Hold onto your mouse ears, Disneyland enthusiasts, because Van Eaton Galleries has an auction that’s right up your alley. “Souvenirs of Disneyland” features over one thousand rare pieces of memorabilia from the park’s 60 years of operation. Many of the items have never been offered for public sale, so if you’re a dedicated collector, this auction might have just what you need to fill in the gaps. Brochures and other ephemera, art from various attractions, souvenirs, sculptures, models—the variety of items is more dazzling than the Disneyland 60th anniversary bling.
A handful of collectibles are in the couple hundred dollar range, but prices go way up into Scrooge McDuck territory too. Some items are expected to net tens of thousands of dollars. For instance, one of the auction highlights—this original stretching portrait from the Haunted Mansion:
They estimate it will sell for $30,000 – $40,000. And look at these unused boarding passes for Star Tours! Are these the perfect gift for the Disneyland and Star Wars fan in your life? Yes. Yes, they are.
Skip on down to the gallery below because I’ve handpicked some of the cream of the crop from the auction. There’s an original doll from the “It’s a Small World” ride, a Jungle Cruise survival guide, and several other Disneyland classics. The selection in the gallery is only the tip of the iceberg. If you want to entertain yourself for an hour, visit Van Eaton Galleries and randomly pick pages from the auction or search by your favorite attraction. With over 1,000 listings, your inner Disnerd will clap with glee.
You can bid on the auction in person on November 19 at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California, or you can place your bids online. If you’re in the neighborhood, you can also drop by to view an exhibition featuring the artifacts–which I will certainly be doing. Get hours and dates at Van Eaton’s website.
Which items in the auction have you drooling puddles? Tell me in the comments.
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Images: Van Eaton Galleries