Own a Piece of History, Including Walt Disney’s Backyard Railroad!

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Have you ever wanted to own a piece of Disney history? Well, now’s your chance!

Van Eaton Galleries announced a new “Rediscovering Disneyland” auction, which will feature over 1,200 rare Disney artifacts and memorabilia. This auction will be like no other, as it will include items ranging from original Walt Disney-signed documents to attraction vehicles to attraction props, signs, and more!

Here are just a few of the items that will be up for auction in the “Rediscovering Disneyland” auction.

Rare Fantasyland Castle Wrought Iron Bench

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Van Eaton Galleries is estimating this piece of Disney history to auction off between $2,000-$4,000.

Original Parking Lot Sign

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Van Eaton Galleries is estimating this piece of Disney history to auction off between $3,000-$5,000.

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Original Splash Mountain Promotional Painting

splash mountain
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Van Eaton Galleries is estimating this piece of Disney history to auction off between $1,000-$2,000.

Original Autopia Vehicle Body

Autopia
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Van Eaton Galleries is estimating this piece of Disney history to auction off between $6,000-$8,000.

Original Big Thunder Ranch Entrance Sign

Big Thunder Ranch Entrance Sign
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Van Eaton Galleries is estimating this piece of Disney history to auction off between $2,000-$4,000.

Rare Signed Music Score for The Haunted Mansion Screaming Song

Haunted Mansion Original Sheet Music
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Van Eaton Galleries is estimating this piece of Disney history to auction off between $1,000-$3,000.

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Walt and Lillian Disney Signed Document

Walt Disney and Lilian Disney Signed Life Insurance Document
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Van Eaton Galleries describes this piece of Disney history as:

Walt Disney first proposed building a Theme Park to the Disney Studios Board of Directors in 1952. They felt the financial venture was too much of a risk for the studio, so Walt formed a separate company and decided to finance the initial work on his own. To cover the initial costs of designing the park, he mortgaged his house and took a loan out against his life insurance policy. One of the amazing artifacts included in this auction is a Walt and Lillian Disney signed document concerning the status of this Life Insurance Loan.

Walt Disney’s Backyard Railroad

Walt Disney Carolwood Track Segment
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Van Eaton Galleries is estimating this piece of Disney history to auction off between $5,000-$7,000.

But Wait, There’s More!

But, that’s not all because you also have the opportunity to own a piece of track from Walt Disney’s backyard railroad! Per the official description of the auction:

More highlights include original early toys and Disney memorabilia that helped build the studio. Original track from Walt Disney’s backyard railroad, the Carolwood Pacific ($5000-$7000); original cast member memorabilia and artifacts including manuals, and in-house awards; Original Parking Lot Signs (Estimate: $3000-$5000); an Original Wooden Sign for the Disneyland Hotel Sgt. Preston Yukon Saloon (Estimate: $5000-$7000); Rare Original Artwork for a 1962 Disneyland Park Map (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000); Original Autopia Vehicle Body (Estimate: $6000-$8000); Original Lamppost Signs for Disneyland Main Street Vehicles (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000); an Original Main Street Emporium Marquee Sign (Estimate: $6000-$8000); Original Main Street Penny Arcade Games (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); Original Main Street Crystal Arts Marquee Sign (Estimate: $4000-$6000); Original Main Street Electrical Parade Promotional Painting (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000); Original Big Thunder Ranch Entrance Sign (Estimate: $2000-$4000); Original Splash Mountain Promotional Painting (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); Rare New Orleans Square Disneyland Railroad Bench (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000); an extremely Rare Disneyland Haunted Mansion Blueprint (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); a Rare Signed Music Score for The Haunted Mansion Screaming Song (Estimate: $1,000-$3,000); a Rare Fantasyland Castle Wrought Iron Bench (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000); and many other items.

The “Rediscovering Disneyland” auction will take place on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23, 2021. For more information, visit the official website here.

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Do you want to own a piece of Disney history? Which piece of memorabilia will you be trying for? Let us know in the comments below.

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