On August 25 and 26, the Van Eaton Galleries will auction neatly 800 items from talent agent Richard Kraft's private collection of Disneyland memorabilia, some of which I've never seen for sale before. The collection includes just about everything from stationary and pins to posters to cars from several Disneyland rides.
A public exhibit of Kraft's collection opened last Wednesday in a former two-story Sports Authority storefront in The Valley. I beat the crowds by going Friday, but then returned with Tim on Sunday so we could attend a signing with our favorite artist, SHAG, who designed the cover of the auction catalog. The Valley was roastingly hot and the store crowded. Still, it was worth the schlep over the hill to see Kraft's stuff and meet SHAG.