Guest Blogger: Nick Maglio
I’ve written extensively about our almost weekly trips to the Columbus Flea Market and the Disney treasures we discover there. Right next door is the Columbus Antique Market, which is fairly new, and we’ve only stopped in once before. On a weekend recently, we paid a visit, and I took some pictures of the Disney items we found. There were surprisingly few, actually, but we did leave with a couple of things.
There was a chalkware Bandleader Mickey Mouse bank for $25 that I was tempted to buy.
Made in Mexico, he was about 16 inches (40.64 centimeters) tall.
These skates were in pretty nice shape.
I’d love to do a cabinet in the kitchen with vintage items like this set of Mickey straws. $29 was a bit steep for me, however.
Now, on to what we bought. There were a lot of postcards. We asked the sales person if she knew off-hand if there were any Disney postcards. She said she wasn’t sure, but as we looked around, she started going through a box. When we came back to the front, she said she’d found this one postcard, and even though it wasn’t Disney World or Disneyland, would I like it? Would I?!
This is a postcard from the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, featuring the Small World Pavilion by Walt Disney. For $1!
The writing is hard to decipher: “It’s been great and really not too tired. ______(?) program is (has?) been delightful. Today we do the foreign section. Love – E_______(?)”
Pepsi-Cola Pavilion – New York World’s Fair 1964-1965
“Peace through Understanding”
“Animated figures representing Children in national costumes will entertain visitors in a Walt Disney-created cruise taken in specially designed boats. A UNICEF exhibit is also included.”
I found a great children’s book on the New York World’s Fair next door at the flea market a few months ago, which made a great companion piece for the postcard!
I also got this Pluto Shampoo Bottle from the early 70’s:
Walt Disney Productions and Avon
Last, but certainly not least, , we bought this curio cabinet:
Wait, what does this cabinet have to do with Disney? Well…
… in our house, plenty!
Several items in the curio have been featured here on the blog, but there is still plenty to share, so please stop back in the future to see more!