x9.5” and is in good condition with expected wear including a 1.5” tear on the cover and several indentations to the paper. $100-$200

65. “Snow White” Collectible Cards Set 1. (La Estrella, 1938) A rare complete set of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs collectible cards in their original story album. These cards were obtained through a promotional offer with Cuban chocolates company La Estrella, and the album contains a complete set of cards 1-100. The album measures 7.5”x11.75” and the set is in overall fair to good condition with some wear from age and use. $100-$200


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66. “Snow White” Collectible Cards Set 2. (La Estrella, 1938) A rare complete set of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs collectible cards in their original story album. These cards were obtained through a promotional offer with Cuban chocolates company La Estrella, and the album contains a complete set of cards 101-200. The album measures 7.5”x11.75” and the set is in overall fair to good condition with some wear from age and use. $100-$200

67. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Cut-Out Cards. (Palmolive, c.1937) A collection of (3) sets of promotional cut-out cards depicting characters from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. These cards, created in part by Palmolive, depict the many characters seen in the film and feature both Danish and French information on the backs. One set is complete with 12 cards, while the other two sets have 10 and 11 cards. Each card measures 6.25”x4.75” and the sets are in very good condition overall with minor wear. $200-$400

69. Pair of Hand-Made “Snow White” Buildings. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1938) A pair of paper cut-out buildings adhered over wood to create two sturdy dollhouse-like play sets, based on Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. These vintage play buildings were likely a premium offer used to promote the film, and measure 6.5” and 8.5” tall. The pair is in good condition with some wear throughout from use and age. $200-$400

68. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Toy Lantern Slides. (Ensign Limited, c.1938) A boxed set of full-color lantern slides featuring Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. The outer box contains three smaller boxes inside, which each contain two glass slides. The set tells the complete story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. The individual slides measure 1.5”x5.25” in the 4.75”x5.5” box. The condition is good with expected wear, including a missing piece of the box on the left side flap. These slides can be enjoyed with or without a toy projector, as the slides provide an incredible visual archive of Disney’s first full length animated feature film. $200-$400

70. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” French Film Program. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) A French-language souvenir program from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. This program features images from the film and describes the animation process and film details. The 16-page program measures 9.75”x7.25” and is in very good condition with expected wear from use. $200-$400

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71. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Handkerchief. (Bernhard Wolf Co., 1938) A “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” handkerchief created by Bernhard Wolf Company of New York. This cloth handkerchief features the seven dwarfs walking around the edges, each distinguished with their names. The handkerchief measures 8.75”x8.75” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

72. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Projection Slide. (Walt Disney Studios, c.193738) A very rare projection slide used by movie theaters to promote upcoming films. This glass slide was used to promote Walt Disney’s first full-length feature, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. The slides measures 3.25”x4” in a 10”x10.75” frame, and is in very good condition with some expected wear from use and age. $200-$400

73. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Paint Book. (Whitman, 1938) A charming paint book by Whitman Publishing featuring the characters and scenes from Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. This book is unused and measures 7.25”x10.5”. The condition is very good. $100-$200

74. Framed Set of Richard Ginori “Snow White” Plates. (Richard Ginori, 1938) A very rare framed set of porcelain plates created by world-famous Italian porcelain manufacturing company, Richard Ginori, in September of 1938 following the theatrical release of Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. The four plates depict Snow White and all seven of the dwarfs, and are marked on the back with the manufacturer’s information and dates of creation. The plates range in size from 6.5” to 8.5” in diameter within their 22.5”x15” custom matching frames. The set is in fine condition with little wear. $500-$700

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75. 17-Piece Wade Health Pottery “Snow White” Breakfast Set. (Wade Heath, 1938) An incredibly rare 17-piece “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Earthenware Breakfast Set created by Wade Potteries (Wade Heath) in 1938. Sculpted and designed by artist Jessie Van Halen, this set features hand-painted earthenware pieces finished with a cellulose glaze. Featuring characters from the film, the set includes 4 small glasses, salt and pepper shakers with their tray, 3 condiment jars, a butter dish, a teapot, a coffee pot, creamer pot, porridge bowl, container with handle, two plates, and even the scarcely seen music box water pitcher that amazingly still functions. The set is in fine condition overall, with some chipping to a few rims and crazing to some of the glaze. This is the most complete set we have seen offered for sale. The set contains items of various sizes, please inquire for specific measurements. $4,000-$6,000

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76. Evan K. Shaw “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Complete Figurine Set. (Shaw Pottery, 1946) A very rare set of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” figurines created by Even K Shaw in 1946. Shaw and his companies, also known as American Pottery and Metlox, produced numerous pottery and ceramic figurines for the Walt Disney Studio throughout the 1940s and 1950s. This particular set of figurines was a gift from Roy Disney to his Secretary, Madeleine Wheeler, in the 1940s and sat on a bookcase near her desk until she left in the 1970s. Madeleine died in 1987 and her family has treasured this set until now. The figures measure approximately 5.5” to 6” tall with the exception of Snow White, which measures approximately 8.75” tall. All are in very good condition, with a few minor chips on Happy and Bashful. This is an extremely rare set of figurines with a unique connection to the Walt Disney Studio. $3,000-$5,000

77. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Store Displays. (Clorox, 1967) A very rare set of 10 grocery store die-cut hanging displays featuring the characters of Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Created as part of the Clorox Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sweepstakes in 1967, these were used to promote the theatrical re-release of the iconic Disney Film. These displays measure between 28” and 35” tall and are in very good condition with some surface and edge-wear from use. $1,000-$2,000

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78. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Figurine Molds. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1970s-80s) A set of manufacturing molds used to create ceramic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” figurines. These figurines were popular between the 1940s and into the 1980s, with these specific molds being used between the 1970s-80s. These molds were the Walt Disney Studios production copies, as these molds were licensed to a variety of manufacturers over the years. The 5 molds vary in size and shape, but measure approximately 10.5”x8” and 5.5” deep. The condition is very good. The set comes with 3 photos that show what the final figurines look like. $1,000-$2,000

80. “Snow White” Promotional Packets & Photos. (Walt Disney Studios, 1958) A large collection of promotional materials relating to the the79. Disney Studio Artist Signed “Snow White” Print. (The Walt Disney atrical re-release of Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. This Company, c.1990s) A print depicting Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, and var- set includes an Advance Information packet containing an Inter-Office Comious woodland animals from Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. munication as well as 33 black and white photos from the film. This set also This print is signed along the mat by 5 legendary Disney artists including Bill includes an Exhibitor’s Campaign Book that contains info on all of the proJustice, Marc Davis, Ward Kimball, Ollie Johnston, and Frank Thomas. The motional items that Exhibitors could buy. The packet measures 14”x11.75” mat measures 8”x10” and the condition is very good. $300-$500 and the overall condition is very good with minor wear. $200-$400

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents Written in 1936 by Munro Leaf, the book “The Story of Ferdinand” became a worldwide phenomenon, selling over 80,000 copies in its first year of print. Although meant as a children’s book, its message of pacifism seemed to strike a chord with a world soon to be pushed into war. The story caught Disney’s eye, and his animated version of the story was released in 1938, just two years after the book’s publication date. It also met with great success and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 1939. Disney’s interpretation of the characters from the book also proved to be quite popular; Ferdinand became one of Disney’s most beloved shorts and remains so today.

81. Original Production Cel from “Ferdinand the Bull”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production cel featuring Ferdinand from “Ferdinand the Bull”. The cel is accomplished in gouache on celluloid and has been trimmed and adhered to an airbrushed background, as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries. The cel has an image size of 9”x9.25” within a 16.25”x16” mat. The cel is in very good condition with a minor waviness, as is common with cels from this era, and the mat has minimal wear and discoloration. The cel still retains its original Courvoisier sticker on the back of the mat. $2,000-$3,000

82. Original Production Cel from “Ferdinand the Bull”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production cel featuring the “Men With Funny Hats” from “Ferdinand the Bull”. The cel is accomplished in gouache on celluloid and has been trimmed and adhered to a reproduction background. The cel has an image size of 10”x16” within a 17”x22” mat. The condition is very good. $1,000-$1,500

83. Original Production Cel from “Ferdinand the Bull”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production cel featuring Ferdinand and the Matador (a caricature of Walt Disney) from “Ferdinand the Bull”. The cel is accomplished in gouache on celluloid and has been trimmed and adhered to an airbrushed background, as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries. The cel has an image size of 7.5”x8.5” within a 16”x16” mat. The cel is in very good condition with a minor waviness, as is common with cels from this era, and the mat has minimal wear and discoloration. The cel still retains its original Courvoisier sticker on the back of the mat. $2,000-$3,000

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84. Set of Brayton-Laguna “Ferdinand the Bull” Figurines. (Brayton-Laguna Pottery, 1938) An incredible collection of 17 ceramic figurines based on Disney’s “Ferdinand the Bull” and created by Brayton-Laguna Pottery. Founded in 1927 by Durlin Brayton, and based in Laguna Beach, California, Brayton-Laguna was the first American pottery company licensed by The Walt Disney Company to produce figurines based on Disney characters. It was clear that Walt Disney appreciated the skill and artistry associated with ceramics and pottery. Over the coming years, Disney would reach out to many of California’s finest pottery makers to represent his creations. This set of Ferdinand based figures are some of the earliest representations of those partnerships. The figures feature a wide variety of characters and poses, and many of these are scarcely seen on their own, much less in such a fantastic collection. The figures measure between 3” and 10.75” tall, and the set is in overall very good condition. Three figures appear to have been repaired, and there is some minor chipping to some of the figures. This is one of the most complete sets we have ever seen offered. $5,000-$7,000

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85. “Walt Disney’s Ferdinand the Bull” First Edition. (Whitman, 1938) A rare first edition of “Walt Disney’s Ferdinand the Bull” by Whitman Publishing. This 31-page book features imagery from the production and measures 10.75”x8”. The condition is very good with expected wear from use, including slight discoloration and wear to the edges and a small note written on the top right corner. $100-$200

88. “Ferdinand the Bull” Matador Figure by Zaccagnini. (Zaccagnini, c.1947) An extremely rare and beautifully painted ceramic figurine of the Matador from “Ferdinand the Bull”. This figure was created by the Italian pottery maker Zaccagnini. The Matador was a caricature of Walt Disney and Walt’s likeness has been captured perfectly in this figure. Known for high quality ceramics and for attention to detail, Zaccagnini signed a contract with Disney in 1947 which lasted for approximately ten years. The company produced some of the finest Disney figurines to date, and this particular figurine is among the most striking and sought-after. The figurine measures 5.5”x8.5” and 10.25” tall and, aside from a couple minor nicks in the paint, the piece as a whole is in very fine condition and still retains its original glossy finish. All the Disney pieces from this maker are rare and this figurine is only the second that we have ever seen offered for public sale. $3,000-$5,000

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86. “Ferdinand The Bull” Toy Candy Container. (c.1938) An incredibly rare candy container featuring Ferdinand the Bull. The container still retains its original candy and wrapping and measures 4.5” tall. The condition is very good with a few small tears to the cellophane wrapping from age. $100-$200

87. “Ferdinand the Bull” Bank with Key. (Crown Toy Co., c.1938) A very rare toy bank based on Ferdinand the Bull. The hand-painted vinyl bank has a working key and lock mechanisms. This figural bank still retains the scarce flower in his hand and measures 5” tall. The condition is fine with minor wear. $100-$200


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89. Original Storyboard from “Merbabies”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original storyboard drawing from “Merbabies” accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on animation paper. The drawing has an image size of 6.25”x7.75” within its 16”x20” mat and is in very good condition. $200-$400

90. Original Storyboard from “Merbabies”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original storyboard drawing from “Merbabies” accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on animation paper. The drawing has an image size of 6.25”x7.75” within its 16”x20” mat and is in very good condition. $200-$400

Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony cartoon “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” was a hit in 1938, featuring caricatures of well-known Hollywood film stars alongside Mickey and Donald. In the 1930s, animated caricatures of popular stars were a common sight as it reflected the Hollywood culture of the time, but with the debut of “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”, Disney attempted to out-do the competition. While Disney saw stars caricatured as far back as in “Mickey’s Polo Team”, this film depicts a plethora of stars including WC Fields, Laurel & Hardy, Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Ned Sparks, Hugh Herbert, and Oliver Hardy, among many others. Original animation art from this cartoon has remained popular not just for its relation to Disney, but for these rare animated depictions of iconic Hollywood stars from the 1930s.

91. “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” Production Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring WC Fields from “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. The drawing is in very good condition. $300-$500

92. Laurel & Hardy “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” Drawings. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) A pair of original production drawings featuring Laurel and Hardy from “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”. The drawings are accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. The condition is very good with some ink discoloration to the bottom right corner of the Hardy drawing. $500-$700

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93. “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” Oliver Hardy Cel. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original hand-painted animation cel from the short “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”. The cel is displayed over a hand-painted Courvoisier background and depicts Oliver Hardy dressed as the Pieman while playing a trombone. The cel has an image size of 7.5”x9.5” within its 17.75”x19.75” frame. The condition is very good with some scuffing to the frame. $1,000-$1,200

94. Layout Drawing from “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original layout drawing featuring Spencer Tracy and Freddie Bartholomew from “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. The condition is very good. $300-$500

95. “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” Production Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring Ned Sparks as the Court Jester from “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. The condition is very good. $300-$500

97. “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” Production Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring Wallace Beery from “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. The condition is very good. $300-$500

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96. “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” Production Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring Hugh Herbert as the King from “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. The condition is very good. $300-$500


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98. “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” Production Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring Charles Laughton from “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 10”x12” animation paper. The condition is very good. $300-$500

99. Mickey Mouse Dental Certificate. (American Dental Association, 1930s) A rare certificate created in partnership between Disney and the American Dental Association, in order to promote good dental health for children. This unused certificate would certify the owner was “a member in good standing of the Mickey Mouse Good Teeth Brigade”. The certificate measures 4”x8.5” and is in good condition with some edge-wear and browning to the back of the paper from age. $300-$500

100. Production Drawing from “Mickey’s Trailer”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse from “Mickey’s Trailer.” The drawing is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on animation paper and has an image size of 8”x10” within its 15”x17” frame. The condition is very good with some scuffing to the frame. $300-$500

101. Original Production Drawing from “Society Dog Show” (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) An original production drawing of Mickey Mouse from “Society Dog Show”. This drawing features many production notes and is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on 5-peg studio animation paper. The untrimmed drawing measures 10”x12” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $300-$500

102. Original Production Drawing from “Society Dog Show” (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) An original production drawing of Mickey Mouse from “Society Dog Show”. This drawing features many production notes and is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on 5-peg studio animation paper. The untrimmed drawing measures 10”x12” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $300-$500

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents The 1940s saw some of the most substantial changes and growth for the Walt Disney Studios. The new studio location in Burbank, still the current headquarters of The Walt Disney Company, saw to the creation of such films as “Pinocchio”, “Fantasia”, “Dumbo”, “Bambi”, and “The Three Caballeros”, among a plethora of additional animated shorts. In addition to the move of the Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney became a member of the private Smoke Tree Ranch near Palm Springs in 1946 and built his own house on the property in 1948. During this time, Walt would go on yearly horseback-riding and camping excursions with the social club, “Rancheros Visitadores”. Walt’s desire to balance work and personal life can be seen in these years, and his emphasis on family would continue to develop in the years leading into the creation of his theme park.

After the success of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, the Walt Disney Studios moved to a new location in Burbank. To furnish his new studio, Walt hired famed German designer Kem Weber to design virtually every aspect of his new studio, from its architecture and furnishings to the font types used on the buildings. The early years of the new Walt Disney Studios brought together some of the most talented and revered artists the studio has ever seen. The original animation desks and furniture are very scarce but remain prized collectibles to Disney fans worldwide.

103. Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber Animator’s Desk. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939-40) An original Walt Disney Studios animator’s desk designed by Kem Weber for the new Burbank studio in 1940. Different artists at the studio had different needs, and in designing the desks for the new studio, Weber made sure to include features that would accommodate everyone. This desk includes a special shelving unit on top for holding drawings and paper as well as special compartmentalized drawers. These original Kem Weber desks are an exceptionally rare part of Disney animation history. This particular desk came from the estate of Animator Jack Kerns. Included with this desk are some of Kerns’ art supplies and 3 original personal paintings. The desk measures approximately 72” wide, 40” deep, and 50” tall. The condition is very good with some expected wear from studio use, including a 5”x5” area on the side where the wood laminate has some chipping. This item will require special shipping arrangements, please contact us for inquiries and estimates. $12,000-$15,000

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104. Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber Wardrobe Closet. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1939) A rare original Walt Disney Studios Office Wardrobe designed by Kem Weber for the new Burbank studio in 1940. Weber designed every aspect of the new studio, including the office furniture. This stylized wardrobe was a common sight in every animator’s office and features the original bar and two hooks for hanging clothing, as well the original mirror, metal rack, and a wooden storage space at the bottom of the door. The wardrobe retains its original Walt Disney Productions identification label with the number 2370, which is also written on the back side. This entire piece measures 66” tall, 16” wide, and 22” deep. The condition is very good, with some scuffs and minor wear from its original use at the Walt Disney Studios. This item will require special shipping arrangements, please contact us for inquiries and estimates. $6,000-$7,000

105. Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber Background Artist’s Desk. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939-40) An original Walt Disney Studios background painter’s desk designed by Kem Weber for the new Burbank studio in 1940. Different artists at the studio had different needs, and in designing the desks for the new studio, Weber made sure to include features that would accommodate everyone. This desk includes a few very rare and seldom seen details, including a drawer with an original ceramic paint brush holder inside, along with a few miscellaneous art supplies. These original Kem Weber desks are an exceptionally rare part of Disney animation history. This particular desk came from the estate of Disney Legend and Imagineer Wathel Rogers, who most likely bought the desk from the studio when they were refurnishing the offices. The desk measures approximately 72.5” wide, 32” deep, and 71.5” tall. The condition is very good with some expected wear from studio use, including a few paint splatters on the wood. This item will require special shipping arrangements, please contact us for inquiries and estimates. $8,000-$10,000

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106. Walt Disney Studios Exit Sign. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940s-50s) An original “Exit” sign from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. This vintage exit sign features the word “Exit” etched into the glass and painted in green, which is lit from the compartment above. When this sign was replaced with a newer model, an employee expressed interest in keeping the original sign. The electrician who removed the sign replaced its outdated wiring so that it would be safe to use, and gave it to the employee. This original sign still functions, and the removed original wiring is also included with it. The word “Exit” has been repainted due to the deterioration of the vintage paint. Original artifacts from the Walt Disney Studios are exceptionally rare, with this exit sign being a wonderful visual piece of Walt Disney Studios history. The sign measures 8.75”x14.75” and 3.75” deep, and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $700-$900

107. Walt Disney Studios Fire Alarm Station. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940s-50s) An original Gamewell fire alarm station from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. This vintage fire alarm station features a beautiful red and white color scheme and an excellent vintage look. When the studio’s fire alarm station was replaced, an employee was given this older model. This original fire alarm station appears to contain all of its original components and includes two functioning keys. The paint appears to have been restored to its original vibrant red. Original artifacts from the Walt Disney Studios are exceptionally rare, with this fire alarm box being a great visual piece of Walt Disney Studios history as well as vintage Americana. The box measures 12.5”x7.25” and 4.5” deep. The condition is very good with little wear. The mercury switches are still intact which may affect shipping availability, please contact us for inquiries and estimates. $500-$700

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108. Walt Disney Studios Backlot Wooden Plaque. (Walt Disney Studios, 1944-2014) A commemorative wooden plaque created from wood from the roof of an original Walt Disney Studios backlot building, prior to the building’s renovation as the new Arts, Crafts, and Technical Building in 2014. This plaque is laser engraved with an image of the original iconic building, and reads “Walt Disney Studios Backlot 1944-2014”. The back of the plaque has a certificate with details on this plaque and the building’s history. The plaque measures 5.25”x8” and is in very good condition. $200-$400


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109. Walt Disney Studios Limited Edition Street Sign. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939/1940) A very rare limited edition replica directional street sign created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. This sign is based on the original sign at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank as seen in the 1940s. It is considered one of the most iconic landmarks at the studio and has been featured in numerous photos and films. The sign faithfully recreates the original with eight moveable arms identifying “Mickey Ave”, “Dopey Drive” and the Inbetween, Animation, Layout, Multiplane, Background, and Ink and Paint Departments. The sign is constructed of resin and metal with silkscreened imagery, and measures approximately 7ft tall. The condition is very good with little wear. $3,000-$4,000

110. Walt Disney’s Studio Cafeteria Breakfast Menu. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940s) A breakfast menu from Walt Disney’s Studio Restaurant in Burbank. This menu reads “Good Morning!” and features a tired Donald Duck with a mug of coffee on the cover asking, “What’s good about it?” The menu measures 9”x6.25” and is in very good condition with minor discoloration and edge-wear. $200-$400

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112. Walt Disney Studios Tour Guide Information Sheets. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1940s) A rare pair of 5-page information sheets featuring facts Walt Disney Studios tour guides would need to know about various aspects of the studio. It was customary for special guests and VIPs to get a guided tour of the studio, and the persons hired had to be well versed in all aspects of the studio. The packets are titled “Cutting Department” and “Direction” and provide a great wealth of insight into the early days of the studio. There are 10 pages total, and the documents measure 11”x8.5”. Both sets are in very good condition. $400-$600

111. Walt Disney & Staff Signed Disney Studios Goodbye Gift. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1940s) A hand-drawn goodbye gift from the Walt Disney Studios artists and staff to Grace Christensen, that has been signed by over 50 notable individuals, including Walt Disney himself. The signatures are written around a center illustration on board of Goofy waving goodbye to a depiction of Grace. Some of the individuals who have signed this card in addition to Walt Disney include seven of the Nine Old Men; Ward Kimball, John Lounsbery, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Les Clark, and Eric Larson. The signatures also include other notable individuals such as Eyvind Earle, Bill Justice, Yale Gracey, Don Lusk, X. Atencio, Hazel George, Thelma Witmer, Ken Anderson, Ken O’Brien, Claude Coats, Art Riley, and many more. This incredible collection of signatures represents some of the greatest artists and individuals in Walt Disney Studios history. The entire piece measures 15.25”x10”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $7,000-$10,000

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113. Page from Walt Disney Studios Tour Guide Script. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1940s) A page from a tour guide script that was used at the Walt Disney Studios during the 1940s. This page is numbered “8” and contains the suggested dialogue regarding the studio’s facilities including the men’s “Penthouse Club” and the women’s “Tea Room”. This page has a section crossed out in pencil where the suggested dialogue had been altered, and is typed on thin paper. The paper measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with some edge-wear and minor yellowing from age. $200-$300


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios After the incredible success of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, the viewing public eagerly awaited the release of Disney’s second animated feature film, “Pinocchio”. When “Pinocchio” premiered in February of 1940, the film was praised for its innovation in effects animation, its characters, and its memorable music, which would contribute to earning Disney two Academy Awards. However, even the critical success of the film was not enough to counterbalance the production cost, which totaled nearly twice that of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Unrest overseas which would lead to WWII also added to the financial loss the studio took at the overseas box office. However, the character merchandise remained popular and helped Disney recover some much-needed revenue. 114. Original Production Cel from “Pinocchio”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) An impressive original production cel featuring Pinocchio from “Pinocchio”. The cel has been trimmed and applied to an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The image measures 8.5” in diameter in a 15.25”x15.25” frame. The condition is very good with some light glue residue on the background. $3,000-$4,000

115. Original Production Cel from “Pinocchio”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) A beautiful original production cel of Gepetto and Figaro from “Pinocchio.” The cel has been trimmed and applied to an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The image measures 7.5” in diameter in a 14.5”x14.5” frame. The condition is very good with some light glue residue visible. $3,000-$4,000

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116. Collection of (4) “Pinocchio” Figures by Zaccagnini. (Zaccagnini, c.1947) A collection of four extremely rare ceramic figures created by Italian pottery maker Zaccagnini and based on Disney’s “Pinocchio.” Known for high quality ceramics and for attention to detail, Zaccagnini signed a contract with Disney in 1947 which lasted for approximately ten years. The company produced some of the finest Disney figurines to date, and these particular figurines are impressive examples of the skill and craftsmanship associated with the company. The figurines included in this set are Pinocchio, Gepetto, Stromboli, and Cleo. The bases of these figures read “Z Italy”, and the figures range from 3.5” to 11.5” tall. The set is in fine condition, including the very seldom seen and exceptionally rare Stromboli figure, which is only the second we have ever seen offered for sale. $9,000-$11,000

117. “Walt Disney’s Version of Pinocchio” Book. (Random House, 1939) An extremely rare spiral-bound limited edition book titled “Walt Disney’s Version of Pinocchio”. This copy is number 63/100 and includes an outline of the film, storyboards, and other development images. The 41page book measures 12.25”x10” and is in very good condition with moderate edge-wear and discoloration, as well as some peeling at the corners. $200-$400

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118. Set of “Pinocchio” Child’s Handkerchiefs. (Herrmann Handkerchief Co., c.1939) A set of (3) handkerchiefs themed after Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio”. These hankies come in their original box which measures 7.25”x7.25”. The set is in very good condition with minor edge-wear to the box. $100-$200


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119. “Pinocchio” Circus Cut-Out Promotional Giveaway. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) A promotional “Pinocchio Circus” cut-out in its original envelope from Kline’s Department Store. As part of the promotion for the movie, Disney would supply these promotional items custom printed for department stores and other retailers that opted to carry related merchandise. This set includes a cut-out circus tent with popular “Pinocchio” characters. The cut-outs range from 2.25”x3.5” to 12” in diameter in their 9.5”x10.5” envelope. The condition is very good with a few missing pieces, some wear from use, and some tearing to the edge of the envelope. $100-$200

120. Collection of “Pinocchio” Character Bread Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) A collection of 60 character cards created as a premium collectible for various bread companies in 1939 and 1940 to promote Disney’s “Pinocchio”. The cards feature a variety of major and minor characters from the film on the front, with recipes on the backs. This set of 60 cards is believed to be the complete set, and each card measures 3.75”x2”. The condition is very good. $100-$200

121. Complete Collection of “Pinocchio” Character Masks. (Walt Disney Studios, 1939) A complete set of (5) promotional character masks created by the studio in partnership with the Gillette Razor Blade Company. These paper masks are very rare and three of them still feature their original rubber head bands. The masks depict Pinocchio, Gepetto, Figaro, Cleo, and Jiminy, and the backs include an ad for Gillette. Each mask measures approximately 10”x8” and the set is in very good condition with minor wear. $500-$700

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122. Original Production Cel from “Fantasia”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) A stunning original production cel featuring the Milkweed Fairies from “Fantasia”. The cel of the fairies has been slightly trimmed and placed on a custom airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The image measures 8.5”x14.25” in a 15.5”x21.25” frame and is in very good condition. $3,000-$4,000

123. Original Production Drawing from “Fantasia”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) An original production drawing featuring a Centaurette from “Fantasia”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 12.5”x15.5” animation paper. The condition is very good. $500-$700

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124. Original Production Drawing from “Fantasia”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1940) An original production drawing featuring a Centaur from “Fantasia”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 12.5”x15.5” animation paper. The condition is very good. $500-$700


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios In 1940, Faye Benison, owner of Vernon Kilns, signed a contract with Disney to produce ceramic figurines based on “The Reluctant Dragon”, “Dumbo”, and “Fantasia”, as well as art ware based on “Fantasia”. Vernon Kilns, based in Vernon, California, was known for their ceramic tableware, art ware, and figurines. Today, the Vernon Kilns ceramic items are admired for their quality and beautiful imagery, some with more obvious depictions of characters and others created as more subtle nods to “Fantasia”. Much of the artwork used by Vernon Kilns on their Fantasia dinnerware and art ware was created by Disney promotional artist and future book illustrator, Gyo Fujikawa. With a wide variety of shapes, imagery, and color, these Vernon Kilns Disney ceramics are prized additions to any Disney Collection.

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126. Pair of Vernon Kilns “Fantasia” Vases. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A pair of extremely rare art ware vases created by Vernon Kilns in green and blue, featuring imagery based on Disney’s “Fantasia”. Each vase measures 10” tall and the pair is in fine condition. The green vase has a hand-written notation on the base which reads, “Hoppe Wedding 6/6/42”. $2,000-$4,000

127. Collection of (5) Vernon Kilns “Fantasia” Vases. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) An extremely rare collection of (5) ceramic art ware vases created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia”. These rare vases measure between 2.5” and 8” tall, and are in fine condition. $2,000-$4,000

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents 128. Collection of (7) Vernon Kilns “Fantasia” Dinnerware. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A collection of (7) pieces of ceramic dinnerware created by Vernon Kilns and based on Disney’s “Fantasia”. The set includes a sugar bowl, salt & pepper shakers, three plates, and a milk holder. The larger ceramic items measure between 7.25” and 12.25” in diameter, and the set is in fair to good condition. There is some chipping, primarily on the underside of two of the plates. $600-$800

129. Collection of (6) Vernon Kilns “Nutcracker” Ceramics. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A set of (6) ceramic dishes created by Vernon Kilns and based on Disney’s “Fantasia”. The set was created as part of Vernon Kilns’ “Nutcracker” series, and includes a cup & saucer, two plates, coffee pot, and teapot. The tallest of the pots measures 8.25” and the set is in very good condition with some minor scuffs and a chip to the bottom of the saucer. $600-$800

130. Collection of (3) Vernon Kilns “Fantasia” Plates. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A collection of three plates created by Vernon Kilns featuring one plate from their “Nutcracker” series and two plates from their “Flower Ballet” series, based on Disney’s “Fantasia”. The plates measure 10.5” and 12.25” respectively, and are in fine condition. $600-$800

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131. Pair of Vernon Kilns “Milkweed Dance” Ceramics. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A ceramic plate and vase from Vernon Kilns’ “Milkweed Dance” series based on artwork from Disney’s “Fantasia” and painted by Disney artist Gyo Fujikawa. The plate measures 9.25” in diameter and the vase measures 7.25” tall. The pair is in very good condition overall with some chips to the rim. $400-$600


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132. Pair of Vernon Kilns “Dewdrop Fairies” Plates. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A pair of plates from Vernon Kilns’ “Dewdrop Fairies” series based on artwork from Disney’s “Fantasia” and painted by Disney artist Gyo Fujikawa. The plates measure 9.25” and 13.75” in diameter and are in very good to fine condition with a chip on the rim of the smaller plate. $300-$500

133. Pair of Vernon Kilns “Enchantment” Plates. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A pair of plates from Vernon Kilns’ “Enchantment” series based on artwork from Disney’s “Fantasia” and painted by Disney artist Gyo Fujikawa. The plates measure 9.5” and 13.75” in diameter and are in fine condition. $400-$600

135. Vernon Kilns “Fairyland” Plate. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A ceramic plate created by Vernon Kilns as part of their “Fairyland” series, inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia”. The plate measures 12.25” in diameter and is in fine condition. $200-$400

134. Pair of Vernon Kilns “Autumn Ballet” Plates. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A pair of plates from Vernon Kilns’ “Autumn Ballet” series based on artwork from Disney’s “Fantasia” and painted by Disney artist Gyo Fujikawa. The plates measure 9.25” and 12.5” in diameter and are in good condition overall, with some small chips under the rim on the smaller plate. $400-$600

136. Collection of (4) “Fantasia” Salt & Pepper Shakers. (Vernon Kilns, 1941) Two pairs of matching Vernon Kilns Salt and Pepper shakers based on the dancing mushrooms from Walt Disney’s “Fantasia”. They measure between 3.5” and 3.75” tall. The shakers are in fine condition, but are missing their stoppers on the bottom. $300-$500

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137. Collection of (12) “Fantasia” Cherub & Centaur Figures. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) An incredibly rare collection of (12) Cherub and Centaur ceramic figurines created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia”. The set features a variety of poses and characters, and the figures measure between 3.25” and 5” tall. The set is in very good condition with minor wear from use including small amounts of chipping, and two figures appear to have been repaired at the neck line. $2,000-$4,000

138. Collection of “Fantasia” Unicorn & Pegasus Figures. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) An extremely rare collection of (10) Unicorn and Pegasus figures created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia”. The collection depicts a variety of the characters from the film, and these figures measure between 4.5” and 6” tall. The set is in overall very fine condition with little wear, and one of the figures is a duplicate. $2,000-$4,000

139. Collection of Vernon Kilns “Fantasia” Centaur Figures. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A set of (6) very rare ceramic figures created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia”. The set features 5 Centaurettes and a Centaur. The females measure approximately 5.25” tall while the male measures 10” tall. The set is in fine condition. $2,000-$4,000

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140. Collection of Vernon Kilns “Fantasia” Elephant Figures. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A charming collection of (3) ceramic Elephant figures created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia”. These figures measure between 5” and 6” tall, and the set is in fine condition. $2,000-$4,000

141. Collection of Vernon Kilns “Fantasia” Ostrich Figures. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A beautiful and rare collection of (3) ceramic Ostrich figures created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia”. These Ostriches are in various poses similar to the iconic ballet scene from the film, and measure between 6.25” and 8.5” tall. The set is in fine condition. $2,000-$4,000

142. Collection of Vernon Kilns “Fantasia” Hippo Figures. (Vernon Kilns, 1940) A collection of (3) ceramic Hippo figures created by Vernon Kilns and based on Disney’s “Fantasia”. These figures measure approximately 5.5” tall and are in fine condition with minor wear. $2,000-$4,000

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents After losses at the box office with “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia”, Disney took a new approach when it came to his 4th animated feature film, “Dumbo”. With a focus on keeping costs under control, “Dumbo” was produced for nearly half the cost of “Snow White” and almost a third of “Pinocchio”. The film was well-received and brought in revenue at a time when a third consecutive loss at the box office could have closed the studio. The unique characters of “Dumbo” adorned a variety of items in the 1940s including books and figurines, and were also used as store displays to promote the film.

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0031-0031 143. “Dumbo” Original Production Cel. (Walt Disney Studios, 1941) An original production cel featuring Dumbo, Timothy, and a Crow from “Dumbo”. The cels have been trimmed to image and applied to an airbrushed background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The entire piece measures 10”x8” and is still in its original 15”x13”mat. The cel is in excellent condition. The mat shows scuffing and damage from age. $2,000-$3,000

144. Pair of “Dumbo” W.L. Stensgaard Store Displays. (W.L. Stensgaard & Associates, c.1941) An incredibly rare pair of hand-painted “Dumbo” promotional store displays. These store display pieces were created by artist Vasco Ruberti as part of his work at W. L. Stensgaard & Associates. These Dumbo figures still retain their original Walt Disney Productions/W.L. Stensgaard & Associates labels on the back, and were designed as part of a hanging display at Higbee’s Department Store in Cleveland to promote the film. The Dumbo figures measure approximately 22” long each, and are in poor to fair condition with broken ears and a missing hat, and some wear throughout from use and age. $800-$1,000

145. “Dumbo” Stork & Crow Figurines by Vernon Kilns. (Vernon Kilns, 1941) A pair of extremely rare ceramic figures created by Vernon Kilns and based on Disney’s “Dumbo”. The figures include the Stork and Crow, and measure 8.75” and 5.75” respectively. The pair of figures is in very good condition with little wear. $800-$1,000

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios Walt Disney’s “Bambi” was originally intended to be the studio’s second animated feature film, but various delays pushed the premier to August of 1942. Disney wanted more life-like animation for the animals in “Bambi” than what was achieved in “Snow White”, and the research and practice that took place in the creation of “Bambi” helped improve the quality of Disney’s animation going forward. Items featuring characters and scenes from “Bambi” are often collected for their charming animal and nature imagery.

146. “Bambi” Original Production Cel and Background (Walt Disney Studios, 1942) A stunning original cel and production background setup featuring Bambi, Thumper, and Rabbits from “Bambi”. The cels have been trimmed and applied to an original production background from the film as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The setup also includes a cel overlay of grass. The entire piece measures 11”x9” and still retains its original Courvoisier Galleries label on the reverse. Cels are in excellent condition. $8,000-$10,000

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147. Frank Thomas’ Painting Kit & Skates Used During the Production of “Bambi”. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1942) A pair of ice skates and a painting kit which belonged to Disney Legend Frank Thomas. During the creation of Disney’s animated feature “Bambi”, the animators were encouraged to ice skate to get a feel for how the film’s characters would move on ice and these are the skates Thomas used during that research. This painting kit contains a variety of Frank’s used art supplies and provides a fantastic look into the mind of one of Disney’s Nine Old Men. The skates are a size 10, and the painting kit measures 13”x16.75” and 4” deep. The set is in good condition with some wear from use. $600-$800

149. “Bambi” Handbook of Production Information. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1947) A handbook of Production Information for Walt Disney’s “Bambi”, created by Charles Levy of Disney’s Advertising and Publicity department. This handbook was likely created for the re-release of “Bambi” in 1947, and features information on the voice cast, production team, and a synopsis of the film. This packet measures 11”x8.5” and is in good condition with some wear from use. $300-$400

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148. “The Story of Bambi” Lamp. (The Dolly Toy Co., 1940s) A storybook lamp with imagery from “Bambi” made by The Dolly Toy Co. This lamp features an open storybook with text, as well as Thumper and Bambi figurines standing in front of the book. The lampshade is decorated with images of various leaves around the bottom edge. The lamp measures 10.25”x9” without the shade and is in good condition with expected wear from use, with the Bambi figurine loose from the base. The condition of the shade is fair to good, with some bending and creasing. $200-$300

150. “Bambi” Promotional Campaign Booklet. (Walt Disney Studios, 1960s) A promotional campaign booklet for the re-release of “Bambi”. This booklet includes information regarding press releases, advertising strategies, and other promotional materials. The 27-page booklet measures 13.5”x10.5” and is in very good condition with expected wear from use. $200-$300


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151. The Sketch Book Series-Bambi. (Applewood Books, 1997) A hardcover book titled “Walt Disney’s Bambi: The Sketch-Book Series”. This book features sketches and tipped-in plates from the development of the film “Bambi”, and comes in a hard case. The book measures 11.75”x9.5” within its 12.25”x9.75” case. The condition is very good with some wear from use. $100-$200 152. Original Production Cel from “How to Ride a Horse”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1941) An original hand-painted animation cel from Disney’s short film “How to Ride a Horse”, which was shown as part of the 1941 Live Action/Animated Feature, “The Reluctant Dragon”. This cel is placed over a handdrawn and hand-painted background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. The set-up depicts Goofy attempting to encourage his stubborn steed into motion, with the caption, “Just a Touch of the Spurs May be Necessary” on the mat below. A Courvoisier Galleries label is included. The cel has an image size of 7.75”x10.75” within its 14.75”x16.75” mat. The condition is very good with some curving to the cel and minor discoloration near the horse’s hooves. $800-$1,000

153. Original Production Cel from “Canine Patrol”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1941) An original hand-painted animation cel from Disney’s short film “Canine Patrol”, placed on a hand-painted studio prepared background for presentation. The set-up depicts Pluto on patrol, and the newborn turtle who gets in his way. A Courvoisier Galleries label is included, as was common with many studio presentation pieces of the period. The cel has an image size of 7.5”x9.25” in a 13.75”x18” mat. The cel is in very good condition with some waviness and minor discoloration to the image. $900-$1,000

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154. “Reason and Emotion” Production Background. (Walt Disney Studios, 1943) A rare hand-painted production background from Walt Disney’s war-time propaganda short film, “Reason and Emotion”. This background depicts a cafe, and is accomplished on 5-peg peeled artists’ board. The reverse of the artwork has numerous production stamps and notes, including signatures by background artist Art Riley and other production personnel. The background measures 10”x12” and is in very good condition with a few pin-holes in the corners and a clear protective cel layer hinged over the top of the background. $800-$1,000

155. Walt Disney Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue. (Los Angeles County Museum, 1940) A catalogue from the Los Angeles County Museum “Retrospective Exhibition of the Walt Disney Medium”. The catalogue features images of the work displayed at the first exhibition of Walt Disney Studios art, and contains text on the history of Disney’s productions. The 11.75”x10” catalogue is in very good condition with expected wear from use, including a 0.5” tear on the bottom. $300-$500

156. “Walt Disney’s Parade” Picture Album & Catalog. (Hatchette, c.1940) A French/Dutch-language picture album titled “Walt Disney’s Parade” and a miniature catalog. This album contains images of 60 famous Disney characters. The catalog features Mickey holding a gun and Mortimer hiding behind a tree, and contains a listing of albums offered by Hachette. The 9-page album measures 7”x8.5” the 18-page catalog measures 4”x3”. The condition is very good with some edge-wear and slight bending at the corners. $100-$200

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157. Collection of (5) Disney Comic Strip Books. (General Mills, c.1940s) A collection of (5) Wheaties cereal box comic strips. This collection includes the comics from the “B,” “G,” and “H” sets of the Wheaties comic strip giveaways that focused on popular Disney characters. The comic strips measure approximately 2.75”x7” and are in very good condition with some edge-wear. $100-$200

159. Walt Disney Character Merchandise Book. (Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Ltd., c.1940s) A merchandise book from England titled “Mickey Mouse Presents Walt Disney Character Merchandise”. This is the first postwar Disney merchandise book printed in England and includes images and descriptions of character merchandise as well as the name and location of the manufacturers. The book measures 11.25”x8.5” and is in very good condition, with some cracking to the binding and expected edge-wear from use. $200-$400

158. Donald and Daisy Ceramic Bowl. (c.1940s-50s) A ceramic bowl featuring Donald and Daisy Duck. The bowl measures 5.5” in diameter and 3.25” tall and is in very good condition with some minor wear to the base. $100-$200

160. Mary Blair and Lee Blair Costume Party Photo. (1940s) A photo from the estate of Disney Legend Mary Blair. This photo depicts Mary and her husband Lee dressed in costume at a party in the 1940s. This black and white photo measures 7.25”x5” and is mounted to a 9.5”x7.5” board for display. The condition is very good with little wear. $100-$200

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In early 1941, before the U.S. entered World War II, the US Department of State commissioned a Disney goodwill tour of South America as part of the Good Neighbor Policy. Several South American governments had close ties to Nazi Germany, and the U.S. government hoped to counteract those ties by capitalizing on the popularity of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters in South America. Walt Disney acted as ambassador for the tour, which took Disney and a group of roughly twenty composers, artists, and technicians from his studio to South America. The trip resulted in the feature film, “Saludos Amigos” in 1942, followed in 1944 by “The Three Caballeros”. With such memorable characters as Donald Duck, Jose Carioca, and Panchito Pistoles, original animation art and collectibles from “Saludos Amigos” and “The Three Caballeros” are noted for their historical importance as well as for their humor and imagery.

161. Original Production Cel from “The Three Caballeros”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1944) An original hand-painted animation cel from “The Three Caballeros”. This cel set-up depicts Jose and the Aracuan Bird in front of a map of Brazil and was used in the beginning of the “Baia” segment. The single layer cel makes up most of the image, with a hand-painted reproduction background visible on the left-hand side for added color. The cel has an image size of 8.75”x10.75” within its 15.75”x17.75” frame. The cel is in very good condition with a minor waviness to the image, as well as some scuffing to the frame. $1,500-$2,500

163. Pair of “The Cold-Blooded Penguin” Illustrations. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1940s) A pair of original illustrations created for a Disney publication themed around “The Cold-Blooded Penguin” from “The Three Caballeros”. These illustrations feature the Cold-Blooded Penguin and King Neptune, and are accomplished in acrylic on artist’s board. The boards feature additional notes about the pages the illustrations were created for. The boards measure 6”x7.75” and 10.5”x7.75”, respectively. The pair is in very good condition with some wear from use, and some small tears to the board’s thin paper covers. $300-$500

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162. “The Three Caballeros” Jose Color Model Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1944) An original color model drawing for Jose from “The Three Caballeros”. This drawing features an excellent pose for Jose and includes production numbers and information along the edges. Drawings such as this were used to create color models for animators and artists to reference while creating the film. The drawing measures 10”x12” on 5-hole animation paper and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $200-$400

164. “The Three Caballeros” Full Color Slides. (Hollywood Film Enterprises, Inc., 1944) A rare set of film slides featuring scenes from “The Three Caballeros”. These 10 slides come in their original envelope and include their very scarce information flyer that lists the order and where to purchase additional slides. Each slide measures 2”x2” and the set is in very good condition. $100-$200


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios The 1946 animated anthology film “Make Mine Music” featured 10 unique segments such as “All the Cats Join In” and “Peter and the Wolf”. Stress on the studio due to the war effort played a part in the development of this feature, as a significant portion of the Walt Disney Studios staff was drafted in to the army during WWII, and many of the remaining animators were tasked with propaganda films for the U.S. government. By packing smaller segments together to form an anthology feature-length production, movies like “Make Mine Music” helped to keep the studio alive during some of its hardest years.

165. Make Mine Music “All the Cats Join In” Animation Cel. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) An original animation cel from Disney’s anthology film, “Make Mine Music”. This cel was used during the “All the Cats Join In” segment, and features the younger sister. The cel measures 10”x11.75” and is in very good condition. The cel has a protective clear backing layer behind it to protect the paint, and is taped along the top-edge to an artist board backing. $600-$800

167. Set of 5 “Make Mine Music” Publicity Photos. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1946) A set of 5 publicity photos with imagery from Disney’s anthology film, “Make Mine Music”. These photos have hand-written notes in pencil on the back sides listing the segments the imagery belongs to. The photos measure approximately 7”x9.25” each, and are in good condition with some pin-holes in the corners and some yellowing and wear to the centers of the bottom-edges from the adhesive which was once used on the back sides. $200-$300

166. Make Mine Music “All the Cats Join In” Drawing. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) An original animation drawing from Disney’s anthology film, “Make Mine Music”. This drawing was used during the “All the Cats Join In” segment, and features the young girl getting ready for her date. The drawing measures 10”x12” and is in very good condition. $300-$500

168. Walt Disney’s “Make Mine Music” Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) A original movie poster for the feature film “Make Mine Music!”. This poster features the image of a dancing couple and dancing instruments, with a list of the film’s musical talent. The poster measures 22”x28” and is in fair condition, with tearing along the fold lines which has been repaired with tape on the back, as well as spots of surface wear and discoloration. $200-$300

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents Walt Disney’s “Song of the South” has been praised for its remarkable visuals and music, such as the Academy Award-winning song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”. However, the controversy surrounding the film was immediate and enduring. Protests arose regarding how the feature handled its African American characters, and to date, the movie has not been released for home viewing. Due to its controversial history, and the popularity of Disneyland’s “Splash Mountain” which features some of the film’s animated characters, original artifacts relating to “Song of the South” have become sought-after pieces of Disney history.

169. S”Song of the South” Original Production Cel. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Two beautiful original production cels featuring Br’er Bear and Br’er Rabbit from “Song of The South”. The cels have been trimmed to image and applied to a new cel placed on a color copy background. Br’er Bear is 5”x4.5” and Br’er Rabbit measures 4”x3”. Cels are in excellent condition. $5,000-$6,000

170. Pair of “Song of the South” Lobby Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) A pair of original Lobby Cards used to promote Disney’s feature film, “Song of the South”. These Lobby Cards depict scenes from the film and contain great imagery of the iconic cast of characters. The cards measure 11”x14” and are in very good condition with minor edge-wear including a few small tears. $200-$300

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171. “Song of the South” Production History Booklet. (Walt Disney Studios, 1946) A production history booklet for “Song of the South”. This booklet describes the film, including information about the plot, actors, and music. The 16-page booklet measures 12.5”x9.75” and is in very good condition, with some edge-wear. $100-$200

172. Br’er Bear Signed “Song of the South” Photo. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1980s) A signed photo depicting a scene from “Song of the South” that has been signed by Nick Stewart who voiced Br’er Bear. The photo is signed in blue ink and measures 8”x10”. The condition is very good. $100-$200


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173. “Fun and Fancy Free” Mickey & Donald Store Display. (Scruffy, 1947) A very rare store display used to promote “Fun and Fancy Free”. This store display was created in partnership with Scuffy, and offered a mail-in promotion to receive a “full color reproduction of an original Walt Disney drawing” featuring Donald Duck and Mickey. An example of the fan card is seen mounted to the top of the sturdy board display. This store display measures 23”x15.5” and is in very good condition with some edge-wear and minor scuffs from use. $200-$300

174. Ingersoll Sterling Silver Rings Store Display. (Ingersoll, c.1948) A die-cut store display for Ingersoll’s sterling silver Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck rings. The display is complete with 10 rings, and the rings come in both square and circular shapes, with images of both Mickey and Donald. The display measure 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition. $600-$800

175. Little Toot “Melody Time” Animation Cel. (Walt Disney Studios, 1948) An original animation cel of Little Toot from the similarly titled segment of Disney’s 1948 feature film, “Melody Time”. This cel of the protagonist Little Toot comes stapled along the top and bottom edges to a paper backing which helps in the visual presentation of the cel. Like many of the cels from this era, this cel has been trimmed to better fit that character, and measures 7.5”x7.75”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $800-$1,000

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176. “Walt Disney’s Melody Time” Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1948) A companion book to Walt Disney’s “Melody Time”. This book contains the stories which make up each segment of “Melody Time” with black and white images from the film and descriptions. The book measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with some discoloration, staining on the cover, and some edge-wear. $100-$200

178. “Chronological History of Mickey” Disney Studio Packet. (Walt Disney Studios, 1948) An incredible in-house Walt Disney Studio packet titled “Chronological History of Mickey Mouse”. This packet was created in 1948 and looks back at the first 20 years of Walt Disney’s beloved mouse. This packet covers year by year some of the milestones Mickey accomplished as well as the shorts and publications he has appeared in, and lists some of the Studio’s history and growth. This incredible packet is on thin paper with brass fasteners on the left-edge. The 43-page packet measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition. $100-$200

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177. “He Drew as He Pleased” Disney Studio Hardcover. (Simon and Schuster, 1948) A rare hardcover of Albert Hurter’s “He Drew as he Pleased” featuring over 700 of his inspirational drawings created for the Walt Disney Studio. Albert Hurter joined the Walt Disney Studio in 1932. He was the first inspirational sketch artist hired at the Studio, and his artwork was influential in the stylizing of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Pinocchio”, as well as much more. Seven years after his death, in 1941, his close friend Ted Sears compiled a book of his sketches. This rare book is considered a must-have for anyone interested in animation and has become one of the harder animation books to come by. This book measures 12.25”x9.25” and the book itself is in very good condition with minor wear, while the original dust jacket has some tearing and wear throughout. $200-$400

179. 1948 Walt Disney Studio Christmas Card. (Walt Disney Studios, 1948) A Walt Disney Studio Christmas card from 1948. This card features Mickey Mouse carrying a candle and offering holiday greetings, with information about upcoming films on the back side. The item measures 7.25”x8” and is in very good condition with some edge-wear and a staple mark on the left-hand side. The card is stamped “File Copy” and has a double hole-punch on the upper edge. $100-$200


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180. Minnie Mouse Moving Picture Flip Book. (Merrimack Publishing Corp., c.1940s) A double-sided moving picture flip book featuring Minnie Mouse and Pluto. This book features a flip-through cartoon of Minnie Mouse attempting to christen a ship on one side and Pluto attempting to answer the telephone on the other. The book measures 1.75”x3” and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $100-$200

181. Walt Disney Nursery Cut-Out Characters. (Morton Products, 1930s-40s) A book of “Walt Disney Nursery Cut-Out Characters”. This book contains 40 colored cut-out characters, as well as a complete story about Mickey, Donald, and Pluto. The book measures 6.75”x10” and is in good condition with some edge-wear, discoloration, and bending through the center. $100-$200

183. Collection of (4) Vintage Pencil Sharpeners. (Plastic Novelties, Inc., 1930s-40s) A collection of (4) illustrated color pencil sharpeners from Plastic Novelties, Inc. These sharpeners feature images of Mickey Mouse, Pablo the Penguin, Snow White, and Goofy. The items range from 1” to 1.75” tall and are in very good condition with some wear from use. $100-$200

182. Set of Vintage Mickey Mouse Promotional Items. (Sunoco Oil, c.1930s-40s) A set of 3 Mickey Mouse promotional items including two decal transfers and a Sunoco Oil ink blotter. The transfers measure 7.5”x3.5” and the ink blotter measures 4”x7.25”. The condition is very good with expected minor wear from age. $100-$200

184. Collection of (4) Disney Paint Books. (Whitman Publishing/ Adprint, 1930s-50s) A collection of (4) Disney paint books from the 1930s-50s. Most of the books are unused with only a few pages colored in one of the books. The books feature a wide variety of Disney characters and scenes, and measure between 11.5”x8.5” and 14”x11”. The set is in overall very good condition with minor edge-wear. $100-$200

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents The Rancheros Visitadores, a social club that is still active today, strives to preserve the importance which horsemanship and ranching had in the history of the Southwest Coast. Beginning in 1930, the Rancheros Visitadores started their annual horse-riding treks through the Santa Ynez Valley, and it wasn’t long before the journeys came to the attention of Walt Disney. Walt loved the outdoors, and his appreciation for horses, stagecoaches, and the early American frontier lifestyle would later be seen in Disneyland’s Frontierland. Walt joined the club in the late 1930s with his horse “Minnie Mouse”. At the time, Walt was emerging from the economic turmoil of the 1930s and would soon be faced with the Walt Disney Studios animators’ strike of 1941. Walt’s involvement with the Rancheros Visitadores helped to separate him from the stresses of his business life. Images and memorabilia from this time provide a seldom-seen look into Walt’s personal life.

“I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.” -Walt Disney

185. Walt Disney Signed “Rancheros Visitadores” Camp Site Sign. (Rancheros Visitadores, c.1940) An original hand-painted and autographed sign from Walt Disney’s campsite as part of the Rancheros Visitadores social club. In June of 1940, Walt Disney took a break from the business of running the Walt Disney Studio and took park in the club’s annual 60-mile journey on horseback in the Santa Ynez Valley. In the evenings, the riders would break into their own separate campsites along the trail. Walt set up camp with his four of his close friends; Western artist Clyde Forsythe, Disney animator and director Dave Hand, Roger Summers, and Ted Sloccum. The group named their campsite “Camp Cine-Q” and created this sign to hang over it. After the ride, each of the 5 men autographed the sign, and it was retained by Ted Sloccum, whose family has kept it until now. Measuring 13.25”x21.5”, The sign contains the five bold signatures of the group’s members, including an extremely rare hand-drawn Mickey Mouse by Walt Disney next to his signature. Original drawings of Mickey Mouse by Walt Disney himself are among the most sought-after and scarcely seen artifacts in Disney collecting, and this excellent example is accomplished in dark pencil. This sign is adhered within a custom mat and comes with a pin featuring the “RV” logo of the Rancheros Visitadores; the same logo can be seen in the top-right corner of the sign. The condition is fair to good, with some moisture discoloration along the bottom-edge, and some wear from use.$12,000-$15,000

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186. Walt Disney and the Racheros Visitadores Photo Archive. (Rancheros Visitadores, c.1940/1946) An incredible set of three photo binders containing over 100 photos documenting the 1940 and 1946 Rancheros Visitadores annual 60-mile trek of camping and horseback riding from Santa Barbara to the Santa Ynez Mission. Walt Disney took part in both those rides, and the archive contains over 20 never-before published photos of Walt Disney at leisure and enjoying two of his loves: horses and the great outdoors. These photos show an unfiltered, down-to-earth side of Walt Disney that few have been privileged to witness. These albums measure approximately 8.5�x11.5� each. The binders show plenty of wear from age, but the photos are all in fine condition, some with captions written on the back sides. This is an incredibly rare and historic archive of photos from the personal life of Walt Disney. $6,000-$8,000

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187. Original Track from Walt Disney’s Backyard Railroad. (Disney, 1953) A large section of track from Walt Disney’s backyard railroad, the Carolwood Pacific Railroad. This unique, highly-engineered section of track was built at the Walt Disney Studios machine shop by Imagineer Roger Broggie and his staff. This section of cross track is the largest remaining piece of Walt’s backyard railroad known to still exist. After Walt passed, the aluminum track was removed from his Carolwood property and donated to the Los Angeles Live Steamers where it formed the “Disney Loop” at their Griffith Park layout. In the 1990s, the track was replaced with steel rail and this iconic cross section, shown in photos with Walt Disney and the Lilly Belle locomotive, was saved. The cross track is mounted on a sturdy, framed plywood board with the correct gravel ballast affixed to the display. Below the track is a plaque noting the track’s significance and history. For years, this framed track was a highlight of a display at Walt Disney’s barn in Griffith Park. The framed display measures 47”x84.25” and is in very good condition with expected wear from use, including the personal use and enjoyment of Walt Disney himself. $50,000-$60,000

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios The 1950s saw some of the greatest triumphs of the Walt Disney Studio. “Treasure Island” was the first of many live-action features from the studio. “Cinderella” was the greatest box office success since “Snow White” and was followed by a string of animated favorites which included “Alice in Wonderland”, “Peter Pan”, “Lady and the Tramp”, and the triumphant “Sleeping Beauty”. Walt Disney’s most ambitious venture, Disneyland, would open in 1955 and change the course of the studio forever. Additionally, Walt Disney’s live-action shows such as “Disneyland”, “The Mickey Mouse Club”, “Davy Crockett”, and “Zorro” established the studio as a force in television entertainment and brought audiences timeless characters that appeared on a variety of merchandise and collectibles.

188. Walt & Roy Large Walt Disney Studio Photo. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) A rare large black and white photograph of Walt and Roy Disney at the Walt Disney Studio. This classic image originally hung in the Walt Disney Studio, and features the Studio’s coding numbers on the back in pencil. The photo comes hinged to its original mat backing, as previously displayed. The photo has an image size of 20”x16” on its 26”x22.25” board. The condition is very good with some wear from use, including some staining to the original mat. $500-$700

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189. Walt Disney’s Hand-Written Speech Notes. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1947-50) An incredible set of notes hand-written by Walt Disney for a speech on the importance of the individual within their Government. The speech discusses voting, Government’s relation to jobs, food and shelter, and more. The speech notes contain 43 sheets accomplished primarily in pencil on note paper, with a few smaller Title Card sheets. The sheets measure 5”x4” and are in overall very good condition with little wear. $800-$1,000

190. Walt Disney Signed Business Card. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) A business card belonging to John (Jack) Cutting, who worked at the studio from the 1930s through the 1960s. The card has been handsigned and inscribed on the front, “Best Wishes, Walt Disney.” The signature and inscription are in black ink and still bold. The business card measures 2.25”x3.75” and is in good condition with some edge-wear from age. $1,500-$2,000

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191. Walt Disney Signature and Photograph. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) A bold Walt Disney signature on a 2.25”x3.75” sheet of paper, most likely trimmed from an autograph book. The signature has been paired with a 3.25”x4.5” black and white photograph of Walt Disney signing autographs. According to the consignor, the included photo is of Walt signing this particular autograph, but this cannot be verified. The pair is in very good condition overall. $1,500-$2,000


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192. Walt Disney Studios “Mousecar” Award. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s-60s) Arguably the most coveted award that Disney could bestow, the Mousecar is a prestigious in-house award given to those who have performed exceptional service to Walt Disney Productions. Beginning in 1947, Walt Disney gave the first Mousecar to his brother Roy Disney, and since then, recipients have included Louis Armstrong, Bernie Cobb, Marc Davis, The Sherman Brothers, and more. This Mousecar was awarded to Director and Film Maker Robert (Bob) Stevenson, and reads, “With thanks and appreciation for your many contributions-Mickey”. The bronze-colored Mickey Mouse is accomplished in metal over a wooden base, and measures 5” in diameter and 9” high. This award is in very good condition and has been repaired at the legs. $2,000-$3,000

193. Walt Disney Studios “Duckster” Award. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) An extremely rare “Duckster” award, created to honor select individuals for their service to Walt Disney Productions. These awards were very seldom given, and many, if not all, were personally presented to the receipient by Walt Disney himself. This Duckster was created for Roy Disney’s personal secretary Madeleine Wheeler and is engraved “With Many Thanks for Many Things-Your Friends at Walt Disney Productions”. Wheeler was Roy Disney’s secretary for over 30 years, and was honored with what has become one of the most sought-after and scarcely seen awards from Disney. This Duckster measures 9” tall and is in very good condition with some patina to the bronze from age. $3,000-$4,000

194. 1950’s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1950/56) A pair of Walt Disney Studio Christmas cards from 1950 and 1956 with their original envelopes. These cards feature various Disney characters offering holiday greetings and measure 7”x8”. The condition is very good with minor edgewear. $300-$400

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents “Cinderella” premiered on February 15, 1950 and became Disney’s best-performing animated film since “Snow White”. The feature’s characters became very popular, and Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother, and Jaq and Gus were soon found on various toys, books, and puppets in the 1950s. The revenue from box office sales and merchandise provided Disney with much-needed funds. The continued popularity of merchandise from his earlier films and this new revenue provided Disney with the capital to move forward on his live-action movies and TV shows of the 50s, as well as the Disneyland project.

195. Original Production Cel and Background from “Cinderella”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1950) An impressive 12”x23” pan production background featuring cels of Cinderella, Lady Tremaine, and the Duke from “Cinderella”. The cel of Lady Tremain is matching to the background while the cels of Cinderella and the Duke were added later. The cel of Cinderella has been trimmed to image and placed on a new cel. All the cels are in very good condition. $10,000-$12,000

196. Original Production Cel from “Cinderella”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1950) An original hand-painted production cel featuring the Fairy Godmother from “Cinderella”. The cel is in a 22.75”x18.75” frame and the Fairy Godmother has an image size of 7.25”x5.25”. The condition is very good with some scuffing to the frame. $700-$900

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197. Multi-Signed “Cinderella” Promotional Print. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1992) A promotional print of a Marc Davis concept of Gus and Jaq signed on the reverse by over 25 artists and animators including Marc Davis, Ward Kimball, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Andreas Deja, Wally Boag, Preston Blair, Ed Benedict, Bill Peet, Irv Spence, Ken Anderson, and Adriana Caselotti. The print measures 11”x14” and is in very good condition with expected wear. $500-$700


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198. “Cinderella” Exhibitor’s Campaign Book. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1957) An Exhibitor’s Campaign Book created to promote the theatrical re-release of Disney’s “Cinderella”. These materials come in a stylish folder with imagery from the film, and include: 2 Exhibitor Publicity Manuals, a mock-up for an Ad Campaign Supplement Packet, and 5 large 10.5”x14” black and white photos from the film. The folder measures 14”x11.5”. The set is in very good condition overall with some wear from use. The mock-up Packet features many hand-cut and adhered sections, with many of them now loose due to the age of the adhesive used. $200-$400

199. “Cinderella” Puppet Show Book. (Simon and Schuster, 1949) A Golden Toy Book titled “Walt Disney’s Cinderella Puppet Show”. This book contains 10 paper puppets and five scenes to play out the story of “Cinderella” as described in the script on each page. The 10-page book measures 11.25”x8.25” and is in very good condition with expected wear from use. $100-$200

201. Disney Film Strip Projector in Box. (Johnsons of Hendon, 1950s) A Johnson-Disney Film Strip Projector with additional film strips in the original box. This item includes the projector, instructions, and a separate box of 6 film strips to be played on the projector. The projector measures 4.25”x8.25” and 3.5” deep and is in good to very good condition, with some bending and tearing to the edges of the box. $100-$200

200. Production Story Packet for “Cinderella”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1950) A rare Production Story document created for the promotion of “Cinderella”. This 17-page document lists information on the development of the film, its cast, a synopsis, and more. This would have been sent to the press or other promotional agencies in 1950, and lists a wealth of information regarding the beloved Disney classic. The document measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with some yellowing around the border. $100-$200

202. “Disneyring” Complete Store Display. (Monogram Products, Inc., c.1950s-60s) A store display for “Disneyring” character rings depicting Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Goofy, and Pinocchio. This display contains all 120 original plastic Disneyrings and measures 15.5”x13.5”. The condition is very good. $400-$600

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203. Marx “Duet Show Time” Toy in Box. (Marx, c.1950s-60s) A “Walt Disney’s Famous Duet Show Time” toy by Marx, featuring Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio. This toy still functions and comes in its original box. The toy measures 4” tall and is in very good condition with some moderate wear to the box. $100-$200

204. Donald Duck Cola Bottles in Original Box. (c.1950s) A very rare set of 6 Donald Duck Cola bottles in their original paper carrying box. These bottles feature charming Donald Duck imagery that match the stylish vintage box. Each bottle measures 8” tall and the box measures 7.5”x7.25” and 5” deep. The condition is very good overall with some wear from age. $300-$500

205. Set of 3 “Donald Duck Bread” Promotional Items. (Berwick Bakery Ltd./Morrison-Lamothe, 1950s) A set of 3 items used in the promotion of Donald Duck Bread in the 1950s. This set includes a promotional poster offering a meet and greet with Donald Duck in person, a printing test for a advertisement for the bread, and a wrapper for the bread accomplished in wax paper. These items feature matching Donald Duck imagery and are a rare surviving example of these vintage promotional items. The items range in size from 16.75”x17” to 20.25”x12.25” and the set is in very good condition with some edge-wear. $300-$500

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206. Set of Development Artwork for Donald Duck Toy. (Florida’s Natural Growers, 1950s) A set of original artwork, prints, and negatives, used in the creation of a Donald Duck “action toy”. The movable paper toys were created to promote Donald Duck Orange Juice, and this set includes a hand-drawn prototype for the toy, the final colored version of the movable paper toy, a large pencil drawing for an advertisement, and several printed sheets relating to the advertisement. The toy and prototype measure approximately 10” tall, and the set is in overall very good condition with some expected wear from use. $500-$600


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios The journey that led to the creation of the Walt Disney animated classic “Alice in Wonderland” goes back to the beginnings of Walt Disney’s professional career. Having grown up reading Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, Walt Disney, as part of Laugh-O-Gram Studio in 1923, completed his part live-action and part animated short film “Alice’s Wonderland”. In the early 1930s at the Disney Studio, Walt set his eyes on using Alice as the star of his first feature length film before he decided on “Snow White”. Walt would come back to the idea of an Alice feature film in the 1940s, and would eventually decide that in order to be faithful to the style and theme of the books; the film would need to be fully animated. The film was met with mixed reviews upon its release, but has become a cult classic in more recent years. In addition to fans of the original film, the characters have inspired attractions at the Disney parks and Disney has since created additional Alice-inspired films. 207. Original Production Cel from “Alice In Wonderland.” (The production story of the animated classic “Alice in Wonderland” begins in the early days of Walt Disney’s professional career. A fan of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books in his youth, Walt Disney created a part live-action and part animated short film, “Alice’s Wonderland”, in 1923 while at Laugh-O-Gram Studio. In the early 1930s, Walt set his eyes on Alice as the star of his first full-length feature, but eventually chose to use Snow White instead. Walt came back to the idea of an Alice picture in the 1940s but decided that to be faithful to the style and theme of the books, the film would need to be fully animated. Although the movie was initially met with mixed reviews, it has become a cult classic which has inspired attractions at the Disney parks, as well as other features based on Lewis Carroll’s timeless story. $2,000-$3,000

208. Pair of Production Drawings from “Bee on Guard”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1951) A pair of original production drawings from “Bee on Guard”. The drawings are accomplished in graphite and colored pencils on 3-peg studio animation paper. The drawings measure 10”x12” and are in very good condition. $300-$500

209. Multi-Signed Walt Disney Studio Employee Photo. (Walt Disney Studios, 1952) A signed Walt Disney Studio employee photo featuring 10 Studio employees from December of 1952. The photo features the signatures of Dave Davidovich, Don Griffith, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Tom Codrick, Marie Dasnoit, Ken Anderson, Art Riley, Louis Debney, Karen Johnson, and an unknown “Al”. The date in the bottom right corner reads Dec. 1952. The photo measures 11.25”x14” and is mounted to 13.75”x15.75” artist’s board. The condition is very good with some spots of wear around the border. $700-$900

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents The 1953 release of “Peter Pan” marked a turning point at the Walt Disney Studios, as this was the final film that Disney’s “Nine Old Men” would work on together. The film also introduced audiences to “Tinker Bell”, a timeless addition to Disney’s cast of characters as well a Disneyland icon.

210. Walt Disney’s “Bear Country” Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1952) A original one-sheet poster for the feature film “A True-Life Adventure: Bear Country”. This poster features the image of a large bear head with teeth showing in the center, and other bears in various poses in the corners. The poster measures 41”x27” and is in fair to good condition, with some tearing on the fold lines, tape residue, and some damaged portions around the border. $300-$500

212. Original Production Cel from “Peter Pan.” (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) An original hand-painted production cel featuring Nana from Disney’s feature film “Peter Pan”. The cel measures 11”x14.5” within its 17.5”x21” frame. The condition is very good with some curling to the cel and some scuffing to the frame. $800-$1,000

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211. Original Production Cel from “Peter Pan.” (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) An original hand-painted production cel featuring the Indian Chief from “Peter Pan”. The cel measures 10”x14” within its 18”x22” frame. The condition is very good with some waviness to the cel, as well as some scuffing to the frame. $800-$1,000


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214. “Captain Hook’s Black Magic” Prototype Book. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1953) A prototype booklet created as a mock-up for a magic book titled “Captain Hooks Black Magic: A Handbook of Cabalistic Phenomena and Illusionary Science”. The cover is hand-painted, with a hand-written table of contents on the back cover. The printed pages cover a variety of magic tricks and were likely taken from an already existing magic trick book. This 12-page booklet measures 3.75”x3.5” and is in good condition, with staining and discoloration on the cover. $400-$600 213. “Peter Pan” Promotional Poster. (Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 1958) An advertising poster for Walt Disney’s “Peter Pan”. This poster was offered as a premium with “the purchase of any size jar of Peter Pan Peanut Butter” in response to the theatrical re-release of the animated classic. The poster measures 21.25”x13.75” in a 28.75”x21.75” frame. The condition is very good with some minor scuffing to the surface of the frame. $200-$400

215. “Peter Pan” Punch-Out Hat. (Weather-Bird Shoes, c.1953) A very scarce unused paper punch-out hat based on “Peter Pan”. This punch-out hat was created by Weather-Bird Shoes in promotion of the film. The hat is unused on its original punch-out sheet, and measures 13.5”x18”. The condition is very good with minor edge-wear and the sheet is in a protective plastic sleeve for its preservation. $200-$400

216. “Peter Pan” Admiral Television Studio Signs. (Admiral, c.1953) A pair of die-cut signs created in partnership with Admiral to promote Disney’s “Peter Pan”. These lithographically printed signs feature imagery of characters from “Peter Pan” as well as examples of the “television studio” play sets. The signs are in very good condition with some edge-wear from use. The signs have hardboard stands attached on the back sides for display. $200-$400

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217. “Peter Pan” Promotional Campaign Booklet. (Walt Disney Studios, 1960s) A promotional campaign booklet for the re-release of “Peter Pan”. This booklet includes a separate “ad pad” with advertisements for reproduction, along with press releases, advertising strategies, and other promotional materials. The 10-page ad pad measures 14”x10.75” inside the 14.75”x11” 15-page booklet. The condition is very good, with expected wear from use. $200-$400 218. The Sketch Book Series-Peter Pan. (Applewood Books, 1998) A hardcover book titled “Walt Disney’s Peter Pan: The Sketch-Book Series”. This book features sketches and tipped-in plates from the development of the film “Peter Pan”, and comes in a hard case. Eight artists and individuals who worked on the film have signed the book including Eyvind Earle, Marc Davis, and Ollie Johnston. The book measures 11.75”x9.5” within its 12.25”x9.75” case. The condition is very good with some wear from use. $100-$200

219. Walt Disney’s “Rob Roy” Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) An original one-sheet poster for the feature film “Rob Roy: The Highland Rebel”. This poster features an image of the title character, Rob Roy, brandishing his sword with a smile on the battlefield. The poster measures 41”x27” and is in good to very good condition with some tearing along the fold-lines and expected edge-wear from use. $300-$500

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220. Pair of Walt Disney Fan Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1954) A pair of fan cards with a picture of Walt Disney. These cards would be mailed out to fans or given to visitors of the Studio, and feature Walt in front of a background of Disney character sketches. The cards measure 10.25”x8.25” and are in very good condition with some edge-wear and creasing. $100-$200


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios Walt Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” was regarded as a success for its production quality, storytelling, and strong acting. The first science fiction film shot in CinemaScope, it was also the first featurelength Disney movie to be released by Disney’s Buena Vista Distribution. The giant squid battle sequence is a science fiction icon, and the popularity of the film led to an exhibit of props and scenery in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland, as well as the eventual opening of the “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage” attraction at Walt Disney World. The film continues to have a strong cult following, and collectibles from this feature remain very popular today.

221. “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” Campaign Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1954) An exhibitor’s campaign book created for Disney’s first cinemascope feature, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. This booklet lists details about the film, and the best ways to promote the film through radio, television, school programs, and more. The booklet measures 6.75”x3.75” and is in very good condition with some yellowing from age. $400-$600

222. “20,000 Leagues” Re-Release Theatrical Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1963) A one-sheet poster for the theatrical re-release of Disney’s iconic feature film, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. The imagery depicts the undersea explorers in their scuba gear with the Nautilus in the background. The poster measures 41”x27” and is in very good condition, with minor tearing along the fold-lines and expected edge-wear from use. $700-$1,000

223. Set of 11 “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” Lobby Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1963) A very rare set of 11 Lobby Cards created for the re-release of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. These lobby cards feature incredible imagery of the sets and crew, and measure 11”x14” each. The set is in fair to good condition, with some tape applied to the back of a few of the cards where they had been torn or cut. Many of the cards have hand-written notes or stamps on the backs from their original use. $700-$1,000

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents Walt Disney’s second television program, “The Mickey Mouse Club”, brought child actors and adult hosts together to perform a series of skits, songs, and dance routines to the delight of fans nationwide. The program was an instant success, and some of its child actors went on to become stars in film and music. “The Mickey Mouse Club” initially ran from 1955 to 1959 and helped promote and fund the early years of Disneyland. 224. Walt Disney Studio “Mickey Mouse Club” Flag. (Walt Disney Studios, 1955) This extremely rare flag hung proudly over the red trailer at the Walt Disney Studios, which was used as a makeshift schoolhouse by the original Mouseketeers during the filming of the Mickey Mouse Club television series. This flag reads “Mickey Mouse Club” with a large image of Mickey, and measures approximately 18”x32”. The piece is in fair to good condition, with some staining and wear throughout from use, including some torn portions near the tips of the flag. $500-$700

225. Mickey Mouse Club Pillsbury Promotional Items. (Pillsbury, c.1950s) A set of Mickey Mouse Club promotional items created in partnership with Pillsbury. These items relate to a promotion in which Pillsbury was offering Mickey Mouse Club “Magic Patches” featuring popular Disney characters. This set includes a store poster for the promotion, a complete unused set of all 12 “magic patches”, an unused Pillsbury brownie mix box with the promotion information, a sheet of pricing stickers, and a die-cut double-sided stand. This set originally comes from the collection of Sam and Gordon Gold, creators of children’s premium offers from the 1920s-70s. The patches measure 3” in diameter and the poster measures 24”x18”. The set is in very good condition overall. $100-$200

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226. Mickey Mouse Club Unused Mouseketeer Certificate. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) An original Mouseketeer certificate from the Mickey Mouse Club. This document states that the member is “A Mouseketeer in good standing of the Mickey Mouse Club”. The certificate has not been filled out and measures 8.5”x11”. The condition is very good. $100-$200


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227. Collection of Mickey Mouse Club Drum Sets. (Noble and Coolly, c.1950s) A set of Mickey Mouse Club drums featuring Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters. These vintage drum sets include many of their original parts such as the kick-pedals, drum sticks, cymbals, and more. This collection includes 4 main drum bodies, an additional replacement drum head, and an assortment of accompanying parts. This collection features great Disney imagery and is in overall good condition with some wear from use. $100-$200

229. “Mickey Mouse Club” Membership Headquarters Sign. (Disneyland, 1963-64) A large flexible window sign from Disneyland’s “Mickey Mouse Club Headquarters” in the Main Street “Opera House”. This large flexible window sign was likely used in promotion of the shortlived Membership Headquarters that existed while reruns of the Mickey Mouse Club were being shown during 1963 and 1964. The sign measures 10.5” in diameter and is in good condition with some adhesive residue on the back from previous display. $100-$200

228. Mickey Mouse Club TV Bulb and Nite-Lite. (Solar Electric Corp., 1950s) A Mickey Mouse Club T.V. Bulb and Nite-Lite in its original box. This light bulb features an image of Mickey Mouse with “Mickey Mouse Club” written beneath the image. The box bears slogans such as “Won’t Burn Children’s Hands” and “No Glare on Eyes,” and includes a cut-out Mickey meant to sit over the bulb. The bulb measures 6.25” tall and 2.75” in diameter in the 6.75”x3.25” and 3.25” deep box. The bulb is in very good condition and has not been tested for functionality. The condition of the box is good to very good, with some surface and edge-wear, and is missing the cellophane window panel. $100-$200

230. Annette Funicello “Ed Sullivan Show” Film Print. (CBS, 1966) An incredible 16mm CBS Film Services black and white print, featuring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon’s appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on March 6, 1966. This reel was given to Annette on September 6, 1966 for her personal archives, and no other copies of this film are known to exist in the public market. This print comes in its original canister bearing the coding and information from CBS Film Services, and measures 5.75” in diameter within its 7.25” in diameter canister. The condition appears to be very good but the film has not been played in order to preserve its condition. $700-$900

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231. “Zorro - Costume Sketches” Hand-Painted Sign. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) A hand-painted sign used in the 1950s during the production of Disney’s “Zorro” television series. The artwork was likely used as part of a display or as the cover of a costume production book. The lettering is hand-painted within the shadowed border, and there is a dried adhesive layer on the reverse. The sign measures 10.75”x13.75” and is in very good condition with minor surface wear. $400-$600

232. “Davy Crockett” Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1955) An original one-sheet poster for “Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier”. This 1955 feature film was a compilation of the 1st and 3rd episodes of the Davy Crockett television series. The poster measures 40.75”x27” and is in good to very good condition with some wear to the fold-lines and edges, and a large tear along the left-hand edge. $500-$700

233. Walt Disney’s “Music Land” Movie Poster. (Walt Disney Studios, 1955) A original one-sheet poster for the feature film “Music Land”, a compilation of selected segments from “Make Mine Music” and “Melody Time”. The poster measures 41”x27” and is in very good condition, with some wear along the fold-lines, minor surface scuffing, and expected edge-wear from use. $300-$500

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235. Walt Disney’s “Le Siam” Book. (Librairie Payout-Lausanne, 1955) A French-language book titled “Walt Disney Le Siam”. The book features text and tipped-in plates regarding Siam and its inhabitants, and comes in a hard case. The 81-page book measures 7.5”x6.5” within its 7.75”x6.5” case. The condition is very good with some wear from use, including minor lifting to the hard case. $100-$200

234. Roy Disney Signed Contract for “Lady and the Tramp”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1955) An extremely rare contract signed by Walt Disney Productions President, Roy O. Disney on December 2, 1955. This contract was created as an amendment to a contract between Walt Disney Productions and Filmsonor, S.A.B. of Brussels, Belgium concerning exhibition rights for “Lady and the Tramp”. Signed by Disney in the bottom-right corner of the contract. The document measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with two hole-punch marks along the top edge. $300-$500

236. Walt Disney’s “Les Hommes Bleus Au Maroc” Book. (Librairie Payout-Lausanne, 1956) A French-language book titled “Walt Disney Les Hommes Bleus Au Maroc”. This book features text and tipped-in plates regarding Morocco and its inhabitants, and comes in a hard case. The 91-page book measures 7.5”x6.5” within its 7.75”x6.5” case. The condition is very good with some wear from use, including minor lifting to the hard case. $100-$200

237. “The Swamp Fox” Leslie Nielsen Worn Vest. (Walt Disney Studios, 1959) An original vest worn by Leslie Nielsen for his star role as Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion in Walt Disney’s television series “The Swamp Fox”. This vest has an inner Western Costume Co. wardrobe tag marked with production numbers and Nielsen’s name. The vest is marked as a size 43 and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $500-$700

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The space, science, and technologydriven episodes of Walt Disney’s “Disneyland” television series illustrated Walt’s forward-thinking nature, which would impact the design of the “Tomorrowland” area of his park. In 1959, Disney came out with a Tomorrowland Adventure series of books with titles such as “Man in Space”, “Mars and Beyond”, and “Our Friend the Atom”. Disney’s desire to be both educational and entertaining makes these sought-after Space Age items appealing even today.

238. Multi-Signed “The Art of Animation” Hardcover. (Golden Press, Inc., 1958) A very rare copy of “The Art of Animation” signed by over 55 artists and employees of the Walt Disney Studio, including such notable individuals as Roy E. Disney, Card Walker, John Hench, Composer George Bruns, and seven of Disney’s “Nine Old Men” including Les Clark, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Frank Thomas. Some of the signatures are made out to a Madeline. The book measures 11.5”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minor wear from use including some edge-wear and small tears to the dust jacket. $500-$700

239. “Man and the Moon” Disney Exhibit Sign. (ABC, 1955) A very rare sign from an exhibit promoting the upcoming ABC Television presentation of Walt Disney’s “Man and the Moon” in 1955. The sign features hand-painted lettering on sturdy artists’ board. The sign measures 10.75”x18.5” and is in very good condition with some wear around the edges and a crease to the bottom left corner. $500-$700

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240. “Energy Unlimited” Original Disney Book Art. (L.W. Singer, 1959) An original concept design for the cover of a Disney illustrated educational book titled “Energy Unlimited”. This concept was likely created for Disney’s popular Tomorrowland Adventure Series of books in 1959, which contain similar themes, titles, and imagery to this concept design. This large original artwork is accomplished in paint and conte on artist’s paper that is mounted to board. The artwork measures 18”x14” on the 23.25”x18.75” artist’s board. The condition is very good with minor wear around the edges of the board from use. $500-$700


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241. “Man on Wheels” Original Disney Book Art. (L.W. Singer, 1959) An original concept design for the cover of a Disney illustrated educational book titled “Man on Wheels”. This concept was likely created for Disney’s popular Tomorrowland Adventure Series of books in 1959, which contain similar themes, titles, and imagery to this concept design. This large original artwork is accomplished in paint and conte on artist’s paper that is mounted to board. The artwork measures 18”x14” on the 23.25”x18.75” artist’s board. The condition is very good with minor wear around the edges of the board from use. $500-$700

242. “Man and His Earth” Original Disney Book Art. (L.W. Singer, 1959) An original concept design for the cover of a Disney illustrated educational book titled “Energy Unlimited”. This concept was likely created for Disney’s popular Tomorrowland Adventure Series of books in 1959, which contain similar themes, titles, and imagery to this concept design. This large original artwork is accomplished in paint and conte on artist’s paper that is mounted to board. The artwork measures 18”x14” on the 23.25”x18.75” artist’s board. The condition is good with a tear in the board backing along the top edge that slightly goes into the artwork. The back of the board has a handwritten note in ink that reads “Book Covers for Publication Department”. $500-$700

243. “Man and the Weather” Original Disney Book Art. (L.W. Singer, 1959) An original concept design for the cover of a Disney illustrated educational book titled “Man and the Weather”. This concept was likely created for Disney’s popular Tomorrowland Adventure Series of books in 1959, which contain similar themes, titles, and imagery to this concept design. This large original artwork is accomplished in paint and conte on artist’s paper that is mounted to board. The artwork measures 18”x14” on the 23.25”x18.75” artist’s board. The condition is very good with minor wear around the edges of the board from use. $500-$700

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents Formed in 1949 by animator Ward Kimball, the Firehouse Five Plus Two was a popular jazz band made up of members of the Walt Disney Studios Animation Department. The original band consisted of Ward Kimball, Harper Goff, Clarke Mallery, Ed Penner and Frank Thomas (the five), along with non-Disney employees Danny Alguire and Monte Mountjoy (the two). Other Disney employees would join the group in later years. The band made their debut on “The Bing Crosby Show” in 1950, and over the next 22 years would release at least 13 albums and appear on numerous TV shows, including “The Mickey Mouse Club”. They were also a frequent sight at Disneyland, especially during Dixieland at Disneyland events. Disney Legend Harper Goff was an accomplished banjo player who was with the band for most of its existence. His personal memorabilia and archive of his time with the Firehouse Five Plus Two gives us an amazing look at this unique group of musicians and artists that Walt Disney brought together at his studio.

244. Harper Goff “Firehouse Five” Personalized Banjo. (c.1920s50s) An incredible Bacon and Day Silver Bell four-string banjo model No. 4 which belonged to Disney Legend Harper Goff. The banjo is believed to have been created in the 1920s, and was used by Goff during his time with the Firehouse Five Plus Two in the 1950s. The banjo features a highly stylized name plate on the back side with the name “H Goff” in gold-tone metal. The banjo comes in Goff’s original case with a spare banjo head. Inside the storage compartment within the case are a few of Goff’s accessories including a well-used pick, several Black Diamond brand replacement strings, a vial of what appears to be oil for the banjo head, and several tools used for replacing the strings. This incredible artifact from the career of Harper Goff measures approximately 36” long and is in good condition with some wear throughout from the many years of use by a true Disney Legend. $4,000-$6,000

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245. Harper Goff Multi-Signed Banjo Head & Photo. (c.1950s) An extremely rare banjo head used by Harper Goff during his time playing in the Firehouse Five Plus Two. Goff collected many signatures on the head from notable musicians and actors with whom the band performed. Signatures include Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong (who signed as “Satchmo”), Benny Goodman, Hoagy Carmichael, the Andrews Sisters, Robert Taylor, Van Johnson, Ed Wynn, Ginger Rogers, Mack Sennett, Joseph Cotten, Harry Crocker, Greer Garson, Sonja Henie, and Vera-Ellen. This banjo head represents an incredible archive of entertainment history and the personal career of Harper Goff. The 11” diameter banjo head is stamped on the back as a Joe B. Rogers Jr. veal calf skin banjo head, and while used by Goff in the 1950s, this head is believed to have been created in the 1930s. The head comes with a framed photo of Goff using the signed banjo head. Both the head and the photo come from Goff’s estate. The head is in good condition with wear from use, including a long crack along the rim and some discoloration and fading to a few of the signatures. $1,000-$2,000


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246. Harper Goff Personal “Firehouse Five” Scrapbook. (c.1949-50s) An original scrapbook from the personal career of Disney Legend Harper Goff. This scrapbook contains numerous clippings, photos, and information from Goff’s incredible musical career with the Firehouse Five Plus Two. This scrapbook contains 27 double-sided pages of clippings and measures 14.75”x12.25” overall. The scrapbook is in fair to good condition, with some wear and separation to a few of the pages from age and use. $1,000-$2,000

247. Harper Goff Autograph Request Documents. (Good Time Jazz Record Co.,1956) An unusual letter sent to Harper Goff from David Stuart of the Good Time Jazz Record Co. The letter explains that a buyer was going to purchase a large number of LPs, but was promised an autographed picture of Harper. Enclosed with the letter was an addressed envelope, and a picture for Harper to sign. The unsigned photo, letter, and envelope, have remained in Harper’s personal collection and the signed photo appears to have never been sent. The letter measures 11”x8.5” and the set is in good condition with minor wear. $200-$300

248. Pair of Harper Goff Promotional Photos. (1950s) A pair of publicity photographs of Harper Goff. The identical photographs are both matted, one in a protective folder and the other in a traditional mat with a tag which reads, “Harper Goff Playing Banjo”. The photographs measure 10.25”x8”, one in a 14”x11.5” mat and the other in a 14.5”x11.5” folder. The condition of the tagged photograph is very good with minimal edge-wear. The condition of the photograph in the folder is fair to good, with a 2” crease and 1.5” tear, as well as other minor scratches and marks. $100-$200

249. “Firehouse Five Plus Two” Promotional Photo. (1950s) A publicity photograph of the “Firehouse Five Plus Two” playing on a fire truck, from the personal collection of band-member Harper Goff. This photograph has been mounted on artist’s board for its display. The photograph measures 14”x11” and is in very good condition with minimal edge-wear. $100-$200

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250. Collection of (20) Harper Goff Publicity Photos. (c.1950s-60s) A collection of (20) black and white publicity photos featuring Harper Goff and the Firehouse Five Plus Two. There are 8 unique images and 12 duplicates, intended for signing or mailing to fans. The photos measure 10.25”x8” and are in very good condition overall with minor wear. $500-$700

251. Harper Goff’s Firehouse Five Plus Two Archive. (c.1950s-70s) An incredible archive of photos, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and more which belonged to Harper Goff. This items document Goff’s involvement with the Firehouse Five Plus Two, and provide a wealth of information on the iconic jazz band. This set contains 4 pamphlets, 10 newspaper clippings, 18 photos of various sizes, and a copied illustration of the group by Ward Kimball. The set is in overall very good condition with expected wear from use. $200-$400

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252. Collection of (6) “Firehouse Five Plus Two” Records. (Good Time Jazz Record Co., 1955-60) A collection of (6) Firehouse Five Plus Two 12-inch LP records in their original sleeves. This collection includes the titles Firehouse Five Plus Two “Goes to Sea,” “Goes South,” “Plays for Lovers,” “Crashes a Party,” as well as “Dixieland Favorites” and “The Firehouse Five Story, Vol. 3”. The 12-inch vinyl records are in 12.5”x12.5” sleeves. The condition of the records is very good with minor surface scratches and scuffing. The condition of the sleeves is very good with expected edge-wear and some splitting of the seams. $100-$200


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253. Collection of (8) “Firehouse Five Plus Two” Records. (Good Time Jazz Record Co., 1950s) A collection of (8) Firehouse Five Plus Two records. This grouping includes five 7-inch records, two of which are in individual sleeves and three that are in a 4-part box set which is missing one record. This collection also includes three 10-inch records with one sleeve which does not match any of the loose records. The 7-inch records are in 7.25”x7.25” sleeves and a 7.5”x7.5” box. The larger sleeve measures 10.25”x10”. The condition of the records is good to very good, with some surface scuffing. The condition of the sleeves is very good with expected edge-wear. $100-$200

254. “Firehouse Five Plus Two” Recording Photo. (1950s) A large photograph of the Firehouse Five Plus Two in a recording studio, from the personal collection of band-member Harper Goff. This 10.75”x13.25” photograph has been mounted on a board for display and is in very good condition with some edge-wear. $100-$200

255. Original Production Cel from “How To Dance”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) An original production cel of the members of the Firehouse Five Plus Two from the 1953 Goofy short “How To Dance”. The untrimmed cel measures 12”x15”. The cel is in good condition with cracking to some areas of the paint. The cel was removed from a scrapbook belonging to Harper Goff and is still adhered to the paper scrapbook backing. $100-$200

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents The beginning of the 1960s marked an uncertain time for feature animation at the Walt Disney Studios. After the release of “Sleeping Beauty”, the studio was weighing the costs of animation against the revenue being brought in from live-action features, television series, and Disneyland. Just months prior, the studio had to lay off hundreds of animators and artists, and even Roy Disney tried to convince Walt to give up on animation in favor of more profitable ventures. However, Walt’s early partner and co-creator of Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks, developed a system that helped save animation at the Walt Disney Studios. Iwerks saw the potential of new xerography technology and developed a technique of transferring the animator’s pencil drawings directly onto cels. The result meant that cels no longer had to be hand-inked, and the technique made Walt Disney feature animation possible for the coming decades. Additionally, the 1964 release of “Mary Poppins” gave Disney his first Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and introduced a new cast of characters to appear on advertisements and merchandise. On December 15th, 1966, Walt would pass away, leaving The Walt Disney Company with an uncertain future when plans for feature animation, Walt Disney World, and the incredibly daring EPCOT Center were left without Walt to lead them.

256. Original Production Cel from “101 Dalmatians.” (Walt Disney Studios, 1961) An original production cel featuring Cruella de Vil from “101 Dalmatians”. The cel measures 8.5”x11” within its 16.5”x19” frame. The condition is very good with some paint separation in her hair and near the bottom of her dress, as well as some scuffing to the frame. $1,000-$1,500

257. Original Production Cel from “The Sword in the Stone”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1963) An original production cel featuring Merlin from “The Sword in the Stone”. This cel of Merlin was originally sold at Disneyland’s “Art Corner” and is still on the original Art Corner board with the gold label on the reverse. The cel has an image size of 6.25”x9.25” within its 11.5”x13.5” mat and is in very good condition with a slight waviness to the cel. $400-$600

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258. Original Production Cel from “Goliath II”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1960) An original production cel featuring Goliath II from “Goliath II”. The cel was sold at Disneyland’s “Art Corner” and still retains the original Art Corner board and gold label displayed on the reverse of the frame. The production cel has an image size of 8.5”x11.5” within its 14.75”x17” frame. The condition is very good.$300-$500


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios Walt Disney’s “Swiss Family Robinson” was not only the highest-grossing film of 1960, but also one of Disney’s most iconic live-action features. The film’s positive, family-centered story struck a chord with audiences, and this popularity helped lead to the creation of the “Swiss Family Treehouse” attraction at Disneyland, a park landmark for nearly 40 years. The movie remains popular today, due in part to the talented cast of stars, including John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, and Tommy Kirk.

259. Tommy Kirk Signed “Swiss Family Robinson” Trousers. (Walt Disney Studios, 1960) A pair of screen-used trousers from the production of “Swiss Family Robinson”. These pants were worn by Tommy Kirk in his role as Ernst Robinson and have a brown tone with several stylish front buttons. Inside, the trousers have production wardrobe labels from Western Costume Co., with a label that is marked for Tommy Kirk and a tag that reads “DIS” with a production number. The condition is good with two small holes on the front and some small stains. A few tears have been sewn, but this appears to have been done during production for an intentionally aged-look. The inside of the waist is signed by Kirk in felt pen. $500-$700

260. “Swiss Family Robinson” Complete Set of Lobby Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1968) A complete set of (8) Lobby Cards created to promote the theatrical re-release of “Swiss Family Robinson” in 1968. These Lobby Cards depict iconic scenes and characters from the film and come in their original envelope. Each card measures 11”x14” and the set is in overall very good condition with some wear to the envelope. $100-$200

261. “Toby Tyler” Original Scene Concept Painting. (Walt Disney Studios, 1960) An original scene concept painting created for Disney’s live-action feature film, “Toby Tyler”. This painting depicts one of the early scenes in the film and features excellent circus imagery. This artwork measures 13.75”x23.5” in an 18.5”x27.75” mat and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $700-$900

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262. Ceramic Flex-Let Display of Disney Character Bracelets. (Flex-Let, c.1960s) A ceramic store display for Disney character bracelets by Flex-Let. This display features Donald, Mickey, Pluto, and Bambi, and has two spaces to hold sample bracelets. Included is one boxed Flex-Let “Snow White” bracelet. The display measures 13” tall and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. The bracelet is in good condition with a detached section of the band. $200-$400

264. Set of (34) Hand-Painted Disneykins by Marx. (Marx, 1961) A very rare complete “First Series” boxed set of Disneykins by Marx. These hand-painted figures were produced during the first year that Disneykins were introduced, and features such characters as Snow White, Bambi, Mickey, Donald, Peter Pan, and many more. This set of (34) hand-painted Disneykins comes in its original display box which measures 12.5”x10” and 1.5” deep. The condition is very good with some wear to packaging. $300-$500

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263. “Greyfriars Bobby” Promotional Campaign Booklet. (Walt Disney Studios, 1961) A promotional campaign booklet for the release of “Greyfriars Bobby”. This booklet includes information regarding press releases, advertising strategies, and other promotional materials. The booklet also contains a separate promotional print of Bobby. Booklet measures 14.75”x11” and the print measures 14”x11”. The condition of the booklet is good to very good with some wear, including a crease from being folded in half and expected edge-wear from use. The condition of the print is very good with minimal edge-wear. $100-$200

265. 1960’s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1965-69) A collection of (4) Walt Disney Studio Christmas cards for the years 1965 and 1967-69. These cards feature various Disney characters offering holiday greetings. The cards range in size from 5.25”x7.25” to 6”x7.75” and are in very good condition with some edge-wear. $100-$200


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Debuting as “Wonky Toys Ltd” in 1947, Pelham Puppets of England quickly became a successful producer of marionettes, hand puppets, and ventriloquist puppets up until 1980. The company’s founder, Bob Pelham, achieved early success by licensing cartoon characters to as models for his puppets. In 1953, Pelham secured the rights to use Disney characters for their puppet line, and the Disney-themed puppets including Mickey, Minnie, and Donald, quickly became some of their most popular. In addition to the boxed puppets, Pelham created animated store displays to show their product’s functionality. These early displays are becoming increasingly difficult to come by but are prized by collectors.

267. Collection of (5) Disney Pelham Puppets. (Pelham Puppets, c.1960s) A collection of (5) Disney character Pelham Puppets in their original boxes. The puppets include Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto, and come in their original yellow Pelham boxes. The Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy puppets measure 14” tall, while the Pluto and Donald puppets measure 10.25” tall. All are in very good condition with minor wear. $600-$800

266. Disney Pelham Puppets Animated Store Display. (Pelham Puppets, c.1960s) A very rare animated store display created by Pelham Puppets that depicts Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto. This shop display would have been used to promote the sale of Pelham’s Disney-themed puppets in the 1960s, and this incredible display still functions. The display turns on and the characters move when the display is plugged in. The unit measures 21”x13.75” and 10.25” deep. The display is in very good condition, with one broken string on Minnie Mouse which has been retied and still functions. $600-$800

268. Donald Duck Pelham Puppet. (Pelham Puppets, c.1950s-60s) A rare Donald Duck Pelham Puppet, believed to be a slightly older model of the mid1960’s Donald puppet. This puppet comes in its original Pelham box and measures 13”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $200-$300

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270. Ub Iwerks Signed Check. (Iwerks, 1961) A very rare signed personal check from Disney Legend Ub Iwerks. The check is made out to Sears, Roebuck, and Co., on Dec 21, 1961 and is signed by Iwerks. The check measures 2.75”x6” and is in good condition with “Paid” punched into the check and stamped on the back by Sears, Roebuck, and Co. $400-$600 269. Disney Legend Ken Anderson Documents & Illustrations. (Walt Disney Studios, 1932-64) A collection of items relating to the incredible life and career of Disney Legend Ken Anderson. This collection includes a signed employment contract between Anderson and Walt Disney Productions, a Box Office Blue Ribbon Award given to Anderson for his work on the Art Direction of The Sword in the Stone, two black and white photos of Anderson with other notable Disney employees such as Les Clark and Ollie Johnston, and three original illustrations depicting architecture created by Anderson prior to his employment at Disney. Anderson went to college for Architectural Design, and these three original illustrations show the basis of his study that would help make him such a valuable addition at Disney. The illustrations are on 13”x9.75” artist’s paper. This set is in overall very good condition with minor wear from use. $600-$800

271. “Peter and the Wolf” Record & Concept Art. (RCA Victor, 1963) A collection of (3) RCA Victor die-cut store displays featuring Goofy, Ludwig Von Drake, and Bongo the Bear. These displays promote RCA Victor’s line of New Vista televisions and stereos and have cardboard stands attached to the backs. The character displays range in size from 20” tall to 22” tall. The condition is very good with some edge-wear, including some creasing. The Ludwig display has a detached corner that is included. $600-$800

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272. Collection of (3) RCA Victor Disney Character Store Displays. (RCA Victor, 1963) A collection of (3) RCA Victor die-cut store displays featuring Goofy, Ludwig Von Drake, and Bongo the Bear. These displays promote RCA Victor’s line of New Vista televisions and stereos and have cardboard stands attached to the backs. The character displays range in size from 20” tall to 22” tall. The condition is very good with some edge-wear including some creasing and edge-wear. The Ludwig display has a detached corner that is included. $300-$400


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios Walt Disney attempted to acquire film rights for Mary Poppins as early as 1938. Walt’s daughters were enamored by the series of books by P.L. Travers, but Travers reportedly felt a film adaption would be unable do justice to her novels. It took Disney over 20 years before an agreement could be made, and when “Mary Poppins” finally debuted in 1964, it would earn Disney 13 Academy Award nominations 5 wins. The film marked the feature film debut of its star Julie Andrews, and saw a memorable performance by her co-star Dick Van Dyke. “Mary Poppins” has been regarded as Walt’s greatest live-action achievement and has established a special place in the hearts of fans worldwide.

273. “Mary Poppins” Original Set Design Concept. (Walt Disney Studios, 1964) An original ink drawing of the Banks family home from “Mary Poppins”. This concept drawing was created during the set design stages of production, and depicts Mary Poppins walking with Jane and Michael in front of their house. This drawing is beautifully matted and framed, and has an image size of 19.5”x27.75” within its 29.5”x37.75” frame. The condition is very fine. $2,000-$3,000

274. Original Production Cel from “Mary Poppins”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1964) An original production cel featuring the Pearly Band from “Mary Poppins”. The cel was originally sold at Disneyland’s “Art Corner” and still retains the original Art Corner board with the gold label on the reverse. The cel measures 7”x9” within its 12.25”x13.25” mat. The condition is very good with a slight waviness to the cel. $800-$1,000

275. Original Production Cel from “Mary Poppins”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1964) An original hand-painted animation cel from Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins”. This cel features the members of the Pearly Band, and comes displayed over a reproduction background. The cel has an image size of 8.75”x11.75” within its 14”x17” frame. The cel is in very good condition. $800-$1,000

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276. “Mary Poppins” Child’s Apron. (Disneyland, 1964) A souvenir child’s apron featuring imagery from “Mary Poppins”. This apron measures 17”x17” and is in fine condition with some fold-creases from storage and a small blemish along the neck-line. $200-$400

278. “Mary Poppins” Souvenir Hat. (Disneyland, 1964) A souvenir hat based on a similar hat worn by Mary Poppins. The top of the hat has a posable flower and inside is a Mary Poppins merchandise label. The hat’s opening measure’s approximately 6.25” in diameter and is in very good condition with minor wear. $300-$500

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277. “Mary Poppins” Bread Advertisement. (Berwick Bakery, c.1964) A framed advertisement for “Mary Poppins Buttermilk Bread”. This black and white advertisement depicts Mary Poppins with her bag and umbrella and has references to the film. The ad has an image size of 17”x12” within its 24.25”x19.25” frame. The condition is very good. $200-$300

279. Mary Poppins Cut-Out Doll Book with Jane and Michael. (Watkins-Strathmore Co., 1964) A cut-out doll book featuring press-out dolls of Jane, Michael, and Mary Poppins, as well as 8 pages of cut-out clothing in which to dress the dolls. The unused book measures 11”x8.25” and is in very good condition with some discoloration to the pages and a minor crease to the top right. $100-$200


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281. Dick Van Dyke Signed “Mary Poppins” Publicity Photo. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1980s) A photo of Bert and Mary Poppins that has been signed by Dick Van Dyke. The photo reads “God bless, Dick Van Dyke” in black ink and measures 8”x10”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $100-$200 280. “Mary Poppins” Bert Artwork. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1970s) An original illustration of Bert from Walt Disney’s feature film, “Mary Poppins”. Accomplished in acrylic on thick artist’s paper, the illustration still retains the original ink drawing on vellum that is hinged over the front. This illustration measures 23”x20” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. There are a few hand-written notes in the top-right corner of the vellum sheet. $300-$500

282. Dick Van Dyke Signed “Mary Poppins” Publicity Photo. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1980s) A signed photo of Dick Van Dyke as Bert from Disney’s “Mary Poppins”. This photo was believed to have been signed in the 1980s, and reads “Hi, God Bless, Dick Van Dyke” in black felt pen. The photo measures 10”x8” and is in very good condition. $100-$200

283. Set of (9) “Emil and the Detectives” Lobby Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1964) A set of (9) lobby card created to promote the feature film “Emil and the Detectives”. These cards feature beautiful full-color scenes from the film and measure 11”x14”. The condition is very good and the original envelope is included. $100-$200

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents The last film to be produced by Walt Disney, “The Jungle Book” premiered in 1967. As one of the first animated features to use popular stars of the day to voice main characters, the film received praise from critics and audiences alike, and received an Academy Award nomination for “The Bare Necessities”. The film remains one of Disney’s most popular, as new generations of viewers are introduced to characters like Mowgli and Baloo in live-action and animated films, as well as in the Disney parks.

284. Original Production Cel from”The Jungle Book”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) An original production cel featuring Shere Khan from “The Jungle Book”. Shere Khan’s image size is 8.5”x10.5” within the 18”x19.75” frame. The condition is very good with some waviness to the image and minor paint separation around his jaw and front paw. $800-$1,000

285. Production Cel & Background from “The Jungle Book”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) An original production cel and original hand-painted production background featuring Shere Khan and Kaa from “The Jungle Book”. The untrimmed cel of Shere Khan measures 12.5”x16” and Shere Khan’s image size is a very large 8”x7”. Kaa is on a slightly trimmed 11.5”x12” cel and has an image size of 6”x4.5”. Both cels have been placed on a 12.5”x16” background. Condition is very good with some very light lifting and chipping in the paint near the edges of the cels. $4,000-$5,000

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286. Set of Frank Thomas “Jungle Book” Litho Color Studies. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1992) A very rare set of 3 original hand-colored “color studies” created by Disney Legend Frank Thomas for a set of limited edition prints based on Disney’s “The Jungle Book”. These color studies feature the same imagery seen in the final limited edition, but show the process Thomas went through in creating the final images. The set includes 3 Mowgli and Kaa color studies, 2 matching Mowgli and Kaa lithos in their original folder, and 4 matching Baloo and Mowgli lithos in their original folder. The color studies measure 8.5”x11” and one has a foamcore backing. The lithographs measure 10”x13” within their 10.5”x13.5” folders. The condition of this set is very good with some edge-wear. $600-$800

288. Disney Characters Pins Store Display. (c.1970s) A store display for Disney character “Clutch Pins” which were advertised as “Ideal for Hat Pins, Tie Tacks, Lapel Pins, Etcetera”. These pins feature Mickey, Donald, and Minnie, and come on their store display backing that is shaped like Cowboy Mickey. The display measures 13.25”x9.25”and is in very good condition. $500-$700

287. Pair of Signed “The Jungle Book” Fan Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) A rare pair of fan cards featuring the characters of Disney’s animated feature, “The Jungle Book”. These cards have matching imagery, with one card bearing the signatures of the Sherman brothers (both Robert and Richard) and very rare signature of George Bruns. Artifacts with all three of these signatures are extremely rare, and these fan cards measure 5”x7”. The condition is very good with some edge-wear. $200-$400

289. Mary Blair Signed Holiday Card. (1968) A Holiday Card written and signed by Mary Blair. The card was addressed to “Anne dear,” and reads “I wish you the best, Mary Blair”. The card is dated 1968 at the top, and measures 4.25”x6.25” when folded. The condition is very good. $400-$600

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents The 1970s began on a high note with the opening of Walt Disney World on October 1, 1971. However, following the death of Roy O. Disney in December of the same year, the Walt Disney Studios struggled to recreate the magic that the Disney brothers had maintained for the past 50 years. The animated feature films “Robin Hood” and “The Rescuers” debuted, as did the live-action films “Freaky Friday” and “The Apple Dumpling Gang”, but the studio remained stuck in its comfort zone without Walt at the helm. Noticing a decline in quality of storytelling and animation, Don Bluth and 11 other Disney animators left to form their own studio, Don Bluth Productions. The new studio thrived as an animation competitor against Disney, with commercial hits such as “The Secret of NIMH” and “The Land Before Time”. Additionally, “Star Wars”, a film that Disney declined to produce, debuted to record-breaking numbers at the box office. Faced with new competition, uncertain leadership, and public interest in their traditional stories waning, the Walt Disney Studios ended the 1970s examining how they would re-establish their place as an entertainment leader.

290. Large Walt Disney Studios Plot Plan. (Walt Disney Studios, 1970) An extremely rare plot plan brownline that was displayed on a wall in the Walt Disney Studio during the 1970s. This plot plan is titled “Walt Disney Production - Burbank, California - April 16, 1970” and depicts the Walt Disney Studios layout in reds and greens. This framed display piece was created by taking the brownline plot plan, mounting it to board, then building a frame around the board for it to hang in the Studio. The back of the board has the note “N Wall”, and the frame itself is held together with tape. The entire piece measures 52”x45.5” and is in good condition with some wear from use including scuffing and some fading from age. $4,000-$6,000

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios In 1977, “The New Mickey Mouse Club” debuted as a modernized version of the popular 1950’s television show for a new audience. The new version recreated some familiar aspects such as a cast of Mouseketeers, animated segments, skits, and occasional guest performances, but took a drastically different approach that attempted to reflect the American ideals of the time. The Mouseketeers were now a more ethnically diverse group, with flashier clothes, and an updated discoinfluenced theme song which tried to appeal to its late 1970’s audience. Much like the 1950’s series, “The New Mickey Mouse Club” holds a special place in the memories of fans that grew up seeing performances by the puppets The Sleuth and Dr. Nefarious, and popular Mouseketeers such as Lisa Welchel and Julie Piearski.

291. “The Sleuth” and “Professor Nefarious” Puppets. (Tony Urbano Productions, 1978) An incredible pair of vintage puppets created for the Mickey Mouse Club tv series in 1978. These puppets depict “The Sleuth” and “Professor Nefarious”, inspired by Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty, and were used during segments on the Mickey Mouse Club. Created by legendary puppeteer Tony Urbano, the puppets come with their original storage crates and have been restored to functioning condition. The puppets measure approximately 36” tall and are in very good condition with minor wear from use. Special shipping arrangements will apply, please contact us for estimates and information. $8,000-$10,000

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292. Collection of (3) Ceramic Cookie Jars. (California Originals, c.1970s) A collection of (3) hand-painted ceramic cookie jars featuring Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse, believed to have been created by California Originals. While later version of these jars would have an engraved “Walt Disney Productions” copyright along the base, these earlier versions do not have an engraved base, but are stamped with ink on the underside of the lids and the bottom of the bases. The cookie jars measure 11” tall and are in very good condition with minor wear from display. $100-$200

293. 1970’s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1970-79) A collection of (10) Walt Disney Studio Christmas cards from 1970-79, with 8 original envelopes. These cards feature various Disney characters offering holiday greetings, often with characters from recent and upcoming films for the year. The cards range in size from 5”x5” to 6”x9.25” and are in very good condition with some edge-wear. $100-$200

The “Anaheim Ichthyological, Sour Mash and 5-Card Draw Society” was formed shortly after the opening of Disneyland in 1955, and membership included Disneyland’s top executives and select Anaheim city officials. This secret society met annually for an overnight that involved fishing, golfing, poker, and drinking. The get-togethers initially served to strengthen relationships between Walt, his top personnel, and important officials of Anaheim (including police chiefs, mayors, and city council members), but the tradition carried on for decades after Walt’s death until it was unofficially disbanded in 1991 to maintain public appearances. Much remains unknown about this secret society, but those few relics which make their way into the public market are rare finds for any Disney enthusiast.

294. Collection of (3) Disney Character Member Gifts. (Disneyland, 1970s-80s) A collection of (3) exclusive gifts given to members of the “Anaheim Ichthyological, Sour Mash and 5-Card Draw Society”. These figures feature Snow White with Happy, Pinocchio, and Br’er Bear, and were given to members of the secret society during their annual retreats. The figures are accomplished in hand-painted ceramic and measure between 5” and 8.5” tall. The condition is good with a few small broken pieces and minor wear from display. $500-$700

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios 295. Pair of Mickey and Minnie Member Gifts with Prototype. (Disneyland, 1970s-90) A pair of exclusive gifts given to members of the “Anaheim Ichthyological, Sour Mash and 5-Card Draw Society”. These figures feature Mickey and Minnie and were given to members of the secret society during their annual retreats. The figures are accomplished in hand-painted ceramic and measure between 7” to 11” tall. Included is an unpainted prototype of the Mickey figure. The figures are in good condition with some spots of discoloration to both the figure and prototype from the materials used in their construction. $400-$600

296. Collection of (3) Goofy Member Gifts. (Disneyland, 1970s-91) A collection of (3) exclusive gifts given to members of the “Anaheim Ichthyological, Sour Mash and 5-Card Draw Society”. These figures depict Goofy, and were given to members of the secret society during their annual retreats. The figures are accomplished in hand-painted ceramic and measure between 8” and 11” tall. The condition is good with a few small broken pieces and minor wear from display. $500-$700

297. Pair of Donald Duck Member Gifts. (Disneyland, 1984/89) A pair of exclusive gifts given to members of the “Anaheim Ichthyological, Sour Mash and 5-Card Draw Society”. These figures feature Donald Duck and were given to members of the secret society during their annual retreats. The figures are accomplished in hand-painted ceramic and are adhered to wooden bases. Both figures measure 7” tall, and are in good condition with a few small broken pieces and minor wear from display. $400-$600

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298. Set of (9) “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” Lobby Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1971) A set of (9) lobby cards from “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”. These lobby cards include 8 images from the film, as well as a cover card with the title and credits, all in their original envelope. The cards measure 11”x14” in an 11.5”x14.5” envelope. The condition is very good with expected edge-wear from use. $200-$400

299. Pair of “Robin Hood” Promotional Posters. (Walt Disney Studios, 1973) A rare pair of posters created for the promotion of Disney’s “Robin Hood”. These long posters feature both the title character Robin Hood, as well as Little John. Both posters measure approximately 30”x10” and are in very good condition with some edge-wear including minor tape residue on the top edge from previous display. $100-$200

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300. Collection of (3) “Robin Hood” Character Cut-Outs. (Rombouts/ Malongo, c.1970s) A collection of (3) character cut-out figures on sturdy cardboard. The set includes King John, Friar Tuck, and the Sheriff of Nottingham. The figures measure between 8.5” and 12” tall, and the set is in overall very good condition with little wear. $100-$200


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301. Disney 50th Anniversary Original Painting. (Walt Disney Studios, 1972) An original painting created for the Walt Disney Studios Christmas card for December of 1972, as the company was about to enter into their 50th Anniversary year. The painting proudly depicts many of Disney’s iconic characters, the years 1923 and 1973, and depictions of elements of the Disney parks. This painting is believed to have also been the basis for the cover of Disney News in Spring of 1973. Accomplished in acrylic on artist’s paper which is mounted to a larger board, the artwork has two sheets of paper hinged over the top for the artwork’s protection. The painting has an image size of 12”x15” on its 20.5”x23.5” board. The painting is in very good condition with minor wear to the board from use. $3,000-$5,000

302. Pair of Disney Productions 50th Anniversary Paintings. (Disneyland, 1973) A pair of large paintings created for the Walt Disney Productions 50th Anniversary commemorative coin. The illustrations feature the designs seen on the front and back of the finalized coin, which includes imagery of Mickey Mouse as well as a wonderful quote by Walt Disney. These designs are accomplished in brown, white, and metallic gold paints on artist’s board. These illustrations measure 17”x17” each, and the pair is in very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

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303. Disney Studio Retirement Card with Over 200 Signatures. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1973) A large, hand-painted retirement card signed by over 200 employees of the Walt Disney Studio. The card features hand-colored and trimmed Mickey, Minnie, and Donald drawings adhered over a hand-painted background. Some of the signatures include Les Clark, Ken O’Connor, Card Walker, and many more. The drawing has an image size of 18”x28” within its 32”x40” mat, and the condition is very good with some wear around the border from use. $2,000-$3,000

304. Sam McKim Original Birthday Card. (1974) An original Birthday card created by Imagineer Sam McKim featuring Winnie the Pooh. The text reads “Don’t Pooh-Pooh these Birthdays!” and the design is accomplished in layers of hand-cut artist’s board that have been drawn and written on. The design is dated and signed by McKim and is addressed at the top to “Ann...”. The card measures 10.25”x3.25” and is in very good condition with little wear. $100-$200

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305. “Island at the Top of the World” Campaign Book. (Walt Disney Studios, 1974) An advertising campaign book for “Island at the Top of the World”. This book contains a separate ad pad in addition to publicity pieces and advertising opportunities. The 9-page ad pad measures 14”x10.75” and the 19-page book measures 15”x11”. The condition is very good with some minor wear from use. $100-$200

306. “Walt” Book of Quotes by Walt Disney with Photos. (Walt Disney Studios, 1975) A book compiled from Walt Disney’s speeches, interviews, and other media. Titled “Walt”, this 48-page book includes quotes from Walt Disney on various subjects in alphabetical order and measures 8.5”x11”. The condition is good with some creasing and minor wear around the border. $100-$200


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307. “The Apple Dumpling Gang” Clay O’Brien Jacket & Pants. (Walt Disney Studios, 1975) A wardrobe set including a jacket and pants used by Clay O’Brien in his role as Bobby Bradley in Disney’s feature film “The Apple Dumpling Gang”. The clothing features Western Costuming Co. labels inside with Brad Savage’s name and production coding listed. The pants are marked as a size 25 waist, and the clothing is in very good condition with minor wear from use including some wear around the ankles. $400-$600

308. “The Apple Dumpling Gang” Brad Savage Jacket & Pants. (Walt Disney Studios, 1975) A wardrobe set including a jacket and pants used by Brad Savage in his role as Clovis Bradley in Disney’s feature film “The Apple Dumpling Gang”. The clothing features Western Costuming Co. labels inside with Brad Savage’s name and production coding listed. The pants are marked as a size 25 waist, and the clothing is in very good condition with minor wear from use including a small spot of discoloration on the right chest. $400-$600

309. 1980’s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards. (Walt Disney Studios, 1980-88) A collection of (7) Disney Studio Christmas cards from 1980-84 and 1988, with 6 original envelopes. These cards feature various Disney characters offering holiday greetings, often with characters from recent and upcoming films for the year. The cards range in size from 7”x5” to 4”x9” and are in very good condition with some edge-wear. $100-$200

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents Although 1980s began with the same struggles of the 1970s, by the end of the decade the Walt Disney Studios achieved the kind of success the studio hadn’t seen in some time. In the years following the deaths of the Disney brothers, the studio needed change, vision, and a rededication to quality. To effect that change, Michael Eisner became the CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 1984, Frank Wells became President, and Walt’s nephew, Roy E. Disney, became the head of the Animation Department. Under Eisner’s leadership, a series of decisions were made which helped bring significant revenue back to the studio. Theme park admission prices were raised just slightly, providing millions of dollars in increased revenue without affecting attendance numbers. Developments in home-viewing technology allowed the studio to use its large catalog of existing films to generate impressive sales. Additionally, the rededication to quality in the studio’s feature animation led to what has been dubbed the “Disney Renaissance”, which began with “The Little Mermaid” in 1989. The period that followed reestablished the Walt Disney Studios as a leader in animation. This renaissance, combined with the continued success of the existing theme parks as well as the opening of Tokyo Disneyland and Euro Disneyland, allowed the Walt Disney Studios to end the 1980s on an upswing which set the tone for its future.

310. Walt Disney Studio Executive Offices Wall-Mounted Rug. (Walt Disney Studios, 1980s) A large wall-mounted rug featuring a fantastic image of Minnie Mouse. This rug was displayed in the executive offices at the Walt Disney Studio during the 80s, and includes a wooden wall-mount along the top-edge of the rug. This rug measures 75”x48” and is in very good condition with little wear from use. $1,000-$1,500

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311. “Beyond Witch Mountain” Script. (Walt Disney Studios, 1981) A Walt Disney Productions script for “Beyond Witch Mountain”, the third and final installment of the Witch Mountain franchise. The script is noted as the “Revised First Draft Teleplay”, and bears the date of Nov 9, 1981. The script is 64 pages long and measures 11”x8.5”. The condition is very good with minor cover-wear from use. $100-$200

312. Collection of (24) Autographed Disney Character Photos. (1980s-90s) A collection of 24 signed photos from a variety of voice actors, film stars, and television stars. Some of the photographs are dedicated to “Mickey.” The signatures include the voices of Smurfette, Rocky and Bullwinkle’s Rocky, Judy Jetson, Scrooge McDuck, Betty Boop, and more. Some of the actor signatures include Fess Parker, Mouseketeer Karen, Mouseketeer Cubby, and more. The photos range in size slightly but are approximately 8.5”x11”. The photos are in very good condition with little wear. $300-$500

313. Original Artwork for Disney Posters & Christmas Card. (Walt Disney Studios, 1981) An original painting created in 1981 and used in several Disney posters and advertisements, as well as for the Walt Disney Studio’s Christmas Card in December of that same year. The artwork was created by artist Paul Wenzel to be used initially for the posters and advertisements, and later in the Studio Christmas card. For the Christmas card, trimmed paper Santa hats were trimmed and applied over the existing painting. This incredible original artwork is accomplished in acrylic on artist’s paper that is mounted to foam-core, with paper Santa hats applied over Todd and Copper. The artwork has an image size of 19”x16.5” on its 26”x22.5” backing. The condition is very good with minor edge-wear and Wenzel’s signature at the bottom-right corner. $1,000-$1,500

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents In 1935, Carl Barks joined the animation department at the Walt Disney Studio. Shortly after joining Disney, Barks moved to the Story Department where he would write for Donald Duck cartoons. From 1942 until 1966 Barks worked for Disney and Western Publishing writing and illustrating Donald Duck Comic Books. It was through these comic books that Barks created the character Scrooge McDuck in 1947, as well as numerous other inhabitants of Duckburg. Barks was honored with the Disney Legend award in 1991 and his work remains highly soughtafter and appreciated for the development of Donald Duck and the Duck Family.

314. Carl Barks “Sailing the Spanish Main” Original Concept. (Barks, 1982) An original concept sketch created by Carl Barks for what would become his iconic “Sailing on the Spanish Main” painting. This sketch features Donald, Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and is signed and dated by Barks. The title “First Rough Idea for Sailboat Litho” was written by Barks along the bottom edge. This sketch comes from Barks’ personal sketchbook and is accomplished in pencil on 11”x8.5” paper. The condition is fine with minor edge-wear. $800-$1,000

315. “Eureka! A Goose Egg Nugget!” Carl Barks Signed Card. (Barks, 1996) A signed photo card of Carl Barks’ oil painting titled “Eureka! A Goose Egg Nugget!” created for the 100th Anniversary of the Alaskan/Yukon Gold Rush. This card is signed on the front by Barks in ink, with some information on the back. The card measures 9”x6” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $100-$200

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316 “Carl Barks and the Disney Ducks” Book. (Another Rainbow Publishing, Inc., 1993) A book titled “Carl Barks and the Disney Ducks”. This book contains information on Carl Barks life and work, as well as images of his artwork. The book measures 10.25”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minimal wear. $100-$200

317. “Uncle Scrooge in Color” Hardcover Book. (Gladstone Publishing, 1987) A hardcover book titled “Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge in Color”. This book contains various Uncle Scrooge cartoons and stories accompanied by the artwork of Carl Barks. The book is signed by Carl Barks and given the number #511/750 on the inside cover, and comes with a hard case. The book measures 12.5”x9.5” and the case measures 12.75”x9.5”. The condition is very good with minimal wear. $100-$200


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios 318. Ward Kimball Signature & Drawings. (Walt Disney Studios, 1987) An original drawing by Ward Kimball featuring his signature and various notes. This drawing is accomplished on Disney Studio letterhead which was used to promote the 1944 animated film, “The Three Caballeros”. Kimball notes along the top of the paper that he animated the characters depicted in the scene on the letterhead. Kimball’s ink drawing depicts a scene from “Alice in Wonderland” and was used to poke fun at the letter’s recipients. The letter measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition. $300 -$500 The “Disney Renaissance” was an approximately 10-year period from 1989 to 1999, in which the Walt Disney Studios successfully returned to creating musical animated films, primarily based on well-established stories. This period began with the release of “The Little Mermaid”, followed by such films as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”, and many others. The “Disney Renaissance” saw other significant advancements for the Walt Disney Studios, including a partnership with Pixar in 1995 which resulted in Disney’s first computeranimated feature film, “Toy Story”. The Disney Afternoon programming block beginning in 1990 showcased advancements in television animation, with cartoons such as “Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers”, “TaleSpin”, “Darkwing Duck”, and “Goof Troop”. The end of this renaissance is considered to be the release of “Tarzan” in 1995, after a decade of critical and financial successes which solidified the Walt Disney Studios’ place as the leader in feature animation once again.

319. “Roller Coaster Rabbit” Original Production Cel. (Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original animation cel from the animated short “Roller Coaster Rabbit”. This hand-painted cel features Baby Herman and is placed over a scene matching reproduction background. The cel and background measures 12.5”x17” and is in very good condition. $600-$800

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents Released in 1989 and based on the classic fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, “The Little Mermaid” is considered the first film of the “Disney Renaissance”. After a string of animated features from the Walt Disney Studios underperformed at the box office, “The Little Mermaid” reminded audiences of the unique magic the studio could create. Disney hadn’t received an Academy Award nomination since the 1977 feature “Oliver and Company”, but “The Little Mermaid” won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, and two Grammys. In the wake of the success of “The Little Mermaid”, the Walt Disney Studios released a number of animated features that would become some of their most acclaimed films.

320. Original Production Cel from “The Little Mermaid”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original production cel featuring Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”. The untrimmed cel measures 10.5”x12” and has been placed on a hand-painted reproduction background. Ariel’s image size is 7.25”x8.5”and the entire framed piece measures 1 17”x18.25”. The condition is very good with some scuffing to the frame. $1,500-$2,500

321. Original Production Cel from “The Little Mermaid”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original production cel featuring Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”. The untrimmed cel measures 12”x16” and has been placed on a color copy background. The entire framed piece measures 18.25”x23.75”. The condition is very good with some scuffing to the frame. $1,000 -$1,500

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322. Original Production Cel from “The Little Mermaid”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original production cel featuring Ursula and a “poor unfortunate soul” from “The Little Mermaid”. The untrimmed cels measure 10.5”x13” and have been placed on a color copy background. The cels are in very good condition and are slightly stuck to the background. The cel setup comes with a certificate of authenticity from The Walt Disney Company. $900-$1,200

323. Original Production Cel from “The Little Mermaid”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original production cel featuring Sebastian and flamingos from “The Little Mermaid”. The setup consists of three cels placed over a printed reproduction background. The untrimmed cels measure 12.5”x17”. The cels are in very good condition and are slightly stuck to the background, which has caused some spots of wear to the printed background. $900-$1,200

324. Original Production Cel from “The Little Mermaid”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original production cel featuring King Triton from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” The untrimmed cel measures 12.5”x16.25”and has been placed on a custom hand-painted background. The cel is in very good condition with some scuffing to the frame. $800-$1,000

325. Glen Keane Production Drawing from “The Little Mermaid” (Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original rough animation drawing of Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 12.5”x17.5” animation paper, the drawing is by Academy Award-winning animator Glen Keane. Ariel’s image size is 9.5”x10”. The artwork is in excellent condition with little to no wear. $800-$1,000

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326. The Sketch Book Series - The Little Mermaid. (Applewood Books, 1997) A hardcover book titled “Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid: The Sketch-Book Series”. This book features sketches and tipped-in plates from the development of the film “The Little Mermaid”, and comes in a hard case. The book is signed by actress Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in the film. The book measures 11.75”x9.5” within its 12.25”x9.75” case. The condition is very good with some wear from use. $100-$200

327. “Lion King” Final Draft Script. (Walt Disney Studios, 1994) A brad-bound copy of the final draft of the screenplay for “The Lion King”. This script is stamped with “000096” on every page and includes the full text of the film, as well as song lyrics. The 101-page script measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $100-$200

329. Original Production Drawing from “Hercules”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1997) An original production drawing featuring Nessus, the river guardian from “Hercules”. The drawing is accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 12.5”x17” animation paper and is in very good condition. $300-$500

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328. Signed “The Art of Tim Burton” Deluxe Edition. (Steeles Publishing, 2009) A very rare signed “The Art of Tim Burton” Deluxe Edition hardcover art book. This book contains 430 pages, over 1000 illustrations, Burton’s signature inside, as well as a limited edition and signed lithograph. This book comes in its original slipcase which measures 12.5”x11.5” and 2” thick. The condition is very fine. $600-$800

330. Set of 4 Marc Davis Concept Art Prints. (Marc Davis Collectors Society, c.1998) A set of four prints featuring the artwork of Disney Legend Marc Davis. These prints were created as part of the Marc Davis Collectors Society and include three concepts for “Pirates of the Caribbean” and one for the never completed “Chanticleer”. The prints feature facsimile signatures and come with a flyer for the Collectors Society. The prints range from 14.75”x10” to 17”x22” and are in very good condition with some edge-wear. Three of the prints have embossed borders that give the appearance of a mat around the artwork. $100-$200


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331. Set of (57) Disney Animator Sketches & Autographs. (Walt Disney Studios, 1996) An incredible collection of (57) drawings created by Animators and artists at the Walt Disney Studio for a fellow employee that had to leave during the production of “Mulan”. As such, many of these drawings feature the characters from “Mulan”, drawn by their key animators. The collection represents artwork by some of the new talented artists brought to the Studio as production was expanded to Orlando. The drawings are accomplished in a variety of pencils and markers on 8.5”x5.25” sheets of paper. This set 332. “The Disney Channel” Executive Tie. is in very good condition. $2,000-$3,000 (Walt Disney Studios, 1990s) A necktie worn by executives at The Disney Channel. This dark blue tie features an understated screen-shaped pattern with Mickey’s head in the center and “The Disney Channel” written below. The tie is in very good condition with minimal wear from use. $50-$100

333. Walt Disney Property Department T-Shirt. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1990s) A t-shirt from the Property Department of Walt Disney Studios. This shirt reads “Property of Walt Disney Property Department” on the front pocket and “Greetings from The Walt Disney Studios Props - California’s Finest” in a postcard-style image. The t-shirt is an adult XL and is in very good condition, with minimal wear from use including a small stain on the front. $50-$100

334 Walt Disney Studios Animation Art Banner. (Walt Disney Studios, c.2000s) A banner for Walt Disney Studios animation art featuring a silhouette of Mickey and the text “It all Started with a Mouse”. This vibrant red and white banner measures 35.5”x12.25” and is in very good condition. $100-$200

335. Ollie Johnston’s NFFC “Disney Legend” Award. (NFFC, 1993) A special etched glass award commemorating Ollie Johnston’s induction as a “Disney Legend” in 1993. This award was presented to Ollie by the NFFC Club for Disneyana Enthusiasts, and features Ollie’s name above the title “Disney Legend”. This award measures approximately 5” tall and is in good condition with some minor scuffing from previous display. $200-$400

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336. Eyvind Earle Signed Christmas Card for Frank Thomas. (1997) A limited edition Christmas card sent by Eyvind Earle to Frank Thomas with its original envelope. This oversized card depicts a snowy winter scene, with Eyvind Earle’s signature at the bottom and edition number 157/180. The inside of the card reads, “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Love, Joan and Eyvind”. The card measures 10.5”x8” in its 9.25”x11.75” envelope. The condition is very good with expected wear from use. $200-$400

338. “Walt Disney’s World on Ice” Original Painting. (Rick Brown Illustration, 1995) A large original painting created for the promotion of “Walt Disney’s World on Ice” which would later be known as, “Disney on Ice”. This painting features several of Disney’s iconic animated characters including Mickey, Goofy, Baloo, Ariel, and more. The painting is accomplished in acrylic and airbrush on sturdy artist’s paper and measures 25.5”x19”. The condition is very good with minor wear to the artwork’s paper cover. $500-$700

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337. “The Illusion of Life” Signed Hardcover Book. (Hyperion, 1995) A hardcover book titled “The Illusion of Life” by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. This book provides a fascinating look at the studio and is full of images of the animation artwork which helped create some of Disney’s greatest films. This copy has been signed by both Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. The book measures 11.25”x10.75” and is in very good condition with minimal edge-wear. $100-$200

339. Pair of “Pirates of the Caribbean” Cannibal Pole Props. (Walt Disney Studios, 2006) A pair of prop head-hunter poles used in the cannibal sequence in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”. The poles range from 50” to 81.5” and are in fair to good condition, with two end-sections broken off and some chipping to the paint. $800-$1,000


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341. Early Disneyland Cast Member ID Badge. (Disneyland, c.1960) An extremely rare original Disneyland metal ID badge of the style used in the park between 1955 and 1962. Before the well-known modern-style Disneyland cast member name tags were issued, Disneyland supplied these stamped aluminum employee ID number badges to all cast members. Walt Disney himself carried one of these with the ID #1. This badge is number 3783 and measures 2”x2.5”. The badge is in good condition with some expected scuffing and minor tarnishing from use. $1,000-$1,500

343. Collection of (14) Disneyland Patches. (Disneyland, c.1959-00s) An incredible set of cast member wardrobe patches and souvenir patches from Disneyland. These patches span over 50 years of Disneyland’s history, and include patches for the “Matterhorn Bobsleds”, “Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage”, “Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters”, “Resort Enhancement Team”, “Disneyland Resort Horticulture”, and many more. There are 14 total patches and the set is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

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342. Disneyland Report to Anaheim and Orange County. (Disneyland, 1958) A booklet titled “Disneyland Report to Anaheim and Orange County” from July, 1958. This report includes information on Disneyland’s growth, economic value, guest statistics, and a profile on cast members based on surveys and data from the first three years of the park’s operations. The booklet measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minimal edge-wear. $200-$400

344. Multi-Signed Disneyland Retirement Card. (Disneyland, c.1950s) A very rare, cast member signed card given to a fellow employee upon his retirement in the late 1950s. Among the signatures of early cast members and construction staff are Bing Crosby and his son Don. The card measures 17.5”x14” and is silk-screened with the Disneyland logo on the front, and reads “University of Disneyland-Entertainment” on the back. The condition is very good. $300-$500


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345. Disneyland Band “Administration Building” Photo. (Disneyland, c.1960s) A rare photograph of the Disneyland Band with Vesey Walker, the Founding Director of the Disneyland Band. This rare black and white photo was displayed in Disneyland’s Administration Building in the 1960s, and was later reframed. The photo has an image size of 12.5”x19.5” within its 19.75”x23.75” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear. $100-$200

347. Cast Member “Disneyland Diary” Booklet. (Disneyland, 1974) An informative book titled “Disneyland Diary: 1955-Today”. The pages document the highlights, attractions, details of park operations, as well as significant visitors to the park year-by-year from 1955-1973. The book measures 11.25”x9.25” and is in very good condition, with staining on the first two pages. $100-$200

346. Disneyland Guided Tour Script. (Disneyland, 1961) A collection of informational documents for Disneyland tour guides, including a script for the tour. This collection includes “Tips for Tour Guides,” “Guided Tour Spiel,” and “Points You Must Know”, which contains a list of important Disneyland facts. The 23 total pages of information measure 11.25”x8.5” and are in very good condition with yellowing from age and some edge-wear. $100-$200

348. Disney Parks Transportation Services Brochure. (Disneyland, 1975) A rare pamphlet created to educate Disney staff on the various transportation services created for the Disney parks, particularly the PeopleMover and Monorail systems. This 12-page packet measures 10”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minor wear to the back-cover. $100-$200

349. Disney Worldwide Services Employee Gift. (Walt Disney Studios, 1977-93) A very rare and unusual commemorative gift given to employees of Disney Worldwide Services in 1993. This gift features some of the computer chips from the Sperry UNIVAC Series 90 mainframe class computer systems that were in use by Disney between 1977 and 1993. This employee gift is encased in lucite and measures 3.75x4.5” and 1.5” deep. The condition is very good. $100-$200

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350. Oversize Disneyland Aerial Photograph. (Disneyland, c.1970) A large aerial photo of Disneyland, which appears to have been taken near the end of 1970. This oversize photo is mounted to a foam core backing and is believed to have been displayed at the Walt Disney Studio in the 1970s. The photo measures 4ftx4ft and is in good condition with some wear around the edges including a few holes from the original wall display of this photo. $600-$800

352. Pair of Cast Member Trap & Skeet Membership Cards. (Disneyland, 1977-78) An extremely rare pair of membership cards for Disneyland’s cast member Trap & Skeet Club. The passes are for the years 1977 and 1978 and are filled out by the original owner. The passes measure 2.5”x3” and are in good condition with expected edge-wear from use. $100-$200

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351. Disneyland Executive Committee Documents. (Disneyland, 1970s) A set of Disneyland Executive Committee inter-office communications sent to Mel Melton, former President of WED Imagineering. The documents contain minutes to meetings, financial reports, and additional administrative information. Several of the pages bear Melton’s initials in green ink. The packet includes 17 8.5”x11” pages within a folder labeled “Executive Committee of Disneyland”. The document is in very good condition. $100-$200

353. Disneyland Cast Member Perfect Attendance Award. (Disneyland, 1990s) A large commemorative coin awarded to cast members for perfect attendance. This coin features an image of Walt Disney on one side and on the other, an image of Mickey in front of the castle surrounded by various Disney characters. The coin comes in a red cloth envelope with “Disneyland Perfect Attendance” printed on it in gold. The coin measures 3” in diameter and 0.25” deep and is in very good condition with some edge-wear. $100-$200


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354. Collection of (5) Cast Member Name Tags. (Disneyland, 1970s-90s) A collection of (5) cast member name tags. This collection includes name tags from “America on Parade”, “Light Magic”, and the 30th Anniversary, and all are marked for the original cast member “Dave”. The pins range from 1”x2.5” to 2”x2.5” in size and are in very good condition with expected wear from use. $100-$200

355. Cast Member Canoe Races Collection. (Disneyland, c.1987) A very rare collection of cast member items from Disneyland’s popular Cast Member Canoe Races. The canoe races have been a long-standing tradition at Disneyland with items relating to these events often containing inside jokes and unique imagery. This set includes a scarcely seen team shirt for the “Pedal’s Paddles: Inn Between Canoe Team” with their custom team logo in the center, as well as a 3rd Place paddle-shaped award, an issue of Disney Line that discusses the Canoe Races, and a cast member pin given to the participants of the races. The shirt is a vintage medium and the 3rd Place award measures 14” long. The set is in overall very good condition with some minor discoloration to the shirt from age. $300-$500

356. Disneyland Security Jacket & Badge. (Disneyland, c.1980s) An original jacket and badge used by Disneyland security guards in the 1980s. This vintage jacket and badge feature no-longer used designs and are a great representation of a unique aspect of the park’s history. The jacket has custom Disneyland buttons and still retains its inner Disneyland Wardrobe labels and is marked Size 42R. The original badge reads “Disneyland Security Officer” and is numbered 24. The jacket and badge are in very good condition with minor wear from use. $800-$1,000

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents 357. Collection of (15) Cast Member Service Pins. (Disneyland, c.1980s-90s) A collection of (15) cast member pins signifying years of service between 1 and 25 years, as well as other areas of distinction. The set includes the rare Tour Guide riding crop pin, as well as a pin for Walt Disney Attractions Sales, a 10-year Imagineering pin, and a Disneyland Resort Mickey-ears pin. Some of the earlier years of service pins have a duplicate, and most of the pins measure approximately 0.75” tall. The set is in very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

358. Collection of Disneyland 5K Event Items. (Disneyland, c.1990s) A collection of 3 items relating to special Disneyland 5K events. The set includes a matching “It’s a Small World” patch and button, as well as a “Fantasyland Festival 5K” button. These items range in size from 1.75”x2.75” to 3.75”x3.25” and are in very good condition. $100-$200

359. Collection of Concept Art for Disneyland Attractions. (Disneyland, c.2002) A collection of over 40 original drawings created by Imagineer John Stone for a variety of Disneyland’s attractions and structures. These drawings were used by Stone while designing signage for “Critter Country”, details of the FastPass area for “Splash Mountain”, aspects of “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”, the “Hungry Bear” restaurant, and more. These drawings are accomplished in ink and pencil, some on blank paper and others on Imagineering stationary. Many of the sheets feature Stone’s notes, signatures, dates, and other descriptions. Some of these drawings feature incredible scenic views of aspects of the park, while other drawings focus on specific details. These sheets vary in size but the majority measure 8.5”x11”. The set is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $3,000-$5,000

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360. “Dave’s Staff Shop” Custom Disneyland Window. (Disneyland, c.1980s) A decorative window that was specially created in the style of Disneyland’s Main Street windows for Dave Hauenstein of Disneyland’s employee “Staff Shop”. Dave was a Disneyland employee for 43 years and this window was custom created for Dave in honor of his years of service to the park. This painted glass window measures 18”x22” and is in very good condition with some minor wear to the frame from use. $1,000-$2,000 361. Disney Legend Randy Bright Main Street Window. (Disneyland, 1991) A very rare Main Street window created to honor Disney Legend Randy Bright. Bright, the former Executive Producer for Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks, was posthumously awarded with two Disneyland Main Street windows in 1991. This plexiglass window was used as a temporary placeholder before the permanent glass window was installed. The text reads “Photographic Studio - C. “Randy” Bright - Proprietor”. This window measures 37”x29.75” and is in very good condition with a few scratches to the plexiglass and some wear to the trimmed and adhered lettering. $2,000-$4,000

362. Collection of (19) Cast Member Silver Passes. (Disneyland, 1979-2007) A collection of (19) Silver Main Gate Entrance Passes. The passes allowed the bearer and 3 guests entry into Disneyland and Walt Disney World for the year specified. The cards measure approximately 2.25”x3.25” and are in very good condition with some edge-wear. $200-$400

363. Collection of (7) Cast Member Passes and Cards. (Disneyland, 1988-2011) A collection of (7) cast member passes and cards issued between the years 1988 and 2011. The set includes 4 admission passes, 2 Disneyland charge cards, and a Magic Kingdom Club membership card. Most of the cards measure approximately 2.25”x3.5” and the set is in overall very good condition. $100-$200

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364. Walt Disney & Roy Disney Signed Disneyland Gold Pass. (Disneyland, 1966) An incredible Gold Pass distributed to Roy O. Disney for the year 1966. Passes such as this were given out to a handful of executives and VIPs within the organization each year, and Walt Disney made a point of personally signing each one. This was the last year in which Walt’s signature authorized the Gold Passes, as he would pass away before the next year’s batch could be signed. This particular pass was given by Walt’s brother Roy to his long time secretary Madeleine Wheeler, who kept it until her death in 1987. The 2.5”x3.75” pass is boldly signed on the front by Walt Disney and signed on the reverse by Roy O. Disney. The condition is very good. $8,000-$10,000

365. Tape Recording of Walt Disney’s Tencennial Banquet. (Disneyland, 1965) An incredible recording of the seldom heard Disneyland Tencennial Celebration Banquet on July 17, 1965. This celebration marked Disneyland’s 10th anniversary and took place within the Magnolia Room of the Disneyland Hotel. On this recording are the speeches and voices of Walt Disney, Roy Disney, Joe Fowler, and more. This incredible audio archive of the event is preserved on two reels of Scotch recording tape in their original boxes. The reels measure 7” in diameter and the recordings include 1 full reel and 1 half-reel of tape. The recordings are in very good condition and represent some of the most influential individuals in Disneyland history. $500-$700

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios 366. Tape Recording of Walt Disney’s Last Disneyland Visit. (Disneyland, 1966) An incredible recording of a speech given by Walt Disney during his last recorded visit to Disneyland on October 14, 1966. Walt would enter St. Joseph Hospital on November 2 and would be diagnosed with lung cancer before passing away on December 16, 1966. This recording marks the last known speech given by Walt, as well as his last known time visiting Disneyland. The speech was part of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s 1966 National Convention. As a teenager, Walt Disney had been an ambulance driver for the Red Cross during the first World War, and his great appreciation for the recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor led him to host them at Disneyland. The events included a special performance of “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” at the Main Street Opera House, as well as a speech by Walt Disney. The speech documents Walt’s appreciation for these individuals, several inside jokes between Walt and his staff, and other thoughts from Walt during what would become, unbeknownst to him, his final visit to Disneyland. This incredible recording on Scotch magnetic tape represents one of the few known recordings of Walt’s final Disneyland speech, and the reel comes in its original Scotch box. The tape reel measures 7” in diameter with the tape itself measuring 3.5” in diameter on that reel. The tape is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $500-$700

367. Disneyland Holiday Events “Master Schedule”. (Disneyland, 1967) An event master schedule for “Disneyland Holiday Talent” from Dec. 16, 1967 to Jan. 1, 1968. This schedule contains a list of all the acts scheduled to perform at the park during this period with dates, times, and locations for performances, including the parade and character appearances. The booklet measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $100-$200

368. WED Mapo Imagineer “Projected Projects” Documents. (Disneyland, c.1971) A set of documents titled “WED/MAPO Projected Projects and Attractions for Walt Disney World and Disneyland”. The documents belonged to Mel Melton, former President of WED Imagineering. The collection contains a list of approved theme park projects for June of 1972, as well as concept design projects, descriptions of projects, financial reports, and other administrative information, and several of the pages bear Melton’s initials and his notes in pencil. The packet includes twenty 8.5”x11” pages within a folder labeled “Capital Expenditure Planning”. The documents are in very good condition. $100-$200

369. Main Street Inspired Hotel Artwork. (c.1950s-60s) A beautiful framed print featuring a depiction of Disneyland’s Main Street USA. This artwork is believed to have been used as hotel decor in a non-Disney hotel near the park, and features the title “Disneyland” in the bottom right corner along with the artist’s name. This artwork measures 49”x18.5” within its frame and is in fair to good condition with some minor wear and a few spots of moisture discoloration. $300-$500

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370. Disneyland Hotel Restaurants by Gourmet Menu. (Disneyland, 1961) A dinner menu from the Disneyland Hotel Restaurants by Gourmet. This double-sided sheet, printed on cardstock, is dated “Wednesday, August 30, 1961” at the bottom. The menu measures 15”x10.5” and is in very good condition including expected edgewear and a 0.75” crease. $200-$400

371. Disneyland Hotel Dish. (Disneyland, c.1950s) An early souvenir dish featuring an image of the Disneyland Hotel. This dish depicts an image of the hotel and the monorail on the center tile, with a mosaic surface covering the rest of the bowl. The diameter measures 7.5” and the condition is very good, with some wear to the gold paint on the rim and bottom. $200-$300

373. Disneyland Hotel Bathrobe. (Disneyland, c.2000s) A white bathrobe from the Disneyland Hotel featuring the hotel logo on the left side of the chest. This youth bathrobe has short sleeves and ties with a belt. The bathrobe is in very good condition. $100-$200

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372. Disneyland Hotel & Monorail Hand-Crafted Metal Plate. (Disneyland, 1985) A commemorative hand-made plate by Wendell August Forge, featuring a beautiful depiction of the Disneyland Hotel and Monorail. The bottom section of the plate reads “Cal-Farm’s 1985 All American Disneyland”. The metal plate measures 9” in diameter and is in very good condition with some scuffing from light use. $200-$300

374. Mickey Mouse Shaped Disney Hotel Headboard. (c.2000s) A large headboard in a Mickey Mouse head shape featuring a black frame with a plush padded red fabric center. This headboard is believed to have been used in deluxe room within a Disney-owned hotel during the 2000s, and measures approximately 77”x84” and 9” deep. The condition is good with some scuffs to the frame from use. $800-$1,000


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios 375. Disneyland Hotel Bronze Plaque. (Disneyland, c.1980s) A bronze plaque from the Disneyland Hotel bearing the name of the hotel in raised letters. This unique plaque was most likely affixed to the hotel in the 1980s, and there are three screw holes visible from mounting. The back of the plaque has several notes, including the name of the individual who providing the finishing for the metal plaque, as well as the initials MG and the word NAT. The plaque measures 6.5”x12” and is in very good condition with some wear from use. $300-$500

376. Disneyland Hotel Room Furniture Set. (Disneyland, 2000s) An incredible set of furniture from a room at the Disneyland Hotel. This style of furniture was used in the Disneyland Hotel between 2001-2010 and features a lighter colored wood with a pre-distressed look. This set includes a queen size bed frame with a “Sleeping Beauty Castle” design headboard, night stand, double-bulb wall light fixture with new bulbs and original shades, single-bulb wall light fixture with original shade, bedspread, “Golden Horseshoe” framed concept art print, Adventureland framed concept art print signed by Imagineer Bob Gurr, and a wall mirror. The set is in very good condition, with some small dings or marks created as part of the intentionally distressed wood look. Special shipping arrangements will apply, please contact us for estimates and measurements of specific items. $2,000-$4,000

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377. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1958-A. (Disneyland, 1958) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1958. This map was the first of three versions of the first-year large format souvenir maps. This 1958-A map features subtle differences from the “B” and “C” versions from this same year, including the only appearance of the “Tomorrowland Viewliner” and “Junior Autopia” attraction, both of which would be removed with the next version of the map. This version is also the only version to depict the water of the “Jungle Cruise” as green where later maps would be blue. The map measures 30”x44.75” and is in good condition with some minor tears on the fold-lines, some tape residue, pin marks in the corners, and some edge-wear. $1,000-$2,000

378. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1958-B Signed by Sam McKim. (Disneyland, 1958) This a very rare never-folded Disneyland map that was designed by Imagineer Sam McKim, who signed this map in the lower-right corner. This 1958-B version was created during the first year that these large format souvenir maps became available at the park. This “B” version of the 1958 map is considered by many to be rarer than the “A” version and was prepared in anticipation of the Tomorrowland expansion coming in 1959. Unlike the “A” version, this version includes the not-yet-completed “Matterhorn Bobsleds” attraction and depicts planned expansions that were never completed. The map measures 30”x45” and is in good condition, with some edge-wear and small tears around the edges from previous display, as well as some yellowing around the border from age. $1,000-$1,200

379. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1958-C. (Disneyland, 1958) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1958. This map was released in late 1958, and was the third version of the first-year large format souvenir maps. This 1958-C map features subtle differences from the “A” and “B” versions from this same year, including the debut of “Cascade Peak”, the “Art of Animation exhibit”, and the “America The Beautiful” attraction. This map measures 30”x44.75” and is in very good condition with some wear to the fold-lines and minor edge-wear, as well as “1960” written on the top edge in ink. $500-$700

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A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios 380. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1961. (Disneyland, 1961) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1961. This version of the Sam McKim souvenir Disneyland map features a pink border with Disney characters. In this version, the monorail extends to the Disneyland Hotel for the first time, and the “Flying Saucers” attraction makes its first appearance. The map measures 30”x44.75” and is in very good condition with some minor tears along the fold-lines and some discoloration. $300-$500

381. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1962. (Disneyland, 1962) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1962. This version of the Sam McKim souvenir Disneyland map features a blue border with Disney characters. In this version, several new and planned attractions appear for the first time, including the “Enchanted Tiki Room” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. This map is also the first time that the “Haunted Mansion” appears in its final location. The map measures 30”x45” and is in very good condition, with some minor tearing and discoloration at the fold-lines and some tape residue. $300-$500

382. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1964-A. (Disneyland, 1964) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1964. This Sam McKim designed Disneyland map features a green border with Disney characters. On this earlier 1964-A version, the “Holidayland Circus” attraction has been removed. The map measures 30”x44.5” and is in good condition with some tearing along the foldlines and a 1.25” tear at the bottom right-hand edge. $300-$500

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383. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1964-B. (Disneyland, 1964) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1964. This Sam McKim designed souvenir Disneyland map was the second version created for guests in 1964 and features a green border with Disney characters. In this version of the 1964 map, the “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” attraction makes its debut, United Airlines takes sponsorship of “The Enchanted Tiki Room”, and the Plaza Inn is no longer sponsored by Swift. This item measures 30”x44.75” and is in fair to good condition with small tears along the fold lines and a large tear along the bottom right-hand side which has been repaired with tape, as well as some spots of discoloration. $300-$500

384. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1966. (Disneyland, 1966) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1966. This map features the new “Tomorrowland,” including the first appearance of the “PeopleMover” and the initial rendering of what will become “Space Mountain”. This map also adds the New York World’s Fair attractions to the park, including “It’s a Small World”, and measures 30”x44.75”. The condition is good with some wear to the fold-lines, a 4” tear at the bottom left-hand edge, pin marks in the corners, and notations in ink along the border. $100-$200

385. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1968. (Disneyland, 1968) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1968. This map is the first appearance of “Adventure Thru Inner Space” and the first without the “House of the Future” as an attraction. This map measures 30”x44.75” and is in very good condition with some wear to the fold-lines and a stain over the future “Space Mountain,” as well as minor edge-wear. $100-$200

386. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1972. (Disneyland, 1972) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1972. This map features an advertisement for “Disneyland’s Bear Country” in the lower-left corner and measures 30”x44.75”. The condition is very good with some wear to the fold-lines and minor edge-wear, including pin marks in the corners. $100-$200

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387. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1974. (Disneyland, 1974) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1974. This map features an advertisement for “America Sings” in the lower-left corner and measures 30”x44.75”. The condition is very good with some wear to the fold-lines, spots of discoloration on the map and border, and minor edge-wear. $100-$200

388. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1975. (Disneyland, 1975) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1975. This map features an advertisement for “America on Parade” in the lower-left corner and measures 30”x44.5”. The condition is very good with some wear and spots of discoloration along the border and the fold-lines, and minor edge-wear. $100-$200

389. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1976. (Disneyland, 1976) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1976. This map features an advertisement announcing “Space Mountain Coming Summer 1977” in the lower-left corner and measures 30”x44.5”. The condition is very good with some wear to the fold-lines and minor edge-wear. $100-$200

390. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1978. (Disneyland, 1978) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1978. This map features an advertisement announcing “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is coming!” in the lower-left corner and measures 30”x44.5”. The condition is very good with some wear to the fold-lines and minor edge-wear. $100-$200

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391. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1979. (Disneyland, 1979) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1979. This map features an advertisement for the newly opened “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad” in the lower left-hand corner and measures 29.5”x43.75”. The condition is very good with some wear along the fold-lines, minor surface-wear, and minor edge-wear. $100-$200

392. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1982. (Disneyland, 1982) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1982. This map features an advertisement for “New Fantasyland Summer 1983” in the lower left-hand corner and measures 29.5”x43.75”. The condition is very good with some wear along the fold-lines and minor edge-wear. $100-$200

393. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1983. (Disneyland, 1983) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1983. This map features an advertisement for the newly opened “The New Fantasyland” in the lower left-hand corner and measures 30”x44”. The condition is good with some yellowing from age, minor wear along the fold-lines, as well as tape residue and a few holes along the border. $100-$200

394. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1984. (Disneyland, 1984) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1984. This map features the name change of the “Circle-Vision Theater” location from “America the Beautiful” to “World Premiere”. This map measures 30”x44” and is in very good condition with some wear and discoloration to the fold-lines, and minor edge-wear. $100-$200

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395. Disneyland Souvenir Map 1987. (Disneyland, 1987) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1987. This map is the first to feature the attractions “Star Tours,” “Captain EO”, and “Videopolis”, as well as the change from “Golden Horseshoe Revue” to “Golden Horseshoe Jamboree”. This map measures 30”x43.75” and is in very good condition with some wear to the fold-lines, a 0.5” tear on the bottom border, and minor edge-wear. $100-$200

396. Disneyland Souvenir 1995 Error Map. (Disneyland, 1995) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1995. This map is the initial 1995 printing, which had to be reprinted because it contained multiple errors. This version was printed with the incorrect date for the opening of Disneyland, the monorail labeled “Mark VI” rather than the correct “Mark V,” an unattached Skyway bucket floating in Tomorrowland, as well as several additional labels which were removed in the corrected printing. The map includes a note and signature from Sam McKim and measures 27”x34.75”. The condition is very good with some wear along the fold-lines and minor edge-wear. $200-$300

397. Disneyland Souvenir 1995 Corrected Map. (Disneyland, 1995) A large souvenir map of Disneyland from 1995. This map is the second release of the 1995 map, after the first was released with several errors. The map features a 40th Anniversary banner in the lower right-hand corner. The map also features the first appearance of “Mickey’s Toontown” and “Indiana Jones Adventure,” as well as the last appearance of the “PeopleMover”. This item measures 27”x34.75” and is in very good condition with some wear along the fold-lines and minor edge-wear. $100-$200

398. “Discover Disneyland” Coca-Cola Bottle Cap Map. (Disneyland, 1969) A special Disneyland map created in 1969 as part of a Coca-Cola promotion. This “Discover Disneyland” map is complete with all 35 Coca-Cola bottle caps in place. The map measures 11”x17” and is in fair to good condition with some creasing, edge-discoloration, and a few small tears around the border. $300-$400

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400. Disneyland Complimentary Main Gate Admission Ticket. (Disneyland, c.1970) A rare Complimentary Main Gate admission ticket to Disneyland. Tickets like these were given to employees, sponsors, and VIPs, and are still valid for park admission today. This ticket measures 2”x5” and is in good condition with minor edge-wear and a vertical crease in the center. $150-$200

399. Disneyland “Goofy” Hand Stamp. (Disneyland, c.1960s-70s) As memorable as any Disneyland experience is getting your hand stamped for re-entry, a tradition that has endured since the park opened. This extremely rare original Disneyland re-entry hand stamp features the name “Goofy” and is made of wood with rubber lettering. The stamp measures 4” tall, and is in good condition with some wear throughout from extensive park use. $300-$500

401. Collection of (5) Disney Main Gate Admission Passes. (Disneyland, 1974-79) A collection of (5) Main Gate passes that were given to employees and select VIPs and were usable for Disneyland and Walt Disney World for the years 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. The backs are signed by the original owners, and each pass measures 2.25”x3.5”. The set is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

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402. Collection of (6) Disneyland Employee Holiday Passes. (Disneyland, 1970-77) A rare collection of (6) employee passes for Disneyland to be used for Christmas Shopping. These scarce passes admit the employee to the main parking lot and main entrance, and several of the backs of the passes mention 15% or 20% discounts at the Disneyland shops. The passes feature great Disney holiday imagery and measure 2.25”x4”. The condition is good with some edge-wear from use. $100-$200


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403. Disneyland Passport Prices Ticket Booth Sign. (Disneyland, c.1990s) A large “Disneyland Passports” sign from the ticket booths at the entrance to Disneyland. This sign lists the passport prices including Annual Passports, Daily Passports, and Guided Tours. This sign is on a sturdy plastic-like material and has screw holes in the 4 corners from its park display. The sign measures 34.25”x21.25” and is in very good condition with expected wear from use. $600-$800

404. “Disney Dollars” Disneyland Ticket Booth Sign. (Disneyland, 1989) A ticket booth sign used at Disneyland in 1989 to promote the use of Disney Dollars, Disneyland’s inhouse currency usable for Disneyland admission, food, and merchandise. This early sign was used in 1989, before these dollars could be used at Disney stores outside of Disneyland and before larger denominations of bills were created. This sign features 4 pristine bills adhered to the surface, showing the front and backs of the two original denominations, the Mickey $1 and the Goofy $5. This sign measures 10”x20.5” and is in very good condition with some minor scuffs from use. Included with the sign is a small Disney Dollar Key Facts sheet. $400-$600

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405. Disneyland 37-Star American Flag. (Disneyland, c.1961) A rare American flag from Disneyland used during the 1960s. Disneyland uses flags such as these to overcome a unique problem: proper protocol for displaying the American flag includes illuminating the flag at night as well as taking the flag down during poor weather conditions. Disney’s solution to this issue has been to use flags with an incorrect number of stars or stripes, so that they do not qualify as “official” American flags and do not need to be taken down frequently or illuminated. For areas with many flags, such as Main Street and Frontierland, this small change saves a lot of time and effort for staff. However, certain landmark flags like the large Town Square flag are true American flags and are handled accordingly. This 37-star flag was created by Hortie-Van Manufacturing, who were Disneyland’s official flag manufacturers and decorators in the 1960s. This flag measures 2ft by 3ft and is in good condition with some yellowing from park use and age. $1,000-$2,000

406. “Disneyland Railroad” Engineer Mickey Drawing. (Disneyland, 1957) An original illustration of Mickey Mouse dressed as an Engineer of the Santa Fe & Disneyland R.R. The drawing features many color notes for Mickey, and had an addition note in the bottom-right corner that reads, “For Disneyland-Ok’d by Walt” and is signed by the artist and dated 1957. The paper measures 12.5”x15.5” and is in good condition with 2 vertical fold marks, a small tear to one of the creases, and some pin-marks and minor wear around the edges from use. $400-$600

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407. Original “Disneyland Railroad” Wheel. (Disneyland, 1957) An original wheel from the “Disneyland Railroad”. Walt knew he wanted a railroad at his park from the earliest beginnings of Disneyland, and the Disneyland Railroad continues to bring enjoyment to generations of park-goers since it first opened along with the park in 1955. Original artifacts actually used by the Disneyland Railroad are exceptionally rare, and few are as desirable as these stylish and easily identifiable red and black wheels. This sturdy metal wheel is embossed with the text “Disneyland R.R.” on the front and measures approximately 20” in diameter and 5” thick. The condition is good with some expected wear throughout from use, including some wear to the original red paint. The back side of the wheel has a few embossed notes such as the year “57”, the notes “2G” and “T227”, and the additional numbers “11” and “7”. This item will require special shipping arrangements; please contact us for inquires and estimates. $1,000-$2,000


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408. “Disneyland Railroad” Speaker Box. (Disneyland, c.1960s) An original speaker box from a passenger car on the “Disneyland Railroad”. This speaker box was removed during a refurbishment of the railroad and has a wonderful vintage look. This item measures approximately 10”x9” and 4” thick, and is in good condition with some wear throughout from use. The speaker’s functionality has not been tested. $400-$600

410. “Primeval World” & “It’s a Small World” Brochure. (Disneyland, 1966) A brochure advertising new attractions titled “Disneyland Presents Two New Worlds of Fun and Excitement!”. This brochure promotes “It’s a Small World” and “Primeval World”, with short descriptions of both attractions. The brochure measures 7”x5.5” and is in very good condition with a folding crease across the center and some edge-wear. $100-$200

409. “Santa Fe & Disneyland R.R” Scale Model Set in Box. (Disneyland, c.1966) A vintage train set created by Tyco featuring a scale model of the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad. This set comes in its original box and includes the Locomotive and 7 attachment cars, all in their original boxes. The set does not include any track, but includes the very scarce Tyco Guarantee leaflet and information sheet. The box measures 15.75”x19” and the set is in overall very good condition with some wear to the edges of the box. $600-$800

411. Disneyland Horse Bridle. (Disneyland, c.1960s-70s) An extremely rare original horse bridle from Disneyland. This bridle was used at the park between the 1960s and 1970s and features high-quality leatherwork with the Disneyland “D” emblem. This bridle was used by Owen Pope of Disneyland’s “Circle D Corral”, the group that manages Disneyland’s horses and other animals. The “D” emblem measures 7”x4”, and the bridle is in good condition with expected wear and aging of leather from use. $2,000-$3,000

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412. Complete Set of the First 23 Disneyland Postcards. (Disneyland, 1955) A very rare complete set of 23 vintage Disneyland postcards. These cards are numbers 0001 to 0023 in the popular “The Nickel Tour” Disneyland postcard collecting books and are the first cards produced for the park. These are the iconic concept art postcards which feature some of the actual designs used in the creation of Disneyland. The cards measure 3.5”x5.5” and are in very good condition with minor wear. Cards 0001 and 0002 have been mailed. $800-$900

413. Collection of 16 Disneyland Postcards. (Disneyland, c.1955) A set of 16 rare postcards from the early days of Disneyland. These postcards include eight Art Corner cards, as well as cards themed for Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and more. Several of the cards have been mailed or written on the back. Each card measures 5.5”x3.5” and the set is in overall very good condition with little wear. $600-$800

414. Collection of 39 Early Disneyland Postcards. (Disneyland, c.1950s) A collection of 39 early Disneyland postcards featuring images of some of the park’s first attractions. The postcards contain imagery from each of the park’s first 5 lands and measure 3.5”x5.5” each. The condition is very good with little wear, including minor pencil notes on the backs of the cards and one card has been mailed. $600-$800

415. Pair of “Global Van Lines” Disneyland Postcards. (Disneyland, c.1960s) A pair of extremely rare large promotional postcards for Disneyland’s “Global Van Lines”, that were sold at their location within the park. The cards feature two similar images of the building’s facade before and after a slight refurbishment. Both cards measure 5”x7” and the pair is in very good condition with minor wear. $1,200-$1,400

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416. Collection of (15) Disneyland Photo Mailers. (Disneyland, c.1960s-70s) A collection of (15) souvenir photo mailers featuring the various lands and attractions of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The mailers contain several rare variants, with only one duplicate. Each mailer is unused and measures 4”x6.25”. The set is in overall very good condition with some spots of wear throughout. $300-$500

418. Opening Year Disneyland Letter. (Disneyland, 1955) A rare letter on official Disneyland stationery from July 30, 1955, shortly after Disneyland first opened. The letter was written and signed by Disneyland’s Special Events Administrator Dorothy Manes, regarding a letter from a woman in Texas who wanted to bring a number of students to Disneyland and was inquiring about package deals with the Disneyland Hotel. The letter measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition. $100-$200

419. 1956 Disneyland News. (Disneyland, 1956) An issue of “Disneyland News”, Vol. 2 No. 2. This issue features articles about upcoming and current attractions at Disneyland, as well as advertisements for shops and restaurants around the park. The paper measures 16”x11.5” and is in very good condition with yellowing from age and some edge-wear. $100-$200

417. Pair of Disneyland Postcard Collecting Guidebooks. (R & N Postcard Co., 1979/82) An extremely rare original copy of “Disneyland-Walt Disney World Postcards: A Complete Checklist and Historical Guide” by Roger Le Roque and Nick Farago, paired with the scarcely seen 1982 supplement guide. Both of these booklets were historically significant in the world of Disney postcard collecting, and helped to usher in a new generation of postcard collectors. The 1979 guide is signed inside by both Le Roque and Farago, and both booklets measure approximately 8.5”x5.5”. The pair is in good condition with some wear and spots of discoloration from use. $100-$300

420. 1958 Disneyland Sticker. (Disneyland, 1958) A large Disneyland sticker that lists the park’s operating hours. This unused sticker reads “Every Day 9 A.M. ‘Til Midnight”, and includes instructions for application and removal of the sticker along the bottom edge. The sticker measures 4”x15” and is in good condition with discoloration, some creasing, and minor edge-wear. $100-$200

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421. Disneyland Summer 1959 Insert. (Disneyland, 1959) A special Summer 1959 Disneyland newspaper insert featuring illustrations and information on the new attractions at the park. This insert was used to promote the new, and some existing, Tomorrowland attractions which included the “Matterhorn Bobsleds”, the “Skyway”, the “Submarine Voyage”, new “Autopia” freeways and “Motorboat Cruises”. This 2-page insert measures 8”x11.5” and is in very good condition with a center crease from folding and some edge-wear from use. $100-$200

422. First Anniversary Pictorial Newspaper Supplement. (Disneyland, 1956) A news supplement titled “Disneyland 1st Anniversary Souvenir Pictorial”. This full-color souvenir supplement was sold in the park and ran in local newspapers to celebrate the achievements of the first year of Disneyland’s operations. The item measures 14.5”x11” and is in very good condition, with wear along the fold lines and edges, as well as staining in the lower left-hand corner. $100-$200

424. Collection of 9 Issues of “Disney Times”. (Walt Disney Studios, 1979/80) A collection of 9 issues of “Disney Times” newspaper created between January 1979 and April 1980. These newspapers feature articles on events at both the theme parks and studios, covering topics such as new attractions, the development of EPCOT and Tokyo Disney, and Mickey’s 50th Birthday. The issues measure 22.75”x13.5” when unfolded and are in very good condition, with some wear along the fold-lines, minor discoloration, and some edge-wear. $300-$500

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423. Disneyland Summer ‘67 Guide Book. (Disneyland, 1967) A guidebook created for the Summer of 1967 to highlight the recent additions and changes at the park. This book features photos and information on “The New Tomorrowland”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “It’s a Small World”, and more. This 48-page guidebook measures 8.25”x6” and is in very good condition with minimal edge-wear. $100-$200

425. Main Street Trolley Operator’s Hat. (Disneyland, 1980s) A very rare hat used by Cast Members operating Disneyland’s Main Street vehicles such as the iconic horse-drawn trolley. This hat has hand-written inner markings of “DL” for Disneyland and “7 3/4” for the size. The hat is in very good condition with some wear from use. $500-$700


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426. “The Walt Disney Story” Commemorative Plaque & Case. (Disneyland, 1973) A very rare souvenir plaque housed within a faux hardcover book titled “The Walt Disney Story”. These plaques were given to VIPs and members of the press during the dedication of “The Walt Disney Story” attraction at Disneyland. This particular plaque and case was given by Marty Sklar to a “Glendra” who helped work on the new attraction. Accompanying the plaque is a hand-written note from Sklar about the item on his personal notepaper. The plaque measures 8.5”x5.5” within its 11.5”x9.5” and 1.75” thick case. In very good condition with some wear to the case. $100-$200

427. “Bambi” Eleanore Welborn Dish. (Eleanore Welborn, c.1950) A decorative ceramic dish created by Eleanore Welborn Art Productions and featuring imagery from Walt Disney’s “Bambi”. The dish measures approximately 6.5”x6.5” and is in fine condition with little wear. $100-$200

429. Pair of “Fantasia” Hippo Figures. (Disneyland, c.1958) A pair of figures based on the Hippo from Disney’s “Fantasia”. These figures were originally sold at Disneyland, and the larger of the figures functions as a coin bank. The figures measure 4.25” and 5.75” tall and the pair is in fine condition. $200-$400

428. “Fantasia” Eleanore Welborn Plate. (Eleanore Welborn, 1957) A very rare plate sold exclusively at Disneyland during the park’s first few years. The plate, created by Eleanore Welborn, was inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia” and features beautiful imagery of the characters from the film. The plate measures 9.25” in diameter and is in fine condition. The plate comes in its original box. $100-$200

430. Set of 5 Disneyland Ceramic Items. (Disneyland, 1950s-60s) A very rare Disneyland ceramic set featuring a cobalt blue and gold color scheme with matching Disneyland crest imagery. The set includes a cup and saucer, small plate, small cup, and lighter. The items range in size from the 2.5” tall small cup, to the 4” tall lighter. The set is in very good condition with minor wear. $300-$500

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431. Pair of Disneyland Souvenir Plates. (Disneyland, c.1960s) A pair of green and white Disneyland plates featuring the various attractions and lands of the park. These rare plates measure 9.5” in diameter and are in very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

432. Disneyland Logo Souvenir Ceramic Plate. (Disneyland, c.1960s) A stylish ceramic plate featuring a vintage Disneyland logo in the center. The plate measures 6.25” in diameter and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

433. Disneyland Souvenir Candy Dish. (Disneyland, c.1967) A colorful souvenir candy dish featuring stylized graphics of the different lands of the park. This item measures 5.25” in diameter and 1.25” deep, and is in very good condition with little wear. $200-$300

434. Collection of (5) Disneyland Ceramic Souvenirs. (Disneyland 1960s-70s) A set of (5) matching ceramic items featuring imagery of Sleeping Beauty Castle and Tinker Bell. This set includes a bowl with lid, a box with two trays, a circular dish, a circular plate, and a square plate. This set ranges in size between the 4” in diameter circular dish to the 6.25” circular plate. The set is in very good condition overall with minor wear. $300-$500

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435. Disneyland 12-Sided Paperweight. (Disneyland, 1960s) A rare 12-sided paperweight featuring the various lands and attractions of the park. This paperweight measures 3” tall and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

438. Boxed Set of (4) Disneyland Glass Trays. (Disneyland, 1960s) A set of four miniature glass trays by Houze Art in their original box and wrapping. The trays feature several popular Disneyland attractions and measure 2.5”x2.5” within their 6.25”x5” box. The set is in very good condition with minimal shelf wear to the box. $100-$200

436. Disneyland Souvenir Child’s Apron. (Disneyland, c.1955) A souvenir apron from Disneyland featuring the “Mark Twain”. The red fabric is printed with black and gold imagery and lettering. The apron measures 19.5”x25.5” with a 51.5” tie. The condition is very good, with some staining to the apron. $100-$200

439. Vintage Disneyland Lunchbox and Thermos. (Disneyland, c.1958) A fantastic early-park souvenir lunchbox with thermos. This metal lunchbox measures 7”x8” and 4” deep and still closes and latches. The colors and imagery have held up well over time and the box and thermos are in good condition with some moderate wear, particularly to the edges. $200-$300

437. Pair of Vintage Disneyland Decals. (Disneyland, c.1955-60) A pair of very early Disneyland decals featuring Mickey Mouse and Sleeping Beauty Castle. The decals are unused and on their original backings, measuring 3”x5” for Mickey and 8.5”x8.5” for the Castle. The pair is in very good condition with some wear from age. $100-$200

440. Donald Duck Squeaker Hat. (Disneyland, 1950s-60s) An early Donald Duck child’s hat with working squeaker in its bill. The original Disneyland ribbon is still adhered to the top. The hat is marked as a child’s small inside, and is in very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

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441. Disneyland Child’s Plastic Hat. (Disneyland, c.1960) An extremely rare child’s sun hat from Disneyland. This large-brimmed vacuum-formed plastic hat has “Disneyland” embossed in pink lettering across the brim, and still includes the drawstring used to secure it. The hat has a 13.75” diameter brim and is in very good condition, with some bend marks in the plastic and small cracks around the edge. $200-$400

443. “Bake Off Night at Disneyland” Commemorative Gift. (Disneyland, 1973) A commemorative gift created for “Bake Off Night at Disneyland” in 1973, sponsored by Pillsbury. This gift features the Pillsbury Dough Boy in a lucite block with the name of the event at the bottom. The lucite measures 3.5” tall and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

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442. Pair of Global Van Lines Toy Trucks. (Disneyland, c.1964) A pair of Disneyland’s Global Van Lines toy trucks. These toys beautifully replicate the iconic Disneyland vehicle that was once parked on Main Street U.S.A. Included with these toys is a vintage photo of a family posing with the real vehicle at Disneyland. Both trucks measure 7” long, 2.5” wide, and 3.75” tall and one comes with its original box. The set is in good condition overall with some varying degrees of wear from use, including some wear to the original box. $100-$200

444. Disneyland GAF Photo Trail Sign. (Disneyland, c.1970s) A rare sign used at Disneyland to designate the “photo trail” created in sponsorship with GAF. The “photo trail” highlighted specific points that were ideal photo spots within the park, and promoted GAF’s Disneyland store location on Main Street. The sign measures approximately 24”x12” and is in good condition with some expected wear from park use. $300-$500


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445. “Donald Duck” Disneyland Walk-Around Character Head. (Disneyland, c.1970s) A costume head for Disneyland’s Donald Duck walkaround character. This incredibly rare wardrobe piece has its original Disneyland wardrobe label inside with the note “Donald Duck” written on the label in felt pen. The head still retains its helmet-like apparatus inside, and measures approximately 19” tall. The character head is in very good condition overall with some expected wear from use and age, including a few small spots which appear to have been repaired during the head’s initial use in the 1970s. $2,000-$3,000

446. “Pluto” Disneyland Walk-Around Character Head. (Disneyland, c.1970s) A costume head for Disneyland’s Pluto walk-around character. This incredibly rare wardrobe piece still retains its helmet-like apparatus inside, and measures approximately 17” tall. The character head is in very good condition overall with some expected wear from use and age. $2,000-$3,000

447. “Main Street Station” Refurbishment Working Print. (Disneyland, 1993) A rare Imagineering working print that features an incredible image of the colored elevations for the Main Street Station at Disneyland. This working print is mounted to board and was used during a refurbishment of the Disneyland Railroad’s Main Street Station in 1993. The artwork was reproduced from an illustration that was used on an earlier project, and prominently features an iconic view of the Station including its large clock. The back of the artwork features the Walt Disney Company copyright mark. This item measures 22”x31.5” and is in good condition with some scuffing and wear around the border from use. $500-$700

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448. Harper Goff “Jungle Cruise” Hand-Painted Concept. (Disneyland, c.1955) A rare hand-painted concept for Disneyland’s “Jungle Cruise” attraction. This design was created by Imagineer Harper Goff, and is accomplished in a mix of water-color and acrylic, with some additional shading in black ink. Goff used a brownline print of his pencil concept as the basis to paint over, and some of the brownline details can be seen under the original color. This artwork is on paper adhered to artist’s board, and measures 10.5”x30.5”. The condition is good with some edge-wear from use and a spot of minor lifting near the left-edge. $2,000-$4,000

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449. “Jungle Cruise” Cast Member Area Plaque. (Disneyland, c. 1990s) A metal plaque from Disneyland’s “Jungle Cruise” attraction. This plaque features the stylized font seen throughout the attraction and was used to designate an off-limits cast member area. The plaque measures 3.75”x4.75” and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. The back of the plaque has a second smaller metal plate and one screw from its original park installation. $300-$500

450. “Jungle Cruise” Shell Souvenir. (Disneyland, 1950s) A beautiful carved sea shell souvenir with a “Jungle Cruise” scene on the surface and “Disneyland” along the bottom edge. The shell measures 2.25”x3” and is in very good condition. $100-$200

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451. Limited Edition “Jungle Cruise” Boat Model. (Disneyland, 2005) A limited edition replica of a boat from Disneyland’s “Jungle Cruise” attraction, sculpted by Richard Allsmiller and William Babington as part of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland. Created in a limited edition of only 1500, the boat measures approximately 14” long and comes with a base for display. The piece is in very good condition and includes its original box and packaging, to which there is some shelf-wear. $400-$600


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452. Adventureland Pillow Case. (Disneyland, c.1955) A rare pillow case prominently featuring Adventureland’s “Jungle Cruise” attraction. This pillow case bears the Disneyland logo in the top-left corner and measures approximately 17”x17”. This souvenir is in very good condition with some fold lines from storage and minor wear. $200-$300

453. Ceramic Adventureland Lace Plate. (Disneyland, 1960s) A ceramic lace-edge souvenir plate with an image of Adventureland in the center. This plate depicts the “Congo Queen” boat as well as other familiar Adventureland landmarks, with “Adventureland” written along the top edge of the image and “Disneyland” at the bottom. A ribbon is threaded through the lacing along the edge of the plate and tied in a bow at the top. The plate measures 6.25” in diameter and is in very good condition with minor wear to the ribbon. $100-$200

454. “Indiana Jones Adventure” Opening Year Wait Time Sign. (Disneyland, 1995) An extremely rare “Wait Time” sign from the opening year of Disneyland’s “Indiana Jones Adventure”. This large sign features a rotating inner wheel of various time increments for cast members to change. The logo and title for the attraction are shown proudly along the top. The bottom of the sign lists various safety warnings, as typically seen at the beginning of most attractions. The sign measures 26.25”x17.25” and 2” thick. The condition is very good with some expected wear from use at the park. $4,000-$6,000

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455. Sam McKim Original “Golden Horseshoe” Concept Painting (Disneyland, c.1954-55) An original concept painting of the interior of Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Saloon by Imagineer Sam McKim. McKim painted over a brownline of his pencil outlines to create this vibrant and easily recognizable image. This original painting was reproduced as decor for the Disneyland Hotel as well as for commercial prints. Originally sold through the Disney Gallery at Disneyland in 1988, the painting is still in its original frame with a WED archive label still attached to the back. McKim began his career as a child actor (Sammy McKim) but found that he enjoyed working behind the camera more and became a story artist for live-action films. In 1954, Sam joined Disney’s Imagineering team and began making inspirational sketches for Walt’s new theme park, Disneyland. Although McKim is best known to fans as the creator of the oversize souvenir maps that have become a Disneyland tradition, he also contributed to several attractions throughout the park, and some of the first paintings he created as an Imagineer were of the Golden Horseshoe. The painting has an image size of 25.5”x34.5” within a 38.5”x46.5” frame. The condition is very good, with some expected fading to the brownline from age, and some moisture discoloration to the back of the frame. The painting is signed by McKim in the lower-left corner. $15,000-$18,000

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456. Frontierland “Disneyrama” Postcard. (Disneyland, 1950s) An extremely rare “Disneyrama” postcard featuring a panoramic concept of the new Frontierland attractions of the 1950s. This postcard promoted the “Mine Train Ride”, “Stagecoach Ride”, and “Mule Pack Ride”, as well as the new “Rainbow Caverns”. This postcard was exclusive to Disneyland’s “Art Corner”, and measures 4.75”x11.25”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $800-$1,000

457. “Casa De Fritos” Disneyland Postcard. (Disneyland, 1955-58) An extremely rare postcard used to promote Disneyland’s “Casa de Fritos” in the 1950s. Located in Frontierland, original souvenirs featuring the restaurant or its mascot, The Frito Kid, are very difficult to come by. The postcard measures 3.5”x5.5” and is in good condition with some wear from being mailed in 1958. $200-$300

458. Pair of “Aunt Jemima’s Kitchen” Placemats. (Disneyland, 1950s) A pair of “Aunt Jemima’s Kitchen” paper placemats. This pair of identical placemats tells the fictional history of Aunt Jemima leading up to her appearance at Disneyland. The placemats measure 10.75”x14” and are in very good condition with minimal edge-wear. $100-$200

459. Zorro at Disneyland Event Flyer. (Disneyland, 1959) A very rare flyer promoting an appearance of Zorro at Disneyland during November 26-29 of 1959. This flyer features an image of Zorro on the front and was used to promote an appearance of Guy Williams as Zorro at Disneyland. The flyer measures 6”x9.5” and is in very good condition with two hole-punch marks along bottom edge. $100-$200

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461. Collection of (4) “Big Thunder Mountain” Blueprints. (Walt Disney World, 1979) A set of 4 brownline blueprints for the development of the “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad” attraction at Walt Disney World. These brownlines show the general layout of the ride, including the overall track plan and buildings attached to the attraction. The plans measure 36”x48” and are in very good condition with some tearing to the edges and some wear along the fold-lines. $300-$500

460. “Big Thunder Mountain” WED Imagineering Poster. (Disneyland, 1979) A rare WED Imagineering event poster for the grand opening of “Big Thunder Mountain” at Disneyland on October 2nd, 1979. The poster has been signed in the bottom right corner by Dallas McKennon, whose prospector voice can be heard throughout the attraction. The poster measures 462. “Sailing Ship Columbia” Print Signed by Sam McKim. (Disn24”x18” and is in very good condition with some edge-wear. $700-$900 eyland, 1993) A rare print from the Disney Gallery featuring Sam McKim’s concept design for the “Sailing Ship Columbia”. This print has been signed by McKim in the bottom-right corner and has an image size of 10”x13” within its 16”x19.75” mat with a foamcore backing. The condition is very good with minor edge-wear. $200-$400

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463. You Are Here “Tom Sawyer Island” Sign. (Disneyland, c. 1980s) A very rare sign from “Tom Sawyer Island” at Disneyland. The wooden sign shows a map of the area with a red “You Are Here” arrow directing park guests to the “accessible route to raft docks”. The sign measures 17”x9” and 1” thick. In good condition with a few mounting holes in the wood and some minor wear throughout from its original park use. $2,000-$3,000

465. “Tom Sawyer Island” Security Guard Costume. (Disneyland, c.1970s-80s) An original security guard costume used on Disneyland’s “Tom Sawyer Island”. This cavalry-inspired costume includes the original hat, suspenders, pants, boots, scarf, buckle, and incredibly, the original gun holster and prop metal gun. This original costume includes pants that are size 34, boots that are marked size 14D, and a hat that is size 7 3/4. The set is in very good condition, with the clothing having handwritten Disney park notations inside, and the pants retaining their original Disney wardrobe label. This costume with gun is exceptionally rare. $800-$1,000

464. “Tom Sawyer Island” Bathroom Sign. (Disneyland, c.1980s-90s) An original hand-painted restroom sign from “Tom Sawyer Island” at Disneyland. This lightweight wooden sign still retains its three original screws in the back from its display at the park and features a male and female stick figure with pirate hats and an eye patch. The sign measures 12” in diameter and is in very good condition. $600-$900

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466. Bear Country & Big Thunder Ranch Grand Opening Items. (Disneyland, 1972/86) A pair of items from the grand opening events for Bear Country and Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland. These items include a paper canoe that reads “Disneyland Bear Country Expedition-March 22, 1972” from a special event that took place shortly after the land opened, and a paper table sign that reads” Big Thunder Ranch-Opening Day-June 27, 1986”. These scarce paper items represent the history of these former lands and restaurants. The canoe measures 12” long and the sign measures 4.75”x5”. Both items are in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200 467. Big Al “Country Bear Jamboree” Ceramic Bank. (Disneyland, c.1970s) A ceramic coin bank modeled after the character Big Al from the “Country Bear Jamboree” attraction. This coin bank reads “Walt Disney Productions” along the back and still retains its original stopper on the bottom. The bank measures 7.5” tall and is in very good condition with some minor scuffing from light use. $200-$400

468. Collection of (16) “Country Bear Jamboree” Postcards. (Disneyland, c.1972) An original set of 16 “Country Bear Jamboree” concept art postcards featuring the iconic designs by Marc Davis. These unused postcards measure 5.5”x3.5” and are in fine condition with minimal wear. $200-$400

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469. Collection of (3) “Bear Country” Stump Props. (Disneyland, 1970s) A set of 3 stump props from Disneyland’s “Bear Country”. These stumps feature hollowed portions in the middles, some of which are reinforced with metal, likely to be used as functional decorations such as ashtray holders or covers for electronics. The stumps range in size from 23.75” to 39.5” tall, and the set is in good condition with some expected wear from use and age. $500-$700


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470. “Bear Country” & “Country Bear Playhouse” Sign. (Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign displayed at Disneyland along with characters from “Country Bear Jamboree”. This sign was displayed on a construction wall during the construction of “Splash Mountain”. The sign points guests in the direction of the “Country Bear Playhouse” and “Bear Country”, which would be renamed “Critter Country” within the following few months in anticipation of the new “Splash Mountain” attraction. The sign measures approximately 41.5”x58” and is in good condition with some expected wear throughout from display at the park. $500-$700

472. Henry “Country Bear” Mile Long Bar Sign. (Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign featuring Henry from “Country Bear Jamboree”. This sign was displayed on a construction wall at Disneyland during the construction of “Splash Mountain”. The sign directs park guests to the “Mile Long Bar” and measures approximately 90”x93.5”. The condition is good with some expected wear throughout from display at the park. $600-$800

471. “Bear Country” Construction Sign. (Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign displayed at Disneyland along with characters from “Country Bear Jamboree”. This sign was displayed on a construction wall during the construction of “Splash Mountain”. The sign points guests in the direction of “Bear Country” which would be renamed “Critter Country” within the following few months in anticipation of the new “Splash Mountain” attraction. The sign measures approximately 78”x46” and is in good condition with some expected wear throughout from display at the park. $600-$800

473. Pair of Teddi Berra & Gomer “Country Bear” Signs. (Disneyland, 1987) A pair of large hand-painted wooden signs featuring Teddi Barra and Gomer from “Country Bear Jamboree”. These signs were displayed on a construction wall at Disneyland during the construction of “Splash Mountain”. The signs were created in sections to be mounted on the construction wall, and together, these signs measure approximately 67”x97”. The signs are in good condition with a portion of a wheel and the umbrella detached from the main sign sections. Some of the “Bear Country or Bust” portion of the Teddi Berra sign has chipped in sections from age. $600-$800

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474. Tennessee Bear “Country Bear” Construction Sign. (Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign featuring Henry from “Country Bear Jamboree”. This sign was displayed on a construction wall at Disneyland during the construction of “Splash Mountain”. The sign depicts Tennessee Bear playing his “Thang” instrument and measures approximately 69”x30”. The condition is good with some expected wear throughout from display at the park. $600-$800

476. Trixie “Country Bear” Construction Sign. (Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign featuring Trixie from “Country Bear Jamboree”. This sign was displayed on a construction wall at Disneyland during the construction of “Splash Mountain”. The sign depicts Trixie sitting on a fence so that it bends, and measures approximately 80”x50”. The condition is good with some expected wear throughout from display at the park. $600-$800

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475. Terrance “Country Bear” Construction Sign. (Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign featuring Terrance from “Country Bear Jamboree”. This sign was displayed on a construction wall at Disneyland during the construction of “Splash Mountain”. The sign depicts Terrance playing a guitar and features a pose taken directly from Marc Davis’ original concept art. The sign measures approximately 70”x36” and is in good with some expected wear throughout from display at the park. $600-$800

477. Wilderness Outpost “Country Bear” Construction Sign. (Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign displayed at Disneyland along with characters from “Country Bear Jamboree”. This sign was displayed on a construction wall during the construction of “Splash Mountain”. The sign points guests in the direction of the “Wilderness Outpost”, and measures approximately 78”x47”. The condition is good with some expected wear throughout from display at the park. These signs were created in sections that often were adhered to the construction wall next to each other, and this sign is missing just a portion of the “W” in “Wilderness” which was likely written on the adjacent sign section. $600-$800


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478. “Splash Mountain” ID Badges & Tickets. (Disneyland, 1988-89) A collection of five items related to the development and grand opening of Disneyland’s “Splash Mountain”. This collection includes two employee IDs relating to work on “Splash Mountain”, two cast member passes for the ride, and a sheet with statistics on the attraction. The items range from 2.25”x3.25” to 11”x8.5” and are in very good condition with expected wear. $100-$200

481. “Celebration Roundup and Barbecue” Metal Sign. (Disneyland, c.2009) A metal sign from Disneyland’s “Big Thunder Ranch” special “Celebration Roundup and Barbecue” events. This large sign lists information about the event and includes Frontierland style graphics and fonts. The sign measures 32”x20” and is in very good condition with minor wear from park use and an intentional distressed look. $800-$1,000

479. “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” Beehive Prop. (Disneyland, c.2000s) A stylized beehive created in cement packed with foam that is believed to have been used in designing the line queue for Disneyland’s “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”. This beehive is similar in shape, size, and style to the colorful beehives seen within the line queue of the popular Disneyland attraction. This prop measures approximately 14” tall and is in good condition with some wear from use. $200-$400

480. Collection of “Winnie the Pooh” Attraction Drawings. (Disneyland, c.2002) A set of 35 original drawings created by Imagineer John Stone while designing Disneyland’s “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” attraction. The drawings are accomplished in ink and pencil, some on blank paper and some on Imagineering stationary. Many of the sheets feature Stone’s notes, signatures, dates, and other descriptions. These sheets vary in size but the majority measure 8.5”x11”. The set is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $3,000-$5,000

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482. “Pirates of the Caribbean” Souvenir Guidebook. (Disneyland, 1974) A souvenir guidebook featuring the story of, and imagery from, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction. Inside the cover is a stylish concept map by Sam McKim. This guidebook measures 11”x9” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $100-$200

483. Complete set of “Pirates of the Caribbean” Post Cards. (Disneyland, 1966) A complete set of the 12 souvenir postcards featuring Marc Davis’ concepts for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction. This set includes all 12 cards from Disneyland which complete both the “A” and “B” sets of cards. The cards measure 3.5”x5.5” each, and the set is in very good condition with little wear. $300-$500

484. “Pirate’s Lair” Machete Prop. (Disneyland, 2007-16) An original prop machete that was installed within Pirate’s Lair on “Tom Sawyer Island” and was part of the “Stow Yer Weapons” area; a reference to the same scene in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction. The machete has an unsharpened metal blade and measures 19.75” long. The condition is very good with some wear from park use. $300-$500

485. “Pirate’s Lair” Tomahawk Prop. (Disneyland, 2007-16) An original prop tomahawk that was installed within Pirate’s Lair on “Tom Sawyer Island” and was part of the “Stow Yer Weapons” area; a reference to the same scene in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction. The tomahawk has an unsharpened metal blade and wooden handle, and measures 18” long. The condition is very good with some expected wear from park use. $300-$500

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486. “Pirates of the Caribbean” Disneyland Premier Props. (Disneyland, 2006) A set of three prop skulls used at Disneyland during the park’s premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”. Two of the skulls are displayed over poles, and the skulls measure approximately 5.5” tall. The polemounts range in height from 28.5” to 48”. The condition of this set is fair to good, with some chipping to the paint on the skulls and some spots of wear from use. $200-$400

488. New Orleans Square “Pieces of Eight” Souvenir Coin. (Disneyland, c.1967) A large souvenir coin from Disneyland’s “Pieces of Eight” souvenir shop in New Orleans Square. This coin features great pirate imagery and reads “New Orleans Square-Disneyland” along the top. The coin measures 3.25” in diameter and is in very good condition. $100-$200

487. “Pirates of the Caribbean” Prop Cannon Balls. (Walt Disney Studios, 2003) A set of prop cannon balls custom-made as set dressing for the filming of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl”. After production finished, this prop was used at Disney’s D23 Expo to promote the film. The prop measures 16”x16”x16” and is in very good condition, created from 10 cannonballs adhered together to form one cluster. $200-$400

489. “Blue Bayou” Custom Framed Menu Holder. (Disneyland, c.2000s) A gorgeous menu holder from the Blue Bayou restaurant located inside the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction at Disneyland. This menu holder features the name of the restaurant above “Pirates” imagery with “Disneyland” written below it. The beautiful copper-colored menu holder shimmers within its custom frame with red fabric lining. The frame measures 27”x21.25” and is in very good condition with some minor wear to the frame from previous display. $100-$200

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490. “Club 33” Informational Booklet. (Disneyland, 1967) An early informational booklet with details on Disneyland’s exclusive Club 33, used to promote the club to potential members and corporate sponsors. This booklet contains information on the history, rooms, and experience of the club, with contact information for membership. The 18-page booklet measures 8.75”x9” and is in very good condition with some minor edge-wear. $300-$500

493. “Club 33” Table Clock. (Disneyland, c.1990s-00s) A “Club 33” table clock featuring the etched glass logo for the club and the name “Disneyland”. This gold and black clock measures 5” tall and is in very good condition with minor wear from light use. $100-$200

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491. “Club 33” Dessert Menu Cover. (Disneyland, c.1980s-90s) An original dessert menu cover from Disneyland’s “Club 33”. This stylish black and gold cover measures 10.5”x7.25” and is in good condition with minor wear from use, including some spots of adhesive paper stuck to the back of the cover. $100-$200

492. “Club 33” Membership Documents & Folder. (Disneyland, 1980s-90s) A set of documents and forms relating to membership at Disneyland’s exclusive “Club 33”. These forms come in a stylish folder with the Club’s logo, and include forms for corporate and private membership, special events at the Club, and a receipt and certificate from a purchase at the Club. The folder measures 12”x9” and the set is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

494. Walt Disney “Club 33” Boyer Signed Fine Art Print. (Disneyland, 2005) A very scarce “Club 33” exclusive limited edition fine art print, featuring a reproduction of the iconic painting of Walt Disney by Charles Boyer than can be seen within Disneyland’s “Club 33”. This “Special Edition” print was offered in a limited edition of only 33 pieces and is signed by Boyer. The artwork is titled, “A New Magic Kingdom Morning” and comes with its original Club 33 COA that designates this piece as number 17/33. Beautifully framed, this piece has an image size of 17”x23.5” within its 25.5”x31.5” frame. The condition is very good. $600-$800


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496. “Jewel of Orleans” Hand-Painted Store Sign. (Disneyland, 19982010) An extremely rare Disneyland store sign from the popular New Orleans Square shop, “Jewel of Orleans”. This sign hung above the entrance to the shop and features the shop’s name and New Orleans Square-inspired imagery, with a semi-transparent orange background. This sign was created with hand-painted and silk-screened details, and beautifully captures the theme of one of the park’s most popular lands. The sign measures 15”x18” and is in very good condition with minor wear, including some wear around the border from its installation within the park. $1,000-$2,000

497. New Orleans Square Wrought-Iron Panel. (Disneyland, c.1980s) A section of wrought-iron from New Orleans Square at Disneyland. This panel features a nautical pattern seen in aspects of the railings and details within this popular area. The railing measures approximately 26”x12” and is in fair to good condition with some rusting to the metal from age. $400-$600

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498. Dixieland at Disneyland Poster. (Disneyland, 1961/90s) A stunning photographic poster for the 2nd annual Dixieland at Disneyland. This poster was created directly from Ward Kimball’s original, and is one of only three posters recreated from his original that are known to exist. Kimball performed with the Firehouse Five Plus Two during many of the Dixieland at Disneyland events. This poster measures approximately 25”x20” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $400-$600

500. Collection of (5) “Haunted Mansion” Lenticular Cards. (Disneyland, 1999) A set of five lenticular cards featuring spooky “morphing” imagery, similar to what park-goers would see in the “Haunted Mansion” attraction today. This collection includes a complete set of the five main lenticular images in their original packaging, as well as a small poster from the event. The cards measure 5”x3.75” and the poster measures 13.5”x10.5”. The condition of the cards is very good, and the poster has some edge-wear. $200-$400

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499. “Haunted Mansion” Changing Portrait Artwork by Ed Kohn. (Disneyland, 1960s) A set of three original paintings and one drawing created by Imagineer Ed Kohn for a series of changing portraits to be used within Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion”. The three paintings depict three men in various poses and attire, and the pencil drawing shows Kohn’s concept for a man transforming into a group of vegetables. Two of the concepts are signed by Kohn along the lower-edge, and one of the other paintings has Kohn’s name on the back of the board. Each design is mounted to artist’s board with a pin-hole in the top-edge likely from their initial use. It appears that Kohn has painted over brownlines of the characters, which was a common practice when adding color to the original designs. These designs range in size from the smallest 7”x6.75” painting to the largest 11.25”x9.25” painting. The set is in overall very good condition with minor surface wear from use. $700-$900

501. “Haunted Mansion Holiday” Skull Prop. (Disneyland, c.2000s) A prop skull used at Disneyland during the “Haunted Mansion Holiday” events. This skull is accomplished in painted resin, and measures approximately 5.5” tall. The condition is very good with minor wear from park use. $200-$400


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FANTASYLAND 502. “Alice in Wonderland” Attraction Poster. (Disneyland, 1958) An original hand-silkscreened poster for the “Alice in Wonderland” attraction at Disneyland. Designed by Imagineer Sam McKim, this poster features a beautiful image of Alice surrounded by other memorable characters from the animated feature film. This poster measures 54”x36” and is in very good condition with minor edge wear including two small 1” tears along the bottom edge. Both tears have been repaired with cellophane tape on the back side. $2,000-$3,000

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503. “Alice in Wonderland” Caterpillar Drawing & Brownline. (Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) An original drawing and a brownline copy of the Caterpillar from Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland”. These designs reference a “Mad Music” event or promotion, and the brownline also shows the Mad Hatter. The drawing is accomplished in pencil and has an image size of 11.5x8.75” on 15.5”x12.5” paper. The brownline is on 16.5”x12.75” paper. The pair is in good condition with some creasing to the paper. $200-$400

504. “Alice in Wonderland” Upside-Down Room Postcard. (Disneyland, c.1958) A very rare postcard featuring a scene from the original version of the “Alice in Wonderland” dark ride. The card depicts the Upside-Down Room and measures 3.5”x5.5”. The card is in very good unused condition, with some wear around the border. $300-$500

505. “Alice in Wonderland” White Rabbit VIP Gift Prototype. (Disneyland, 1984) A prototype for a very rare VIP gift limited to only 60 pieces and featuring the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. This gift was created for the re-opening of the “Alice in Wonderland” attraction in 1984. This figure was created by Disneyland’s Gene Calmelat, and the final version would be signed and numbered by Calmelat. The final painted versions would include a pair of spectacles on the Rabbit’s eyes, as well as an oversized pocket watch in his right hand. This item measures approximately 4.5” in diameter and 7” tall. $100-$200

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506. “Alice in Wonderland” Event Sign. (Disneyland, 1990s-00s) A rare event sign featuring Alice and the Cheshire Cat. This sign was used for an “Alice in Wonderland” themed event either at Disneyland or the Disneyland Hotel, and beautifully recreates the “Tulgey Wood” scene from the iconic film. The sign measures 34.5”x23” and is in good condition with some spots of wear from use including a 0.5” puncture to the top-left corner. The sign is adhered to foam-core from its original use and is lifting slightly around the border. $300-$500

507. “Alice in Wonderland” Safety Sign. (Disneyland. c.1990s-00s) An original safety sign featuring the characters Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum from Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland”. This sign was created to encourage guests to remain off an event stage, and features colors and imagery that are reminiscent of the animated film. This sign measures 22”x17.75” and is in very good condition with some wear to the edges and back. The sign is adhered to foam-core from its original use. $300-$500

508. Limited Edition “Mad Tea Party” Tea Cup Replica. (Disneyland, 1998) A very rare miniature replica of a tea cup ride vehicle from “Mad Tea Party” at Disneyland. This replica was created by Terri Hardin in an edition of only 10 and comes beautifully displayed in a glass case. The tea cup is marked 10/10 inside, and the base features Hardin’s signature and is dated for 1998. The cup measures 2” tall within its 7” tall case. The condition is very good with little wear to the case. $300-$500

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509. “Snow White” Forbidden Forest Tree Prop. (Disneyland, 1955) An extremely rare original prop from Disneyland’s “Snow White’s Scary Adventures” attraction. This tree was installed in the “Forbidden Forest” scene in the original opening year of the attraction and was removed during the 1983 refurbishment that saw several changes to the original designs. The tree is accomplished in fiberglass, with wood used on the back side for support. Within some areas of the tree, remnants of the original paint remain. The tree measures approximately 90”x90” and 40” deep. The condition is fair to good, with some expected wear from outdoor use including some minor moisture wear to the base near the roots. Artifacts from the original iteration of this attraction are exceptionally rare, with this being the only example of a tree from the “Forbidden Forest” that we have ever seen offered for public sale. $5,000-$7,000

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510. “Snow White” Fantasyland Theater Commemorative Gift. (Disneyland, 2004) A beautiful commemorative gift given to visiting VIPs and select members of the press, for the opening of “Snow White: An Enchanting Musical” at the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland. The gift includes a press packet with a CD, photos, and information about the event, as well as a 4” tall resin “poison apple” printed with the title and logo of the show which rests inside a deep blue velvet box. The musical ran from 2004-2006, and this commemorative box measures 12.25”x7.25” and 4.25” tall. In very good condition with minor wear. $200-$300

511. “Pinocchio’s Daring Journey” Developmental Art. (Disneyland, 1981-82) A collection of over 50 original developmental drawings and several additional copies used during the creation of Disneyland’s “Pinocchio’s Daring Journey” attraction. These pieces feature a wide variety of characters and scenes from the attraction and range in size from 5.75”x10.25” to 18”x26”. The condition is very good with some edge-wear and creasing, with tape residue on some of the smaller sheets. $2,000-$3,000

513. Sleeping Beauty Castle Smoked Glass Tray. (Disneyland, c.1970s) A charming smoked glass tray featuring an image of Sleeping Beauty Castle. The tray measures 6.5”x8.5” and is in very good condition with little wear. $100-$200

514. Peter Pan Pirate Ship Model Kit. (Disneyland, 1969) A very rare model kit of the pirate ship from Walt Disney’s animated feature film, “Peter Pan”. The box lid reads “Build the detailed sailing ship model as seen in Walt Disney’s famous film & at Disneyland”. This item comes in its original box and is still sealed in plastic wrap. The box measures 6.25”x10” and 1.25” thick and is in very good condition with minor wear and some spots of discoloration to the box lid from age. The kit includes an additional separate copy of the instructions. $100-$200

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515. Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship “Lucky Coin”. (Disneyland, c.1960) An extremely rare “Lucky Coin” created as a promotional item for the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant in Fantasyland. This coin features the Chicken of the Sea mermaid on one side, and a depiction of the restaurant on the other. The coin measures 1.25” in diameter and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $300-$500

517. Collection of (5) New Fantasyland Promo Goods. (Disneyland, 1983) A set of 5 commemorative paper goods related to the opening of the New Fantasyland at Disneyland. This collection includes two unused family passes, a Los Angeles Times advertising supplement, a cast premiere invitation with metal key, and an information booklet on the New Fantasyland. The items range in size from the 2.5”x6” tickets to the 11.5”x8.75” supplement, and the set is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

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516. “Dumbo Flying Elephants” Original Prop. (Disneyland, 1983-90) An original prop from Disneyland’s “Dumbo Flying Elephants” attraction. This sturdy bronze prop decorated one of the fountain heads for the attraction after the “New Fantasyland” refurbishments in 1983. This fountain head was used until 1990, when the attraction was replaced with an updated version as part of the “Disney Decade Project”. While many of Disney’s planned expansions for the “Decade Project” were abandoned or unsuccessful, the updated Dumbo attraction was the first completed project in 1990 to start their decade of expansion. The bronze fountain head prop is mounted to a wooden backing with a plaque that reads, “First Disney Decade Project-Disneyland Dumbo 1990”. The entire mounted prop measures approximately 15” tall and is in good condition with some tarnishing to the bronze from park use and some scuffs to the wooden backing. $1,000-$2,000

518. Souvenir “Matterhorn Bobsleds” Ashtray. (Disneyland, c.1960) An original souvenir ashtray featuring the crest logo for the “Matterhorn Bobsleds”. This logo is an earlier version used in the 1960s, which is still very similar to the more modern version used today. This ashtray measures 4.75”x4.25” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200


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519. “Matterhorn Bobsleds” Unused Vehicle Sticker. (Disneyland, c.1980s) An unused large sticker created for Disneyland’s “Matterhorn Bobsleds” ride vehicles. This vehicle sticker depicts the Matterhorn within the familiar attraction crest. The sticker itself measures 8.25”x7” and is in very good condition. $100-$200

520. Original Section of the Matterhorn. (Disneyland, 2005) An original piece of the Matterhorn in a stylish box celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the park. This piece measures 2” long and is in very good condition. $200-$400

521. “It’s a Small World” Wait Time Sign. (Disneyland, c.2008) A very rare “Wait Time” sign for Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” attraction. This sign features the attraction’s name above a rotating dial that displays different time increments. This incredible park used sign includes the metal display pole and measures approximately 4ft tall. The condition is very good with some expected wear from park use. $3,000-$5,000

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523. Mickey’s Toontown “Official Key to Toontown” Award. (Disneyland, c.1993) A rare promotional “Official Key to Toontown” from Disneyland’s “Mickey’s Toontown Tour” presented by Kodak. This traveling promotional show was in celebration of the grand opening of Disneyland’s newest land and would award these “Honorary Toon” keys to select participants during the festivities. The key measures 12”x5.75” and 1” deep, and is in very good condition with minimal wear. $100-$200

522. Disneyland “Mickey’s Toontown” Directional Sign. (Disneyland, c.1990s) A directional sign created for Disneyland’s “Mickey’s Toontown” in the 1990s. This sign reads “Going to Mickey’s Toontown” and is accomplished in a sturdy plastic-like material screwed into its wooden support pole. The sign measures approximately 4ft tall and is in good condition with some spots of scuffing and wear from use, including some paint-wear to the pole. $2,000-$3,000

524. Roger Rabbit “Out of Order” Sign. (Disneyland, c.1990s) An “Out of Order” sign featuring Roger Rabbit and the notice, “Sorry for the inconvenience” along the bottom. The sign is accomplished in a hard but semi-flexible plastic, and measures 11.5”x17”. The condition is very good with some expected wear from use. $700-$900

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TOMORROWLAND 525. New Tomorrowland “Astro Orbiter” Original Painting. (Disneyland, 1998) A large original painting created by artist Paul Wenzel in 1998 for the promotion of Disneyland’s “New Tomorrowland” refurbishment. The refurbishment saw the addition of the “Astro Orbiter” attraction, proudly depicted by Wenzel in this original artwork. This painting was used as a limited edition print through the Disney Gallery in 1998, and is accomplished in acrylic on 30”x24.25” artist’s paper mounted to foam-core. The condition is very good with minor edge-wear, and the artwork has a protective clear sheet taped around the edges. The painting is signed by Wenzel in the bottom-right corner. $4,000-$6,000

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526. “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” Nautilus Postcard. (Disneyland, c.1950s) A very rare postcard featuring a photo of the interior of the “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” exhibit in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. This postcard measures 3.5”x5.5” and is in good condition with minor edgewear and some adhesive marks on the back-side where this postcard was once adhered in a scrapbook. $300-$500

528. “Solar Engine Toy” with Original Box & Instructions. (Disneyland, 1956) A beautiful and delicate solar engine toy from the early days of the park in its original box. This toy is powered by sunlight, which makes the depictions of airplanes spin around. This item comes with the original instructions in the box. The toy measures 5” tall and 3” in diameter in the 5.25”x3.25” and 3.25” deep box. The condition of the toy is very good, with some wear to the box. $300-$400

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527. Early Tomorrowland Postcards with Flyer. (Disneyland, 195560) A set of five early postcards with a hand-out flyer from the early Tomorrowland exhibits and attractions at Disneyland. This set includes postcards relating to Monsanto’s Chemitron, Kaiser’s telescope, Upjohn’s model of the cell, and the TWA Rocket. The flyer is for the Upjohn exhibit and gives the history of the company. The postcards measure approximately 5.5”x3.5” each and the set is in very good condition. $300-$500

529. Collection of (12) “Art Corner” Squeaker Postcards. (Disneyland, c.1955-70) A collection of 12 very rare “squeaker” postcards from Disneyland’s “Art Corner”. These cards still have functioning squeakers, and feature some of Disney’s most iconic characters. The cards measure 5.5”x3.5” each, and the set is in overall very good condition with minor wear from use, including a few cards which have been mailed. $800-$1,000


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531. “Motor Boat Cruise” Remain Seated Plaque. (Disneyland, c.1950s-60s) An original ride vehicle plaque from the “Motor Boat Cruise” attraction at Disneyland. This metal plaque reads “Please Remain Seated-Keep Hands and Arms Inside the Boat”. The plaque features holes in all 4 corners for application to the boat. This plaque measures 3”x10” and is in very good condition with some slight curving and surface wear from use. $700-$900 530. Tomorrowland “The Yacht Club” Photo. (Disneyland, c.1960s) A rare photograph of Tomorrowland’s “The Yacht Club” from 1955. This popular restaurant opened as “The Yacht Club” before being renamed as “The Yacht Bar” and ultimately closed in 1967. This black and white photo was displayed in Disneyland’s Administration Building in the 1960s and was later reframed. The photo has an image size of 9.5”x12.5” within its 19.75”x23.75” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear. $200-$400

532. Original Tile from Tomorrowland. (Disneyland, 1977) A section of orange tile from Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. The tile was removed during a refurbishment project and comes framed along with a Tomorrowland photo. The tile itself measures 4.25”x2.75” and the overall frame measures 8.5”x14”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $300-$500

533. Disneyland Mermaids Publicity Photo. (Disneyland, 1967) A publicity photo of Disneyland’s live mermaids. The mermaids were a shortlived part of the “Submarine Voyage” attraction in the mid-1960s, and guests could see them swimming and sunning themselves in the lagoon. The photo measures 8.5”x11” and is in very good condition with some creasing and edge-wear. $100-$200

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534. “Submarine Voyage” Fish Prop. (Disneyland, c.1960s) An original yellow fish prop used in the “Submarine Voyage” attraction at Disneyland. This fish has two metal hooks embedded in its underside from its previous use within the attraction. This prop measures approximately 7”x9” and is in fair to good condition with some wear from use, including a removed left-fin, some damage to the bottom fin, and some spots of scuffing. $1,000-$2,000

535. Submarine Voyage Eel. (Disneyland, 1970s) An original prop eel from Disneyland’s “Submarine Voyage” attraction. This eel measures 27.5” long and is in very good condition, with expected wear from use. $3,000-$4,000

536. “Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage” Stroller Parking Sign. (Disneyland, c.2000s) A rare sign from Disneyland’s “Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage”. This sign was used to designate the stroller parking area and was created in the attraction’s familiar yellow and blue color scheme. The original metal base is still attached, and the sign measures approximately 5.5ft tall. The condition is very good with minor wear from park use. $1,000-$2,000

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538. “Do Not Bump” Autopia Vehicle Sign. (Disneyland, c.2000s) An original “Do Not Bump Car in Front” sign from a Disneyland “Autopia” vehicle. The sign features a graphic of two cars bumping and directs passengers which way to exit the vehicle. The sign measures 2”x7.75” and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $300-$500

537. “Autopia” Driver’s License Booth Sign. (Disneyland, c.2000s) A large unused adhesive sign from Disneyland’s “Autopia” during its sponsorship by Chevron. This graphic would have been applied to the top of the driver’s license booths and features a logo for “Tomorrowland Transportation Systems” at the center of the driver’s license. This unused sign graphic still has its backing paper, and measures 11.5”x17”. The condition is very good with minimal wear. $500-$700

539. Original “America the Beautiful” Lamppost Shield. (Disneyland, 1967) A beautiful hand-silkscreened color lamppost shield for the “America The Beautiful” attraction in Tomorrowland. Although not as well-known as attraction posters, and certainly rarer, shields like this were placed throughout the park and advertised many of the most popular attractions. The shield measures 26.75”x21.25” and in very good condition. $2,000-$3,000

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540. Collection of (5) “Carousel of Progress” Signed Prints. (Disneyland, 1998) A set of 5 signed prints from the Disney Gallery featuring the concept art and sheet music of Walt Disney’s “Carousel of Progress”. These prints are signed by the artists; one by John Hench and two by Sam McKim. The musical print is signed by Richard Sherman in the top-right corner. All the pieces come framed, with the concept art prints measuring 18”x33.5” in their frames and the music print measuring 24”x21” in its frame. The condition is very good overall with minor wear to the frames. $800-$1,000

542. “America Sings” Press Preview Maquette. (Disneyland, 1974) A beautiful character maquette given exclusively to attendees of the press preview event for the grand opening of “America Sings”. This maquette of Sam the Eagle was inspired by Blaine Gibson’s original maquette for the character within the attraction. The maquette is on a wooden base with a custom plaque which reads, “Disneyland’s ‘America Sings’ Attraction-Official Press Preview-Summer 1974”. This item measures 6.5”x5.5” and 10” tall, and is in very good condition with little wear. $200-$400

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541. “America Sings” Bush Prop Scenery. (Disneyland, c.1974) An original bush prop from Disneyland’s “America Sings” attraction. This prop was used within the “Early South” scene featuring several foxes, hens, and frogs singing “Lay Down my Burden”. This prop is hand-painted and slightly flexible. The prop measures 9”x10” and is in good condition, with some scuffs and wear from use. $400-$600

543. Original Painting for the “Rocket to the Moon” Record. (Disneyland, 1956) A beautiful original painting used for the popular Disneyland “Rocket Trip to the Moon” 45rpm record. The artwork is inspired by Disneyland’s iconic “Rocket to the Moon” attraction and is accomplished in gouache with a title cel overlay. The painting measures 8”x8” and is in very good condition. $3,000-$5,000


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544. “Rocket to the Moon” Model in Box. (Disneyland, 1950s) An extremely rare “Rocket to the Moon” model by Strombecker in its original box. This high sought-after model depicts the Tomorrowland Rocket which became an icon of the park. This model is unassembled in its original box, with its unused sheet of decals. The set appears to be complete, and the box measures 11”x4.25” and 1.75” deep. The condition is good with some wear from use including some creasing and wear to the box and decal sheet. $100-$200

545. “Mars Liner” TWA Rocket Model. (Glencoe Models, 1997) A rare model kit by Glencoe Models, which re-released the “Moonliner” model by Strombecker from the 1950s. This Glencoe version is called the “Mars Liner” and replaced the original TWA logo with a fictitious “Fastways” logo. This kit is unopened, and measures 13”x6” and 2.5” deep. The condition is very fine. $100-$200

547. Pair of WEDway PeopleMover Manuals. (Disneyland, 1977-82) A pair of vintage WEDway PeopleMover Transportation Services manuals. These manuals discuss the vehicles, drive systems, and other information on the PeopleMovers. These manuals measure 11”x8.5” and are in very good condition with minor wear. $300-$500

546. Pair of “PeopleMover” Vehicle Safety Stickers. (Disneyland, c.1970s) A pair of door safety stickers used for the WEDway PeopleMover attraction. This set was used to remind guests of potential safety issues, and read, “Please keep hands and arms off doors and railings” and “Doors are Self-Opening” with indicator arrows. The stickers measure 3.5” in diameter and are in good condition with some wear to the front. The backs remain slightly tacky from the original adhesive. $300-$500

548. Tomorrowland “Rapid Transit” Multi-Signed Print Set. (Disneyland, 1998) A special portfolio and print set from Disneyland’s “Rapid Transit” event in 1998. This portfolio set includes 8 prints featuring some of the various transportation vehicles of Tomorrowland. Several of the prints are signed by the artists Tim Delaney, Jason Hulst, George McGinnis, Bob Gurr, and Sam McKim. Also included with the portfolio is the original ticket for the event pin, the limited edition pin, the original invitation postcard for the event, and a few informational sheets about the event. Each print measures 11”x14” and the set is in very good condition with minor wear to the portfolio cover. $300-$500

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549. Collection of (77) “Star Tours” Blueprints. (Disneyland, 1985) A set of 77 very early blueprints used during the creation of Disneyland’s “Star Tours” attraction. These blueprints are dated to 1985 and were created early enough in the attraction’s design stages that the title is listed as “Simulator” rather than the final “Star Tours”. The blueprints contain an incredible variety of images and information from the creation of this iconic attraction. In addition to floor plans and architectural information, this set includes details of the simulator rooms, exits, and a depiction of the pilot droid RX-24 or “Rex”, who is still referred to as simply “A.A.” on the blueprint for “Audio-Animatronic”. Each blueprint measures approximately 18.25”x24”. The set is in good condition overall, with some wear from use, including some tearing and yellowing to some of the sheets. $700-$900

550. “Star Tours” Grand Opening & Final Flight Items. (Disneyland, 1994/2010) A rare pair of items from the popular “Star Tours” attraction. The first is a button given to the Walt Disney Imagineering “Star Tours” Flight Test Team in May of 1994. The second is a “Star Tours” patch from the Final Flight on September 7, 2010 before the attraction became “Star Tours: The Adventures Continues”. The button measures 3” in diameter and the patch measures 3”x2.75”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $100-$200

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552. “Jedi Training Academy” Disneyland Show Time Sign. (Disneyland, c.2015) A very rare sign from Disneyland’s “Tomorrowland Terrace” listing the times for the popular “Jedi Training Academy”. This sign features lightsaber imagery in the center and still retains its white display pole. The sign measures approximately 5.5ft tall and is in very good condition with minor wear from park use. $2,000-$4,000

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553. Harper Goff “Discovery Bay” Hand-Painted Concept. (Disneyland, c.1983) A large painting by Harper Goff featuring a concept for Disneyland’s unrealized “Discovery Bay”, a new land themed after a technologically advanced 1800’s San Francisco. This scene depicts a Nautilus, Hyperion Airship, and other incredible details, and is accomplished in gouache and water color over Goff’s transferred line work. The painting is on 24”x30” artist’s board and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. The back of the board features a Disney copyright stamp. $1,000-$2,000

554. Mickey California Adventure Construction Panel. (California Adventure, 2010) A large panel from a construction wall at Disney California Adventure. Featuring a fantastic image of Mickey with bright colors and a decorative border, this panel measures 67.5”x32.25”. The condition is very good with a couple of thin scratches near the mouth, and 4 screw holes along the edges from the panel’s installation at the park. $500-$700

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555. Minnie California Adventure Construction Panel. (California Adventure, 2010) A large panel from a construction wall at Disney California Adventure. Featuring a fantastic image of Minnie with bright colors and a decorative border, this panel measures 67.5”x32.25”. The condition is very good with little wear from use, including 4 screw holes along the edges from the panel’s installation at the park. $500-$700


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556. California Adventure Signed Artist’s Proof. (California Adventure, 2001) A beautiful artist’s proof of Dan Goozee’s print created to commemorate the opening of California Adventure. This print was an Imagineer gift, and is signed by Goozee and marked “AP” in the bottom-right corner. The print measures 14.5”x20” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $500-$700

558. “Flo’s V8 Cafe” Gas Pump Prop. (California Adventure, c.2012) An original prop from a gas pump outside of “Flo’s V8 Cafe” in Cars Land at California Adventure. The sleek gas pumps with a faux-vintage look outside of Flo’s are one of the most recognizable aspects of the restaurant. The sign measures 13”x16.5” and 1.5” deep. The condition is very good with expected wear from park use. $3,000-$5,000

557. Disney California Adventure Executive Gift. (California Adventure, 2001) A very rare executive gift that was given to select individuals for their contributions and leadership in the creation of California Adventure. It is believed that only 5 or 6 of these executive gifts were created. This framed set includes a high-quality canvas print by Tim Delaney, two Grand Opening commemorative coins, a commemorative Grand Opening Passport, and a custom mat which is signed by both Michael Eisner and Paul Pressler. The bottom of the mat features the name of the original recipient and details about the opening of the new park. This incredible commemorative gift measures 38”x25” in its frame and is in very good condition with minor wear. $500-$700

559. “Tower of Terror” Cast Member Hat. (Disney’s Hollywood Studios, c.2000) An original cast member uniform hat from “The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While identical to the cast member attire of the other parks, this particular hat is labeled “Studio” inside for the Hollywood Studios park. The hat is a size XXL and measures approximately 9” in diameter. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $300-$500

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Van Eaton Galleries Presents 560. Large WonderGround Gallery Entrance Banner. (Disneyland, c.2010s) A large banner that once hung over the entrance to the popular WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney. This banner features the iconic “Sweatshirt Mickey” design by illustrator and character designer Jerrod Maruyama. Maruyama created this design as one of the first art pieces available at the new WonderGround Gallery, and this banner would be seen by each guest as they entered. This piece measures approximately 15ft by 7ft and is in fine condition with minor wear from display at the gallery. $200-$400

561. Mickey Mouse Large Store Display Figure. (Walt Disney World, c.2000s) A large Mickey Mouse store display from a Walt Disney World store. This fantastic full-body figure of Mickey has a great pose and vivid colors. The large figure measures approximately 4.5ft tall by 4ft wide and 4ft deep, and is in very good condition with a few minor scuffs and spots of wear from use. $500-$700

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562. Fifth Avenue “Disney Store” Statue of Liberty Prop. (Disney, 2005) A very rare prop from the iconic Disney Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. This prop was used as part of a display of merchandise depicting Minnie Mouse as the Statue of Liberty. This torch prop has a fantastic Minnie “glove hand” holding the torch, and measures approximately 34” tall. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $500-$700


A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios 563. Walt Disney World Master Plan. (Walt Disney World, 1982) An original “Master Plan” for Walt Disney World from July of 1982, created in part by the Reedy Creek Improvement District to plan out the current and future development of the land in Florida, used for the soon to open EPCOT Center as well as the Magic Kingdom. This large Master Plan has a legend in the bottom-right which shows how the plan has been split into Walt Disney World’s property line, the Monorail’s route, Development Areas, and Service and Utility Areas. This incredible Master Plan is a great representation of Walt Disney World and the pre-opening of EPCOT, and measures 43”x27” within its vintage frame. The condition is very good with some wear to the frame from use, including a slight looseness to the original glass. $6,000-$8,000

WDW & EPCOT 564. “The Disney World” 1967 Early EPCOT Issue. (Walt Disney Studios, 1967) An issue of “The Disney World” magazine from July 1967. This magazine contains articles regarding Disneyland, EPCOT, recent motion pictures and studio activity, and more. The magazine measures 11.75”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $100-$200

565. Collection of Ken Anderson “Africa” Concept Art. (EPCOT, 1970) A set of 3 original concept illustrations created by Ken Anderson for use in the “Wonderful World of Color” magazine by Gulf in 1970. These illustrations feature some of Anderson’s sketches from his time spent in Africa. Anderson’s expertise from these trips would later be instrumental in helping with Disney’s planned, but ultimately abandoned, “Africa Pavilion” for EPCOT. The illustrations measure 11.5”x17.5” and are in good condition with some wear from use. The pages are laminated for their preservation. $1,000-$2,000

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567. “Big Thunder Mountain” Show Installation Badge. (Walt Disney World, 1980) A rare show installation badge used during the construction of “Big Thunder Mountain” at Walt Disney World. This badge is marked for “WED Visitor” and features an image of Mickey in a construction hat. The badge measures 2.25”x3.25” and is in good condition with minor wear from use. $100-$200

566. Disney’s Hollywood Studios Aerial Photo. (Disney’s Hollywood Studios, c.1989) A large aerial photo of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which opened under the name the Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park. This aerial photo presents a fantastic view of this popular Walt Disney World park, and measures 36”x34” within its frame. The condition is very good with some wear to the frame and some small scuffs to the glass from previous display. $400-$600

568. Collection of (6) EPCOT Grand Opening Trays. (EPCOT, 1982) A collection of 6 EPCOT Center tin trays with artist renderings of locations in “FutureWorld” and the “World Showcase”. These trays feature such attractions as “World of Motion”, “The Land”, “Spaceship Earth”, “American Adventure”, “Germany”, and “Japan” with text on the back of each describing the attraction. The items measure 4.5”x6.25” and are in very good condition with some wear around the rims. $200-$400

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569. “Wide World of Sports” Cast Member Shirt. (Walt Disney World, c.1997-03) An original male cast member shirt from the “Wide World of Sports” at Walt Disney World. This shirt depicts images of the “Wide World of Sports” complex, logo, and various sporting images. The shirt is a male size small and is in very good condition with some expected minor wear from use. $200-$400

571. Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Cast Member Shirt. (Walt Disney World, c.1990s) An original cast member shirt from the “Animal Kingdom” at Walt Disney World. This shirt was used by Food Services cast members and still retains its original Disney wardrobe label and the hang tag from Property Control. A tag on the left wrist lists the size and “Food/Jalaba Shirt”. The shirt is a size large and is in very good condition with some expected minor wear from use. $200-$400

570. Animal Kingdom Lodge Cast Member Caftan. (Walt Disney World, c.2000) An original cast member shirt/caftan from the “Animal Kingdom” at Walt Disney World. This caftan was used by cast members at the “Animal Kingdom Lodge” and still retains its original Disney wardrobe label. The neckline and wrists are intricately embroidered in gold thread. The caftan is a size 3XL and is in very good condition with some expected minor wear from use. $200-$400

572. Walt Disney World Polynesian Resort Cast Member Shirt. (Walt Disney World, c.1990s) An original male cast member shirt from the “Polynesian Resort” at Walt Disney World. This shirt still retains its original Disney wardrobe label. The shirt is a male size medium and is in very good condition with some expected minor wear from use. $300-$500

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573. Walt Disney World Chair with Mickey Logos. (Walt Disney World, c.2000s) A large padded armchair with a subtle Mickey pattern on white fabric, believed to have been used as hotel decor in the early 2000s. The chair measures 37.5”x36” and 32” deep and is in very good condition with little wear. $500-$700

574. Walt Disney World Mickey & Minnie Heart Chair. (Walt Disney World, c.2010s) A large metal chair featuring Minnie and Minnie designed into the metal backing. This chair was sold by Disney at D23, where they described this chair as being used for a photo-op area at Walt Disney World. This chair is believed to have also been used as part of a window display at the World of Disney store. The chair measures approximately 10ft tall by 7ft wide and 2ft deep, and is in very good condition with some expected wear from use. This item will require special shipping arrangements, please contact us for inquiries and estimates. $2,000-$3,000

575. Disney’s Hollywood Studios Vinylmation Prop. (Disney Hollywood Studios, c.2010s) A large display prop from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This 5ft tall Mickey Mouse Vinylmation figure was displayed at the park to promote Disney’s popular collectible figures. This prop measures approximately 59” tall, 36” wide, and 32” deep. The condition is very good with minor wear. $2,000-$3,000

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576. “Pirates of the Caribbean” Captain’s Journal Box. (Walt Disney World, 2007) A commemorative “Captain’s Journal” from the 2007 event “Pirates of the Caribbean: Adventures On the 7 Seas Lagoon”. This box opens to reveal a collectible compass, distressed medallion, miniature print, and a prop gold artifact taken from the Walt Disney World “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction. A Certificate of Verification is adhered to the inside cover. The piece measures 9.25”x6.75” and 4.5” deep and is in very good condition, with minimal edge-wear and some cracking around the base of the skeletal hand. $500-$700

577. Collection of Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea Blueprints. (Tokyo Disneyland, 1985/89) A large collection of blueprint copies used by Imagineer Pat Burke during the development and construction of Tokyo Disneyland’s “Big Thunder Mountain” as well as Tokyo DisneySea’s “S.S. Columbia”. The set includes 14 sheets of blueprints and drawing copies for details in “Big Thunder Mountain” such as signage and props, as well as 11 sheets of blueprint copies for details of the “S.S. Columbia Complex” including gears, railings, and more. The largest of the sheets measure 11”x17” and the collection is in overall good to very good condition with some creasing and wear around the edges from use. $700-$900

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Attorney’s Fees: In the event that it in necessary for the auctioneer to employ an attorney the successful Bidder agrees to pay reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. 30. Security Interest Granted: The successful Bidder grants a security interest in the lot being sold to secure the payment of the invoice. The successful bidder grants a possessory lien as well to the auctioneer. Auctioneer shall have the rights granted under Article 9 of the California Commercial Code including but not limited to the right of sale. 31. No Warranties: NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DESCRIPTION IN THE CATALOGUE OR ON THE DAY OR AUCTION. Bidders are urged to view the lots before bidding on them. Descriptions are only being presented for the benefit of those bidders who have not had the opportunity to view the lots prior to bidding and no description in the catalogue shall create any warranty. Color variations are to be expected and are not the basis for any return of any lot. Auctioneer is only selling the right, title, and interest of any lot that has been consigned to the auctioneer by virtue of any consignment agreements. The auctioneer disclaims any warranty of fitness or merchantability. 32. Disclaimer of Damages; Sole Remedies: Auctioneer disclaims any damages, consequential or otherwise. Auctioneer shall not be responsible for consequential damages, incidental damages, compensatory damages, or any other damages. Up to the date that the auctioneer pays the consignor (45 days after the close of the auction sessions), and in the event that Auctioneer cannot deliver a lot, or if it is established that the lot lacks title, or some other transfer or condition issue is claimed, the sole remedy of the Bidder up to a date six months after the close of the auction sessions shall be the rescission of the sale and the refund of any amount paid by the Buyer. After the consignor is paid by the auctioneer the sole remedy of the Buyer is against the consignor, and vice versa. 33. Statements are Opinions: In consideration of participation in the auction, and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases auctioneer, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, outside experts, and attorneys the (”RELEASEES”) from any and all claims, causes of action, in law or in equity, direct or indirect, known or unknown that he/she/it may have with respect to the auction, the catalogue, the conduct of the auction, or the lots being purchased. By not complying with the terms of this Release, Bidder waives any and all claims against the RELEASEES. A bidder or buyer acknowledges that there is a risk that subsequent to the execution of this Agreement, one or more of them will discover facts or will discover, suffer, or incur claims and/or damages relating to the subject matter of this release, which were unknown or unanticipated at the time of the auction, which, if known on that date may have materially affected their respective decisions to give the herein release. Despite this knowledge and understanding, each bidder and buyer agrees that it is assuming the risk of such unknown and unanticipated facts and claims, and in connection herewith, each hereby expressly waives any and all rights under California Civil Code Section 1542, which section has been explained to and is understood by each party and which reads as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” 34: Arbitration: By placing a bid in the auction, a Bidder agrees to the dispute resolution set forth herein. All disputes shall be arbitrated by the American Arbitration Association in Los Angeles County, California. Costs shall be split equally among all parties. This replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. 35. Prohibited Activities: Any agreement between consignors and bidders to sell by private sale any lot, or to effect a non-sale of an item at auction is prohibited and auctioneer reserves the right to collect from the bidder the Buyer’s Premium. 36. Special Notice: Auctioneer has in compliance with Title 2.95 of the California Civil Code, Section 1812.600 posted with the California Secretary of State a bond. The auction is being conducted in compliance with Section 2338 of the California Commercial Code and Section 535 of the California Penal Code. 37. SALE OF AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA: AS REQUIRED BY LAW, A DEALER WHO SELLS TO A CONSUMER ANY MEMORABILIA DESCRIBED AS BEING AUTOGRAPHED MUST PROVIDE A WRITTEN CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AT THE TIME OF SALE. THIS DEALER MAY BE SURETY BONDED OR OTHERWISE INSURED TO ENSURE THE AUTHENTICITY OF ANY COLLECTIBLE SOLD BY THIS DEALER. 38. The photos within are of objects privately owned and for purposes of sale, but the items and photographs themselves may contain intellectual property that is copyright protected by Disney or its affiliates. Use of photos in this catalog is prohibited without written permission. Buyer is purchasing the physical item, but not the rights to reproduce or commercially display without the written consent of the Disney Worldwide Services and all its affiliates.

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Van Eaton Galleries is proud to present “A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios”, an Exhibition and Auction. This one-of-a-kind auction...

A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios  

Van Eaton Galleries is proud to present “A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios”, an Exhibition and Auction. This one-of-a-kind auction...