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__"?