Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s premier animation artwork and collectibles galleries located in Sherman Oaks, California is now home to a collection of vintage Disneyland and Walt Disney World costumes and fashions that are to be auctioned soon.
Among these, there are some items that are expected to sell for as much as $9000,000.
The gallery had announced the sale as part of their upcoming Walt Disney’s Disneyland auction due to take place on June 25. The auction will feature approximately 1,000 rare items including many that has not come into the public eye before.
For over 60 years, c has influenced popular culture and built generations of loyal fans. The extraordinary auction is devoted to the history of Disneyland and features rare and remarkable items from some of the finest collections in the world including Walt Disney’s original 1953 Disneyland map.
“The auction will feature some of the rarest Disneyland items ever brought to auction,” says Mike Van Eaton, co-founder of Van Eaton Galleries. “This collection begins in 1953 with the first Disneyland map ever created and spans the over 60-year history of Disneyland as well as Walt Disney World, EPCOT, and the other Disney parks around the world. There are rare pieces that the public has never seen before, and the fact that these original artifacts still exist is a true testament to the appreciation and admiration that the general public has for Walt Disney and his parks,” he adds.
A visionary and master showman, Walt Disney was inspired to build his theme park after spending time with his daughters at a local Los Angeles park and carousel.
Every detail of every costume was part of the show and the storyline and Walt Disney spared nothing in creating some of the most magical costumes in theme park history. From the moment you enter the turn-of-the-century Main Street, a portal between the real world and the adventures yet to come, a guest could see the bright colors, fanciful designs and entertaining styles of every fashion woven into the Disneyland experience.
Fashion highlights include a rare Haunted Mansion hitchhiking ghost animatronic shirt; a Walt Disney World Railroad Conductor costume; The Hall of Presidents cast member dress and cameo necklace; Haunted Mansion costume; an Indiana Jones Adventure female wardrobe design; a Walt Disney World bus driver costume; an Indiana Jones Adventure male wardrobe design; Star Tours male costume; Tiki Room cast member blouse and Walt Disney World Guest Relations costume and more.
Other highlights include the original Disneyland map created by Walt Disney and Herb Ryman that secured the initial funding for Disneyland in 1953, an original ride vehicle from Autopia, an original model of Michael Jackson from the Captain EO attraction and an original bench used in Fantasyland.
Other highlights of the auction include rare cast member clothing, vintage park souvenirs, original signs, contracts, magazines, and memorabilia from the earliest of days of the Disneyland Parks.