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  • [Fun] What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

    Here’s a question I hope will be fun to consider:
    If you were to take one item from Disneyland and put it up for auction to the highest bidder which item do you think would receive the highest bid?
    I guess what I’m really asking here is what, in your opinion, is the single most iconic and desireable piece of art, technology, or whatever that Disneyland has ever hand in the park?
    Just to make this fantasy a little more practical let’s limit the suggestions to things that could actually be removed from the park, placed in say a cargo van, and taken to an auction house. In other words the Castle and the Matterhorn don’t count.
    I’ll start the bidding off by suggesting the “Partners” statue of Walt and Mickey.
    Any other ideas?
    There are no right or wrong answers here!
    Last edited by 257 Mouse; 09-19-2012, 08:30 AM.

  • #2
    Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

    Probably one of the steam locomotives, which are intrinsicly tied to Walt and DL history, and meet your criteria. The Lilly Belle might come in a close second.

    The Mark Twain and the Columbia might also be up there, but I don't see how either of them could be easily moved. Bsides, neither could be used by the future owner without lots of modifications, unlike the narrow gauge steam locomotives, which can be operated as-is on any similarly-guaged track in the country.

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    • #3
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      I would have put forth the partners statue, but seeing as how you already did it...maybe the Club 33 street plaque. It may not be iconic to the average visitor, but definitely desirable. Personally I would also love to take one of the two plaques on the archways leading into main street.
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      • #4
        Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

        King Arthur Carrousel. It was moved to DL from Toronto, and could be moved again.

        Here's an example of a different carousel that was sold at auction:
        RM Auctions

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        • #5
          Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

          The Dedication plaque on Main Street.

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          • #6
            Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

            A tiki room bird, Pirates skull talking thing(although I don't think its the original but oh well)

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            • #7
              Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

              I've gotta go with Steve and say the Locomotives or the Lily Belle. Also agree that Mark Twain would probably be pretty high up on the list.

              I think the plaque's that are on the tunnels that go under the main street station train tracks would be pretty high on the list.

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              • #8
                Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

                a locomotive, the lili belle, mark twain or columbia would fetch the highest price but I would rather take The "A Portrait of Things To Come" painting in Pirates, Auctioneer AA in Pirates and dedication plaque instead.

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                • #9
                  Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

                  Coffin with the "Guest" in the HM conservatory.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

                    I think the Wicked Wench inside of Pirates would fetch quite a bit. Smaller than the Sailing Ship Columbia and the Mark Twain, but possibly as iconic.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

                      Walt's apartment

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                      • #12
                        Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

                        The car that Walt and Mickey had their last photo taken in.

                        I imagine the subs will go for quite a bit when they close the ride and get ride of them. I want to turn one into a motorhome.

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                        • #13
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                          Captain Rex.
                          "Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."

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                          • #14
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                            The castle.
                            L + L = R

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                            • #15
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                              Walt's Lamp.
                              Fear of the unknown.

                              They are afraid of new ideas.


                              You know, to me, the most beautiful things in all the universe, are the most mysterious.










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                              • #16
                                Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

                                HMMM, so many good ones have already been said....I'd say the Hat Box Ghost (it was technically there for a moment) or maybe CaseyJr Train.
                                Little and broken, but still good.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

                                  Stamos would pay top dollar for every sign in the park.

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                                  • #18
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                                    I'd say the Lincoln animatronic.
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                                    • #19
                                      Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

                                      Definitely the Partners Statue



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                                      • #20
                                        Re: What One Item At DL Would Bring The Highest Bid?

                                        Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
                                        Probably one of the steam locomotives, which are intrinsicly tied to Walt and DL history, and meet your criteria. The Lilly Belle might come in a close second.

                                        The Mark Twain and the Columbia might also be up there, but I don't see how either of them could be easily moved. Bsides, neither could be used by the future owner without lots of modifications, unlike the narrow gauge steam locomotives, which can be operated as-is on any similarly-guaged track in the country.
                                        See I'm sure retired attraction vehicles would be pretty good sources of profit for Disney since there are so many rich Disney fanatics, but Disney never seems to sell them. I'm sure that the subs from WDW's subs could have fetched a pretty penny, but instead they let them rot. I'm sure the old autopia cars would have made nice conversation pieces, I'm sure people would love to have a people mover car, ect. Why do they not sell them? It just seems odd to me that most of them just end up as scrap or rotting away back stage.
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