Any Disney Memorabilia Collector’s Out There??

Orlando, Fla –
If it’s true that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, then Brian Ramsey has found a gold mine.

A self-described Disney fanatic, he became obsessed with things the company was just getting rid of, WESH 2 News reported.

He’s collected props, costumes, banners from the parks, and even rides.

He said Disneyland in California recently refurbished their Space Mountain. They sent their cars to Disney World to be worked on, and some of the cars were beyond repair. So now, Ramsey is selling them, including one of the original cars from the ride.

A year ago, his obsession turned into a profession. With just one computer, he opened Mouse Surplus. Now, he has 12 full-time employees. He said he sells 150 items a day on eBay that generate about $100,000 a month.

“There’s about three other liquidators, one kind of deals in the restaurants. To be honest with you, we’ve pretty much knocked the competition out,” he said.

The biggest item Ramsey has collected is the captain’s chair of an original monorail used at Walt Disney World from 1971 to 1998. It’s for sale to some lucky buyer.

In one short year, Mouse Surplus has become one of the premier clearinghouses of Disney memorabilia, artifacts, signage and one-of-a-kind items anywhere.

In addition to selling items on eBay, Mouse Surplus just opened a showroom in south Orlando where you can hunt through its warehouse and even walk through its 2-acre lot full of artifacts.
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6 Comments so far

  1. Scott Dorsten (unregistered) on August 29th, 2005 @ 8:03 pm

    I have a very old child’s storybook called
    “Walt Disney’s Story of Minnie Mouse” copyrighted in 1938. Is it worth anything?


  2. Carole Jeffrey (unregistered) on September 25th, 2005 @ 9:39 am

    I have a figure of Minnie Mouse in a car 2″long by 1/2inches high. It is marked Giorgi and 925 circled it also has disney stamped and also AMIHATO.AG(CAN’T READ THAT REAL GOOD) Although it is silver in color The hood is painted red along with her bow. Her ears are black along with her nose. The painted could be enamal. Is there anyone out there who could tell me anything or if it is of value.

    Thanks, Carole

  3. izzy (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 2:11 pm

    Is a certificate from the DW grand opening of any value?

  4. Susanne Gallant (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 5:44 pm

    I was given a disneyland planning guide from 1962 in perfect condition, I still have the envalope that it came in, I was wondering if it would be worth anything and forgot to ask at the park the last time I was there

  5. Jim (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 8:00 pm

    I have a light bulb I picked up about 25 years ago it is from the early 1930’s and when you plug the light bulb in Mickey Mouse lights up. Mickey is the filament in the bulb. I saw a picture of the bulb in a book from a major collector out in California I understand he has it in his museum and it is dated 1934. I was wondering if anyone can give me information I have asked some Disney collectors however they don’t know anything about it.

  6. cindy (unregistered) on November 30th, 2005 @ 9:55 pm

    I have a friend who wanted me to find out if the 3 out a set of 4 mickey mouse handkerchiefs were valuable. She doesn’t have the original package, but they have been well kept and still has the original folds.They are different colors.

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