Los Angeles-based Van Eaton Galleries’ latest (and largest) Disney auction – Exploring the Disney Universe – traces Disney’s 100-year history, including original animation images and footage, original Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle theme park art, and even a character’s head in a stupid suit.
The first day of the Van Eaton Galleries Exploring the Disney Universe auction will take place on December 3, 2022, with 723 items listed; Day 2 will be December 4, 2022 with 836 elements. Trading will begin at 9:45 AM PT on both days. Click here to view the entire auction catalog.
Here are some of the treasures from the first day of the Exploring the Disney Universe auction:
Original staged shot of The Witch (with appropriate production background) from the 1:14:17 mark of Walt Disney’s 1937 feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, when the Witch presents Snow White with a poisonous apple (element 82). ). It is assumed that people will be sold for 40,000-50,000 dollars. Also up for sale on the first day is an extremely rare original 1950 Cinderella model in her pumpkin carriage from Walt Disney’s Cinderella cartoon (Item 208), which is valued at $3,000-$5,000.
Artwork by Mary Blair, including the original 1950 concept painting for Walt Disney’s Cinderella (Item 205), is valued at $20,000–$30,000; the original 1951 concept painting for Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (item 222), estimated sale price of $10,000 to $20,000, and the original 1953 concept painting for Walt Disney’s Peter Pan (item 227), which is estimated at 10,000–20,000 dollars. .
Extremely rare production drawings by Ub Iwerks, including Oswald “The Lucky Bunny” from the 1928 Disney short “Romeo the Rival” (element 2) and from the first Silly Symphony short “The Dance of the Skeletons” (element 23). Each is priced at $3,000 to $5,000.
Incredibly rare 16-piece “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” clay breakfast set created by Wade Potteris (Wade Heath) in 1938 (item 99). This is one of the most complete sets up for auction: four small glasses with a tray, two condiment jars, a teapot, a coffee pot, a creamer, a bowl of porridge, a container with a handle, one plate, two oilers (including a rare Dwarf’s Cottage) and even a little-known a jug of water from a music box, and is estimated at 800-1000 dollars.
Here are some of the highlights from “Exploring the Disney Universe” Day 2:
Herb Ryman’s original early 1954 concept drawing for the entrance to the Hub Restaurant and True Life Adventure at Disneyland is valued at $25,000–$35,000 (item 1029). between $15,000 and $20,000 (item 1297) and an original 1957 concept painting by Eyvind Earle for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle ride valued at $12,000–$15,000 (item 1272).
Extremely rare Minarik electric guitar, custom made in 2019 for the 50th anniversary of the haunted mansion (item 1194). Only 13 of these guitars were built, and each one of a kind guitar is unique to that instrument; this one (numbered “3”) is valued at $18,000–$20,000.
An incredibly rare 1990s Goofy character head from the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is valued at $4,000-$6,000 (item 1425).
An extremely rare pair of park-used 1970s-90s Tiki Room and Tahitian Terrace Props (item 1053) – the original sun god Kane prop figurine on display at Tahitian Terrace and a baby tangaroa that was part of Walt Disney’s enchanted Tiki room before the show – estimate $2000-$4000.
Of all the items up for auction, Van Eaton Galleries describes one in particular, a comprehensive archive of documents related to the Disneyland loan application and valuation done for Bank of America (item 651), as “a truly amazing piece of Disneyland history.” “. The auction house also notes that they have “never seen such detailed documents for sale.”
(Disneyland, 1955–1958) A complete archive of documents related to the Disneyland loan application and valuation made for Bank of America and saved from destruction by Richard Rawson. The appraisal includes an “as is” appraisal (before the park expansion) and a separate appraisal after the expansion is complete. Excerpts from the Title Policy dated April 1, 1955 include legal descriptions of the land acquired to create the Disneyland park. These are the actual documents used by Bank of America for evaluation and analysis for loan underwriting purposes. The lot contains two folders and other documents, many of which were created by December 1958. One folder contains charts relating to income, real estate, renovations, rent, income from Disneyland tenants and lease terms, and other capital. Another folder contains editions of the Disneyland News from 1957 to 1958, Bank of America livestock valuations, licensed vehicle and equipment listings, and insurance policy reports for various Disneyland, Inc. properties. handwritten pages relating to parcels of land around the periphery of the park, and other notes. With over 100 pages of documentation, the incredibly detailed assessment takes into account every part of the park down to the livestock. Also included are separate sheets with estimated costs for new attractions including the Monorail, Submarine Journey, Matterhorn Mountain and Bob’s Sleigh Ride, as well as other attraction extensions including the Fantasyland Autopia. The folders measure 11.75″ x 11.75″ and 3″ wide, while the larger folders measure 13″ x 10.5″. The folders, bindings and contents are generally in very good condition, with folds and wear on the edges and corners, typical of one-day books of the same year of manufacture. A truly amazing piece of Disneyland history, we have never seen such detailed documents for sale.
Description of the auction catalog “Exploring the Disney Universe”
Provisional auction dates for Exploring the Disney Universe now expire on December 2, 2022 at the new Van Eaton Gallery in Studio City, California. The auction will take place on December 3-4, 2022 both online and in person. . Click here for details.