The venerable Mickey Mouse and his cohorts at Disney are taking the spotlight in Hake’s Disneyana online exclusive auction event. Over 260 lots, some with multiple items, opened on Monday, May 6 and are available for bidding until Thursday, May 16, 2019. The auction features pieces from the 1930s to modern era, all with opening bids of just $1.
Some of the earliest auction items feature Flip the Frog with a boxed film, napkin ring and egg timer, and a Flip the Frog Annual English hardcover.
Mickey Mouse is extensively represented with about a dozen 1930s Mickey Mouse buttons for the Mickey Movie Club, rare Australian examples, and advertising pieces. A group of china and other dishware includes a French coffee cup and a serving plate, Bavarian china soup bowl and pitcher, dairy promotion glasses, and napkin rings. There are a few Mickey bisque figures and other figurines, and clothing items that include a child’s sweater, hosiery, and neckties.
Mickey and other characters appear in book lots for Mickey Mouse Movie Stories, Mickey Mouse Annual, Walt Disney Cut-Out Folder Book, and coloring books.
Disney icons like Pluto and Donald Duck are well represented with figurines, pencil sharpeners, early buttons, ceramic pitchers, and a rare studio fan card.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney’s first full-length film, can be found in over a dozen lots, such as a Snow White Jingle Club Member giveaway button, salt and pepper set, Dopey lamp, Happy figurine, paint book, punchout book, coloring set, rare seed packet pair, pencil case, and a limited watch.
Pinocchio cut his strings through over a dozen lots, with a fan card, mechanical valentines, figurines, celluloid baby rattles, cookie jar, salt and pepper set, and buttons.
Other Disney classics like Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, and Sleeping Beauty can be found in the auction. A few key pieces are the Dumbo rare glass, Bambi figures, Cinderella hair barrette, Lady and the Tramp figurines, and Sleeping Beauty scarce Canadian series glass.
Disneyland and Disney World lots advertise the theme parks with a patch, trinket box, wall plaque, concert grand xylophone with music stand, and buttons.
Disney’s live-action films are represented with a Swiss Family Robinson Buster Brown pirate pack, Mary Poppins photo album and cereal premium, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks sticker fun book and paper doll book.
Some of the more modern material includes a Who Framed Roger Rabbit watch and set of buttons, The Lion King buttons and employee enamel pin set, ’90s promo badges, and promo buttons from Toy Story and James and the Giant Peach.
These and many more bisque figurines, puppets, club and ad buttons, puzzles, and more are open for bids now through May 16 at hakes.com.