An Historic Journey Through The Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland – May 14th and May 15th

Van Eaton Galleries is proud to present A Historic Journey Through the Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland; their latest exhibition and auction of over 900 Disney artifacts. The collection includes many one-of-a-kind and exceptionally rare items from the history of both the Disney Studio and Disney Parks.

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Highlights of the Walt Disney Studios include an original production background from the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon “Ozzy of the Mounted,” the original artwork for a 1932 Mickey Mouse comic strip, a Gustaf Tenggren layout drawing for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, an original Walt Disney Studios animator’s desk, original Mary Blair concept paintings, rare animator’s maquettes, Walt Disney autographs, and much more!

Highlights from the Disney Parks include a large entrance “Welcome” sign from Disneyland, a wooden sign from a Jungle Cruise boat, silkscreened attraction posters, an original Pirates of the Caribbean concept painting by Marc Davis, an original Sleeping Beauty Castle concept by Eyvind Earle, an original It’s a Small World concept by Mary Blair, pre-opening Tomorrowland concept drawings by Herb Ryman, and much more.

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Ahead of the May 14-15 auction weekend, they hope you will stop in to see the curated exhibit of these rare Disney artifacts between April 18th and May 11th.  Please contact the gallery for viewing details.

Both live auctions kick off at 12:45PM Eastern Time and absentee bidding is currently open and welcoming all your bids!  Good luck searching for your treasures!

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Here are some of the more notable highlights of the Saturday May 14th Session:

Lot 25 – Walt Disney Studios Business Card & Employee ID Card.

Lot 47 – Original Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber Animator’s Desk.

Lot 103 – Alice In Wonderland Concept Painting by Mary Blair.

Lot 150 – Sleeping Beauty Production Cel & Panoramic Background.

Lot 244 – The Little Mermaid Production Cel of Ariel & Sebastian.

Lot 328 – Herb Ryman Disneyland Castle Concept Painting.

Lot 399 – Disneyland Entrance “Welcome” Metal Sign.

Here are some of the more notable highlights of the Sunday May 15th Session:

Lot 434 – Mickey Mouse Main Street Station Flag.

Lot 579 –  Jungle Cruise “Hondo Hattie” Boat Sign Prop.

Lot 629 – Winnie the Pooh Hand-Painted Attraction Sign.

Lot 637 – Marc Davis Pirates of the Caribbean Study.

Lot 694 – Haunted Mansion Men’s Cast Member Costume.

Lot 735 – Fantasyland Matterhorn Bench.

Lot 750 – It’s a Small World Facade Mary Blair Concept Painting.

With almost 900 lots of incredible pieces, bidders can enjoy a great week leading up to the auction.  All items are online with photos, descriptions, and estimated values. Van Eaton Galleries is the world leader in Disney collectibles and memorabilia and are happy to answer all questions via email or phone.  You can call them at 818-788-2357 or email them at

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For over 20 years, VAN EATON GALLERIES has been a central meeting place for a vibrant community of collectors, professionals, and Disney theme park enthusiasts. The gallery’s founders, Mike and Janeen Van Eaton, are world-renowned experts in the fields of Disneyland, animation, and popular culture memorabilia.

Beginning in 2015 with their seminal auction, The Story of Disneyland, Van Eaton Galleries has since held ground-breaking exhibition and auction events including Collecting Disney, Walt Disney’s Disneyland, The Life and Career of Disney Legend Rolly Crump, and most-recently, the month-long pop up sensation, That’s from Disneyland.

Specializing in original props, production art, vintage collectibles, animation art, and entertainment memorabilia, Van Eaton Galleries continues to be a leader of the auction community with their dedication to quality and professionalism.

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