A couple of weeks ago, I shared the first look at D23 Expo 2013 official merchandise. When I did, it seemed to me there were a lot of you out there anxious to see what we have up our sleeves for this year’s D23 Silent Auction. Any interested bidders, better get ready.
There are more than 70 lots in the mix, which include everything from experiences and artifacts to attraction vehicles, signs, pin sets, props and more.
Here are a few I knew you just had to see!
Matterhorn Bobsleds Tandem Vehicles
Remain Seated Please! Permanecer sentados por favor! Why? Because, these vintage Disneyland park Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction tandem vehicles will let your mind race thru Alpine passes, around ice caverns and past an abominable snowman.
Mickey Mouse Club Drum
If people often tell you that you march to the beat of your own drum, then have I got the ticket for you. Check out this Mickey Mouse Club drum prop which was previously displayed at Mickey’s of Glendale at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Siamese Cats – Si and Am Props
Don’t be so catty about this next set! The cats in this lot are Siamese, if you please. For years, these two felines were used as display pieces in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you are wondering why I chose to show you Si and Am, it’s because first of all, they’re troublemakers, and I can relate, but mostly it’s because “Lady and the Tramp” is one of my favorite animated films.
100 Mickeys – Pin Set
Calling All Pin Traders! This one’s for you! Developed in 2002 in celebration of the 100th birthday of Walt Disney, this framed commemorative pin set includes one-hundred limited-edition pins inspired by the artwork of artist Eric Robison and featuring American icon, Mickey Mouse.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Oversized Chair
Finally, take a seat and let us help you get to the heart of the matter. This oversized metal chair, once used as a photo opportunity at Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort, features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who are bound to bring loving comfort and a ‘heart-y’ décor to your home. When I say oversized … I’m not kidding. This chair actually measures 16’ ft tall by 6’ wide.
Silent Auction tickets are $23 per guest. The ticket includes the opportunity to participate in the silent auction, a mini-catalog, commemorative pin and credential. The auction is set to take place Saturday, Aug. 10. Tickets for the auction will go on sale June 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. Pacific via ArtofDisneyParks.com. Ticket information is available now. View this year’s D23 Silent Auction lots online at ArtofDisneyParks.com. Separate D23 Expo admission is required.
Remember the ultimate Disney event for fans and families takes place August 9–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. To find out details on D23 Expo 2013, visit D23expo.com.
As they say in the auction world… Going Once… Going Twice… Gone!