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Make your bid on Walt Disney World history in this artifact auction

Approximately 700 rare items trace history of Walt Disney World

Auction participants can bid on Walt Disney signed Disneyland opening day guidebook. (Van Eaton Gallery)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World enthusiasts can soon get their hands on historic theme park artifacts in a two-day auction.

Van Eaton Galleries will have approximately 700 rare items up for grabs, deeming it the gallery’s largest Walt Disney World dedicated auction.

A “History of Disneyland & Walt Disney World” auction event will take place Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 in Sherman Oaks California.

The first day of the auction event will be dedicated to memorabilia traced back to Disneyland. The second session of the two-day event will display the gallery’s largest collection of Walt Disney World artifacts.

A Space Mountain vehicle from the original ride will be available during the auction.

The auction also boasts to have items for Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Shanghai.

Van Eaton Galleries said Disney enthusiasts can find iconic theme park props and items in connection with Walt Disney’s vision, with many of the items are coming to auction for the very first time.

“A History of Dineyland & Walt Disney World” will cover decades of history, according to a Van Eaton Galleries release. Organizers say collectors can find items from the 1950s through today.

It's a Small World Animatronic will be featured in the Walt Disney World auction.

From the earliest documents and conceptual pieces marking the genesis of Walt Disney World to the ride vehicles, audio-animatronic figures, theme park signs and hand-painted attraction pieces -- there will be treasures any collector would be looking to add to their coveted collection.

Though the auction will formally take place in California, people abroad can participate by phone or online. A live stream will also be provided for both days.

For more information on the auction or to order a collectible catalog click here. You can register for the auction here.


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