A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios

Auction Details

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.
All items are sold as is. Contact Van Eaton Galleries for condition reports and shipping information. 18% Buyers Premium for payment by Cash, Cashiers Check, Money Order, or Bank Wire. 21% Buyers premium for payments made by Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal.
Choose Your Layout > Switch to Grid View Switch to List View
NO LOT501 - NO LOT
Van Eaton Galleries
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 10.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Alice in Wonderland" Attraction Poster.502 - "Alice in Wonderland" Attraction Poster.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1958) An original hand-silkscreened poster for the "Alice in Wonderland" attraction at Disneyland. Designed by Imagineer Sam ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Alice in Wonderland" Caterpillar Drawing & Brownline.503 - "Alice in Wonderland" Caterpillar Drawing & Brownline.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) An original drawing and a brownline copy of the Caterpillar from Disney's "Alice in Wonderland". These ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Alice in Wonderland" Upside-Down Room Postcard.504 - "Alice in Wonderland" Upside-Down Room Postcard.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1958) A very rare postcard featuring a scene from the original version of the "Alice in Wonderland" dark ride. The card dep...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Alice in Wonderland" White Rabbit VIP Gift Prototype.505 - "Alice in Wonderland" White Rabbit VIP Gift Prototype.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1984) A prototype for a very rare VIP gift featuring the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. This gift was created for the re-opening
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Alice in Wonderland" Event Sign.506 - "Alice in Wonderland" Event Sign.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1990s-00s) A rare event sign featuring Alice and the Cheshire Cat. This sign was used for an "Alice in Wonderland" themed eve...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Alice in Wonderland" Safety Sign.507 - "Alice in Wonderland" Safety Sign.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland. c.1990s-00s) An original safety sign featuring the characters Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum from Disney's "Alice in Wonderland&q...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Limited Edition "Mad Tea Party" Tea Cup Replica.508 - Limited Edition "Mad Tea Party" Tea Cup Replica.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1998) A very rare miniature replica of a tea cup ride vehicle from "Mad Tea Party" at Disneyland. This replica was created by...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Snow White" Forbidden Forest Tree Prop.509 - "Snow White" Forbidden Forest Tree Prop.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1955) An extremely rare original prop from Disneyland's "Snow White's Scary Adventures" attraction. This tree was ins...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Snow White" Fantasyland Theater Commemorative Gift.510 - "Snow White" Fantasyland Theater Commemorative Gift.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 2004) A beautiful commemorative gift given to visiting VIPs and select members of the press, in order to commemorate the opening of &qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Pinocchio's Daring Journey" Developmental Art.511 - "Pinocchio's Daring Journey" Developmental Art.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1981-82) A collection of over 50 original developmental drawings and several additional copies used during the creation of Disneyland&#...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
NO LOT512 - NO LOT
Van Eaton Galleries
NO LOT
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 10.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Sleeping Beauty Castle Smoked Glass Tray.513 - Sleeping Beauty Castle Smoked Glass Tray.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1970s) A charming smoked glass tray featuring an image of Sleeping Beauty Castle. The tray measures 6.5"x8.5" and is in ver...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Peter Pan Pirate Ship Model Kit.514 - Peter Pan Pirate Ship Model Kit.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1969) A very rare model kit of the pirate ship from Walt Disney's animated feature film, "Peter Pan". The box lid reads &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship "Lucky Coin".515 - Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship "Lucky Coin".
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1960) An extremely rare "Lucky Coin" created as a promotional item for the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant in Fan...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Dumbo Flying Elephants" Original Prop.516 - "Dumbo Flying Elephants" Original Prop.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1983-90) An original prop from Disneyland's "Dumbo Flying Elephants" attraction. This sturdy bronze prop decorated one of...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Collection of (5) New Fantasyland Promo Goods.517 - Collection of (5) New Fantasyland Promo Goods.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1983) A set of 5 commemorative paper goods related to the opening of the New Fantasyland at Disneyland. This collection includes two unus
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Souvenir "Matterhorn Bobsleds" Ashtray.518 - Souvenir "Matterhorn Bobsleds" Ashtray.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1960) An original souvenir ashtray featuring the crest logo for the "Matterhorn Bobsleds". This logo is an earlier version ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Matterhorn Bobsleds" Unused Vehicle Sticker.519 - "Matterhorn Bobsleds" Unused Vehicle Sticker.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1980s) An unused large sticker created for Disneyland's "Matterhorn Bobsleds" ride vehicles. This vehicle sticker depic...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Original Section of the Matterhorn.520 - Original Section of the Matterhorn.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 2005) An original piece of the Matterhorn in a stylish box celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the park. This piece measures 2" lo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"It's a Small World" Wait Time Sign.521 - "It's a Small World" Wait Time Sign.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.2008) A very rare "Wait Time" sign for Disneyland's "It's a Small World" attraction. This sign features t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Disneyland "Mickey's Toontown" Directional Sign.522 - Disneyland "Mickey's Toontown" Directional Sign.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1990s) A directional sign created for Disneyland's "Mickey's Toontown" in the 1990s. This sign reads "Going to...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Mickey's Toontown "Official Key to Toontown" Award.523 - Mickey's Toontown "Official Key to Toontown" Award.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1993) A rare promotional "Official Key to Toontown" from Disneyland's "Mickey's Toontown Tour" presented ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Roger Rabbit "Out of Order" Sign.524 - Roger Rabbit "Out of Order" Sign.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1990s) An "Out of Order" sign featuring Roger Rabbit and the notice, "Sorry for the inconvenience" along the bott...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
New Tomorrowland "Astro Orbiter" Original Painting.525 - New Tomorrowland "Astro Orbiter" Original Painting.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1998) A large original painting created by artist Paul Wenzel in 1998 for the promotion of Disneyland's "New Tomorrowland"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Nautilus Postcard.526 - "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Nautilus Postcard.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1950s) A very rare postcard featuring a photo of the interior of the "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" exhibit in Disneyland&#...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Early Tomorrowland Postcards with Flyer.527 - Early Tomorrowland Postcards with Flyer.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1955-60) A set of five early postcards with a hand-out flyer from the early Tomorrowland exhibits and attractions at Disneyland. This set
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Solar Engine Toy" with Original Box & Instructions.528 - "Solar Engine Toy" with Original Box & Instructions.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1956) A beautiful and delicate solar engine toy from the early days of the park in its original box. This toy is powered by sunlight, whi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Collection of (12) "Art Corner" Squeaker Postcards.529 - Collection of (12) "Art Corner" Squeaker Postcards.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1955-70) A set of 12 very rare "squeaker" postcards from Disneyland's "Art Corner". These cards still have fu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Tomorrowland "The Yacht Club" Photo.530 - Tomorrowland "The Yacht Club" Photo.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1960s) A rare photograph of Tomorrowland's "The Yacht Club" from 1955. This popular restaurant opened as "The Yach...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Motor Boat Cruise" Remain Seated Plaque.531 - "Motor Boat Cruise" Remain Seated Plaque.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1950s-60s) An original ride vehicle plaque from the "Motor Boat Cruise" attraction at Disneyland. This metal plaque reads &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Original Tile from Tomorrowland.532 - Original Tile from Tomorrowland.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1977) A section of orange tile from Disneyland's Tomorrowland. The tile was removed during a refurbishment project and comes framed...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Disneyland Mermaids Publicity Photo.533 - Disneyland Mermaids Publicity Photo.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1967) A publicity photo of Disneyland's live mermaids. The mermaids were a short-lived part of the "Submarine Voyage" att...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Submarine Voyage" Fish Prop.534 - "Submarine Voyage" Fish Prop.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1960s) An original yellow fish prop used in the "Submarine Voyage" attraction at Disneyland. This fish has two metal hooks ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Submarine Voyage Eel.535 - Submarine Voyage Eel.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1970s) An original prop eel from Disneyland's "Submarine Voyage" attraction. This eel measures 27.5" long and is in ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage" Stroller Parking Sign.536 - "Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage" Stroller Parking Sign.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.2000s) A rare sign from Disneyland's "Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage". This sign was used to designate the stroller park...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Autopia" Driver's License Booth Sign.537 - "Autopia" Driver's License Booth Sign.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.2000s) A large unused adhesive sign from Disneyland's "Autopia" during its sponsorship by Chevron. This graphic would h...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Do Not Bump" Autopia Vehicle Sign.538 - "Do Not Bump" Autopia Vehicle Sign.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.2000s) An original "Do Not Bump Car in Front" sign from a Disneyland "Autopia" vehicle. The sign features a graph...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Disneyland "America the Beautiful" Lamppost Shield.539 - Disneyland "America the Beautiful" Lamppost Shield.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1967) A beautiful hand-silkscreened color lamppost shield for the "America The Beautiful" attraction in Tomorrowland. Althoug...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Collection of (5) "Carousel of Progress" Signed Prints.540 - Collection of (5) "Carousel of Progress" Signed Prints.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1998) A set of 5 signed prints from the Disney Gallery featuring the concept art and sheet music of Walt Disney's "Carousel of...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"America Sings" Bush Prop Scenery.541 - "America Sings" Bush Prop Scenery.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1974) An original bush prop from Disneyland's "America Sings" attraction. This prop was used within the "Early Sou...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"America Sings" Press Preview Maquette.542 - "America Sings" Press Preview Maquette.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1974) A beautiful character maquette given exclusively to attendees of the press preview event for the grand opening of "America S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Original Painting for the "Rocket to the Moon" Record.543 - Original Painting for the "Rocket to the Moon" Record.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1956) A beautiful original painting used for the popular Disneyland "Rocket Trip to the Moon" 45rpm record. The artwork is in...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 2,000.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Rocket to the Moon" Model in Box.544 - "Rocket to the Moon" Model in Box.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1950s) An extremely rare "Rocket to the Moon" model by Strombecker in its original box. This high sought-after model depicts ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Mars Liner" TWA Rocket Model.545 - "Mars Liner" TWA Rocket Model.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Glencoe Models, 1997) A rare model kit by Glencoe Models, which re-released the "Moonliner" model by Strombecker from the 1950s. This Gle...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Pair of "PeopleMover" Vehicle Safety Stickers.546 - Pair of "PeopleMover" Vehicle Safety Stickers.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, c.1970s) A pair of door safety stickers used for the WEDway PeopleMover attraction. This set was used to remind guests of potential safet
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Pair of WEDway PeopleMover Manuals.547 - Pair of WEDway PeopleMover Manuals.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1977-82) A pair of vintage WEDway PeopleMover Transportation Services manuals. These manuals discuss the vehicles, drive systems, and oth
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Tomorrowland "Rapid Transit" Multi-Signed Print Set.548 - Tomorrowland "Rapid Transit" Multi-Signed Print Set.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1998) A special portfolio and print set from Disneyland's "Rapid Transit" event in 1998. This portfolio set includes 8 pr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Collection of (77) "Star Tours" Blueprints.549 - Collection of (77) "Star Tours" Blueprints.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1985) A set of 77 very early blueprints used during the creation of Disneyland's "Star Tours" attraction. These blueprint...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
"Star Tours" Grand Opening & Final Flight Items.550 - "Star Tours" Grand Opening & Final Flight Items.
Van Eaton Galleries
(Disneyland, 1994/2010) A rare pair of items from the popular "Star Tours" attraction. The first is a button given to the Walt Disney Imag...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark