Sunday, June 29, 2014

Open Up for Dr. Mickey...

pen light

Think back to when you were a kid and the doctor asked you to open up and say 'ahhh....'  This may have been what he pulled out of his pocket to shine in your mouth while he pushed your tongue down with that awful tasting thick popsicle stick.   You push on the clip to make it work.  This light blue, 5" pen light was made by Concept.  You can see a similar one on the Flash Light Museum website.  Yes, people will collect anything.  :) 

Friday, June 20, 2014

American Ghostly Organist

The Haunted Mansion postcard
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This coming week, the American Guild of Organists will host their biennial National Convention in Boston.  (you can ask me why I know this offline)  And this just happens to be the next card in the series.  I doubt they will be inviting this 'ghostly organist' to play his 'haunting refrain' for them.  This early Dexter Press postcard not only features the Florida Flog logo but also the Liberty Square icon, the Liberty Bell, on the back of the card.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Round With Dad & Mickey

golf bag tag
Let's celebrate Dad by taking him out for a round of golf.  This golf bag tag will make a perfect addition with his matching knickers and golf hat just like Mickey's.  It is hard to say exactly how old this Walt Disney World keepsake might be but based on the hard plastic material and the flat logo, I am guessing late '70's - early '80's.  The tag, without the loop, measures 4 1/2" tall by 3 1/2 " wide.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Dutch Inn

Dutch Inn matchbook
When Walt Disney World opened in 1971, there were only a few Disney owned hotels.  (Contemporary, Polynesian & Fort Wilderness)  In 1972, a group of hotels opened across from what was to become, in 1975, Lake Buena Vista Village (now Downtown Disney).  The 'Americana Dutch Inn' was known for its windmill shaped swimming pool.  The hotel would change its name to the Grosvener Hotel 4 years after this matchbook was collected in 1981.  It is now operated by Wyndham.