Finding an item from one of the GKTW Auctions?

ErinsMommy

And though she be but little, she is fierce.
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Apr 20, 2011
Is there anyway to track down an item that I missed out on but would love to buy - if possible - from one of the auctions from a couple of years ago? (It was an absolutely gorgeous painting - or print - of a monorail entering or about to enter the Contemporary building - my exact recollection of the print is not the best, but if I saw it, I would know it right away. I've been kicking myself over it for years now.)
 

disneyland_is_magic

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 16, 2016
The Dis has been using Handbid for awhile and all auctions are still completely viewable, you just need to google to find the links to those auctions. Then you can browse all the items for the auction that year. Getting that specific piece of art is obviously next to impossible, but sometimes the listing had details about the print size and artist which would help you find it on Ebay or you could reach out to the artist to see where they sell their work. Even if you can find the image, I bet someone on the board can identify the artist for you.

I was able to track these down with a quick search, I don't think any of these are it, but shows how quickly you can search the old hand bids.

https://events.handbid.com/auctions/20-years-of-dreams-auction-for-gktw/item/monorail-and-magic-kingdom-print-on-glass

https://events.handbid.com/auctions/20-years-of-dreams-auction-for-gktw/item/metal-monorail-sign-by-kevin-kidney-jody-daily

https://events.handbid.com/auctions/dis-20th-anniversary-event/item/plate-25th-ann-next-stop-contemporary-resort-120223?routeEnv=prod

Good luck, and maybe when you see it again, it won't seem that important. There was a specific article of clothing I wanted for YEARS, I found it in a thrift store...and didn't end up buying but finally got it out of my head. Or maybe you will find it and love it all the more because of the waiting.

Good luck!! :)
 
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ErinsMommy

And though she be but little, she is fierce.
Joined
Apr 20, 2011
The Dis has been using Handbid for awhile and all auctions are still completely viewable, you just need to google to find the links to those auctions. Then you can browse all the items for the auction that year. Getting that specific piece of art is obviously next to impossible, but sometimes the listing had details about the print size and artist which would help you find it on Ebay or you could reach out to the artist to see where they sell their work. Even if you can find the image, I bet someone on the board can identify the artist for you.

I was able to track these down with a quick search, I don't think any of these are it, but shows how quickly you can search the old hand bids.

https://events.handbid.com/auctions/20-years-of-dreams-auction-for-gktw/item/monorail-and-magic-kingdom-print-on-glass

https://events.handbid.com/auctions/20-years-of-dreams-auction-for-gktw/item/metal-monorail-sign-by-kevin-kidney-jody-daily

https://events.handbid.com/auctions/dis-20th-anniversary-event/item/plate-25th-ann-next-stop-contemporary-resort-120223?routeEnv=prod

Good luck, and maybe when you see it again, it won't seem that important. There was a specific article of clothing I wanted for YEARS, I found it in a thrift store...and didn't end up buying but finally got it out of my head. Or maybe you will find it and love it all the more because of the waiting.

Good luck!! :)
Thank you so much!!
 

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