AUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED: We have all seen the fondness that Michael Jackson has had for all things Disney over the years; from his own amusement park called Neverland to his appearance in one of the first 3D movies at Disney, Captain EO. Well times have forced the king of pop to auction much of his belongings and there are quite a few great pieces of Disneyana.
Julien’s Auction House has the full catalogue of items online. The Disneyana items are in the Session V catalogue. The real items of interest for those Disney fans begins on page 204 of the catalogue and extend to page 233.
Some of the key items are naturally the Walt Disney autographed items. There are a few signature items: a signed 1966 Rose Bowl program (p. 204), signed notes/memos to Tom Jones (pp. 208-9), and a signed sketch of Donald Duck (p. 210).
Julien’s Auction House
Just who could be able to handle such a task as cataloging, valuation and sale of such a diverse selection of effects? Julien’s Auction House is up to the task.
With expertise specializing in entertainment memorabilia and high profile estate auctions, Julien’s has quickly established itself as the premier auction house in high-end celebrity estate and entertainment auctions. Julien’s Auctions presents exciting, professionally managed and extremely successful auctions with full color high quality auction catalogs unlike any other auction company. Previous auctions include the collections of U2, Cher, Madonna, Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Debbie Reynolds, the estates of Marilyn Monroe, Bob Hope, Mary Pickford, and many more.
Julien’s Auctions has conducted co-branded auctions with Sotheby’s and Christie’s in addition to partnering with the most recognized and respected brands in the world. In 2004 Julien’s Auctions partnered with Christie’s auction house to create one of the most successful multi-consignor sales of entertainment memorabilia ever offered with a sale total of more than 2.1 million dollars. In the fall of 2006 Julien’s Auctions partnered with Sotheby’s auction house to conduct property from the life and career of Cher with a sale total of over 3.5 million dollars. Julien’s Auctions now includes the sale of jewelry, fine and decorative arts and other high end property in additional to memorabilia offering a full service to our celebrity clients. Julien’s Auctions has conducted multiple sales with Gibson Guitar establishing the company as the premier venue for guitars and Rock “N” Roll ephemera. In the spring of 2007 Julien’s conducted the largest multi-consignor sale to date for Rock “N” Roll memorabilia. The total sale of 2.4 million dollars featured property consigned by The Edge and other band members of U2. One of the many highlights in the sale was the Jimi Hendrix’ studio guitar for $480,000.
Wrapping it up
It is an amazing assemblage of items that are being offered through this auction. It is apparent you do not need to be wealthy to afford some of the great Disney treasures and I look forward to watching the outcome of the auction.