If you’re a Disney fan with a lot of money burning a hole in your pocket book, or perhaps you’re looking for investment opportunities in rare Disney collectibles, Profiles in History’s upcoming Animation & Disneyana Auction has some treasures for you. These rare items on offer include Disneyland ride vehicles, park décor, and attraction posters, as well as animation art from some of the most beloved movies and TV shows of all time, and original illustrations by artists like Dr. Seuss.
A Skyway Bucket from the Skyway attraction at Disneyland. Beginning in 1965 and until the attraction’s closure in 1994, these rectangular buckets could be seen ferrying passengers across Disneyland. These Skyway buckets hold the record for the highest price ever paid for a Disneyland attraction prop. It’s pictured above and estimated to sell for $100,000 – $150,000.
A “Weasel” ride vehicle from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Walt Disney World/Disneyland. This ride vehicle began its life at Walt Disney World. But when Walt Disney World replaced the two-seater cars with four-seater cars, this vehicle moved to Disneyland where it remained until 2001 when it was sold in a Disneyland auction. It’s pictured right and estimated to sell for $50,000 – $80,000.
“Dalmatian Pups” production cel on a matching production background from 101 Dalmatians. Estimated to sell for $8,000 – $15,000.
A hero “Nautilus” crewman “baldy style” dive helmet from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Few films have captured the imagination of viewers like Disney’s 1954 epic science fiction adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, adapted from Jules Verne’s book of the same name. This is an incredibly rare Nautilus “baldy style” crewman underwater dive helmet, distinguished by its lack of a “crown” top seen on the majority of Nautilus divers. It’s pictured left and estimated to sell for $15,000 – $20,000.
“Mickey Mouse” and “Broom” production cels from the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” segment of Fantasia. Estimated to sell for $8,000 – $14,000.
“Lady” and “Tramp” production cels from the Bella Notte scene of Lady and the Tramp. Estimated to sell for $6,000 – $8,000.
Mary Blair concept painting from Cinderella featuring “Cinderella”, “Fairy God Mother ” and “The Coach”. It’s pictured right and estimated to sell for $12,000 – $18,000.
A Winsor McCay production drawing of “Gertie the Dinosaur”. “Gertie the Dinosaur” was animation’s first superstar. Estimated to sell for $5,000 – $7,000.
Alice in Wonderland attraction poster from Disneyland. Estimated to sell for $1,000 – $1,500.
The auction will take place October 18th in Los Angeles, but it looks like there are options to bid online too. View the auction guide on the Profiles in History website.