Reiger is a former postal worker and accomplished magician who has spent the last 40 years amassing Disney limited-edition theme park and convention collectibles. His collection of as many as 8,000 pieces includes theme park props, limited-edition pins, bronzes, ceramics, animation cels, stuffed animals and just about anything Disney. Even his house is Disney-fied with a Mickey Mouse-themed decor and custom-designed doors, ceilings, knobs and fixtures that will also be up for sale. The auction will be broken into 400-500 cataloged lots and end with box lots available only to in-gallery bidders.
The collection features items that are both small and large. Two of the larger items are a 15-foot-long, custom-built Nautilus submarine and an eight-foot-tall articulated Jack Skellington figure from the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas." The piece shown at right is a Paddy Gordon Cinderella's Castle sculpture, Disneyland. It's a limited edition and is number eight of 50 and originally cost $1,200 but is estimated at $600-$900.
Check out video of an appearance by George Reiger and his collection on "Housefiles" after the jump.