For those of you who don't know already, attraction posters are most definitely my thing. The very first Disneyland items I bought way back in 1991 were a Peter Pan poster and a Peoplemover poster. Original and silk-screened, of course. I had no idea that such a thing was even obtainable. The minute I saw them, though, I was rocketed back to my youth and seeing those posters on the Monorail pylons in the Disneyland parking lot. It was not long before I was able to get my hands on the other poster that was indelible to my childhood...Primeval World.
After that, things got a little out of hand. Prices went up commensurate with my appetite, and I wound up with a LOT of posters, some pretty pricey. In fact, I actually bought a big group of about 40 posters at one point and sold off the duplicates to feed my habit. Some of those may be in your collections now, I'm pleased to say.
At one point, I had over 40 posters in my personal collection, but my family and mortgage called, so I culled the herd to the best of the best, at least as far as I was concerned. I still have my original 3 posters, which are not the rarest or most valuable, but they are to me. And, no, I never went for the reproductions.
I often tell people (including my wife) that I don't care if I have to sell every piece of Disneyland stuff I own...the posters stay. I now wish I could get some of the ones I sold back, but when Howard Lowery went out of business and certain poster sources dried up, original silk-screened examples became more and more scarce. So...if there's anyone out there with the 3-tier Frontierland poster, the Flying Saucers poster or the Stouffer's Tiki poster, please do drop a line.
Here is my pride-and-joy...the one I will hand down to my children: my beloved Rocket to the Moon poster. When I began collecting, this was the Holy Grail: if I had this, I could stop right there. I didn't, of course, but it sounded good. The other one is another beloved poster, and with Daveland's spectacular post showing this poster in its original context, I had to share my own.
If there is anyone out there with a similar collection of these or just wants to talk about attraction posters, drop me a line. I never get tired of looking at or talking about them.