Guest Contributor: Nick Maglio
A few months ago, I posted postcards that my wife bought at the Columbus Flea Market. Today, let’s take a look at a few we both found recently at the market.
Let’s start with 2 postcards featuring Cinderella Castle, mailed 20 years apart.
“Evening sets on Cinderella Castle, gate-way to “the happiest land of them all”… Fantasyland. High inside the castle, guests dine in royal splendor in King Stefan’s Banquet Hall.”
Wait a minute! King Stefan was Aurora’s, a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty’s, father! Of course, King Stefan’s has been Cinderella’s Royal Table since 1997, but why did it take so many years to fix this error?
One thing for sure, in 1976, when this card was sent, Bob and Fran felt that the Magic Kingdom was much more than just a Fantasyland, and that it still is today.
This next card was mailed in 1995. The same image was in a postcard book Lee wrote about last year.
“With its golden spires and fairy-tale turrets reaching towards the clouds, Cinderella Castle marks the entrance to Fantasyland.”
This last card features an attraction I never saw, but seems like it was a classic.
“The Mickey Mouse Revue“
“Appearing on stage “in person”, Mickey Mouse tunes up with some of the spectacular cast of 85 famous Walt Disney characters that sing and perform during the Mickey Mouse Revue.”
David spent a whole day at the park in 1976.
All the postcards were from different sellers, and all cost $1 each.