10 Rare (and valuable!) Disney Collectables
Whether it was a trip to The Magic Kingdom or watching your first Disney movie in the theater, Disney has a special place in the hearts of many. As an estate sale company enjoy helping our clients sell their Disney collectibles at our estate sales in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Seattle. Let’s learn about 10 rare and valuable Disney collectibles.
1. First Edition Walt Disney Comics
When it comes to comics, we often think of Captain America or Spiderman, but Disney also published popular comics. The first Disney comics were in newspapers published in the 1930s and their first comic in October of 1940. The most popular are Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories and Uncle Scrooge.
First edition copies can go for around $1,000, but of course, it depends on the condition.
2. Beauty and the Beast Tea Set
When it hit theaters in November of 1991, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast became an instant hit. And with that, the merchandise followed. From this movie, the tea set, which features Lumiere Wardrobe, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, and Chip is one of the most popular items.
A tea set in good condition or one still in the box could fetch up to $280.
3. Sheriff Woody Doll
One of the most popular characters from this 1995 computer-animated film is Sheriff Woody. There are several toy versions of Sherriff Woody that have value. These include the four-foot-tall promotional toy, which was released only in Canada, the 2015 Collector’s Edition Woody, the Woody Action figure by Medicom, and the special edition Woody made by Stief.
These can go for anywhere from $150 to over $2000!
4. Vintage Mickey, Donald, and Snow White Pez
It’s no secret that Pez dispensers can hold a lot of value, and it’s no different for Disney Pez. The most valuable are Mickey, Donald, and Snow White, with a full box of Mickey and Donald Pez dispensers selling for $800.
5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Porcelain Sculpture
Disney’s princess characters are the most well-known and popular amongst collectors. This sculpture was made in Italy by sculptor Enzo Arzenton, with only 1,000 ever hitting the market in the mid 1980s. Because of how rare it is, it has been valued at over $2500.
6. Mickey Mouse Waddle Book
These vintage books included self-assemble punch-out cards of Disney characters that would “waddle” down a ramp.
On eBay, these books without the cards can go for anywhere from $50-80, but a book with the characters still intact can go for up to $5,000!
7. Original Disneyland Map and Prospectus
It was in the late 1940s that Walt Disney first had an idea for a theme park. He spent the next several years working to fund the park, and in 1953 he collaborated with Herb Ryman to create a map for potential investors. This hand-painted concept map is very rare, with one selling for $80,000.
8. The Little Mermaid Ariel Snow Globe
The 1989 Disney Classic, The Little Mermaid was an important film for the Disney franchise. After several years of less than memorable films, The Little Mermaid’s popularity was much needed. Collectibles from this film sell well, with this snow globe selling for $155 on Etsy.
9. The Lion King Adult Nala Plush Toy
In 1994, Disney released their 32nd animated feature film The Lion King. It was a huge success, and at one time, it was the second highest-grossing film of all time. Lion King toys and merchandise sold like crazy when the film was released, including the 15-inch Lion King Adult Nala, which sold for $150 on eBay.
10. Black Dimond VHS Tapes
Black Diamond VHS tapes are some of the rarest Disney VHS tapes and refer to tapes released between 1984-1994. The most popular, and most rare of these are The Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. You’ll differentiate these with the black diamond found on the spine of the case that says, “the classics.”
If you look these up on eBay, you’ll be astounded by the asking price. Know that most are not sold for that amount, so do your research before you fork over six figures.
If you’re looking for your next Disney collectible, we invite you to stop in at our upcoming estate sales. We look forward to seeing you.