12 Press Releases

Tag: Walt Disney

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    Disneyland: The First 65 Years - Day 2

    An original roller coaster car from the Space Mountain ride at Disneyland is featured on the second day of the upcoming Disneyland: The First 65 Years event, presented by Van Eaton Galleries. Space Mountain debuted in 1977 as Disneyland’s second roller coaster. It also expanded the offerings at the park’s…

    Vintage Walt Disney Donald Sitting on Coffee Mug Handle
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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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    Fine and Decorative Art

    The upcoming Fine and Decorative Art sale, presented by Revere Auctions, will include a selection of collectibles and jewelry alongside the art pieces. Featured among the jewelry items is a Cartier ring with a 1.7-carat yellow diamond. It is flanked by two white diamonds and set in a yellow gold…

    Cartier Natural Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
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    No Reserve Storybook Collectibles Auction

    The Royal Doulton company started in 1815 as a small pottery firm along the banks of the Thames. The company launched various products over the years under the leadership of John Doulton, who was succeeded by his son, Henry. It was under his leadership that the company employed multiple artists…

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    Art and Design Auction, 04142020

    After Walt Disney’s passing, his company’s animated films experienced a noticeable decline. While struggling to attain critical and commercial success, Disney began to transform its animated films into Broadway musicals. In the 1990s, production began on a musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Ann Hould-Ward designed the costumes for…

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    New York's major cultural institutions close in response to coronavirus

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 19, 2019. The Met announced that it will temporarily close its Fifth Avenue flagship and two other locations — the Met Breuer and the Met Cloisters — starting Friday, March 13, 2020, “to support New York City’s effort to contain the…

    New York's major cultural institutions close in response to coronavirus
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    No Reserve Discovery Auction

    By the 1930s, Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Clarabelle Cow were made into collectible dolls, puppets, and figurines. The characters were featured on lunch boxes, handkerchiefs, and backpacks as well. Whitley’s Auctioneers, in their upcoming No Reserve Discovery Auction, will present a selection of Disneyana figurines, paintings,…

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    Discovery Sale, 01022020

    W.S. Penley depicted Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez in the farce Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas. In this comedy, Penley cross-dressed as an aunt from Brazil who chaperoned some young ladies he and his friends wished to entertain. After opening in 1892 in London's Royalty Theatre, Charley’s Auntwas a huge success, achieving a record-breaking…

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    Animation Art Signature Auction- Beverly Hills

    Disney’s first animation feature auction spanning three days will be hosted by Heritage Auctions. With 1,832 lots, the Animation Art Signature Auction is the largest animation auction ever held to feature varied depictions of Bugs Bunny, Snow White, Pinocchio, and the Disney Renaissance. Among the top lots in the group are…

    Animation Art Signature Auction- Beverly Hills
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    Mickey Mouse and Friends - Animation Art Signature Internet Auction

    The Mickey Mouse and Friends – Animation Art Signature Internet Auction, offered by Heritage Auctions, is a collection of sketches and drawings from the animators of Walt Disney Studios. The collection includes various iconic characters from the Disney vault, including Mickey Mouse himself. One promotional sketch shows Mickey misspelling his…

    Donald's Cousin Gus Hand-Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1939)
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    Home and Interiors Day 1, 112219

    Whitley's Auctioneers will feature Disney memorabilia on the first day of the upcoming Home and Interiors auction. Also included in this sale is a selection of Royal Doulton figures and character jugs. Available in this auction are cartoon characters from the Classics Walt Disney Collection, as well as a limited…

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    Miller & Haas: Steam Engines & Comic Books

    The upcoming Miller & Haas: Steam Engines & Comic Books auction is offered by Turner Auctions + Appraisals LLC.  This sale is assembled from the collections of Craig Miller and Robert Haas, featuring vintage steam engines, toy trains, and other antique toys. This auction will include engines and turbines as…

    Two vintage steam roller toys.