Thursday, March 09, 2017

Knott’s Berry Farm Archives Go On The Block

Knott’s Berry Farm Archives including rare signs, props, and artwork celebrating 75 years of Ghost Town attraction will be auctioned March 31 in Buena Park, California.


Highlights include rare Ghost Town memorabilia, including California or Bust Ghost Town panorama painting, circa 1940s-50s (est. $25,000) by artist Paul von Klieben, who worked directly with Walter Knott as his primary art director during the early years of the park; the two collaborated on the 151-inch-by-57-inch mural of a wagon train that became synonymous with the attraction. Additional von Klieben artworks include Under Attack (est. $5,000) a circa 1940s-50s painting for the Ghost Town exhibit; Through the Desert (est. $5,000) and On Schedule, from 1953 (est. $15,000).

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