Walt Disney-Signed Ticket Book

Value (2012) | $2,000$3,000
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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.

Appraisal Details

Appraised value (2012)
$2,000$3,000
Event
Los Angeles, CA (August 01, 1998)
Period
20th Century
Material
Paper

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