Sunday, 28 August 2011
This British-made card game featuring characters from Cinderella (1950) was today sold on ebay for a winning bid of 7.5 pounds (appr. 12 US dlrs). Gus and Jaq are my fave characters from this movie, so here is a close-up of their card:
And below is the reverse of the cards:
This British-made card game featuring the characters of the 'Peter and the Wolf' segment of Disney's feature-length compilation animation Make Mine Music (1946) was today sold on ebay for the starting bid of 4 pounds (appr. 6.5 US dlrs).Above are the cards featuring the cast and below are the cards featuring scenes from the cartoon:And below is the reverse of the cards:
Friday, 26 August 2011
Above is the cover of the no. 479 (dated Nov. 27th, 1948) of Britain's Mickey Mouse comics magazine, featuring a British-made gag. While fogs are not obviously unique to Britain, they are ann integral part of the popular image of London, so this fog-themed gag has a distinctively British feel to it.
Monday, 15 August 2011
This vintage Mickey Mouse postcard was today sold on ebay for a winning bid of 9.5 British pounds. The reverse side has a stamp dated from 1932. Even though the illustration's caption text is in French, it was published by the German label Hegelberg, which was one of the earliest publishers of Disneyic postcards in the world.
Sunday, 14 August 2011
This cover of Britain's Mickey Mouse comic dated Nov. 6th, 1943, which was recently sold on ebay, features a British war insignia with Pluto. While Disney characters are known to be featured extensively in US war insignia, this is the first such British item that I have come across.