Saturday, July 26, 2014

Walt Disney and Family at the Alice in Wonderland World Premiere

In celebration of the 63rd anniversary of Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland, we have here a press photo of Walt and his family at the World Premiere in London.
The snipe reads as follows
I recognize Walt, Lily, Sharon and Diane, and perhaps Roy, but I don't know who that little girl is in the foreground.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Updated Alice Attraction

Shot of the new Alice figure in the (finally) rehab'd Alice attraction. Short version of my verdict: Nice job Imagineers! I think all the additions only enhance the experience. And even the widened vine ramp is done well and doesn't detract too much. All in all, a big win.

DFC Disneyana Expo Preview - Day 6

It says Libby's Libby's Libby's on the label, label, label...I've got 9 posters from the Libby's in-store promotion kit, including a full set of the 8 different character product posters.  You may never see another full set again.  And tonight is the only night I'll be able to have my room open for room hopping, come visit us in room #520 at the Wyndham Anaheim-Garden Grove.  We'll have our room open from 7-11p, so get a jump on Sunday's sale.

Friday, July 18, 2014

DFC Disneyana Expo Preview - Day 5

This just in:  Rare Disneyland ticket alert!  I've VERY recently come into possession of the rarest of the rare in Alice ephemera:  a stub-style named attraction ticket booth ticket!  Must be because of the newly rehab'd attraction that these came my way.  Don't miss out!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

DFC Disneyana Expo Preview - Day 4

Ok, you had to know I would be bringing these, so satisfy your own personal vinyl desires with a Daughter and Doll apron set.  In a wide variety of colors.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DFC Disneyana Expo Preview - Day 3

Perhaps the rarest of all Linemar tin toys is this Mad Hatter's Skyview Taxi.  Many Linemar collectors don't even know of its existence!  I'll have a fair example with a reproduction box available on Sunday.  Don't miss it!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DFC Disneyana Expo Preview - Day 2

One of my all time favorite pieces of ephemera is this - a Sunday supplement from 1951 called This Week, featuring a beautiful full color photograph of Kathy on the cover, and a 2-page article inside.

Monday, July 14, 2014

DFC Disneyana Expo Preview - Day 1

All this week, while I'm slogging my way cross-country in a cargo van filled with goodies, I'll be posting some highlights of what I'll have in my booth!  Starting with this rarity.  The Regal Mad Hatter Tea Pot.
These come up very rarely and I'm lucky to have this one.  Hake's sold one in 2010 for over $2000.  Come and get it!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Prepping for Disneyana Expo at the Disneyana Fan Club

So its been very quiet here at the VDA blog, and I do apologize for that.  But it has been for a good reason.  This year, in addition to the Dayton Show last month, I will be setting up at the biggest Disneyana show in the country, the Disneyana Fan Club Expo in Garden Grove, just down the street from Disneyland.  The show is on July 20th, come on down!  I've been gathering lots of new things to offer, something for everyone I'm sure.  Stay tuned!