Sunday, May 02, 2010

Purchases at the Denver Postcard Show

Yesterday I went to the Denver Postcard show. Luckily there are dealers who travel from many places, so the chances of me finding something for the collection is increased. I purchased the following items from one dealer and all will go into the collection. First up is an interesting overhead snapshot of the Storybook Canal Boat ride. I like the tables where the modern queue is now located.

Next up is a nice postcard featuring a theme park and tiki. Floridaland was a theme park in need of a theme. Not only was there a porpoise show, but a full Western town with Can-Can dancers and shoot outs, deer park, Indian village, and a themed tram ride. The front entrance had the requisite parrots and other tropical birds found in other Florida tourist attractions. The park closed in 1971 and became a housing development.

A cool advertising postcard from the Tilt A Whirl manufactured by the Sellner Manufacturing Company of Minnesota. Looks like the rides were built on a farm.

6 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Great postcards Matterhorn. The Tilt-A-Whirl is awesome. Thanks.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

All fun, but yeah, that Tilt A Whirl one is out of this world! Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

Major Pepperidge said...

Makes me want to go to a postcard show!

Katella Gate said...

That was a very thoughtful arrangement of tables and chairs at the exit of the Story Book Land attraction so that guests who were sitting the ride out, actually had an attractive place to sit and wait for the rest of their party to return.

I can't speak for Minnesota, but here in the South, it's pretty common to see light manufacturing take place in a rural area.

Anonymous said...

Actually, as any janitorial busboy (food stand equivalent of the common DL sweeper) from the pre-1983 Fantasyland era could attest, those tables by the Canal Boats were overflow for Fan 2. When Fan 2 got busy there weren't enough tables near Alice for people to sit and eat their burgers and fries! Speaking of sweepers, there's one on trash duty smack dab in the middle of the picture. Ah, the joys of working a north Fantasyland trash detail...

TokyoMagic! said...

I remember sitting at those tables and eating while watching the Electrical Parade go by!