A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios

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Van Eaton Galleries is proud to present “A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios”, an Exhibition and Auction. This one-of-a-kind auction examines the events and individuals that helped build the Walt Disney Studios and theme parks into what we know them as today. This auction contains remarkable artifacts from Walt’s early life, such as a stock certificate for Walt’s animation company “Laugh-O-Gram” Studios, as well as Walt Disney’s personal business card from his time working on the Oswald cartoons. This auction also contains such items as animators’ desks and furniture from the Walt Disney Studios, rare animation artwork from the 1920s up through the Disney Renaissance, original Disneyland props and artifacts, as well as the original brownline that Walt Disney first drew the boundary of Disneyland on. This remarkable auction contains nearly 600 items, and represents almost 100 years of creativity and imagination from the mind of Walt Disney and the employees of the Walt Disney Studios.
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"It's a Small World" Wait Time Sign.521 - "It's a Small World" Wait Time Sign.
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(Disneyland, c.2008) A very rare "Wait Time" sign for Disneyland's "It's a Small World" attraction. This sign features t...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Disneyland "Mickey's Toontown" Directional Sign.522 - Disneyland "Mickey's Toontown" Directional Sign.
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(Disneyland, c.1990s) A directional sign created for Disneyland's "Mickey's Toontown" in the 1990s. This sign reads "Going to...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Mickey's Toontown "Official Key to Toontown" Award.523 - Mickey's Toontown "Official Key to Toontown" Award.
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(Disneyland, c.1993) A rare promotional "Official Key to Toontown" from Disneyland's "Mickey's Toontown Tour" presented ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Roger Rabbit "Out of Order" Sign.524 - Roger Rabbit "Out of Order" Sign.
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(Disneyland, c.1990s) An "Out of Order" sign featuring Roger Rabbit and the notice, "Sorry for the inconvenience" along the bott...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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New Tomorrowland "Astro Orbiter" Original Painting.525 - New Tomorrowland "Astro Orbiter" Original Painting.
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(Disneyland, 1998) A large original painting created by artist Paul Wenzel in 1998 for the promotion of Disneyland's "New Tomorrowland"...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Nautilus Postcard.526 - "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Nautilus Postcard.
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(Disneyland, c.1950s) A very rare postcard featuring a photo of the interior of the "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" exhibit in Disneyland&#...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Early Tomorrowland Postcards with Flyer.527 - Early Tomorrowland Postcards with Flyer.
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(Disneyland, 1955-60) A set of five early postcards with a hand-out flyer from the early Tomorrowland exhibits and attractions at Disneyland. This set
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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"Solar Engine Toy" with Original Box & Instructions.528 - "Solar Engine Toy" with Original Box & Instructions.
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(Disneyland, 1956) A beautiful and delicate solar engine toy from the early days of the park in its original box. This toy is powered by sunlight, whi
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Collection of (12) "Art Corner" Squeaker Postcards.529 - Collection of (12) "Art Corner" Squeaker Postcards.
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(Disneyland, c.1955-70) A set of 12 very rare "squeaker" postcards from Disneyland's "Art Corner". These cards still have fu...
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Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Tomorrowland "The Yacht Club" Photo.530 - Tomorrowland "The Yacht Club" Photo.
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(Disneyland, c.1960s) A rare photograph of Tomorrowland's "The Yacht Club" from 1955. This popular restaurant opened as "The Yach...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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"Motor Boat Cruise" Remain Seated Plaque.531 - "Motor Boat Cruise" Remain Seated Plaque.
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(Disneyland, c.1950s-60s) An original ride vehicle plaque from the "Motor Boat Cruise" attraction at Disneyland. This metal plaque reads &...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Original Tile from Tomorrowland.532 - Original Tile from Tomorrowland.
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(Disneyland, 1977) A section of orange tile from Disneyland's Tomorrowland. The tile was removed during a refurbishment project and comes framed...
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Disneyland Mermaids Publicity Photo.533 - Disneyland Mermaids Publicity Photo.
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(Disneyland, 1967) A publicity photo of Disneyland's live mermaids. The mermaids were a short-lived part of the "Submarine Voyage" att...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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"Submarine Voyage" Fish Prop.534 - "Submarine Voyage" Fish Prop.
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(Disneyland, c.1960s) An original yellow fish prop used in the "Submarine Voyage" attraction at Disneyland. This fish has two metal hooks ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Submarine Voyage Eel.535 - Submarine Voyage Eel.
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(Disneyland, 1970s) An original prop eel from Disneyland's "Submarine Voyage" attraction. This eel measures 27.5" long and is in ...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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"Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage" Stroller Parking Sign.536 - "Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage" Stroller Parking Sign.
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(Disneyland, c.2000s) A rare sign from Disneyland's "Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage". This sign was used to designate the stroller park...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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"Autopia" Driver's License Booth Sign.537 - "Autopia" Driver's License Booth Sign.
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(Disneyland, c.2000s) A large unused adhesive sign from Disneyland's "Autopia" during its sponsorship by Chevron. This graphic would h...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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"Do Not Bump" Autopia Vehicle Sign.538 - "Do Not Bump" Autopia Vehicle Sign.
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(Disneyland, c.2000s) An original "Do Not Bump Car in Front" sign from a Disneyland "Autopia" vehicle. The sign features a graph...
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Disneyland "America the Beautiful" Lamppost Shield.539 - Disneyland "America the Beautiful" Lamppost Shield.
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(Disneyland, 1967) A beautiful hand-silkscreened color lamppost shield for the "America The Beautiful" attraction in Tomorrowland. Althoug...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Collection of (5) "Carousel of Progress" Signed Prints.540 - Collection of (5) "Carousel of Progress" Signed Prints.
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(Disneyland, 1998) A set of 5 signed prints from the Disney Gallery featuring the concept art and sheet music of Walt Disney's "Carousel of...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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