The legendary Disneyana auctioneer, Howard Lowery, closed out an auction today on ebay of 6 vintage Disneyland posters that were sold in the Park in 1966... presumably to celebrate the opening of New Orleans Square.
These posters were significantly smaller than the original 36" x 54" silkscreened attraction posters that made their debut at Disneyland in the summer of 1956. Measuring 30" x 22" these were small enough to buy the whole set and hang in your bedroom. They could serve as a joful reminder of your last visit to the Park until you could go again!
What was amazing to me was the sale price of $1324.00!! Maybe the price was high because it was a complete set, or maybe it was because there were at least 2 very interested bidders. Either way, this is a phenomenal amount of money for non-silkscreened posters to sell for.
I am lucky enough to own 3 myself. Adventureland, Frontierland, and Main Street USA. Luckily, I got my 3 posters in a lot on ebay that wasn't advertising them as "attraction posters", so I paid much, much less. Needless to say, I was happy to see this lot sell for so much. So was Tigerlily. When I go to the great themepark in the sky, she's going to sell them all and go to Italy!
Until then... they ain't goin' anywhere!