Above: Phil Sears "behind the scenes" with the personal collection of the Walt Disney Family
Phil Sears has a passion for all things related to Walt Disney. In 1991, with invaluable support from the Director of the Walt Disney Studio Archives David R. Smith, Phil Sears set out to do a serious study of Walt Disney's autograph and separate fact from legend concerning Walt Disney's different autograph styles and those of the employees allowed to sign on his behalf. The journey to buy, sell, and collect only genuine Walt Disney autograph material brought Phil Sears in contact with many personalities and celebrities who worked with Walt Disney, from Walt's publicist Len Shannon, to the family of Walt's secretary Tommie Wilck, to Disney's first star Virginia Davis and wonderful actresses Adriana Caselotti, Mary Costa, and Ilene Woods who portrayed the voices of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. In cooperation with Walt Disney's family members, Phil Sears was one of the original exhibit contributors to the Walt Disney Family Museum.
Now twentyfive years after
beginning this Walt Disney journey, Phil Sears is recognized as the world-renowned expert in
the signature, writings, and drawings of Walt Disney. In the past
two decades Sears has bought,
sold, and authenticated more Walt Disney autographed memorabilia than
anyone else on earth. As THE Walt Disney expert, Phil Sears
has consulted for Sotheby's auction house, Christie's, R & R
Auctions, JSA/James Spence Authentication, and many
more. His customers include the Walt Disney
Company and Walt Disney's family.
"...Only a few (dealers) specialize in authentic, vintage Disney autographs and memorabilia. Perhaps the best of these is Phil Sears..."
Above: Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney,
reviews Walt Disney Family Museum plans with Phil Sears
Art, Contemporary Toys & Souvenirs
Art, Dolls & Toys
"Sotheby's gratefully acknowledges the assistance and expertise of Dave Smith and the staff at the Walt Disney Archives; Lella Smith and the staff of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library; Phil Sears."
E TICKET Magazine
Author of seven page article about collecting Walt Disney autographs.
Endorsement in article THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY. "... Only a few (dealers) specialize in authentic, vintage Disney autographs and memorabilia. Perhaps the best of these is Phil Sears..."
Credit to Phil-Sears.com for page 115 illustration, Walt Disney 1923 letter.
Autographs of the Golden Era"
Full page article about Phil-Sears.com
Where Do The
Amazing Things at
-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 Walt Disney Executive Jack Cutting
-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 many more! And we'd like to buy from you if you have something amazing!
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Phil Sears Has Consulted For These Fine Companies-
|Phil and Beth Sears with former Disney Chairman Michael Eisner at a party honoring Walt Disney Archivist Dave Smith.||Phil with Roy E. Disney at the Disney Studio's Legend Awards||Phil with Walt Disney's daughter Diane Disney Miller|
|With John Mills and Hayley Mills||Cinderella voice actress Ilene Woods at a private autograph signing for Phil Sears Collectibles||Sleeping Beauty voice actress Mary Costa at a private autograph signing for Phil Sears Collectibles|
|With the late Disney Imagineer Sam McKim||Phil and Tinker Bell Margaret Kerry||Phil and Walt Disney's grandson Walt Miller|
Below: Phil Sears tries out a RETURN OF THE
JEDI speeder bike and Indiana Jones' jacket
|What the Disney Community
Says About Phil Sears-
"In fact, right now Phil Sears, the most trusted site for verified Walt Disney Autographs, has signed items for sale from $2500 to $7000..."http://thedisneyblog.com
"The one, the only, incredible (and officially Disney approved) Phil Sears ... incredible Disneyana collectibles site! He even has official and rare Disneyana autographs of stars, Imagineers and Walt himself! At his site you'll find Disneyland souvenirs from the 1950s, Davy Crockett items, newly added Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean ride
items, and much more." www.talkdisney.com
"A personal favorite site is www.philsears.com. This is the site to go if you are looking for something very rare. Maybe something signed by Walt Disney is what you're looking for, then you want to visit this site. Phil Sears himself is an expert on Walt Disney's signature, and has an incredible selection of rare merchandise for sale." www.disneymouselinks.com
"Phil Sears. This site sells memorabilia related to Disneyland and Disney in general. The prices tend to be higher than you will find on eBay, but the quality of the items is typically higher too. Phil has excellent contacts and finds items you will not find elsewhere. He also has authenticated Walt Disney autographs." www.mousemaps.com
"DisneyDreamer would like to recommend a place to buy serious Disney collectibles. Our friend Phil Sears has a large collection of authentic collectibles at any given time, we have made several purchases over the years and we are very excited about the Walt Disney Autograph collection that Mr. Sears offers." http://www.disneydreamer.com/walt_auto.htm
...My beloved really found me a great collectible this year that I know Iíll enjoy for many years to come. She did well at Phil Sears Collectibles... Anyone interested in serious Disney collectibles should be familiar with Phil Sears Collectibles... you can find everything from vintage Disneyland tickets, to animation art, to Disneyland Railroad Conductor Hats, to checks with Walt Disneyís signature on them. He has a great collection and Iím so glad that Diane found him." www.travel.usatoday.com/
"Phil Sears Disney Collectables Incredible selection of Disney collectables! Mr. Sears is a specialist in signed Walt Disney items, and authenticates Disney material for Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses." http://movies.about.com/od/memorabilia/Movie_Memorabilia.htm
"Even if you don't want to buy anything this collectables site is a great place for looking at rare Disney items." http://www.thefreelibrary.com
Phil At Disneyland - 1968
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