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Walt Disney "Chairman of the Pageantry"
Autographed Olympic Credentials
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Above:  Exterior of Olympic credentials wallet, along with the official 1960 Winter Olympics telephone directory (included).  Click any image for a larger view Above:  Walt Disney with Art Linkletter and an Olympic Official posing with a model of the Olympic ceremony facilities.  This internet photo is not included.

 


Walt Disney "Chairman of the Pageantry"
Autographed Olympic Credentials

Walt Disney was "Chairman of the Pageantry" for the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, producing all the entertainment and spectacle expected of the international games.  Mike Slater, on the other hand, was just a young Explorer Scout volunteering as a messenger for the Games.  But for a wondrous moment, their paths collided: 

"I received this autograph (Walt Disney offered it to me, I was too shy to ask) on February 24, 1960, as I was delivering daily programs to offices in Squaw Valley. I kept a copy of that program (see image), hence my certainty about the date. I was an Explorer Scout working as a volunteer. I knocked on an office door, was invited in. Disney and another man were in the office. I gave them programs. Disney asked me to spin around, so he could see my uniform which he had designed as part of his work on the Olympic pageantry (see image). Then he asked me if I wanted an autograph, he suggested that he sign my Olympic pass..."

The statement above is contained in an email which is included with this fantastic autograph.  Walt Disney's autograph is written on the lower half of the official Olympic credentials, which comprise of two paper sheets in a plastic wallet-style folder.  The Olympic credentials wallet measures approximately 7" X 5.25" open (as shown in the photo at the top of the page).  The sheet autographed by Walt Disney measures approximately 5" x 2.7".  Also included is an official 1960 Winter Olympics telephone directory. 

The Value of Provenance
One of the things I strive for on this website is to offer Walt Disney autographed items with the history preserved along with them.  If you ever part with a Disney autograph, you'll receive a higher price if you have documentation detailing the history.  But in the meantime you'll enjoy it in your own collection that much more when you know the background.  That's so much more interesting than a signature on a piece of paper with no history.  Not to mention what it says about the authenticity of an item when you are provided with names of the people who preserved it all these years- the paper trail. 
This is not just a Walt Disney autograph, but a whole story of when and where the former owner met Walt Disney and speaks to Walt's international reputation as "Showman of the World." 

This autograph includes the Phil Sears Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity Certificate.  All items in very fine condition. 
Item #
2671, $3295
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Includes my Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity! 

 

Also Included is a Copy of  My 7 Page "E TICKET" Magazine
 Article About Walt Disney's Autograph!

 

Where Do The Amazing Things at
Phil Sears Collectibles LLC Come From???
Over the past 20+ years I have purchased from:

-Walt Disney's first star, Virginia Davis
-Family of Roger Broggie, Walt Disney's First Imagineer
-Walt Disney's Cinderella voice actress Eileen Woods
-Family of Walt Disney's secretary Tommy Wilck
-Walt Disney's Snow White voice actress Adriana Caselotti
-Walt Disney's publicist Len Shannon
-Disney History Institute's Paul F. Anderson
-Marceline, Missouri Mayor & Walt Disney friend Rush Johnson
-Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty voice actress Mary Costa
-Walt Disney's Cal Arts publicist Tom Wilck
-Family of Disney artist Josh Meador
-Walt Disney's Tinker Bell Margaret Kerry 
-Estate of Disney Artist Jay Gould
-Family of Disney Artist Milt Banta
-Family of Disney artist Ward Kimball (through an intermediary)
-Walt Disney's Movie Producer Harry Tytle
-Disneyland President Jack Lindquist
-Family of E Ticket Magazine co-publisher Leon Janzen
-Son of Walt Disney friend Winslow Case
-Van France, hired by Walt Disney to create the University of Disneyland
... And 100's More!
-And we'd like to buy from you if you have something amazing!

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What AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR MAGAZINE Says
About Phil Sears:

"...Only a few (dealers) specialize in authentic, vintage Disney autographs and memorabilia.  Perhaps the best of these is Phil Sears..."

 

 

Phil Sears
Has authenticated Disney for the both of the world's largest auction galleries- Christie's London & Sotheby's in New York

When the Disney Company needed Walt Disney autographs for a series of special "100 Years of Magic" auctions, they got them from  Phil Sears

When Walt Disney World wanted a Disney autograph
for a contest grand prize, they bought it from Phil Sears

Even Walt Disney's daughter,
Diane Disney-Miller owns a  piece from Phil Sears

Memorabilia from Phil Sears is on display
at the Walt Disney Family Museum

 

 

 

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SALE OF AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA: AS REQUIRED BY LAW, A DEALER WHO SELLS TO A CONSUMER ANY MEMORABILIA DESCRIBED AS BEING AUTOGRAPHED MUST PROVIDE A WRITTEN CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AT THE TIME OF SALE. THIS DEALER MAY BE SURETY BONDED OR OTHERWISE INSURED TO ENSURE THE AUTHENTICITY OF ANY COLLECTIBLE SOLD BY THIS DEALER.