Disney Parks Auction Greatly Exceeds Expectations

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We recently reported on the Disneyland: The First 65 Years auction that was held virtually over the weekend on  Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16.

The results of the auction, which was hosted by the Disney memorabilia experts at Van Eaton Auctions, the original description of the online Disney Parks artifacts sale reads:

Van Eaton Galleries is proud to present “Disneyland The First 65 Years,” an auction of over 1000 artifacts of Disney Parks history! This large exhibit and two-day auction tells the history of Disneyland and Walt Disney World through rare props, signage, costumes, vintage souvenirs, attraction posters, and much more. Highlights of this auction include original Walt Disney autographs, rare 16mm films of some of Disneyland’s earliest Lessees, park-used attraction vehicles, an original mock-up for the Pirates of the Caribbean guidebook, Disney Legend Milt Albright’s original 1955 cast member no. 10 metal ID badge, huge park used signage, and a plethora of other one-of-a-kind items.

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Credit: Disney

Officials at Van Eaton Galleries have now announced the two-day auction’s results and the numbers far exceed original expectations, proving that many a Disney fan is willing to go above and beyond to own a piece of Walt Disney World or Disneyland history!

As per a press release about Disneyland: The First 65 Years:

Result highlights include an Original Haunted Mansion Stretching Portrait which sold for $90,625 with an original estimate of $50,000; a Multi-Signed Haunted Mansion Concept print which sold for $3,625 with an original estimate of $400-600; a Splash Mountain Fast Pass Sign which sold for $15,000 with an original estimate of $800-$1,000; a Walt Disney & Artists signed “The Art of Animation” which sold for $25,000 with an original estimate of $4,000-$6,000; a Pirates of the Caribbean Entrance Sign Artist’s Proof which sold for $17,500 with an original estimate of $800-$1,000; an Enchanted Tiki Room Fountain Shield Prop which sold for $29,375 with an original estimate of $4,000-$6,000

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Credit: Van Eaton Galleries

If you are interested in seeing the full list of prices realized or in ordering a commemorative catalog from the Disney memorabilia online auction event, visit the Van Eaton Galleries website.

Have you every participated in a Disney auction? Do you own any Disneyland memorabilia? Let us know in the comments!

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