Monday, November 02, 2015

Dreams For Sale, Pt. 1

Turner Classic Movies (aka TCM) has partnered with Bonhams Auction house for yet another nostalgic yard sale. These Hollywood memories come at a steep price; for us normal poor slobs, we will have to satisfy ourselves with the online glimpses provided by the Bonhams website. If you have a few extra thousand or more to burn, this November 23 extravaganza may just have something for you. There are a number of original "Snow White" cels, including this group shot of five of the seven Dwarfs. Estimated to fetch $3,500-4,500.

For the more budget minded, this celluloid of Dopey might sell for $1,000-1,500.

An even better value is a group of ten drawings, colored pencil on paper, which features Snow, all the Dwarfs, and even the Old Crone. Estimate is the same as just one Dopey cel. Sounds like a bargain to me!

Alice fans can purchase original cels as well:

Although I don't think it's her best work, this 1940s Mary Blair watercolor is still a beauty:

There is plenty more Disney stuff up for auction, but for me, the true gems are these rare World War 1 photos of Walt Disney himself:

Estimates for these range from $10,000-60,000…each!

Items like this are rare indeed, and they don't become available to purchase very often. Stay tuned for more featured items from this incredible collection.

Need more nostalgia? Visit my main website and see more vintage and current photos.


Anonymous said...

I remember years ago where one could purchase cells at D/L for a fraction of what these are going for. Why didn't I use my employee discount and buy a few back then? Nobody...even Disney... knew at the time how much they'd appreciate. KS

Disneyland Camping said...

All cels are great but I am fan of Alice and want to purchase original cels :)

Anonymous said...

My daughter bought an Alice cel (the White Rabbit dressed as a royal page) at Disneyland, investing her own money. I guess I raised her right.

These are very cool things, Dave. Seems like they ought to be in a museum, especially the sled. Oh well.