Vintage Disney: Collectibles

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Welcome to those of you joining me from My Pixie Dust Diary and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the Final Stop on our Magical Blogorail. 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 Out

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!

WDW Coin Front     WDW Coin Back

WALT DISNEY WORLD COIN, circa 1970’s

Disney Coin 007

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 Commemorative Ticket 005

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:

Epcot Commemorative Ticket 008     Epcot Commemorative Ticket 007

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!

Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Blue this month. We will be back on March 20th with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney news, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have missed a stop along the way and want to reboard:

Stop One: My Dreams of Disney – Original Magic Kingdom Attractions
Stop Two: Disney Babies Blog – 1920’s Mickey
Stop Three: Disney on Wheels – Older Characters
Stop Four: My Pixie Dust Diary – Vintage Movies & TV Shows
Stop Five: Disney Nouns – Vintage Collectibles (no need for a link, you’re already here!)

39 thoughts on “Vintage Disney: Collectibles”

  1. Great first post, Lee! Welcome to the Magical Blogorail Blue team! That coin and Epcot ticket — now that is absolutely incredible in my opinion! The Post Toasties — well, I’d never heard of them! Was it intentional that the name was upside down? I’m guessing it was. Thanks for joining us!

    1. The name is on the side of the box and the picture on the back, so what you’re seeing is the back and side laid flat. There are very few references to this early product tie-in.

  2. Wow, Lee! You’ve got some FABULOUS Disney collectibles there! Thanks so much for sharing them with us on your very first Magical Blogorail loop! I can tell that you’ll make a great addition to our team. So glad to have you on board!

  3. I guess there isn’t much from before 1930 of Mickey – I’m sure they started selling stuff quickly, but it would probably be hard to find! Those are awesome collectibles there! Thank for joining in the Blogorail!

  4. These collectibles are indeed treasures! As you wisely point out, their true priceless value lies in the very personal stories and memories that accompany them. Oh, how I wish my family had bought that coin when we visited Walt Disney World in ’72, ’73 and ’75; I LOVE it!!!

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  7. Hi I bought a coin at an estate sale and it is an Epcot center coin on the back it says opening October 1,1982.I can send a picture but I was wondering if u know about them.I can’t find one online and am curious what I have.thank you

    1. Likely this was either given out or sold at the preview centre for EPCOT prior to its actual opening. Books and other merchandise were used to drum up interest and you have one of the coolest items.

      Not overly valuable money wise but, as you say, a more rare find!

  8. I have 3 of the commemorative grand opening tickets….unused. wondering what they are worth as a collectible. Plz contact me at qball601@gmail.com and let me know. Mother has passed an need funeral a range mentioned money.

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