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Knott’s Berry Farm auction will include vintage items from the park’s past

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From paintings to props to a 19th Century steam roller

Vintage wooden carriage Photos courtesy Heritage Auctions

Venerable Orange County amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm will auction off a trove of memorabilia from the park’s long history Friday. Items up for bid will include relics like the Model T Ford driven by founder Walter Knott and original features of the park’s Ghost Town, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

The auction, which is being administered by Heritage Auctions, will take place at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow in the Charles M. Schulz Theatre, though items will be on display at the park’s North Parking Lot until 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

Other highlights available to the highest bidder include original western-inspired paintings by artist Paul von Klieben, who oversaw design of the park from the 1940s until his death in 1953. Props from the park, including a 19th century steam roller and a 100-year-old slot machine will also be on the block.

But the most appealing items to those looking to recapture youthful memories might be parts of old attractions, like signs marking the entrances to the now-closed Haunted Shack and the original Calico Mine roller coaster. There are even a pair of skeletons left over from the park’s annual Halloween Haunt.

To take a closer look at the merchandise, check out the individual items on the Heritage Auctions website.

Model T Ford
Walter Knott’s Model T Ford
Steam-powered locomotive
Vintage pepsi machine