Wednesday, July 29, 2009

WALT DISNEY MUSEUM OPENS

The Walt Disney Family Museum will open in San Francisco on Oct. 1. The three buildings that will house the museum are filled with video screens showing film clips, the story of the life of Walt Disney (including family movies), animation art, theme park artifacts, production innovations, and all types of memorabilia. The museum will probably create new interest among Disneyana collectors and prices will rise. It also represents another step toward having comic art recognized as an art form, not kitsch. Collectors want Disney art from the years 1928 to 1967 (Walt Disney died in 1966 at the age of 65).

8 comments:

pvzgg7h said...

Interesting - we have a Pluto Toy Chest that I got as a child - maybe 1954 timeframe; it is red and white vinyl and as I remember if you weren't careful the lid would come crahing down on you if it slipped out of the catch; it has a slight tear on one panel but is otherwise in good shape; wonder if the museum has one of these?

Raymond Johns said...

I have a few pieces of 'Disney' pottery,a Bambi piece with the butterfly on its tail,appox.4x2"and a Mickey in a light green coat with light blue paints,with blue rim green top,top hat that he holds at his left shoulder,with black shoes.it is a 9x4 1/2".with the words "Walt Disney" stamped on the back of the head,and a circled. "C".A dancing bear,brown with some kind of yellow feather ball hat green at the bottom of the hat,and a wrap of feathers that drap from around his sholders too his feet.with his lt. hand on the hat rim.and a brown piano,at which he has his back against,with his rt.elbow on top.the piano is 4an 1/3" W.and the bear is 9" H.and it has "A Walt Disney Productions" stamped under the keys,just at the bottom. can someone help me out with this,on the value of them.---Thanks

Anonymous said...

Well, perhaps my little Walt Disney porcelain cherubs who held the drapes open at the beginning of the Sorcerer's Apprentice will be worth something now.

Virgil said...

I have a complete set of 11976 7UP cans that when stacked in a pyramid show a picture of Uncle Sam saying "I want you" There are 50 cans, one for each state. Any comments?

beverly said...

I havee a "Talent Roundup" Mickey Mouse Club Certificate I received when I tried out for the original MMC in the early 50's at the Higbee Co. in Cleveland, OH. The paper is in excellent shape, but has a surface tear which is repairable. Worth???

Anonymous said...

I have a huge collection of Disney toys and other items mainly from the 30's.These pieces include verry rare dolls, rubber toys, porcelains, pop up books, posters, clocks...I unfortunately need to sell everything since I have relocated to Asia and Have no space to keep the collection.I have contacted Mint museum of toys in Singapore but I feel that my collection should go to another Disney collector rather than a general Toys collector.Anyone interested,please email me at flocal9901@hotmail.com.Half of the collection is in Hong Kong, the other half in Paris.

Stan said...

I have hundreds of Disney pieces mainly from the early years. Unfortunately I need to get rid of my collection since I have relocated to Asia and have no space to keep it in good condition.
Items include dolls, porcelains, toys, clocks...Please email me if you are interested to buy it.Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1937 Mickey Mouse watch that is in excellent condtion and works. I also have a 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Target Game that has never been open. It was found wrapped as a Christmas present. I have yet to find anything like it for even a reference price or value.