Hi Everyone - My name is Deb and I collect Disney ephemera. In other words, I have boxes and boxes of old Disney pamphlets, maps, guidebooks, old tickets, advertising sleeves, Eyes and Ears, press kits and who knows what else!
Some of my friends call me obsessed -- with Disney, with collecting... but I just smile, knowing I am not alone!
My good friend and AllEars® colleague Jack Marshall collects Disney Tickets! In fact, he has developed a very comprehensive guide to Walt Disney World Ticket History!
So what exactly is Ephemera? According to Wikipedia: Ephemera is transitory written and printed matter not intended to be retained or preserved. In other words, what I collect!
I don't profess to be an expert on Disney Ephemera, far from it! But, I am a collector and have decided I will periodically share with you some of my "collection". And, why do I collect all these items? Well, I like to think of myself as a Walt Disney World history buff. I want to learn all I can about the theme parks and ephemera is a great way to "Step Back in Time".
These are Magic Kingdom guides from the 70's and early 80's. One interesting thing is that the 1976 and 1977 ones are compliments of the GAF Corporation, while the others are compliments of Polaroid.
In my next blog, I'll share with you some of the details and why I really liked these guides!
The previous post in this blog was Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet June 25, 2011 - Part 2.
The next post in this blog is Magic Kingdom Guides 1976.