Monday, May 31, 2010

NBC Bread End Seal Label - White Rabbit

Last but not least we have the White Rabbit, looking particularly excited in this rendering, perhaps he's finally ahead of schedule.

This item is available in the Wonderland Bazaar.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

NBC Bread End Seal Label - Walrus

The Walrus with his trusty stogey and cane, a more shiftless character on a bread label I've never seen.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

NBC Bread End Seal Label - Tweedledee & Tweedledum

As with most items, the Tweedle twins share a label. Perhaps they were once Siamese twins, and don't like to be apart?

Friday, May 28, 2010

NBC Bread End Seal Label - Queen of Hearts

Looking surprisingly good natured here, the Queen is a particularly tough label to find.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

NBC Bread End Seal Label - March Hare

Jerry Colona would be proud, the March Hare even looks like him!

This item is available in the Wonderland Bazaar.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

NBC Bread End Seal Label - Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter's looking more testy than mad in this pose, perhaps his tea was off.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

NBC Bread End Seal Label - Cheshire Cat

Finally, a vintage item with the Cheshire Cat! You would've thought there'd be more stuff with him on it...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

NBC Bread End Seal Label - Carpenter

Next up is the carpenter, getting ready to ply his trade and whip up a Seafood shack.

This item is available in the Wonderland Bazaar.

Friday, May 21, 2010

NBC Bread End Seal Label - Card Painter

Continuing the NBC label series we have the Card Painter. I must say this is a very odd character to feature, there are several other characters I would have thought would warranted inclusion before a card, like the Caterpillar or the Dormouse.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

NBC Bread End Seal Label - Alice

Back in the dark ages, before twist-ties, commercially produced bread was wrapped in wax paper and the ends were sealed with gummed labels. All throughout the 1940s and 1950s Disney had promotions with various bread companies, and TONS of these gummed end seal labels were produced with illustrations of Disney characters. Even though there were gazillions made, very few survive today, mostly due to the way they were made: they were glued to the bread wrapper to keep it closed; if you wanted to remove one intact you had to use an iron to release the wax and peel it off.

The series of labels that were released as part of the Alice promotion with NBC White Bread are some of the most difficult to find - which is pretty much par for the course with vintage Alice items in general. Over the next few days I'll be posting the complete set of twelve bread labels from Alice, starting with Alice herself!

We've seen this pose before, although here we don't have the cool striped stockings.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mystery Alice and White Rabbit Salt & Pepper Set

The last of my mystery series, another pair of salt and peppers, this time featuring Alice and the White Rabbit.

The White Rabbit is clearly taken from the Shaw White Rabbit as seen here, but the Alice is a true mystery. She is like no other figure I've seen so far. I've come across a couple of these sets over the years, but as always, unmarked. I believe these to be unlicensed too.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mystery Tweedledee and Tweedledum Salt & Pepper Set

Today's mystery figures are a pair of salt and pepper shakers featuring the form of the Tweedles. These are clearly taken from the Shaw Tweedle figures see in this post.

I believe these to be unlicensed, and again no markings of any kind.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

2nd Anniversary Post - Disneyland Dream Machine Ticket

Hard to believe two years and 385 posts have gone by on my little blog. Thanks to all the readers out there for following, commenting, and sending good thoughts, and duplicate Karma.

This is not exactly vintage, but VDT's post reminded me of these, so there it is. This is a dream machine ticket from Disneyland's 35th anniversary, featuring Alice and the White Rabbit. I must say that the rendering on Alice is ... off model (is that polite enough?).

This is a loser of course, since if you won, you had to redeem your ticket for your cool prize. I never won anything, but I dug out TONS of these tickets from the trash. Sigh, the depths I won't sink to ;-)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Zaccagnini Caterpillar

If there was ever a figure I absolutely needed to have, it is this one. The caterpillar is by far my favorite character from Alice, and this Zaccagnini figure is truly spectacular.

This guy is full of great details, like the curly toed shoes, his hand poised to grasp the Hooka, and the look on his face just says "Who R U?"

Little Italy continues to expand.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Zaccagnini Cheshire Cat - Sitting

And so again I have discovered another Zaccagnini figure, for which I was underbidder. Here's hoping I can make one more trip to the duplicate Zaccagnini Karma well. At least my bank account remains intact!

This sitting version of the Cheshire Cat is obviously different from the previous version I blogged about here, since he is sitting (thank you Capt. Obvious). While it is not unheard of for Zaccagnini to have made different figures of the same character, it is unusual. Here's hoping that they weren't like Goebel, I'd hate to find out there were 67 different figures made for Alice like Goebel did for Bambi!

But, I did make another Z score recently, stay tuned tomorrow!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mystery White Rabbit Bookend Bank

Continuing with my mystery figure series, next up are these White Rabbit combination bookends and banks.

These are apparently from England, as all the ones I have seen and acquired have come from there. I'm not exactly sure of the date on these, but I'm guessing late 1960s or early 1970s since the White Rabbit figure is a copy of the first version of the Disneyland figure.

There are no markings on these of any kind. The bank (or money box as they say in merry 'ol England) consists of the bookend part of the piece, not the figure. The slot is in the top, and there is a rubber stopper in the bottom. I have also seen these in brown.