20 Press Releases

Tag: Disney

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    Early and Rare Commemorative Porcelain From Lladró, Royal Doulton Flambé Items Lead Lion and Unicorn’s Two-Day Sale

    Fox Hunt, an elaborate Lladró porcelain figurine created by ceramist Salvador Furio, is coming to day one of Lion and Unicorn’s upcoming auction. It was issued between 1986 and 2014, and this piece is numbered 661 out of 1,000. The porcelain piece shows a group of unarmed women and men following…

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    C-9 Lionel Train Set, Pinn Family, Disneyana in SJ Auctioneers’ Upcoming Event

    Lionel trains began their journey on tracks in the 1900s. Back then, the railroads were America's engines of progress. They unified the North American continent and signaled the birth of world power. Joshua Lionel Cowen, the co-founder of Lionel Corporation, was born during this era and was fascinated. He modeled…

    LIONEL Train Set 384E BLUE COMET 11-5010-1 Standard Gauge Tinplate Set with box plus accessories
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    Rare Lladró and Beatrix Potter Figurines Highlight Lion and Unicorn’s Upcoming Auction

    A long and narrow Venetian boat, the gondola is a celebrated symbol of the city of Venice. Tracing back to the 11th century, the rowing boat was a significant means of transport. Today, gondolas are a major tourist attraction, largely associated with romantic rides and exotic experiences. A porcelain figurine…

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    Antique Lladró Porcelain and Disney Swarovski Crystal Figurines at Lion and Unicorn

    In the early 1950s, three Spanish brothers sought to crack the overwhelmingly French and English porcelain market in Europe. Juan, José, and Vicente Lladró began making plates, figurines, and other ceramic items decorated with complex details. The brothers’ joint brand, Lladró, began a decades-long expansion to become a leading porcelain…

    Lladro Figurine Grouping, Road To Mandalay 1013556, Signed
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    Tiffany Sterling Silver Flatware and Pierre Lepautre’s Copperplate Engraving Highlight Turner Auctions Event

    When King Louis XIV of France (1643 - 1715) decided to transform his father’s Versailles château into a palace, he commissioned architect Louis Le Vau for the renovation. The king officially shifted the royal court to the Palace of Versailles in 1682. Today, the palace is a UNESCO World Heritage…

    Pierre le Pautre (1659-1744) A Grand View of the Gardens of Versailles
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    Postwar Travel Advertisements, Posters, and More From Potter & Potter

    For collectors interested in American and European travel advertisements from the postwar period, Potter & Potter Auctions’ upcoming Vintage Posters, Prints & Works on Paper sale offers a strong showing. Posters in the auction include advertisements for airlines, railroads, ocean liners, and worldwide tourist destinations. One of the sale’s featured…

    Las Vegas Union Pacific. Circa 1952.
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    Figurines From Beatrix Potter, Disney, Bunnykins, and More at Lion and Unicorn

    Though Peter Rabbit is likely the best-known character of author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, fans of her work may also know her tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, a frog that lives at the edge of a pond in England’s Lake District. Many of Beatrix Potter’s characters were licensed and produced…

    Royal Doulton Prototype Figurine Jeremy Fisher, Isaac Newton
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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…

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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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    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.…

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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