Monday, June 3, 2013

Disneyland Poster Reminder

If anyone is still out there, I'm still seeking original and silk-screened Disneyland attraction posters from 1955-1969.  Please drop me a line at if you would like to discuss what you may have to sell.  Also looking for Walt Disney autographs!

Lastly, I will be selling at the Disneyana Fan Club show on July 14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Harbor Blvd. in Orange, CA.  Stop by!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

My Collection...FOR SALE!

The time has come.  After collecting vintage Disneyland goodies since 1991, the time has come to liquidate.  Other than the attraction posters (and related items), the opening day stuff, and a few choice items that are my kids' favorites, everything in my collection will be for sale on July 22 at the Disneyana Show near Anaheim.  For more information, go to:

I plan on saving for more (and better) posters and using the funds on experiences that transcend the blue binders I keep under my display case.

I hope that one of my precious goodies can find a new spot in YOUR loving home.  If you would like any additional information or to know if I have a specific item in my inventory, feel free to email me at

Sunday, May 6, 2012

POP Tickets, Part 3

More tickets, some for specific rides...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

More POP Tickets

Page number two of who-knows-how-many...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Pacific Ocean Park Tickets

Jeez, I have a lot of POP tickets.  I have no idea how or when I bought/received/found most of these, but there sure are a bunch.  I wonder if anyone has ever thought to inventory how many different POP tickets there were.

This is page one of at least four sheets of tickets...more to come.

Sorry for the months-long delay in posting, by the way.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

1962 Guided Tour Script

This one goes out to Jason Schultz, Mr. Disneyland Almanac, and his amazing new book about Disneyland.  Visit him at Disneyland Nomenclature.

This is the 1962 script a Disneyland host or hostess would have memorized in order to conduct paid (and, I presume, VIP) guided tours around the park.  Lots of cool information about extinct or semi-extinct (the Treehouse) attractions.

Why not take this with you on your next visit to the park and treat your friends and family to a good ol' retro Disneyland experience?  Riding crop not required.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

1958 Disneyland Map - Looking for Trade

I recently came into possession of a BEAUTIFUL and linen-backed 1958 Disneyland Map.  Yes, the rare "A" version with the Viewliner and no 1959 Tomorrowland additions.  This is a duplicate for me.

I would love to trade this treasure for silk-screened Disneyland attraction posters not yet in my collection, so if there's anyone out there who would be interested in such a deal, please contact me at

In the meantime, enjoy the photo....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Marineland 1958 (or so...)

Just found this in some papers from my dad's trip to LA in the mid/late 50's.  The stuff he saved from this trip forms the backbone of my POP and Knott's collections.  I've posted POP stuff from time-to-time; maybe I'll dig into the Knott's next.

At any rate, this is from Marineland and provides a nice overview of the property, including a helpful map and show schedule.  On verso is a map to the location and some general information.

I went to Marineland once or twice as a kid; I don't have vivid memories of it, but I do wish I had trespassed on the property when it was intact but abandonned.

A nice flyer for Marineland fans...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Attraction Poster Auction News

Profiles in History auctioned some vintage silk-screened posters yesterday to BIG bids.  These weren't even A-level posters, but they sold for some A-level prices:

Monorail (2nd version): $2250
Matterhorn  (two sleds): $1700
Skyway: $4000 (WOW!!!!!)
Golden Horseshoe: $1200
Inner Space: $1200
Grand Canyon Diorama (2nd version): $3750 (WOW!!!!!!)
Alice (no Fantasyland): $1400
Subs: $2000
Autopia: $1900
Flight to the Moon (NOT the TWA one): $2250
Space Station X-1: $2750 (WOW!)

And these prices don't include tax or buyer's premium, which could add as much as 25% to the total.

If you have any of these (I have some...wish I had more), congrats!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mark Twain Certificate

Yes, I've seen these a million times.  Maybe you even have one of your own from when you were a Mark Twain "pilot" as a kid. 

Look closely, though, this one is different: the date on the certificate is pre-dated "195__", which makes it exclusive to the park's opening years.  Are there versions that are dated "196__"?  I've never seen one; if you have, please let me know!

Most of these certficates read "19___", which places them later in the park's years or at least after 1959.

Are these still given away?  Does the date now read "20__"?