Friday, December 31, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Latest Aquisition

Received an early Christmas gift today (actually it was a Birthday gift). First up is The Art of Toy Story, 100 Collectible Postcards.

Next is The Art of Pixar, 100 Collectible Postcards.

As soon as I get them scanned, I'll add them to my site; and for those of you whose Birthday isn't today, a very Merry un-Birthday to you!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

President of Disneyland

Jack Lindquist was at a Barnes & Noble in Orange today signing his book In Service to the Mouse, while there I also got him to sign one of my postcards.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Got Postcard?

I was in the Park over the weekend and picked this one up. I wondered why they didn't create a postcard when they first decorated the Castle a couple of years ago. I guess Merchandise is clueless when it comes to postcards as they've missed out on numerous images in the past.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Walt Disney

Happy Birthday Walt!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Walt Disney

Going through a box I purchased some time ago I came across this interesting postcard.

It's hard to see but written in pencil in the upper left on the back is "Disney Family 1951"

What really makes this find interesting is in the plastic sleeve with the card was a small piece of paper with information about the Disney family.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Destination D

I was fortunate to attend D23's Destination D last weekend and met up with some old and new friends; it was a great time. As part of our registration we received a pack of postcards; and of course, since it is D23, there were 23 postcards.

Being a postcard collector I figured out in advance they would be reproductions of the first 23 postcards listed in The Nickel Tour. What I didn't expect was that they would be EXACT duplications; front AND back. The only thing that differentiated them from the originals was the quality of the paper. I was hoping there would be a different back with a brief description of the front, a little history of the card and the D23 Destination logo. If you want to see what the cards look like visit my site at

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Herb Ryman

(Sorry this post is late, it should have gone out on the 28th) Herb Ryman and Walt Disney sketch out plans for Disneyland on this date in 1953.

Monday, September 20, 2010


On Saturday September 18 we attended the Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom, presented by The 1313 Club and Ape Pen Publishing, at the Disneyland Hotel. Three of the guest speakers were Kathryn Beaumont (voice of Alice in Alice in Wonderland ), Alice Davis and X Atencio. I had the opportunity to speak with them and have them sign a few postcards. Below is an Alice in Wonderland card signed by Kathryn...

Next is a Pirates of the Caribbean card signed by X...

And last, but not least is, It's a Small world card signed by Alice...

I saved Alice's card for last as she had a very interesting story to tell. When I handed her the card I asked if she remembered working on It's a Small World she said,  "Yes, I then graduated to working on dirty old men for a dirty old man." She was referring to Pirates of the Caribbean and Marc Davis. She also apologized for misspelling her name because "at the age of 82 it's becoming difficult to write and talk at the same time." I wish I could have stories to tell like her when I'm 82.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hall of Chemistry

The Monsanto Hall of Chemistry in Disneyland closes on this date in 1966.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Captain EO

The Captain EO attraction, starring Michael Jackson, opens in Disneyland on this date in 1986.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Carousel of Progress

G.E.'s Carousel of Progress closes in Disneyland on this date in 1973.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Submarine Voyage

The Submarine attraction takes its final voyage at Disneyland on this date in 1998.

Monday, September 6, 2010

America on Parade

America on Parade has its final run at Disneyland on this date in 1976.