Saturday, April 30, 2016

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.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

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 by me from a 1986 trip.  



Friday, April 15, 2016

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 your 80's Strange Brew/Walt Disney World friend.  Just don't use this quote: "Yeah.  OK, well, uh, we found, uh, this mouse in a bottle of your beer, eh."


Sunday, April 10, 2016

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 something to do with beer.  It's also possible that this 3 3/4" souvenir was made in the early 80's.


Friday, April 1, 2016

Donald is No Joke



 
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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" square.  He was originally priced at $1.50, plus tax. His spring action head is still in great shape.  Almost in better shape than I am.  And if he was made for WDW's opening year, that would make us the same age.