A Rare Hand-Painted Autopia Omnibus Sign.

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia Start Price:10,000.00 USD Estimated At:20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD
A Rare Hand-Painted Autopia Omnibus Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1950s) An extremely rare and very early Autopia sign created for the Omnibus at Disneyland. The Omnibus debuted in 1956 with a second added in 1957, and this sign was crafted by Disneyland Staff Shop craftsmen and artists for mounting on the sides of the vehicles. The colorful hand-painted imagery depicts Guests navigating the highways and byways of the Autopia in Tomorrowland and Fantasyland and was inspired by the attraction poster by Bjorn Aronson. The rear of the sign has annotation reading "5-R" and layers of adhered paint due to removal from the bus during a prior rehabilitation. During the 1970s, the Omnibus signs were produced using lithography, making this hand-crafted sign a unique and extremely rare piece of Disneyland history. Measuring 24.5"x13.5", this beautiful metallic sign displays in very good condition with scuffs, scratches, and chips to paint, oxidation to reverse and mounting holes, and wear throughout from Park display, handling, and age. This is one of only two Autopia Omnibus signs we have ever seen offered.