Category Archives: Ephemera

NAT GEO Songs of the Humpback Whale Vinyl Record

The National Geographic magazine was founded in 1888 as a scholarly journal, nine months after the establishment of the society, but is now a popular magazine. In 1905, it began including pictures, a style for which it has become well-known. … Continue reading

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D23 Membership Document with Donald Duck

I was a member of the D23 community for a few years when it first began in 2009. I hung on but soon it just became an expense I couldn’t justify at the level I was buying into. I did … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Promo Card & Postcard Set

These pieces of paper ephemera were sold, given away, sent, and then thrown away, by the millions. So it’s not uncommon to come across them, and usually some examples that are in pretty nice condition. Like this Mickey Mouse promo … Continue reading

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The Four Wonderful Worlds of Walt Disney – UPDATE

BOOK SET WITH PROVENANCE This is what collecting is all about. Nothing is as stimulating for a collector than finding something that adds to an existing item already in their collection! Years ago (2016) I found a book set at … Continue reading

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LIFE Magazine from Oct. 1971 – Disney World Opens

Before Walt Disney World opened in 1971 it was very much up in the air as to whether it would be a good thing for Florida. It seems strange now, but especially the residents of Kissimmee were of the opinion … Continue reading

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Vintage Walt Disney World Postcard w/Country Bears

I usually like to collect vintage postcards that have not been written on, while my sometime contributor, Nick, always liked his to contain a story. So we had to agree to disagree! So it may seem strange that it is … Continue reading

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Places: ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ Promotional Booklet

Old promotional booklets are a wonderful way to see what a place in the world was like ‘back in the day’, as it were. Hawaii has always been an exotic location that many want to visit, me included, but likely … Continue reading

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FORD TIMES Monthly Souvenir Promotional Booklet

Now we go back in time to July of 1953. The place is Detroit, MI. The mode of conveyance is not a fine FORD automobile, but a souvenir promotional booklet that was published monthly and given away to the best … Continue reading

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The Great Ice Odyssey Souvenir Program – Part Three

It’s time to conclude our look at Walt Disney’s Great Ice Odyssey and the souvenir program being featured in this series of posts. We left our protagonists at the end of Part Two in a bit of a pickle! But … Continue reading

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The Great Ice Odyssey Souvenir Program – Part Two

Part One of this series introduced us to the story of the Great Ice Odyssey as laid out in this wonderful souvenir program from 1982. You’ll recall that Mickey and Minnie Mouse are having a Fancy Dress Ball to celebrate … Continue reading

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