Saturday, February 28, 2009


Have you seen this card? It’s Nickel Tour #1518, card 0100-11620, Back Slappin’ Big Al.

It’s one of several elusive cards I have my sights on. If you see this card, do not approach as he may be armed with a guitar and dangerous. Contact me immediately. (Note: The Wanted Poster border is not part of the card, but you already knew that).

Monday, February 23, 2009

Streets of Paris

I once told a vendor friend of mine I was still looking for a particular VHTF postcard and if I were ever to find this card and never add another card to my collection I would consider my collection complete. The card is Nickel Tour #0122, card D-131, Streets of Paris. It’s an interior view of the Art Corner in Tomorrowland which made its debut during the Park’s first summer and closing in 1966. Well, here’s the card I just added to my collection.

As for never adding another card to my collection and considering my collection complete, well, there’s still a few elusive cards out there still waiting to be found.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Golden Horseshoe Revue

While scanning my postcards I came across this image of The Golden Horseshoe Revue. It's Nickel Tour #0707, Card 1-295, Golden Horseshoe Revue released between 1965 and 1969.

There's nothing special about this card. I just thought it was a classic image of the Golden Horseshoe troupe; Wally Boag (Pecos Bill), Fulton Burley, Betty Taylor (Slue Foot Sue), the Golden Horseshoe Can-Can girls and last, but not least, the Golden Horseshoe "Orchestra".

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Variations 3

Thought I would take a break from scanning and throw out another variation; besides I think we're over due for one. This one's Nickel Tour #0312, card C-1, Frontierland Entrance.

It's a good example when someone talks about blue water, green water; with clouds or without clouds.

In a previous comment it was mentioned that instead of actually adding clouds and darkening the sky, they could have actually "burned" (photographic term for darkening) the sky to bring out the clouds and the color of the sky.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Error 4

From 1957 through 1962 the Art Corner in Tomorrowland produced a series of postcards depicting Disney characters with a squeaker inside; one of them is Nickel Tour #0554, "I'm Dopey".
The front may be Dopey, but Si and Am managed to find their way on to the back.

Check out the rest of the squeakers I just uploaded to, cards #0536 thru #0571A.