Thursday, November 17, 2011

Disney and Animation at Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, N.Y.

At Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, N.Y., will be shown important Disney items (to include the complete and original 1953 Disneyland prospectus, drafted by Walt Disney himself and outlining his ideas for the iconic theme park in California). The auction will be held the weekend of Dec. 16-18 in the firm’s showroom at #1 Neil Court.

The Disneyland prospectus is one of only three printed and probably is the only one that has survived intact and complete. It comes with maps and the words and images of Walt Disney and artist Herb Ryman. The information contained in the prospectus would be used the following year to break ground on Disneyland, one of the most famous and visited family amusement parks in the world. It remains as a monument to the vision of Walt Disney, along with Disney World.
Other Disney lots (approx. 400 lots) will include an original production Courvoisier setup of the queen from Snow White, an Alice in Wonderland production cel with pre-production background, limited-edition cels and production cels, Disney books, toys, original Disney paintings, illustrations, statues and more.

Three Disney lots expected to generate much bidder interest are a large, mixed-media painting of “Tic Toc” from the classic movie Peter Pan; a large oil-on-board painting of Black Pete; and a rare, all-original Mickey Mouse radio made by Philco (Buenos Aires, Argentina). The radio is large, at 10 inches by 14 inches by 17.5 inches, and features a dark wood cabinet and a cast metal plate with Mickey Mouse image. It has been rewired and is on working order.

The toy soldiers will include mint Britains sets, Courtenay & Courtenay Greenhill figures, dime-store soldiers and more. The sale’s final day (Sunday, Dec. 18, with a start time of 10 a.m., same as Saturday), will feature toys and trains, headlined by Part 1 of a major American Flyer collection. Also offered will be great pieces by Lionel, HO Brass, Marklin and many more.

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