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Coming June 30th! – Popular Culture and Disney Parks Auction

Set phasers to stun(ning)! Van Eaton Galleries is here with an incredible auction!

This auction is a gigantic celebration of all things pop culture. Over 750 items, including movie memorabilia, posters, animation art, and rare artifacts from the Disney Studio and Disney Parks, are available. From 1900s tin soldiers and costumes worn by Hollywood royalty to Star Wars lightsabers and never-before-released G.I. Joes, a lot of our shared cultural history is represented in this auction.

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Here are just a few of the incredible highlights: Star Trek memorabilia (including a screen-used phaser), Clark Gable’s pants from “Mutiny on the Bounty,” Planet of the Apes prosthetics, large Disney Store display figures, classic toys, rare Ingersoll Mickey Mouse watches, animation artwork including originals by Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle, an original wheel from the Disneyland Railroad, a Donald Duck walk-around character head, a Disneyland bench, and from a galaxy far, far, away, Star Wars memorabilia—including a jaw-dropping AT-AT walker head!

Visit the limited-run exhibition at Van Eaton Galleries from June 16th to June 28th, where a hand-picked selection of  breathtaking auction items will be on display. Auction catalogs will be available for purchase, as well as souvenirs to take home immediately!  Come down from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday, at 12160 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. It’s like going to Hollywood—without the traffic. 

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The live auction opens at 9:45 AM on Sunday June 30th ,2024.  Pre bidding is open now and it is highly recommended to get your bids in early!

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Here are some incredible highlights to check out:

Lot 85 –  A “Planet of the Apes” 2001 Chimp Paint Test Bust.

Lot 125 – A Star Wars Montross Mandalorian Pre-Production Sample.

Lot 160 – A “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” Prop Phaser.

Lot 260 – An Original Peanuts Comic Strip by Charles Schulz.

Lot 338 – A 1930s Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Wristwatch.

Lot 358 – An Original “Pinocchio” Production Cel.

Lot 370 – Disney Studio Kem Weber Inspired Lead Animator’s Desk.

Lot 410 – A Peter Pan, Chief, and Tiger Lily Production Cel.

Lot 495 – A Disney Store Mickey Mouse Display Figure.

Lot 641 – A Disneyland Main Street, U.S.A. Bench.

Lot 645 – A Donald Duck Walk-Around Character Costume Head.

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With over 750 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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