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    Walt Disney-Signed Ticket Book

    Appraised Value:

    $2,000 - $3,000 (1998)

    Updated Value:

    $2,000 - $3,000 (2012)

    Appraised on: August 1, 1998

    Appraised in: Los Angeles, California

    Appraised by: Michael Schwartz

    Category: Collectibles

    Episode Info: Los Angeles (#1722)
    Los Angeles (#304)

    Originally Aired: February 8, 1999

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    Form: Ticket, Autograph
    Material: Paper
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $2,000 - $3,000 (1998)
    Updated Value: $2,000 - $3,000 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:41)


    Appraised By:

    Michael Schwartz

    Appraisal Transcript:
    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.

    GUEST: Yes.

    APPRAISER: As I turn this item over, what's obviously very interesting about it is that it is signed by Walt Disney.

    GUEST: Yes.

    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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