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Tim Dawson
A collector of early WDW memorabilia.
A collector of early WDW memorabilia.

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Models of Main Street - QUIZ
Main Street, USA postcard 0110201 dp 79908-c Let's play a game!  In the days prior to the Magic Kingdom's opening in 1971, models were used in photo shoots for the marketing, publications and post cards.  Several of the models in this Main Street, USA postc...

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Peter Pan Can
Diet Sprite soda can Peter Pan, 1986 For the 15 Years celebration cans produced by Coca-cola , characters or areas of Walt Disney World were featured on specific flavors of soda.  Some choices, like this green Peter Pan Diet Sprite can, make sense, unlike t...

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Pre-opening Cruising
Cruising By Excursion Steamer pre-opening postcard (Fl-027) Prior to its opening in October 1971, Walt Disney World released a series of postcards highlighting some of the coming attractions.  This 4th in the series (Fl-027) features an 'old-fashioned excur...

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Mother's Day Bell
ceramic bell Happy Mother's Day!  My mother was a collector, too.  She didn't collect WDW items but bells.  So to honor her, here is a bell from my collection. The bell measures 4.5" high and 3" across the bottom.  It has the same curved logo design on both...

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Bowling Bag?
vinyl carry-all bag A recent flea-market find was this unused bowling style bag.  The owner was away from his stand but his daughter let me have it for $5.00.  Deal!  I didn't tell her that in 1974 it retailed for $4.00.

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The Universe Before Ellen
Mickey and Goofy Explore the Universe of Energy comic book, 1985 What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to talk about conservation from Exxon in this 1985 comic book from Epcot's Universe of Energy.  This is one item in my collection originally owned b...

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Canadian Brew II
Brass-toned coaster set Last week I shared a Canadian made bottle opener .  Here it is sold in a set with four matching coasters.  The coasters are a little under 3" and are made of a very sold brass-like metal.  They would have made the perfect gift for yo...

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Canadian Brew
Brass-toned bottle opener "Take off, you hoser." - Strange Brew OK, so what does this Walt Disney World bottle opener have to do with a 1983 movie (other than starring the Honey, I Shrunk the Audience lead, Rick Moranis)?  They are both from Canada and have...

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Donald is No Joke
  Who's my favorite Disney character?  And what is one of the favorite pieces in my collection? Well, thank you for asking.  And since it is my birthday, I will share it with you.   This ceramic Donald Duck bobble head stands 6 1/2" and his base is 2 1/2" s...

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Disney Ducklings
Minute Maid orange soda can Huey, Dewey & Louie, 1986 All this month I have been sharing soda cans from Coca-cola's celebration of Walt Disney World's 15th Anniversary that featured EPCOT.  To close out the month and celebrate Easter, I thought it fitting t...
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