SOLD - Vintage Disney Map Fetches $708,000

Drawn in Days... it Launched a Magic Kingdom

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CBS Philly reports on the sale of the hand-drawn vintage Disneyland map.

July 4, 2017
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIA (VIDEO) – CBS Philly reports, a hand-drawn Vintage Map of Disneyland, created to convince investors to finance the building of the park, has fetched $708,000 at auction.

Map was a Last-Minute Idea

The idea for a map came to Walt in 1953, a few days before Roy was set to travel to New York for the investor meeting. To get it done, he had to convince artist Herb Ryman to do the work in just two-days.

Given-Away as Gift

In 1955, Walt Disney gave the map to Grenade Curran a Disney production assistant. In the 1970s Curran sold the map to Ron Clark, a Disneyana collector. Clark is the one who sold the map in this auction.

10 Disney Items Fetching $100,000... or More

Rare Disney collectibles are highly desired by top Disneyana Collectors, who will sometimes pay more than $100,000 for certain items.

Here's a few examples (note: final prices may vary due to currency exchange rates and/or buyer premiums):

Auction Information

Van Eaton Galleries (ebay store), sold the map on June 25, 2017 for $708,000. The sale is reportedly is the highest amount ever paid for a Disney Map. The gallery specializes in fine art, animation art, and Disney related items.

Top Disney Items on eBay

See if you can spot a bargain among Disney items listed on ebay (research prices). Also see, Top 25: Disneyana Collectibles on ebay, worldwide, right now (links open on ebay).


Original Walt Disney Production Cel Featuring Baby Pegasus from Fantasia

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WDCC Little Mermaid Complete set of 12 Jodi Benson sign & LE 250 plexi backdro

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WALT DISNEY CLASSICS HAUNTING HEADLESS HORSEMAN & ICHABOD CRANE WDCC MR. TOAD

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Vintage Rare 70s Pez Mary Poppins Mint Unused Disney Disneyana Candy Dispenser

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Olszewski Disney Story Time Bambi 8 Piece Complete Set NIB W COA $1100

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WDW- Disney World- Lot Of 200 Disney Open Edition/Limited Edition Collector Pins

High Bid: $620.00
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OLSZEWSKI DISNEY MAIN STREET DISNEYLAND PLATFORM LIGHTING WIRING KIT 

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2001 WDCC Disneyana Monstro's Revenge Pinocchio 644/750 Figurine MINT IN BOX

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Disney's Goofy Original Animation Production Cel "How to Ride a Horse" (1950)

High Bid: $455.00
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1955 Lady and the Tramp Original Disney Production Art Animation Cel Lady Cell

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COACH x DISNEY MINNIE MOUSE (Limited Edition) XL DOLL for COLLECTION or LOVE ONE

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Rare Vintage 1972 ZIPPO DONALD DUCK Walt Disney Productions w/Box Instructions !

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Funko Pop Edna E. Mode #30 The Incredibles Disney Series 3 Rare New In Cover

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Disney D23 Expo 2017 Fairytale Pinocchio and The Blue Fairy Doll LE 1023

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Disney Store Mickey Mouse Memories January Plush Steamboat Willie

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Olszewski Disneyland Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion Piece "First Edition" !!!

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Swarovski Crystal ELSA Disney Figurine # 5135878 Limited edition 2016.

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Swarovski Crystal Piglet From Winnie The Pooh Disney Figurine 1142890 Brand New

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Rare Disney Big fit tinkerbell sitting on spool of threa Peter Pan

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Disney Dooney Bourke WDW Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary Janie Tote Limited.

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DISNEY STAR WARS DSF DSSH COMPLETE LAST JEDI PIN & SOLO MARQUEE SURPRISE R2-D2

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DISNEY WORLD DISNEYLAND OLSZEWSKI GALLERY OF LIGHT PIRATE MICKEY

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Disney Store Belle Limited Edition LE 1 of 5000 17" Collector Doll!

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