LOS ANGELES – Van Eaton Galleries of Sherman Oaks, Calif., one of the
premier animation artwork and collectibles galleries, has announced the “Collecting Disneyland” auction, which takes place Nov. 21, 2015, at the firm’s gallery at 13613 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.
Collecting Disneyland is devoted to Disneyland memorabilia and features items from some of the finest collections in the world. With memorabilia dating from the beginning of Walt’s planning to his expansions in Florida and beyond, this one-of-a-kind auction is an unprecedented glimpse into the life of Walt Disney, his close group of original Imagineers, the initial plans for Disneyland and the legacy he left behind.
More than 800 pieces of memorabilia will be offered exclusively by Van Eaton Galleries. Among the collection’s highlights are several original artworks, including a rare early concept of the Fantasyland Dumbo Ride by Bruce Bushman that is signed by several of Disneyland’s original Imagineers (estimate $5,000-$7,000). Bushman was one of the major designers working by Walt’s side during the park development and construction. Other highlights include some of the earliest original concepts for Tomorrowland ever to be offered ($500-$1,000), created by Gabriel Scognamillo, the art director for Tomorrowland; an original PeopleMover Ride Car, fully restored and functional ($200,000-$300,000); and a rare Rocket To The Moon attraction poster, one of more than 40 attraction posters to be offered ($15,000-$20,000).
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Other highlights include several cast member costumes, badges, clothing and one-of-a-kind accessories, as well as original attraction posters, brochures, tickets, blueprints and programs from the earliest of days at the Disneyland theme park. Early concept work never before offered or seen by the general public is only a portion of the vast array of items being featured, and includes artwork from Primeval World, Pirates of the Caribbean, The House of Tomorrow, The Monorail, Main Street buildings, Adventureland and many more.
The collection is on public exhibition through Nov. 20. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed on Mondays. The live and online auction begins at 11 a.m. PST Nov. 21 at Van Eaton Galleries, 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Learn more at www.vegalleries.com/collectingdisneyland or www.icollector.com.