Saturday, February 28, 2015

Missing Lands: Found

Pewter keychain
Last week I shared with you the coaster set that excluded Frontierland and Tomorrowland.  I am happy to report that they have been found on the back of this 1 1/2 inch pewter keychain.  The front has the curved logo with the Big D pulled out, similar to some of the early plate designs.  

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Case of the Missing Lands

Glass coaster set
This set of coasters is one of the most popular* early Walt Disney World souvenirs.  Four of the Lands of the Magic Kingdom are featured on these tiny 3 1/4" glass coasters.  Why only four?  Why no love for Frontierland or Tomorrowland?

The coasters match the design of the also popular* ruffled bowl.  The bowl, with 6 spaces for images, also leaves out Frontier and Tomorrow.  While only artist's renderings, can you spot the errors in Adventureland & Liberty Square?
*based on frequency of appearances on eBay

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Contemporary Class

Contemporary Resort matchbook
Nothing says class more than gold tipped matches.  This 80's matchbook from the Contemporary Resort is an upgrade from the earlier orange edition.  This book certainly matches (pun intended) the grandeur of the original WDW icon. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Goofy Eyelashes

Welcome to the Magic Kingdom postcard
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I have always been impressed with Walt Disney World's attention to detail.  But what in the world is going on with Goofy's eyelashes in this Dexter Press postcard?  During this early 70's photo shoot, did someone not notice.  This is worse than the watch-wearing water-skiing Pluto.
The back of the card has the early Florida flag logo and the castle icon on the bottom signifying that this is a Fantasyland card.