Walt Disney-Signed Ticket Book
Appraised Value: $2,000 - $3,000 (1998)
$2,000 - $3,000 (2012)
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Appraisal Video: (1:41)
GUEST: This is a ticket book from Disneyland. And when Disneyland first opened, instead of unlimited rides, you would buy a ticket book, and they would have coupons for the various rides in the park.
APPRAISER: Right, right. The very interesting item here in that it is the original ticket book. We have just an A ticket left. It seems that you went on all the best rides and used up the B, C, D and particularly E tickets.
APPRAISER: As I turn this item over, what's obviously very interesting about it is that it is signed by Walt Disney.
APPRAISER: Tell me a little bit about how you got Disney's actual signature.
GUEST: We went into the ice cream parlor on Main Street-- my parents and my sister and I. And we saw Walt Disney sitting at the counter eating an ice cream sundae.
APPRAISER: Oh, isn't that something?
GUEST: Yes, so we approached him, and he said, "Oh, how'd you find me?" And he graciously signed the ticket book for myself and my sister. Really remember that experience from my youth.
APPRAISER: Something you would never forget, I bet.
GUEST: Oh, yes.
APPRAISER: Well, that's terrific. Disney, being one of the most famous names in the world today. We don't see that many original signatures by him. A lot of his animators, his key animators, were authorized to sign his name on many items, and therefore a lot of the Disney signatures we see are really not authentic, where this is certainly very authentic and obtained in person by you. Well, I believe if you were to go sell it, it's something that would bring in the range of about $2,000 to $3,000.
GUEST: Wow. That's great to hear. I'm going to keep it, but it's good to learn. That's great.
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