Chase after these Valuable Disney Collectibles
Are you a fan of Disney collectibles? If so, you likely spend a lot of time chasing valuable pieces. From online auctions to estate sales, you never know when you will come across a piece that adds to your collection.
With so many types of Disney collectibles to choose from, there is no shortage of items to search for.
Before we get to some of the most valuable collectibles worth chasing, let’s take a look at three past sales of great value:
· In 2001, a 1932 Mickey Mouse poster was sold at Heritage Auctions for $35,850
· In 2011, a letter from Walt Disney to Ub Iwerks (creator of Mickey Mouse) sold at auction for $241,500
· In 2006, a poster advertising The Mad Doctor film from 1933 sold for $138,000
Disney Collectibles Worth your Attention
Everybody has their favorite Disney collectibles, however, you don’t want to overlook what these three have to offer:
1. Animation Art. Anything related to Disney animation art typically holds a high value. For instance, celluloid sheets were first made available in 1937. In the 1950’s, these were sold at Disneyland for as cheap as $1.25. Over the years, many of these have sold for four figures. During the 1980’s, a full cel set-up sold at auction for six figures.
2. Vernon Kilns Ceramics. From 1940 to 1942, Vernon Potteries was licensed to produce Disney dinnerware and other specialty items. This led to the release of a variety of pieces, many of which were based on the animated films Dumbo, Fantasia, and The Reluctant Dragon.
Thanks to limited numbers and high production costs, these pieces are often sold in today’s day and age for $1,000 or more.
3. Disneykins. Sold by Louis Marx & Company from 1955 to 1980, these hand painted figures were originally sold for as cheap as 15 cents each. The value of each Disneykin depends on the piece itself, including the condition and date of production.
If Disney collectibles are on your mind, one or more of these may be just what you are looking for. You never know when you are going to come across a piece that could take your collection to the next level. Do yourself a favor and visit a few estate sales this upcoming weekend. What you find may surprise you!
Category: Things to look for at an Estate Sale