Friday, October 13, 2006

Disneyland postcard display



Collecting Disneyland postcards can be a fun hobby for beginning collectors or for die-hard veterans with money to burn. Many vintage cards can be had for a couple of bucks, but of course there are always those super rare examples that fetch amazing prices.

This is a publicity photo (undated, naturally) showing a wonderful display of postcards...I am guessing that this might be from the Gibson Greeting Card shop on Main Street, since there are a few Gibson note cards on the rack. I have no idea who the two gentlemen are. But they are checking out Disneyland's selection of cards for gay occasions, so draw your own conclusions! (Sorry, I couldn't resist this tasteless joke).

In the detail, you can see two very rare postcards. At the upper right, there is the card where Donald is riding a train. There is a wheel you can turn to change his headgear and destination. This one is priced an outrageous 15 cents. You can also see a stack cards featuring the wonderful painted panorama of the Mine Train ride (this is one of my favorite cards)...be prepared to shell out 10 cents for this one. I'd buy two, but 20 cents??

These days, both of those cards can fetch hundreds of dollars apiece. Unbelievable! You can also see the Tinker Bell "flasher", the Professor Keller card, and the top of the "balloon vendor" card. Not to mention a couple of nice "jumbo" postcards. Amazing!

4 comments:

Davelandwebdotcom said...

Very cool shots; I am sure it will spark some smart & sassy commentary from Jordan though.

Matterhorn1959 said...

The two cards in the lower left hand corner of the close up photo are not postcards, but rather greeting cards made especially for Disneyland. The fronts are great images (the two shown are the Time Clock of the World and Main Street.)

DisneyDutchman said...

The lower left hand corner of the first pic show a 1957 Guide Book (almost identical to the '56 but has 1957 in the upper right hand corner). These internal store pics are awsome!!

Tangaroa said...

What a great shot! You don't see many vintage Main Steert store interiors...