Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kent Feedsack - March of the Cards in Yellow

Last of the series, and again a color unique to this pattern, yellow.
This colorway is special, well sort of.  It is the one and only example I have that remains a flour sack complete with label.  All others that I have have had the label removed, although some remain sacks.
Notice the Percy Kent logo in the upper right corner of the label.
So that makes two patterns, two styles (feed and flour), and 5 colors per pattern, with 4 colors specific to one pattern or another (to date).  That makes 10 distinct colorway/pattern combinations, with another 10 potential variations for feed/flour - although I've only encountered feedsacks in two colors and only in the Alice Cast pattern.  I don't even know if the two different fabrics correspond to differences in flour vs feed, but it is the only distinction I can imagine.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kent Feedsack - Alice Cast in Blue

A new color, specific to this pattern, blue.
This is the only feedsack I've encountered in this color, and it is a true feedsack with the loose open weave.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kent Feedsack - Alice Cast in Pink

Third in the series, and again the last of the common colors of the two patterns is pink
This example does have a good image of the selvage printing.  Unlike the Painting the Roses Red pattern, this pattern simply states From Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland © WDP.  Again, this colorway is the only variation in this pattern for which I do not have a full sack.  Help me find one :-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kent Feedsack - Alice Cast in Green

Second in the Alice Cast pattern is green.
Lots of odd color combinations here, but the King and Tweedles are fairly normal.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kent Feedsack - Alice Cast in White

The second of the two feedsack patterns is called the March of the Cards in the CMD, but it contains a wide variety of characters from the entire film including Alice, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Card Soldiers, a Rocking Horse Fly, Bread and Butter Flies, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the King of Hearts, a Baby Oyster, the Caterpillar as a butterfly, and a Daisy from the Garden of Live Flowers.  Quite an all-star cast, that's what I'll call it as the selvage does not list a pattern name.
This particular color and pattern combination is the only one in which I have both flour sacks and feed sacks.  The flour sack is a tight dense weave
whereas the feedsack is a looser more open weave.  Hopefully you can see the differences in these comparative images.
I must say Alice looks fairly demented with her pink eyes and green lips.

Monday, April 14, 2014

30th Anniversary of the Re-Opening of Disneyland's Alice in Wonderland Attraction

We interrupt the feedsack series for this special post.

Thirty years ago today, Disneyland's Alice in Wonderland attraction re-opened following a multi-year rehab (trailing one year after the rest of the Fantasyland rehab) and opened to much acclaim.  The new attraction, while removing a few beloved scenes (the Upside Down Room) saw a huge improvement in the overall quality of the experience.  To celebrate the opening, there was an exclusive event at which this figure of the White Rabbit was given out to very special guests.
The entire theme of the promotion was something like "Don't be late", so naturally the White Rabbit was the official mascot of the promotion.  Issued in a very limited edition of only 60 pieces, this particular example is #55.
Signed, dated and hand number by the artist, it is very hard to come by.  I was fortunate enough to acquire this one many years ago, probably in the second or third year of my collecting.  I've only ever seen one other example for sale, that one was particularly cool because the watch was a Mickey Mouse watch.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kent Feedsack - Painting the Roses Red in Aqua

Last of the Painting the Roses Red sacks, again in a color only found in this pattern - aqua.
Full sack on this one, with an interesting bit attached.
This appears to be a remnant of a sewn in tag.  Notice also the stitching holes in the fabric, showing the rounded corners of the original sack.  Neat.
While I don't have an Alice sack with a sewn tag, I did find this image of a different PK flour sack with a sewn tag.

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