More Than 1,000 Original Disneyland Items Headed to Auction this Month

Disneyland Resort is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and fans of the resort have a chance to bid on more than 1,000 original collectibles at the end of this month. The items headed to the auction block include cast member costumes, tickets, blueprints from the park, and even a skeleton from the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

Incredible Disneyland collection headed to auctionIncredible Disneyland collection headed to auction

The collection is privately owned by an anonymous collector and is expected to take in $1 million at the auction. Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California is handling the public exhibit and auction.

The Story of Disneyland Collection is described in a press release as the "most comprehensive and complete collection to ever come to market and provides an unprecedented narrative into the story of Walt Disney's beloved Disneyland theme park."

Mickey Mouse flag from the Disneyland collectionMickey Mouse flag from the Disneyland collection

The public can view the items at the Van Eaton Galleries beginning February 7 and running through February 27. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

"This collection is beyond extraordinary," said Mike Van Eaton, Founder & President of Van Eaton Galleries in press release. "The breadth of this vintage collection and the rarity of the memorabilia are a true testament to the genius of Walt Disney. It tells the story of Disneyland from the beginning like we have never seen before and I am sure we won't ever see again."

Cast member badge from opening day at DisneylandCast member badge from opening day at Disneyland

Some of the items going to auction include: a large panel from the first Monorail ($12,000-$15,000 estimate); an original Pinocchio character head dating to 1969 ($7,000-$9,000 estimate); a Walt Disney signed opening day Disneyland guidebook ($7,000-$9,000 estimate); and the original Cigar Store Indian that stood at the front of Frontierland in the 1960s ($15,000-$20,000 estimate).

Original Jungle Cruise posterOriginal Jungle Cruise poster

If you're interested in the auction a pre-order catalog is available from the Van Eaton Galleries here. A hard cover catalog is $95 and a soft cover catalog is $30.

The Story of Disneyland Collection auction starts at 11 a.m. on February 28 live and online, with a second session at 11 a.m. on March 1.

Are you a Disneyland collector? We'd love to hear your thoughts about this collection in the comments.

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Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 14:59:

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Oh if I only had an extra zillion dollars I'd bid up a storm!

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