Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Man on the Grassy Knoll

Walt Disney World Steam Railroad Postcard
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This 5th postcard in the 0111 series is the second to feature the WDW Railroad.
While the train is the main attraction in the photo, I enjoy looking more closely at the scene to see what other observations might be made.  Such as:  What is that man doing on the grassy knoll?  Or why are those gentlemen entering the park in ties?  Thoughts?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lenticular Mickey Mouse

Lenticular Mickey Mouse ID Tag
Here is a lenticular identification tag featuring Mickey Mouse.  He is dressed as if he were a member of the Dapper Dans and ready to walk 'right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A.'  The back of the tag uses the standard Big D/Globe Head logo.
The only way to really get the full appreciation of this item is to see it in motion.  Enjoy the video!

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Little Jimmy's First Mouse Ears

Child's Mouse Ears Hat

Jim was one lucky little boy to have this great puff ball mouse ears hat.  I will pretend it says Tim and was meant for me, especially with that prominent Big D logo right in the middle.  Such a great piece...and 50% Rayon - 50% Wool!  Clearly WDW was proud of that fact.  They put it right there on the front for all to see.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Unique View of a Familiar Icon

Cinderella Castle Postcard
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This postcard, 4th in the 0111 series, features the very familiar and much photographed Cinderella Castle.  I have yet to come across another photo taken from this vantage point.  I love the way the castle is reflected in the water.
This card utilizes the standard globe head logo sans Florida flag.  Although I do believe one exists, I have not found one for my collection.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Big Albert Moves In (part two)


Big Albert was a 'careless bear.'  He couldn't stay away from the town because he was hungry.  So he sang for his supper.  



All he wanted was a blackberry or two but the clerk didn't seem too cooperative.  So he hitched a ride south.
He found himself 'in a beautiful place filled with shops and balloons and popcorn wagons and ice-cream stands.' 
He found a theater, Grizzly Hall, dated 1878.  (interesting since, WDW's is dated 1898)  He was invited in to join the 'Country Bears' Jubilee.'  (another typo or copyright issue?)
The rest is WDW History.