I’ll be showing you some Vintage Disney Collectibles:
I thought I’d start by looking up the word ‘vintage’ and see what it actually means. I’m happy to report that I’m not vintage… yet!
Definition One: If one is referring to an old car, a vintage model would be one produced between 1919 and 1930. So if I was to apply this time period to Disney Collectibles… there wouldn’t be any.
Definition Two: Representing the high quality of a past time, being the best of its kind. OK, now we’re on topic!
I’m going to share three Vintage Disney collectibles with you today. One is from the 1930’s, one from the 1970’s, and the last from the 1980’s. You’ll have to tell me if you feel they are high quality, or the best of their kind:
POST TOASTIES Cut-Outs
In the late 80’s, I owned and ran a small picture-framing store. One day a customer brought in a framed picture and asked me to redo the backing, matt, and glass, with an upgrade to acid-free products. I asked if she wanted the old backing and glass and she said ‘No’. Upon removing the old backing materials, I found among the layers this Post Toasties cereal box panel from the 1930’s!
Yes, I did a ‘happy dance’ and promptly framed it, as you see above. These panels are fairly rare but still attainable, especially in the form of a single panel, that is, the cut-out characters being separated from the rest of the box. Complete boxes are more rare, of course. But to find a character set that was not cut-out… Priceless to me!
WALT DISNEY WORLD COIN, circa 1970’s
Original storage case
This one has deep personal meaning for me because it was bought by my family during one of our first trips to Walt Disney World, either in December of 1971, or around that same time of 1972. This coin has been lost and found again so many times over the years, I’ve simply lost count! But it is now found and in my possession where it will stay henceforth.
With any collectible, the story is as important as the object. I’m glad that each of these collectibles featured today have a connection to my life! It’s no exception with this last piece:
EPCOT CENTER Special Edition Commemorative Ticket (259233)
This was given to me by a friend who used to spend every winter in Florida and so had an Annual Pass each year. She and her husband each received a ticket like this to attend the Grand Opening (or at a later time, if they so chose) of Epcot Center! It came in this great silver envelope:
October 1st, 1982
Unfortunately, the actual admission portion of the ticket is gone, showing that they did actually use it to attend the festivities. But what remains becomes a great vintage collectible! In fact, any collectible that you have that holds meaning for you, is of high quality, or could be considered the best of its kind, is vintage.
I for one am glad that age is not a criteria!