June 7, 2019

Sixty years ago today, the Submarine Voyage opened at Disneyland! On June 6th, 1959 we began daring explorations under the sea at Disneyland.  The official dedication would not take place for a few more days on June 14.  In honor of this milestone I present to you an extremely rare floaty pencil - yes pencil, not pen -  souvenir that is likely as old as the attraction!  Complete with mermaid and shark encounter!  This is another amazing example of quality souvenirs found within the Walt Disney Productions era.  The...

June 5, 2019

The Walt Disney Productions era of merchandise is an absolute treasure trove of unique and wonderful items teeming with nostalgia.  I recently struck gold with a unique find on eBay of one such item: an Esprit 2000 vintage souvenir lighter made in West Germany that is straight out of the 1950's!  What makes this find even more unique is that it is almost brand new in it's original box complete with Disneyland price tag on the back indicating a steep price of  $2.50 plus tax bringing the total cost to a whopping $2.60! Actually this is pretty re...

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