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  • Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

    I found this while looking for a few things. IF I had the money this is one of the few items I would spend it on. I have a replica though... and thinking twice I would rather have the replica and use the money for something else.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1956-Old-DISNEYL...QQcmdZViewItem

    Annoyingly I found the new Survival Guide on there as well, still a little shocked that it's fetching that price... but that is the nature of the beast. And I found Ned's cards... amazing what you can find on there related to the park.
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    Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

    Just think how much easier it would've been to steal back in 1956 and sell it now

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      Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

      I noticed the reserve hasn't been met yet!!!!! All I can say is.........whoa!!!
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        Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

        Fear not my friends, the reserve WILL be met.
        Just countin' the days til the next visit!

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          Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

          i remeber seeing the ride posters with these beautiful custom frames that met the theme of each poster, they were gorgeous this reminds me of it.
          You can't talk S*** unless your gonna do something about it...

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            Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

            Holy Moly, it's at $1625.00, reserve not met and to boot they are charging $49.95 for shipping for standard priority mail. I agree with you techskip, I'll take a replica and use the spare change for additional APs so I can ride the actual attraction.
            Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows about it.

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              Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

              Whew, for a poster it's a tad much, but given the rarity of the specific qualities of that individual poster, it kind of makes sense. The artwork itself is a little more inexpensively attainable, though.

              Let's take a look at it before it's sold off.



              Going by that reference to True Life Adventures, it seems clear that the JC was inspired by the documentary film series.

              The same vendor has this poster for the exact same price -

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                Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                I just noticed that the poster calls it the Jungle River. Was that the official name when opened and if so when did it become the Jungle Cruise?
                Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows about it.

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                  Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                  Originally posted by DLandFansAZ View Post
                  I just noticed that the poster calls it the Jungle River. Was that the official name when opened and if so when did it become the Jungle Cruise?
                  I believe it opened as the Jungle Rivers of the World, in fact I believe the sign at the fort entrance still has that. I'm not sure of the exact change dates.

                  I also found a costume for sell... amazing what some will try to sell.
                  Last edited by techskip; 10-05-2007, 07:34 PM.
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                    Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                    Winning bid ended up being over $5K... I would gladly have bought a replica and then kept the extra cash and used it for something else.
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                      Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                      Dang - I'm amazed. I own ten different original attraction posters and none of my titles would fetch 5 grand. It's so interesting how some titles garner SO much more than others, even when they're of the same vintage.
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                        Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                        I have one (matterhorn)and I know it wouldnt pull that kind of money maybe 10 percent...maybe on a good day. Is that a serigraph on canvas or just a print on poster paper, i know some of the earlier ones were actually screen printed if I'm not mistaken.

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                          Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                          I took the liberty of snagging the description in case the link breaks.

                          Huge 36" x 54" Guaranteed Original Silk-Screened Disneyland Billboard Attraction/Ride Poster:

                          "JUNGLE RIVER"

                          "For the True Life Adventure, Ride the Jungle River"

                          "Congo Queen"

                          "ADVENTURELAND"

                          "Copyright 1956, Walt Disney Productions" in the lower right corner

                          Beautiful vivid coloring throughout on this 51 year old very rare Disneyland collectible. Poster has been beautifully preserved on a thick cloth backing which was completed by a professional map mounter.

                          Excellent to Near Mint Overall Condition with a small section missing of the upper and lower left corners and some assorted light edge wear. Poster has retained almost all of it's original bright vivid coloring. Please see the numerous close-up photo's below.

                          This is a Super Rare Guaranteed Original Billboard Poster from the Marilyn Blaisdell collection who purchased a collectioin of these posters from George Whitney (Owner of Whitney's Playland-At-The-Beach Amusement Park in San Francisco) who had provided professional assistance to Disneyland during it's opening in 1955.
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                            Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                            I purchased this exact original silk-screened Jungle River attraction poster back when the Disney Gallery first opened, along with many others back when they routinely sold such items in the early days of the Gallery. And they seemed to have many of each back then. I don't think I paid more than $300 for any one of them. If I recall...that highest price for an original attraction poster was for the Mousekeeter 3D Jamboree attraction poster.

                            I'm a little surprised they have advanced in price that much.

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                              Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                              Originally posted by Opus1guy View Post
                              I purchased this exact original silk-screened Jungle River attraction poster back when the Disney Gallery first opened, along with many others back when they routinely sold such items in the early days of the Gallery. And they seemed to have many of each back then. I don't think I paid more than $300 for any one of them. If I recall...that highest price for an original attraction poster was for the Mousekeeter 3D Jamboree attraction poster.

                              I'm a little surprised they have advanced in price that much.
                              You have so many amazing DL treasures Opus!! I am green with envy, as always!

                              Haven't seen you around the board much....I think it's time for an Opus Archives again!

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                                Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                                Opus could it be a repro.
                                I was a few minutes away from Hong Kong Disneyland and didn't make it but got this cool picture though

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                                  Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                                  Originally posted by I Heart Disneyland View Post
                                  Haven't seen you around the board much....I think it's time for an Opus Archives again!
                                  I've been right here posting away as normal. Where have you been?

                                  In fact, I posted an Opus Archives just the other day:

                                  Opus Archives: Carnation Ice Cream Parlor



                                  Originally posted by Tractor View Post
                                  Opus could it be a repro.
                                  Mine? Absolutely not. In fact many of these that were sold at the Disney Gallery were yellowed with age and some were rather tattered here and there. They had tons of them. All came with Certificates of Authenticity. Thick papered chalky original silk-screened attraction posters. Framing those huge monsters often cost more than the poster itself!

                                  When the Disney Gallery first opened they not only had limited edition lithographs (real fine art lithos, not print-on-demand) signed by the artist and embossed with the Gallery seal...but they also "cleaned out the warehouse" so-to-speak and sold all manner of original art such as original attraction posters that had been placed in storage all those years. Some attraction posters they had a lot of...like 15-20 of each. Others they only had one or two of.

                                  Some of those original attraction posters sold for less than some of the limited edition lithos being offered for sale at the time! I don't think Disney had a total grasp on how much Park fans valued these things back then.

                                  They even sold original Imagineering art from the 50's and 60's back then. Not lithos but the actual original artwork of many classic scenes that you know well today, and can now get via print-on-demand. Actual original artwork from back then, signed by the artists! Ryman, Hench, McKim, Goff...you name it. I purchased several original Rymans back then. Think I paid $3,000 for one and $5,000 for another. Plus some others. Would have purchased more but I was down the line a bit for the Grand Opening and several other art collectors snapped up some of the ones I was really drooling over. It was a madhouse when the opened the doors!

                                  The one I really wanted was this famous and beautiful 1966 "New Orleans Square Candy Shop" one. First in line on Opening Day of the Disney Gallery was former Imagineer and then owner of Landmark Entertainment...Gary Goddard...a huge Herb Ryman fan. When the doors opened he rushed in and purchased many of the multi-thousand dollar Herbie originals being offered for sale...and this one was the first one he headed to grab.

                                  Given a better place in line that day...this baby would be hanging in my den right now.



                                  In addition to Herbie's trademark nuns that he loved to populate his NOS art with...on this one he deliberately slipped a trio of "working girls" out on the balcony of Club 33, as seen in the upper right of this painting. His fellow Imagineers seeing this, would rib him asking, "Just what kind of Club do you think that's going to be?!" Some fellow Imagineer admirers of Herbie's unofficially re-named this piece: "Candy Is Dandy, But Sex Won't Rot Your Teeth."

                                  Also in this painting in the bottom right, you'll see a beret-wearing gentleman artist with a sketchpad. That's Disney Imagineer Colin Campbell (who coincidently was the one that painted the harpsichord lid up in Club 33) appearing just as he did in almost every Herbie piece of art about New Orleans Square...as an "inside joke." Apparently Colin had gone off to France to get some formal hotsy-totsy art training or something...and when he returned Herbie thought he was being a bit too boastful about all he learned. So Herbie put him in almost all of his NOS paintings as a poor street artist often selling his "works" for 5 cents apiece, as a good natured little poking of fun at Colin. Look closely at Herb's NOS works and you'll spot Colin as an street artist in a beret in almost all of them!

                                  If that popped up on the market again...I can't even imagine what it would go for today.

                                  Not too long after the Gallery opened...the original concept art was gone and they never replenished the Gallery with more. Instead they started commissioning new original art specifically for sale at the Gallery, and the days of the early original concept art being sold at the Disney Gallery were gone for good.

                                  But if your question was in regards to the eBay attraction poster...it had better not have been a reproduction! Not for 5 thousand smackeroos!

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                                    Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                                    Originally posted by SpectroMan View Post
                                    Dang - I'm amazed. I own ten different original attraction posters and none of my titles would fetch 5 grand. It's so interesting how some titles garner SO much more than others, even when they're of the same vintage.
                                    I think alot of this depends on who's doing the bidding. Two motivated bidders can really upset the expected sale price of artwork, or any other collectible for that matter.
                                    I also collect these posters and I do have this one, and the Space Station X-1 poster as well.


                                    There is a big difference between the colors of the original Jungle River poster and the reproduction sold at the Disney Gallery. For most people it would be negligible. But if you start collecting these posters, a knockoff just won't cut it if the original becomes available... and you can afford it. Plus, they never reproduced the Space Station X-1 poster in the 36x54 format. If they had, I doubt that they would have used fluorescent paint like disney's original silkscreen printer, the S.H. Burrows Company of Los Angeles.

                                    I'm pretty happy about the price realized for the Jungle River poster... it'll help justify my request for coverage with my insurance broker.
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                                      Re: Disneyland 56 Jungle Cruise Poster up for sale.

                                      I am grateful that it helps in any way. Personally I love the J.C. but even if I had the money I would opt for a copy and just save the rest. It's just that "cheap" part of me that will always nag the rest of me no matter how much I make!
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