|All photos from Van Eaton Galleries|
One of the largest auctions of Disney collectibles will take place at the end of the month in California.
The collection represent 30 years of memorabilia from 1950 to 1980, according to the Van Eaton Galleries, which will hold an exhibit and auction called The Story of Disneyland Collection on Feb. 28 and March 1. Information on the auction can be found here.
The collection includes over 1,000 pieces of memorabilia. Among the collection’s highlights are:
- Concept for Tomorrowland by Bruce Bushman, who was one of the major designers. (Estimate: $50,000 to $70,000).
- An original “Pinocchio” character head from a 1968 walk-around character (Estimate: $7,000-$9,000).
- A n actual skeleton prop from the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction (Estimate:$ 60,000- $90,000).
- An original Disneyland Tiki Bird from the enchanted Tiki Room (Estimate: $20,000-$25,000).
- Several first year cast member ID badges, in-house ride manuals and procedures, pre-opening employee packets as well as original shopping bags, popcorn boxes, menus and souvenirs.