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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Collection of (5) Disney Main Gate Admission Passes.401 - Collection of (5) Disney Main Gate Admission Passes.
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(Disneyland, 1974-79) A collection of (5) Main Gate passes that were given to employees and select VIPs and were usable for Disneyland and Walt Disney
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Collection of (6) Disneyland Employee Holiday Passes.402 - Collection of (6) Disneyland Employee Holiday Passes.
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(Disneyland, 1970-77) A rare collection of (6) employee passes for Disneyland to be used for Christmas Shopping. These scarce passes admit the employe
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Disneyland Passport Prices Ticket Booth Sign.403 - Disneyland Passport Prices Ticket Booth Sign.
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(Disneyland, c.1990s) A large "Disneyland Passports" sign from the ticket booths at the entrance to Disneyland. This sign lists the passpo...
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"Disney Dollars" Disneyland Ticket Booth Sign.404 - "Disney Dollars" Disneyland Ticket Booth Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1989) A ticket booth sign used at Disneyland in 1989 to promote the use of Disney Dollars, Disneyland's in-house currency usable fo...
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Disneyland 37-Star American Flag.405 - Disneyland 37-Star American Flag.
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(Disneyland, c.1961) A rare American flag from Disneyland used during the 1960s. Similar flags such as this were flown over the "Golden Horsesh...
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"Disneyland Railroad" Engineer Mickey Drawing.406 - "Disneyland Railroad" Engineer Mickey Drawing.
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(Disneyland, 1957) An original illustration of Mickey Mouse dressed as an Engineer of the Santa Fe & Disneyland R.R. The drawing features many c...
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Original "Disneyland Railroad" Wheel.407 - Original "Disneyland Railroad" Wheel.
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(Disneyland, 1957) An original wheel from the "Disneyland Railroad". Walt knew he wanted a railroad at his park from the earliest beginnin...
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"Disneyland Railroad" Speaker Box.408 - "Disneyland Railroad" Speaker Box.
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(Disneyland, c.1960s) An original speaker box from a passenger car on the "Disneyland Railroad". This speaker box was removed during a ref...
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"Santa Fe & Disneyland R.R" Scale Model Set in Box.409 - "Santa Fe & Disneyland R.R" Scale Model Set in Box.
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(Disneyland, c.1966) A vintage train set created by Tyco featuring a scale model of the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad. This set comes in its or...
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"Primeval World" & "It's a Small World" Brochure.410 - "Primeval World" & "It's a Small World" Brochure.
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(Disneyland, 1966) A brochure advertising new attractions titled "Disneyland Presents Two New Worlds of Fun and Excitement!". This brochur...
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Disneyland Horse Bridle.411 - Disneyland Horse Bridle.
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(Disneyland, c.1960s-70s) An extremely rare original horse bridle from Disneyland. This bridle was used at the park between the 1960s and 1970s and fe
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Complete Set of the First 23 Disneyland Postcards.412 - Complete Set of the First 23 Disneyland Postcards.
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(Disneyland, 1955) A very rare complete set of 23 vintage Disneyland postcards. These cards are numbers 0001 to 0023 in the popular "The Nickel...
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Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Collection of 16 Disneyland Postcards.413 - Collection of 16 Disneyland Postcards.
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(Disneyland, c.1955) A set of 16 rare postcards from the early days of Disneyland. These postcards include eight Art Corner cards, as well as cards th
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Collection of 39 Early Disneyland Postcards.414 - Collection of 39 Early Disneyland Postcards.
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(Disneyland, c.1950s) A collection of 39 early Disneyland postcards featuring images of some of the park's first attractions. The postcards cont...
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Pair of "Global Van Lines" Disneyland Postcards.415 - Pair of "Global Van Lines" Disneyland Postcards.
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(Disneyland, c.1960s) A pair of extremely rare large promotional postcards for Disneyland's "Global Van Lines", that were sold at thei...
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Collection of (15) Disneyland Photo Mailers.416 - Collection of (15) Disneyland Photo Mailers.
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(Disneyland, c.1960s-70s) A collection of (15) souvenir photo mailers featuring the various lands and attractions of Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Pair of Disneyland Postcard Collecting Guidebooks.417 - Pair of Disneyland Postcard Collecting Guidebooks.
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(R & N Postcard Co., 1979/82) An extremely rare original copy of "Disneyland - Walt Disney World Postcards: A Complete Checklist and Histor...
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Opening Year Disneyland Letter.418 - Opening Year Disneyland Letter.
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(Disneyland, 1955) A rare letter on official Disneyland stationery from July 30, 1955, shortly after Disneyland first opened. The letter was written a
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1956 Disneyland News.419 - 1956 Disneyland News.
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(Disneyland, 1956) An issue of "Disneyland News", Vol. 2 No. 2. This issue features articles about upcoming and current attractions at Dis...
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1958 Disneyland Sticker.420 - 1958 Disneyland Sticker.
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(Disneyland, 1958) A large Disneyland sticker that lists the park's operating hours. This unused sticker reads "Every Day 9 A.M. 'Til M...
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Disneyland Summer 1959 Insert.421 - Disneyland Summer 1959 Insert.
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(Disneyland, 1959) A special Summer 1959 Disneyland newspaper insert featuring illustrations and information on the new attractions at the park. This
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First Anniversary Pictorial Newspaper Supplement.422 - First Anniversary Pictorial Newspaper Supplement.
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(Disneyland, 1956) A news supplement titled "Disneyland 1st Anniversary Souvenir Pictorial". This full-color souvenir supplement was sold ...
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Disneyland Summer '67 Guide Book.423 - Disneyland Summer '67 Guide Book.
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(Disneyland, 1967) A guidebook created for the Summer of 1967 to highlight the recent additions and changes at the park. This book features photos and
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Collection of 9 Issues of "Disney Times".424 - Collection of 9 Issues of "Disney Times".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1979/80) A collection of 9 issues of "Disney Times" newspaper created between January 1979 and April 1980. These new...
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Main Street Trolley Operator's Hat.425 - Main Street Trolley Operator's Hat.
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(Disneyland, 1980s) A very rare hat used by Cast Members operating Disneyland's Main Street vehicles such as the iconic horse-drawn trolley. Thi...
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"The Walt Disney Story" Commemorative Plaque & Case.426 - "The Walt Disney Story" Commemorative Plaque & Case.
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(Disneyland, 1973) A very rare souvenir plaque housed within a faux hardcover book titled "The Walt Disney Story". These plaques were give...
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"Bambi" Eleanore Welborn Dish.427 - "Bambi" Eleanore Welborn Dish.
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(Eleanore Welborn, c.1950) A decorative ceramic dish created by Eleanore Welborn Art Productions and featuring imagery from Walt Disney's "...
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"Fantasia" Eleanore Welborn Plate.428 - "Fantasia" Eleanore Welborn Plate.
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(Eleanore Welborn, 1957) A very rare plate sold exclusively at Disneyland during the park's first few years. The plate, created by Eleanore Welb...
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Pair of "Fantasia" Hippo Figures.429 - Pair of "Fantasia" Hippo Figures.
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(Disneyland, c.1958) A pair of figures based on the Hippo from Disney's "Fantasia". These figures were originally sold at Disneyland, ...
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Set of 5 Disneyland Ceramic Items.430 - Set of 5 Disneyland Ceramic Items.
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(Disneyland, 1950s-60s) A very rare Disneyland ceramic set featuring a cobalt blue and gold color scheme with matching Disneyland crest imagery. The s
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Pair of Matching Disneyland Plates.431 - Pair of Matching Disneyland Plates.
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(Disneyland, c.1960s) A pair of green and white Disneyland plates featuring the various attractions and lands of the park. These rare plates measure 9
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Disneyland Logo Souvenir Ceramic Plate.432 - Disneyland Logo Souvenir Ceramic Plate.
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(Disneyland, c.1960s) A stylish ceramic plate featuring a vintage Disneyland logo in the center. The plate measures 6.25" in diameter and is in...
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Disneyland Souvenir Candy Dish.433 - Disneyland Souvenir Candy Dish.
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(Disneyland, c.1967) A colorful souvenir candy dish featuring stylized graphics of the different lands of the park. This item measures 5.25" in...
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Collection of (5) Disneyland Ceramic Souvenirs.434 - Collection of (5) Disneyland Ceramic Souvenirs.
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(Disneyland 1960s-70s) A set of (5) matching ceramic items featuring imagery of Sleeping Beauty Castle and Tinker Bell. This set includes a bowl with
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Disneyland 12-Sided Paperweight.435 - Disneyland 12-Sided Paperweight.
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(Disneyland, 1960s) A rare 12-sided paperweight featuring the various lands and attractions of the park. This paperweight measures 3" tall and ...
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Disneyland Souvenir Child's Apron.436 - Disneyland Souvenir Child's Apron.
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(Disneyland, c.1955) A souvenir apron from Disneyland featuring the "Mark Twain". The red fabric is printed with black and gold imagery an...
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Pair of Vintage Disneyland Decals.437 - Pair of Vintage Disneyland Decals.
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(Disneyland, c.1955-60) A pair of very early Disneyland decals featuring Mickey Mouse and Sleeping Beauty Castle. The decals are unused and on their o
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Boxed Set of (4) Disneyland Glass Trays.438 - Boxed Set of (4) Disneyland Glass Trays.
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(Disneyland, 1960s) A set of four miniature glass trays by Houze Art in their original box and wrapping. The trays feature several popular Disneyland
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Vintage Disneyland Lunchbox and Thermos.439 - Vintage Disneyland Lunchbox and Thermos.
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(Disneyland, c.1958) A fantastic early-park souvenir lunchbox with thermos. This metal lunchbox measures 7"x8" and 4" deep and still ...
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Donald Duck Squeaker Hat.440 - Donald Duck Squeaker Hat.
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(Disneyland, 1950s-60s) An early Donald Duck child's hat with working squeaker in its bill. The original Disneyland ribbon is still adhered to t...
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Disneyland Child's Plastic Hat.441 - Disneyland Child's Plastic Hat.
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(Disneyland, c.1960) An extremely rare child's sun hat from Disneyland. This large-brimmed vacuum-formed plastic hat has "Disneyland" ...
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Global Van Lines Vehicle Toys & Photo.442 - Global Van Lines Vehicle Toys & Photo.
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(Disneyland, c.1964) A pair of toy vehicles based on Disneyland's Global Van Lines antique moving van. These toys beautifully replicate the icon...
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"Bake Off Night at Disneyland" Commemorative Gift.443 - "Bake Off Night at Disneyland" Commemorative Gift.
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(Disneyland, 1973) A commemorative gift created for "Bake Off Night at Disneyland" in 1973, sponsored by Pillsbury. This gift features the...
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Disneyland GAF Photo Trail Sign.444 - Disneyland GAF Photo Trail Sign.
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(Disneyland, c.1970s) A rare sign used at Disneyland to designate the "photo trail" created in sponsorship with GAF. The "photo trail...
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"Donald Duck" Disneyland Walk-Around Character Head.445 - "Donald Duck" Disneyland Walk-Around Character Head.
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(Disneyland, c.1970s) A costume head for Disneyland's Donald Duck walk-around character. This incredibly rare wardrobe piece has its original Di...
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"Pluto" Disneyland Walk-Around Character Head.446 - "Pluto" Disneyland Walk-Around Character Head.
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(Disneyland, c.1970s) A costume head for Disneyland's Pluto walk-around character. This incredibly rare wardrobe piece still retains its helmet-...
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"Main Street Station" Refurbishment Working Print.447 - "Main Street Station" Refurbishment Working Print.
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(Disneyland, 1993) A rare Imagineering working print that features an incredible image of the colored elevations for the Main Street Station at Disney
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Harper Goff "Jungle Cruise" Hand-Painted Concept.448 - Harper Goff "Jungle Cruise" Hand-Painted Concept.
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(Disneyland, c.1955) A rare hand-painted concept for Disneyland's "Jungle Cruise" attraction. This design was created by Imagineer Har...
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"Jungle Cruise" Cast Member Area Plaque.449 - "Jungle Cruise" Cast Member Area Plaque.
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(Disneyland, c. 1990s) A metal plaque from Disneyland's "Jungle Cruise" attraction. This plaque features the stylized font seen throug...
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"Jungle Cruise" Shell Souvenir.450 - "Jungle Cruise" Shell Souvenir.
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(Disneyland, 1950s) A beautiful carved sea shell souvenir with a "Jungle Cruise" scene on the surface and "Disneyland" along the...
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