Estate Auction of Disney Imagineer Pat Burke | Aug 18-20 & Sep 1


Estate Auction of Disney Imagineer Pat Burke

Hughes Estate Sales is thrilled to announce that we are handling the estate auction of John Patrick Burke (1949-2014), the Disney Imagineer behind Big Thunder Mountain, Frontierland, Indian Jones and the Temple of Peril, and much more. Starting his 30-year career with WED in the early 1970's, Burke was instrumental in expanding Disney's vision throughout the world to Japan and France, among other countries.

Not only was Burke an incredible designer, he was an incredible collector! As an Imagineer, he collected authentic artifacts from the Old West and turn of the Century Americana to enhance the authenticity of the Disney universe. These professional interests informed his massive personal collections and it is easy to connect the flavor of Disneyland Main Street to the 100s of antique gumball dispensers in Burke's collection.




Featured Estate Auction Items

Through a live auction event on September 1 and an onsite estate sale on August 18-20, Hughes Estate Sales will be selling Burke’s personal collections. Both sales give buyers the opportunity to take home a piece of his incredible collections:

the large scale Sunkist lighted sign from the original Main Street Disneyland

original drawings from the design and building of Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster

collection of Disney props and ephemera

antique US Post Service mailboxes

antique wrought iron bank teller window

collection of vintage gumball, candy, peanut dispensers

commercial, large scale vintage juicers

collection of antique commercial coffee grinders

collection of cast iron meat grinders

collection of antique clocks

antique lawyers book shelves and oak file cabinets

collection of depression glass

collection of stoneware crocks

collection of vintage men’s clothing

collection of vintage vacuum cleaners

turn of the century caste iron patio and chairs

early 1900 terra cotta garden planters

vintage Ford, Shelby, Cobra memorabilia

barber’s chair and pole

Burke was also an audiophile and collected high-end vintage audio gear that we are pleased to offer:

SME Gold Tonearms

Ortofon cartridges

Nakamichi turntable

large LP collection


We look forward to seeing you at both of these sales filled with whimsical treasures with a direct link to the fascinating history of Disney.

Estate Sale of John Patrick Burke

Sale held by our onsite division, Earlybird Liquidation

View sale details here

August 18-20, 2017

7:00 am to 2:00 pm

1316 Carmen Drive

Glendale, CA 91207

Americana Auction

September 1, 2017

Preview 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Bidding starts 7:00 pm

Altadena Showroom

711 W Woodbury Rd Unit A

Altadena, CA 91001