Original 1955 Fantasyland Trashcan.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:5,000.00 USD Estimated At:6,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Original 1955 Fantasyland Trashcan.
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This item SOLD at 2021 May 23 @ 12:45UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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(Disneyland, 1955) A vintage park-used Fantasyland trashcan from Disneyland's earliest days of operation in 1955. The themed trashcans of the Disney parks have become emblematic of the meticulous and comprehensive design that goes into every level of the guest experience, and the bins themselves have garnered significant appreciation as objects of art. This metal Fantasyland trashcan has a peaked roof with a scalloped under awning, and features applied heraldic eagle figures on all sides. As part of Disneyland's 50th anniversary festivities, this original 1955 trashcan underwent minor refurbishment by skilled Disney artists and was once again placed into service as a tribute to the park's Opening Day aesthetics. Later, in 2011, the can was covertly transformed as a retirement present to Disneyland Operations Manager of Custodial Guest services Ray Sidejas in gratitude for his 47 years of service. While appearing for all intents and purposes like a 1955 Fantasyland trashcan, the interior of the container was retrofitted with a pair of shelves and wine glass hanging racks, a perforated metal ventilation grating was inserted under the roof, the push doors on either side were converted to static panels, and a working wine fridge installed inside the shell. Measuring 58" tall, 23.25" wide, and 23.25" deep, the piece is in very good condition with some denting to the side panels, chipping to the roof scallops, cracking to the paint, general wear, and a small cutout created in the bottom of the back panel for a power cord. The electronics are in working order. The fridge can be removed to convert the trashcan back to its original state, if desired. This item may require special shipping arrangements, please inquire for details and estimates.