Collectors go for a rousing two-day trip throughout the current Disney occasion at Heritage Auctions that realized $1.8 million. Giddy-up!
DALLAS – A fortunate bidder laid down $84,000 to trip off into the sundown with a one-of-a-kind unique stagecoach provided by Heritage Auctions throughout its Disney Theme Parks public sale March 25-26. The Art of Disneyland: From Stagecoaches to Monorails… and More! spanned the Parks’ fascinating evolution and introduced in $1.8 million, with 100% of tons offered and a few vital outcomes for rarities from Disneyland, Disney World, Disney Shops and extra.
“This occasion showcased each side of the Parks,” says Jim Lentz, Heritage’s Director of Animation Artwork. “Greater than 850 tons unfold over two full days provided collectors valuable slices of Most important Avenue, Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and extra.”
Probably the most uncommon lot yielded the highest end result at $84,000; it reached again into Disney Parks historical past with one thing that kicked off Disneyland itself: the unique full-size, nine-passenger Overland Stagecoach that evokes the « Rainbow Mountain Stagecoach » trip from Disneyland’s earliest years.
This actual stagecoach (its final run was from Tombstone, Arizona, to Sacramento, California) belonged to a pal of Walt’s, fellow Anaheim businessman Ben Hathaway, who owned Tiffy’s restaurant initially positioned within the Disneyland Resort.
Few genuine frontier stagecoaches nonetheless exist, making this a uncommon piece of Americana in addition to the inspiration behind the long-lasting Disneyland attraction of the Fifties; the “Stagecoach » trip outlined Disneyland’s opening years and preceded the famed Monorail.
One other prime lot on the transfer: An astonishing Autopia Mark VII car from Disneyland circa 1967-‘99, professionally restored to drivable situation, offered for $48,000. Autopia’s automobiles have been designed by Imagineer Bob Gurr, who common this automobile with a entrance impressed by the Corvette Stingray, and the again impressed by an Opal GT. One other Autopia automobile on this occasion, a Mark VI park-used vehicle body, introduced in $26,400.
Additionally from Disneyland: the Skyway ferried company over Disneyland for some wonderful views, and Heritage offered an exceptionally rare original Skyway gondola from the period of Tomorrowland, with its iconic rounded design, for $48,000.
Full public sale outcomes could be discovered at HA.com/7314.
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