Thursday, March 27, 2008

1958 Disneyland Catalog

This piece is just the coolest, and there are lots of photos to look through. It features some of the most desirable Disneyland collectibles of all time at downright unbelievable prices. And, yes, that's the 1958 Viewliner map for $1. In mint condition, these sell for $2000+ these days...quite the return on investment.

Over the next 3-4 weeks, this blog will be even more sporadic than usual. Hence, today's butt-kicking entry. It's just a crazy time. I hope to post at least once a week with something, but no promises. Hope you understand and continue to visit. I'll return regularly after April 18.













16 comments:

Thufer said...

wow, if only i had known then what i know now!

Cory The Raven said...

I'll take the beer stein, the electric Jungle Crusie boat and the Moonliner model, please ^_^

It's rather disheartening that the stuff in thsi catalogue is so awesome, but what's available now is so... not... These are the sorts of things I hoped they did sell at Disneyland when I went.

Richard Harrison said...

Yes; the Moonliner model is the best. I'd also be curious to see how many of the Disneyland charm bracelets are still around.

Thanks for posting this catalog!

Major Pepperidge said...

I'll take five of everything! Not that I'm greedy....!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I just want the "GOLDEN 20" Ticket book, OMG I have never even seen one of those!!!! Great Post!

mydisneycollection said...

This is freakin' COOL!

Davelandweb said...

How sweet! I've never seen one of the JC Boats; and how cool that you could get one that ran on steam!

Chris Jepsen said...

Yes, I'll take a steam powered Jungle Cruise boat, a Jungle Skipper shirt, and both of the "Man In Space" models, please. I'm willing to pay more for overnight delivery.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Just send me the catalog. I would be happy! LOL -- Great Post

olddisneylandfan said...

This is a treasure! And a memory-jogger.

I had one of those 4-color pencils. It was cool, but it was almost impossible to use just one color at a time. I also had one of those keychain flashlights and the animated Mickey button. (In its memory, I've collected all four buttons via eBay.)

So this likely confirms what I have always believed from very hazy memories--that my first trip to the Park was 1959 when I was four years old. Thanks!

MommysaurusRex said...

I was recently given a box of buttons that used to belong to my great grandmother and inside was a Disneyland Book Bracelet, item JB-61, from page 5. Any idea where and how I can find out what it's worth?

Anonymous said...

I ahve the poster from the last page. any info on it would be helpful.

owens report said...

I just found one of those charm bracelets-- wonder what its worth!?

ginac said...

I have the book bracelet And am very curious of it's worth ?? does anyone have a clue ??

So Cal Peeper said...

I just found a little hand tooled Disneyland leather belt at a thrift store, and it appears similar to one for sale on your brochure in Frontierland. I think I actually paid less than the list price of one dollar. It's a sweet little thing, for a child, but it's made really well.

It's hand tooled, and the characters - mickey, donald, pinocchio and tramp - i doubt it would pass muster today, as the characters are a little off because it's hand done. I originally thought it might be from the Tandy Leather Museum, but who knows.

Great site, great trip down memory lane. As an aside, my parents went to Disneyland with my sister in the mid fifties when it was pretty new - my dad took movies. The place actually looked more like a park than an amusement park.

Anonymous said...

I have that as well, trying to find its worth, but at least I know what era its from. Good luck!