Friday, December 04, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Matterhorn Patches

In the recent Disneyland auction there was a large group of uniform patches for sale. However, one of the patches was not a costume patch, but was a souvenir item sold in the Emporium. The patch in question was the small shield shaped Matterhorn patch that sold for several hundred dollars. The way to tell if the patch is a Disneyland used costume patch is to look for the word BOBSLEDS in the blue field next to the depiction of the Matterhorn mountain. As you can see, the patch without BOBSLEDS was sold for 50 cents in a plastic bag. Of course the souvenir patch does have some value, but not the value of a Disneyland used costume patch.


Major Pepperidge said...

I see the souvenir patches being sold on eBay as "cast member patches" all the time. Thanks for the lesson in how to tell the real deal from the common ones.

Anonymous said...

I think I had the consumer version of this patch on my coat as a kid. It looks really familiar.

Appreciate the tip. I am not a serious collector, but I treasure the odds and ends that survived the years.