Original Phineas Pock Haunted Mansion Tombstone Prop.

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Original Phineas Pock Haunted Mansion Tombstone Prop.
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This item SOLD at 2020 Aug 16 @ 10:20UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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(Disneyland, 1969) An extremely rare original tombstone prop from the exterior attraction queue for the Haunted Mansion. The tombstones in the front queue area of the Haunted Mansion are very well known among park-goers. However, between 1969 and 1973, there was a lesser-known graveyard along the queue area at the back of the attraction. This graveyard was known as the "family plot" and contained only eight tombstones. Seven of the tombstones were humorous tributes to the Imagineers that had created the attraction, including the likes of Marc Davis, Rolly Crump, Wathel Rogers, Claude Coats, Vic Greene, Yale Gracey, and X. Atencio. The remaining tombstone was for a mysterious character, Phineas Pock. In early plans and documents for the Haunted Mansion, Pock was mentioned as the planned ghost host for the attraction, with his name even being mentioned in early souvenirs such as the Magic from The Haunted Mansion book. Although this plan changed, the character Phineas Pock ultimately did make his way into the attraction itself as one of the five singing busts, voiced by Bob Ebright. When the original "family plot" of tombstones was removed around 1973 to make room for an expansion of the queue area, the same Phineas Pock tombstone was relocated to the Mansion's new "berm graveyard." By 1978, this original tombstone was removed and presented as a gift by a park employee to the family of this tombstone's consignor. Thought lost to time, this incredible Haunted Mansion artifact is brought to light now for the first time since it was removed from the attraction in the 1970s. Composed of painted fiberglass with dense foam at its core, the tombstone measures approximately 43"x28" and 8.25" deep. The condition is fair, with several thin cracks in the fiberglass on the front, small chips throughout, and some general surface wear from extended use. Special shipping arrangements may apply. Please inquire for details and estimates.