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Marycontardi
02-11-2015, 09:16 AM
Not sure if this is posted elsewhere but I was perusing a catalog of Disneyana auction and thought I would share. You can view the entire catalog on issuu.com... click on "The Story of Disneyland" (green cover). Starting bids are not for the faint of heart... Enjoy! Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks currently has the upcoming auction on display. I believe the auction is at the end of the month and available through icollector. The catalog is also available for purchase via Van Eaton's site.

olegc
02-11-2015, 09:55 AM
They have a preview event coming up this Friday from 6pm - 9pm (I am on their mailing list and was invited). I won't be bidding but I did pick up one of their catalogs. Online bidding started today. Apparently this is a private collection that is being sold and Bob Gurr was used to authenticate a lot of the pieces.

AVP
02-11-2015, 10:28 AM
Here's the info from yesterday's Disneyland Resort Update:

...Nearly 1,000 pieces of Disney and Disneyland memorabilia will be sold at auction the weekend of February 28 and March 1, and the collection is now on display in Sherman Oaks. Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks is hosting the auction for the annoymous collector, and owner Mike Van Eaton told (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/disneyland-650517-items-gurr.html) the Orange County Register that the collection may sell for over a million dollars. Disney Legend Bob Gurr helped authenticate the collection, and the Register posted a video of Gurr describing some of the items going on auction.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/disneyland-650517-items-gurr.html


Disney Legend Bob Gurr describes some of the 1,000 pieces of Disney memorabilia to be sold at auction at the end of the month. Orange County Register video.
The exhibit is open until February 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There is no charge to preview the collection, and printed souvenir catalogues are available for $30 to $95. The auction catalogue will also be posted online starting today, and online bidding also starts today. Visit the Van Eaton Galleries website (http://vegalleries.com/storyofdisneylandinfo.html) for more information.

smd4
02-23-2015, 09:17 AM
The nearly 300 page hard copy of the catalog is very impressive, and maybe collectible in its own right--it's like holding the Disney Archives in your hand! The collection truly is impressive, although with those prices, I suspect the owner will be taking a lot of it back home.

olegc
02-23-2015, 09:37 AM
The nearly 300 page hard copy of the catalog is very impressive, and maybe collectible in its own right--it's like holding the Disney Archives in your hand! The collection truly is impressive, although with those prices, I suspect the owner will be taking a lot of it back home.

i bought the softcover and I agree about the collection. Sort of reminds me of the Nickel Tour book.

olegc
03-02-2015, 03:04 PM
wow - nice work if you can get it...
http://www.latimes.com/fashion/alltherage/la-ar-disneyland-memorabilia-fetches-17-million-at-twoday-auction-20150302-story.html

Malcon10t
03-02-2015, 03:43 PM
It was so much fun (for me) to watch this auction (via the web.) I bid on a few items. Bob Gurr arriving half way through the day was a riot. I was amazed at the price the Tiki Bird went for. Same with a few other items. I don't remember who much the IASW doll went for off hand. I got a couple of small items. Just missed one item I wanted but bidding via web isn't always smooth. I think the auction drove MDM nuts.

pinksand
03-03-2015, 02:03 PM
It was so much fun (for me) to watch this auction (via the web.) I don't remember who much the IASW doll went for off hand.

The blonde girl doll went for $35,000; the boy doll went for $16,000.
I went down to the auction in person on Sunday for a little while. It was really fascinating and I did see Bob Gurr.