Friday, May 22, 2009

Souvenir Friday- Sleeping Beauty Castle Matchbox

One of my favorite items of merchandise is this Miniature View of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in a fake matchbox. The front graphics featuring the Mark Twain and Columbia echo the matchboxes of the early 1900s. The scene on the inside is hand painted and charming. Based upon the Columbia, I believe this dates from 1958.

8 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Beautiful Souvenir, I can see why its one of your favorites! I've never even seen this before, thanks for sharing!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

This is really great. A true and real souvenir of Disneyland. Beautiful.

Major Pepperidge said...

Such a great idea, it's too bad that there were all kinds of matchbook dioramas created... just think of the possiblilites!

thepicklebarrel said...

i'm filled with jealous hate!

kurtisaurus said...

What is it about the Columbia that dates it at 1958?

Matterhorn1959 said...

Kurtisaurus- since the Columbia is featured and that was one of the new rides in 1958, it makes sense that the merchandise created that year features it. This could be later, but definitely not earlier.

Thufer said...

wow i am so green right now!

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