13 Press Releases

Tag: Disney

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    Scaled-Down Model Trains at Turner Auctions + Appraisals

    Paul Guaraglia has been collecting model trains for over 50 years, and his collection is housed and displayed in a separate room of his San Francisco Bay Area home. A selection of model trains from Guaraglia’s collection will be available at Turner Auctions + Appraisals in an upcoming sale. Among…

    Marx Mickey Mouse windup Locomotive and Tender, Boxcar, Gondola, Caboose
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    Upcoming Blackwell Auctions Event Brings Rare Hummel Figurines to Life

    The now-iconic Hummel figurines weren’t always created in porcelain. They were first introduced in Germany and Switzerland as drawings by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel. It was only later that Franz Gobel, a porcelain maker, turned these drawings into porcelain figurines. The popularity of the figurines skyrocketed after World War II…

    Rare Hummel OLD MAN READING NEWSPAPER 181 TMK0
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    Upcoming Fine Art Auction Will Benefit Attleboro Arts Museum

    This timed auction, presented by the Attleboro Arts Museum, will benefit the museum’s operations and ongoing programs. Among the featured lots is Carolyn Hagy Kent's A Tadpole's Perspective. The painting places the viewer among a school of tadpoles, looking up at the trees above. Kent entered the art community later…

    CAROLYN HAGY KENT, A Tadpole's Perspective
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    Disneyland: The First 65 Years - Day 1

    Two years before the release of Sleeping Beauty (1959), Walt Disney was already preparing for an attraction dedicated to the animated movie at Disneyland. One of Disney’s main concerns with what would become the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough was the empty space inside. To solve this, he asked animator Eyvind…

    Mark Twain Life Preserver
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    Toy Catalog Auction

    British toymaker John Hubley missed the model train craze of the late 19th century. Searching for other options, he began making cast-iron toys, particularly of circus animals. A Royal Circus lion cage wagon made by Hubley is a featured lot in the upcoming Toy Catalog Auction, presented by Hess Auction…

    Toy Catalog Auction
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    Disneyana

    Charles Ridgway was one of the only journalists to write a positive review of Disneyland's opening day in July of 1955. The park ran out of food and most of the rides broke down. But Ridgway came early enough to try the food and stayed late enough for the rides…

    Disneyland Enchanted Tiki Room Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers.
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    Holiday Estate Auction & Liquidation

    From the 1920s through the late 1980s, Castleton Sunnyvale was one of the leading dinnerware manufacturers in America. One of the company’s dinnerware sets is available in the upcoming Holiday Estate Auction & Liquidation, offered by Whitley's Auctioneers. The complete dinnerware set is decorated with floral designs and golden rims.…

    DISNEY CLASSICS PETER PAN SCULPTURE, THE JOLLY ROGER
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    Sports, Comics, Comic Art, Animation

    The Sports, Comics, Comic Art, Animation sale, offered by Weiss Auctions, is a selection of over 500 items, many new to the auction market. A few examples of the available items include a 1998 “Pikachu Illustrator” Pokémon promo card, a single-signed Roberto Clemente baseball, and a production sketch from Disney’s…

    Sports, Comics, Comic Art, Animation
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    Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron Day-1

    The first day of Morphy Auctions’ upcoming Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron auction is an astonishing array of countless collectible categories. At over 801 lots, this auction has impeccably selected items ranging from cap guns and elaborate door stops to tin and steel automobile and train sets. These miniaturization…

    Morphy Auctions
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    Massive Comic & Toy Auction

    The fascination with comic books perhaps lies in the gorgeous artistry of illustrators, demonstrated time and again. The drawings are full of motion, and inking selections create dynamic tension on each page.  Maybe it is due to the ability to transcend from an era and be able to continue to…

    Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
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    August No Reserve

    In 1933, Disney released “Three Little Pigs”, a short-animated film. At the time, it was Disney’s crowning achievement. The company would, of course, find more than a little success later with an animated mouse. One of the lots in the upcoming August No Reserve auction, offered by Whitley’s, commemorates the…

    Whitley's Auctioneers
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    Trains, Toys, Cutrofello Part 3, Western Toys

    Weiss’ upcoming Trains, Toys, Cutrofello Part 3, Western Toys Auction, a fun sale for all, is not to be missed. There are many scarce collectibles, highlights include a 1963 240 Scout Loco Set, a favorite among collectors to run under the Christmas tree. Another beautiful set is Lionel’s 1955 Texas…

    Weiss Auction
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    Animation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    In 1988, the film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” combined live-action footage and animation to tell the story of a cartoon rabbit accused of murder. The film had adult themes unlike most of the wholesome, kid-centered animated movies at that time. One of the most iconic lines from the film comes…

    Stair Auctions