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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Walter E. Disney Original O-Zell Stock Certificate.1 - Walter E. Disney Original O-Zell Stock Certificate.
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(O-Zell, 1916) An original stock certificate from the O-Zell Company issued to Walter E. Disney on October 13th, 1916 when Walt was only 14 years old.
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Walt Disney Signed "Laugh-O-Gram" Stock Certificate.2 - Walt Disney Signed "Laugh-O-Gram" Stock Certificate.
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(Laugh-O-Gram, 1922) An extremely rare original Stock Certificate for the Laugh-O-Gram Studio. Incorporated by Walt Disney in 1922, the Laugh-O-Gram S
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Walt Disney Business Card.3 - Walt Disney Business Card.
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(Walt Disney Studio, c.1927) An incredibly rare business card which belonged to Walt Disney during the early years of the Walt Disney Studio. This bus
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Original Production Drawing from "Plane Crazy".4 - Original Production Drawing from "Plane Crazy".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1928) An original UB Iwerks production drawing of Mickey and Minnie Mouse from "Plane Crazy", the first Mickey Mouse...
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Pair of "Plane Crazy" Animation Production Drawings.5 - Pair of "Plane Crazy" Animation Production Drawings.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1928) A pair of original UB Iwerks production drawings of Minnie Mouse from "Plane Crazy". The images feature Minnie...
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"Steamboat Willie" Original Mickey Production Drawing.6 - "Steamboat Willie" Original Mickey Production Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1928) An original animation drawing of Mickey Mouse from "Steamboat Willie," one of the most iconic cartoons of all ...
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Salesman's Sample for Mickey Mouse Writing Tablets.7 - Salesman's Sample for Mickey Mouse Writing Tablets.
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(Disney, 1929-30) An incredibly rare salesman's sample tablet for the first officially licensed Mickey Mouse product, the Mickey Mouse writing t...
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Mickey Mouse Club Member's Button.8 - Mickey Mouse Club Member's Button.
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(Philadelphia Badge Co, 1930) An extremely rare Mickey Mouse Club button with its Philadelphia Badge Company paper insider still intact. This button d
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Fox Valley Stream "Mickey Mouse Club" Button.9 - Fox Valley Stream "Mickey Mouse Club" Button.
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(Fox Valley Stream, c.1930) A rare Mickey Mouse Club button proudly displaying the name of the Fox Valley Stream Theater on the front. This button dep
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Fox Hempstead Mickey Mouse Club Button.10 - Fox Hempstead Mickey Mouse Club Button.
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(Fox Hempstead, c.1930) A rare Mickey Mouse Club button proudly displaying the name of the Fox Hempstead Theater on the front. This button depicts Mic
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Collection of (13) Mickey Mouse Postcards.11 - Collection of (13) Mickey Mouse Postcards.
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(Inter-Art Co./Woolstone Bros., 1930s) A collection of (13) Mickey Mouse postcards produced in Great Britain during the early 1930s. Mickey's po...
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Collection of (5) Mickey Mouse Postcards.12 - Collection of (5) Mickey Mouse Postcards.
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(W. Hagelberg A.G., 1930s) A collection of (5) German and French Mickey Mouse postcards produced in the early 1930s. These cards depict Mickey and Mi
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Collection of (6) Mickey Mouse Postcards.13 - Collection of (6) Mickey Mouse Postcards.
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(W. Hagelberg A.G., 1930s) A collection of (6) German Mickey Mouse telegram postcards produced in the 1930s. These cards depict Mickey Mouse in variou
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Mickey Mouse Quoit Game in Box.14 - Mickey Mouse Quoit Game in Box.
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(Spear's Games, 1930) A game of "Let Them All Come! The Mickey Quoit Game" in the original box. The game is made in England and contai...
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Rare Mickey Mouse Daily Strip Promotional Card.15 - Rare Mickey Mouse Daily Strip Promotional Card.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1931) An extremely rare fan card that was offered by newspapers as a premium to their readers in the late 1930s and 1931. This c
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Pair of Storyboards from "Fishin' Around".16 - Pair of Storyboards from "Fishin' Around".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1931) A pair of original storyboard sheets featuring Mickey Mouse and Pluto from "Fishin' Around." Each 12"...
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Original Production Drawing from "King Neptune".17 - Original Production Drawing from "King Neptune".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1932) An original production drawing featuring King Neptune from "King Neptune." The drawing is accomplished in grap...
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Walt Disney Studios Employee Photo.18 - Walt Disney Studios Employee Photo.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1932) A rare group photo of the employees of the Walt Disney Studios on Hyperion Avenue. The photo features Walt Disney, his b
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Green "Mickey Mouse Cones" Note.19 - Green "Mickey Mouse Cones" Note.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1930s) A very rare 1 cent Mickey Mouse note to be exchanged for ice cream cones at participating locations. These vintage notes
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Purple "Mickey Mouse Cones" Note.20 - Purple "Mickey Mouse Cones" Note.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1930s) A very rare 1 cent Mickey Mouse note to be exchanged for ice cream cones at participating locations. These vintage notes
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1930s Mickey & Minnie Steiff Dolls.21 - 1930s Mickey & Minnie Steiff Dolls.
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(Steiff, 1930s) A pair of Mickey and Minnie dolls created by Steiff in the 1930s. These rare dolls are accomplished in felt and measure between 9&qu...
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Mickey Mouse Baby's Bath Thermometer.22 - Mickey Mouse Baby's Bath Thermometer.
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(Krueger, 1930s) A wooden thermometer for measuring the temperature of baby's bath water. This item includes a removable thermometer which fits ...
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Mickey Mouse Dominoes.23 - Mickey Mouse Dominoes.
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(Halsam, 1930s) A boxed set of Mickey Mouse dominoes created by Halsam. The dominoes feature a stylish dragon pattern on the backs, and the box measur
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"Three Little Pigs" Glass Artwork.24 - "Three Little Pigs" Glass Artwork.
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(Reliance Picture Frame Co., 1933) A framed enamel on glass picture produced by the Reliance Picture Frame Company, an early licensee of the Disney St
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Hall Brothers "Three Little Pigs" Get Well Card.25 - Hall Brothers "Three Little Pigs" Get Well Card.
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(Hall Brothers, Inc., 1930s) A "Get Well Soon" greeting card featuring Disney's "Three Little Pigs". This card was manufactu...
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Collection of (5) "Three Little Pigs" Postcards.26 - Collection of (5) "Three Little Pigs" Postcards.
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(Editorial "Alas", 1930s) A collection of (5) French and Spanish "Three Little Pigs" postcards. The cards feature characters fro...
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Collection of (9) "Three Little Pigs" Postcards.27 - Collection of (9) "Three Little Pigs" Postcards.
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(E. Sepheriades, 1930s/40s) A collection of (9) French "Three Little Pigs" postcards. These cards depict characters from the 1933 short fi...
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Pair of Disney Silly Symphony Colored Lantern Slides.28 - Pair of Disney Silly Symphony Colored Lantern Slides.
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(Ensign Limited, c.1940s) A pair of full color lantern slides from two "Silly Symphony" animated shorts in their original boxes. These sli...
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"Mickey's Gala Premiere" Original Production Drawing.29 - "Mickey's Gala Premiere" Original Production Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1933) An original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse with Will Rogers, Jimmy Durante, Joe E. Brown, Oliver Hardy and Mari
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"Baby Mustn't Touch" Lullabye Land Art Glass.30 - "Baby Mustn't Touch" Lullabye Land Art Glass.
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(Reliance Picture Frame Co., 1933) A framed enamel on glass painting produced by the Reliance Picture Frame Company, an early licensee of the Disney S
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1930s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards.31 - 1930s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards.
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(Walt Disney Studio, 1933-39) A collection of 3 Disney Studio Christmas Cards from 1933, 1938, and 1939. These cards feature various Disney characters
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Set of 3 RCA Victor Picture Discs.32 - Set of 3 RCA Victor Picture Discs.
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(RCA Victor Records, c.1933) A very rare collection of (3) RCA Victor Records picture discs with an assortment of "Silly Symphony Songs". ...
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1934 Colson Mickey Mouse Tricycle.33 - 1934 Colson Mickey Mouse Tricycle.
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(Colson, 1934) An extremely rare tricycle created by the Colson Bicycle Company in 1934. These tricycles were only in production for one year, and sur
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Lionel Mickey Mouse Hand Car in Box.34 - Lionel Mickey Mouse Hand Car in Box.
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(Lionel Corp, 1934) A very rare Mickey and Minnie hand car toy and track made by Lionel Corporation, in its original box. This toy was so popular that
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Horace Horsecollar & Clarabelle Cow Bookcase.35 - Horace Horsecollar & Clarabelle Cow Bookcase.
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(Kroehler, 1934) An extemely rare hand-painted wooden bookcase featuring large die-cut imagery of Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow on the left an
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Mickey and Minnie Children's Desk.36 - Mickey and Minnie Children's Desk.
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(Kroehler, 1934) A very rare children's desk featuring silkscreened wooden cut-outs of Mickey and Minnie on either end that hold up the table...
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Set of (18) Production Drawings from "Broken Toys".37 - Set of (18) Production Drawings from "Broken Toys".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1935) A collection of (18) original drawings created by animator Grim Natwick for Disney's Silly Symphonies short, "B...
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Original Production Storyboard from "Broken Toys".38 - Original Production Storyboard from "Broken Toys".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1935) An original production storyboard drawing from the Disney Silly Symphony, "Broken Toys". This storyboard featu...
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"Mickey's Fire Brigade" Original Production Drawing.39 - "Mickey's Fire Brigade" Original Production Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1935) An original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald, and Goofy from "Mickey's Fire Brigade". The...
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"Mickey's Fire Brigade" Original Production Drawing.40 - "Mickey's Fire Brigade" Original Production Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1935) An original animation drawing featuring Goofy from "Mickey's Fire Brigade". The drawing is accomplished in...
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Mickey Mouse 6-Piece Tea Set.41 - Mickey Mouse 6-Piece Tea Set.
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(Ohio Art Co., c.1930s) A 6-piece tea set featuring Disney characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Horace, and Clarabelle. These tin-litho items we
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Mickey Mouse Old Maid Card Game.42 - Mickey Mouse Old Maid Card Game.
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(Whitman Publishing Co., 1930s) A "Mickey Mouse Old Maid Cards" game in the original box. This complete set of cards features images of Mi...
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Collection of (8) Mickey Mouse Colored Lantern Slides.43 - Collection of (8) Mickey Mouse Colored Lantern Slides.
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(Ensign Limited, c.1930s) A collection of (8) boxes of Mickey Mouse colored lantern slides to be used in Mickey Mouse Magic Lantern toy projectors. Ea
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Collection of 17 Mickey Mouse Toy Lantern Slides.44 - Collection of 17 Mickey Mouse Toy Lantern Slides.
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(Ensign Limited, c.1930s) A collection of 17 boxes of Mickey Mouse toy lantern slides to be used in magic lanterns, an early form of projector. Each b
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Collection of (6) Mickey Mouse "Wee Little Books".45 - Collection of (6) Mickey Mouse "Wee Little Books".
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(Whitman Publishing Co., 1930s) A collection of (6) "Mickey Mouse Wee Little Books" in their original box. This collection contains short ...
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Pair of Mickey Mouse Shoe Brushes.46 - Pair of Mickey Mouse Shoe Brushes.
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(Henry L. Hughes Co., 1930s) A pair of wood and tin Mickey Mouse shoe brushes in their original box. These brushes feature Mickey mouse in red and bla
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Collection of Mickey Mouse Target Games.47 - Collection of Mickey Mouse Target Games.
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(Marks, 1930s) A set of Mickey Mouse target games created by Marks in the 1930s. The early Mickey Mouse games created by Marks are known for their qua
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6-Piece Disney Character Tea Set.48 - 6-Piece Disney Character Tea Set.
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(Wade Heath/Beswick/S.C. Co., c.1930s) A collection of (6) ceramic tea set items featuring Disney characters such as Mickey, Donald, Minnie, and Pluto
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"Old King Cole" Silly Symphony Record.49 - "Old King Cole" Silly Symphony Record.
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(Decca Records, 1930s) A Decca Records recording of John Watt's songs from the Silly Symphony cartoon "Old King Cole". This 10" r...
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Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Wristwatch in Box.50 - Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Wristwatch in Box.
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(Ingersoll, 1936) An early Mickey Mouse watch from Ingersoll in its original box. This popular watch quickly became a culton icon and remains one of t
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