What Makes Disneyana So Collectible?

I have always LOVED the magic of Disney and it’s toys so the gallery usually has a small section always of Disney…   Disneyana items are particularly attractive as collectibles.

Some of the reasons are as follows:

  1. Disneyana is art. In most cases , it is good art that often reflects the popular culture of the era in which it was produced. Older pieces are recogonized art and are exhibited in some of the world’s most famous museums.  Disneyana is art anyone can own.
  2. Disneyana has been produced in large quantities since the 20’s. There are millions and millions of Disneyana items floating around out there to keep intriguing the collecting interest. Disneyana is worldwide.
  3. Disneyana is associated with Walt Disney, one of the world’s best known and respected individuals. Even though a minute portion of Disneyana was created by him, Walt Disney continues to be a major driving force behind his company’s  characters long after his death in 1966.
  4. Disneyana is still being produced. Many items are being manufactured as limited editions and marketed by mail and online thus creating more new collectibles with each passing day. Likewise, visitors to Disney theme parks are exposed to more and more collector’s merchandise and the Disney collecting interest. As older items grew in price, many collectors specialized in more modern pieces. The result- nearly anyone can collect some type of Disneyana that is interesting art and has a reasonable prospect of growing in value.
  5. Disneyana brings high prices at major auctions. There are full time dealers across the country that make a large part of their living buying and selling old and new Disneyana. However, it takes knowledge and experience to succeed in such a venture. Speculating in Disneyana is risky. Buying Disneyana as an investment generally leads to a small bank account and a large inventory that is difficult to liquidate for actual value.

As Terri at the gallery often tells customers buy what you love and a bit more than you can afford but if you are doing for an investment do your homework! This selection was taken from a great Disneyana resaource : Tomart’s illustrated  Disneyana catalog and price guide by Tom Tumbusch Vol 1


What Makes Disneyana So Collectible