Potter & Potter Auctions’ February, 2020 Disney Sale Delivers The Keys To The Kingdom At Over $620,000!
This sale, featuring breathtaking park-used merchandise, caught the attention of Disneyana collectors worldwide and significantly beat its presale high estimate.
Chicago, Il, February 12, 2020 – Potter and Potter’s midwinter Disney auction was a thrill ride from start to finish. After a day of spirited bidding, 99 lots sold between $1,000-4,999; 20 lots made between $5,000-$9,999; and 8 lots broke the five-figure mark. Prices noted include the company’s 20% buyer’s premium.
Original Disney park used signage represented many of the top lots in this sale. Collectors couldn’t get enough of the promotional, operational, directional, and instructional examples on offer – with many lots far exceeding their preauction estimates.
- Lot #234, a Disneyland Rocket Roads loading sign shot to $19,200 – nearly 10 times its high estimate. This enormous sign weighed nearly 16 pounds and proclaimed, “ONCE ON BOARD, PLEASE: FASTEN SEATBELT, STOW ALL LOOSE ARTICLES IN THE SIDE STORAGE POCKET, THANK YOU, HAVE A GREAT TRIP!”
- Lot #208, a carved, solid wood Walt Disney World Splash Mountain exit sign brought $10,800 on its $1,000-3,000 estimate.
- Lot #301, a Frontierland Davy Crockett sign traded hands at $5,040, over five times its high estimate. This one of kind piece was decorated with a power horn and two shotguns.
- Lot #221, a metal, tombstone shaped Disneyland Mike Fink Keelboat/Haunted Mansion sign made $4,080 on its $200-300 estimate.
- Lot #693, a Disneyland Astro Jet seating sign – estimated at $150-300 – stood and delivered at $2,400. This sign advised, “TALLER PASSENGER ENTER FIRST, SIDE TO REAR OF ROCKET.”
Silk screened attraction posters from legacy as well as newer Disney attractions and rides were also hot tickets at this exciting sale.
- Lot #68, an Enchanted Tiki Room poster realized $15,600 on its $500-2,000 estimate. This piece was created by Paul Hartley for the opening of Tokyo Disneyland in 1983.
- Lot #73, a Disneyland Big Thunder Mountain Railroad advance opening poster from 1978 rolled its way to $14,400, almost 6 times its high estimate.
- Lot #63, a Disney Jungle Cruise poster, made $13,200 on its $500-2,000 estimate. It was created in 1976 by Jim Michaelson, Ernie Prinzhorn, and Rudy Lord for Disneyland.
- Lot #59, an Orbitron poster sold for $12,000 on its $500-2,000 estimate. It was created by Tim Delaney and Jim Michaelson in 1991 for the opening of Euro Disneyland.
- Lot #85, a Main Street Limousine poster was first class all the way, cruising to $10,200 on its $500-2,000 estimate. It was created by John Hull, Eddie Sotto, and Louis Lemoine for the opening of Euro Disneyland in 1992.
It was a clothes call when it came to the park worn cast member costumes on offer through this sale.
- Lot #505, a Tom Sawyer Island cast outfit – consisting of jeans, a plaid shirt, and a straw hat – traded hands at $5,760, nearly 6 times its high estimate.
- Lot #44, a Disneyland Pinocchio character costume headpiece made $5,280 on its $500-700 estimate. The mask was made of hand-painted thick rubber, mesh, and Velcro, with a felt-covered hat.
- Lot #347, a light blue Wendy dress and headband from Walt Disney World’s Peter Pan ride made $3,360 on its $500-1,000 estimate.
This thrilling event closed the circle with great selections of park maps and ephemera, ride memorabilia, collector’s editions, and other rare Disneyana.
Lot #677, a Haunted Mansion Disneyland standard operating procedure manual from 1977 broke all the rules, making $6,600 on its $200-400 estimate.
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Lot #743, a back end of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Disneyland ride vehicle. This sweet seat, in the form of a beehive and made from fiberglass, made $10,800 on its $1,000-2,000 estimate.
According to Gabe Fajuri, President at Potter & Potter Auctions, “We were stunned – and thrilled – with the response to the auction. Competitive bidding in all categories of Disneyana brought estimate-smashing results on the day of the sale. And while we have sold Disney memorabilia before, offering such a diverse grouping in such a focused manner proves the interest in the field is strong. We’re already in the planning stages for our next Disney auction thanks to the success of this sale.”
Potter & Potter, founded in 2007, is a Chicago area auction house specializing in paper Americana, vintage advertising, rare books, playing cards, gambling memorabilia, posters, fine prints, vintage toys, and magicana – antiques and collectibles related to magic and magicians. The company’s next sale, The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins III, takes place on February 29, 2020 starting at 10am. For more information, please see www.potterauctions.com and please follow us on Facebook (potterandpotterauctions)m and Instagram (potterauctions).
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- Disneyland Astro Jet
- Eddie Sotto
- Ernie Prinzhorn
- Frontierland Davy Crockett
- Gabe Fajuri
- Haunted Mansion
- Jim Michaelson
- John Hull
- Jungle Cruise
- Louis Lemoine
- Mike Fink Keelboat
- Paul Hartley
- Rudy Lord
- Tiki Room
- Tim Delaney
- Tom Sawyer Island
- American Indian & Ethnographic
- Books, Manuscripts & Archives
- Clothing, Costumes & Masks
- Couture & Textiles
- Men's Clothing & Accessories
- Signs & Banners
- Women's Clothing & Accessories