Last month, World of Walt highlighted a Disneyana auction hosted by Potter & Potter Auctions. The auction was filled with hundreds of authentic Disney memorabilia and props from the Parks. Pieces ranged in price from a few hundred dollars and even surpassed the $10,000 dollar mark. Those bidders who were lucky enough to purchase an item were able to secure a piece of Disney history.
Let’s take at some of the items and what they sold for:
Maquette of Figment the Dragon from the Imagination Pavilion in Epcot: This purple, pink, and orange example was accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Imagineer who cast it off of the original prototype as a presentation piece and as an example of the character for executives.
Sold for: $10,200
Ride Seat From 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: This metal, padded seat had spring hinges that were bolted to the inside of the Nautilus submarine vehicles.
Sold For: $1,680
Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant Exit Sign and Menu: Both were from one of Disney’s most popular restaurants located at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World; the group also included an original “Speeding Ticket” receipt from 2004.
Sold For: $2,040
Disneyland Park Mailbox from 1980s:These were located throughout Disneyland, most notably on Main Street U.S.A.
Sold For: $10,200
Indiana Jones Adventure Set:Included were rarities including a prototype pin and sticker bearing the original attraction name, a polo shirt with an embroidered patch, and original operations manual describing every aspect of the ride, attraction schematics, letters from the characters, and much more.
Sold For: $1,320
Trader Sam’s and Tiki Mugs:The lot included limited and signed edition vessels, as well as menus, hats, vouchers, event credentials, and other related ephemera.
Sold For: $2,400
Haunted Mansion Event Pin Sets:Most were won via the RSP lottery at numerous Haunted Mansion Events since 2000; others were purchased at pin events.
Sold For: $2,280
Walt Disney Autograph Display: Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Disney and featured a plaque, clipped signature, and a photograph of Mr. Disney.
Sold For: $5,520
Do collect historic Disney pieces? What is your favorite item in your collection?