Van Eaton Galleries Announce “Exploring the Disney Universe” Auction
Just in time for the holidays, the Van Easton Galleries has announced their largest auction of the year, and it is a amazing treasure trove for Disney fans.
According to the Gallery, the new auction will celebrate 100 years of Disney history, and be the largest one of the year!
As much as I would love to go through all 1,500 unique items in the Exploring the Disney Universe, lets take look at five of the coolest things we found instead!
Ub Iwerks Skeleton Dance Drawing
First up, we have this original drawing from the Skeleton Dance. This production drawing was done by Disney Legend UB Iwerks for the very first Silly Symphony “The Skeleton Dance”
The Skeleton has an image size of 4″ x 4″ or untrimmed 9.5″ x 12″. This piece of Disney history has a starting bid of $3,000.
Snow White Production Cel
Next up we have this original production cel and matching background from Walt Disney’s 1938 Feature Film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.
The cel features the Hag as she presents the Poison Apple to Snow White! The cel was originally a gift from Wally Feignoux (Walt’s cinema representative in Paris) to Jean Schoubrenner.
This iconic piece of Disney History has a starting bid of $30,000.
Mary Blair “it’s a small world” Concept Painting
For fans of Disney Parks’ history the auction also features this Mary Blair “it’s a small world” Concept Painting.
This original concept painting depicts the attraction’s iconic Disneyland facade.
Although it’s a small world was originally created for the 1964 World’s Fair, when the attraction moved to Disneyland, it needed a new facade. Walt Disney tasked Mary Blair with designing the new entrance, and this concept painting was the result.
The starting bid for this one of a kind item is $15,000
Teddi Barra’s Swinging Arcade Game
Here’s a really fun item to see again, its the Teddi Barra’s Swigin Arcade Love Tester Game.
For those of you who don’t know, this game could be found in Teddi Barra’s Swingin Arcade from 1972 until 2003 at Disneyland.
The arcade game is fully operational, and after entering a coin, you can squeeze the handle to find out your level of romance.
The starting bid for this piece is $2,000 and it may require special shipping accommodations.
Park Hopper Walkaround Character Costume
Last but not least, we have this truly unique Disney artifact- a Park Hopper Walkround Character Costume.
My personal favorite, this costume is a throwback to one of Disney’s truly bizarre walk-around characters. There’s nothing like a giant foam Disney Park Hopper to help you relive those 90s glory days!
This costume can be yours for a starting bid of only $1,200! What a deal!
The Exploring the Disney Universe auctions will take place on December 4th and 5th. Although there will be an in-person auction, those of you who can’t make it out to California can bid online! Good luck!