Frontierland Cigar Store Indian.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:27,000.00 USD Estimated At:30,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD
Frontierland Cigar Store Indian.
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This item SOLD at 2015 Feb 28 @ 17:14UTC-8 : PST
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(Disneyland, 1960s) Frontierland’s first citizen, well-known landmark and popular photo subject was this Cigar Store Indian, who stood watch in front of the Frontierland Trading Post for years. There were always two cigar store Indians at Disneyland, a red-caped one in front of the Main Street Tobacco Store, and this green caped one in Frontierland. Originally sculpted at the Disney Studio, a mold for fiberglass castings (“pulls”) was created so that the Indians could be replaced after wear and tear from use in the park. To this day, “pulls” are made from the original molds and are still in place at Disneyland. It is estimated that these fiberglass props would be replaced every five to ten years. This figure was removed sometime in the late 1970s and was sent to the Burbank Prop Department for use by the studio. Eventually it was placed in a Disney Studio prop department sale. The figure stands 70 in. tall and is in very good condition with paint fading and chipping as well as scratches and nicks from years of silently entertaining guests at the park. An amazingly rare and important artifact from the park.