Vintage Disney Storage Finds #9

Vintage Disney Storage Finds #9
actually a really cool
Vintage Disney Thrift Store Find!

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Friday is Tie Day Today!
2 Mickey Mouse Ties by Cervantes – Made in USA!
Walt Disney Productions – 100% Qiana Nylon
(vintage neckwear 1960s – 1970s)

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Mickey Mouse Tie by Cervantes – Made in USA

Scored these two “near mint” vintage Mickey Mouse (basketball) Ties by Cervantes this week at a local thrift store.  Did a little research, and very happy with our finds!

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Walt Disney Productions Made in USA 100% Qiana Nylon

Qiana: a silky nylon fiber developed in 1962 at the DuPont Experimental Station by Stanley Brooke Speck and introduced to the public by Dupont in 1968.
Qiana is described in US patent 3249591 as a polyamide fabric having improved resilience and silk-like hand, combined with superior wash-wear performance.

Walt Disney incorporated as Walt Disney Productions on December 16, 1929. Four companies were brought under the corporate name replacing Walt and Roy Disney’s partnership: Walt Disney Productions, Ltd.; Walt Disney Enterprises; Liled Realty & Investment Company, Ltd.; and Disney Film Recording Company, Ltd. The company retained the name for more than 50 years until it was renamed The Walt Disney Company in February, 1986.

NOTE: Items marked Walt Disney Productions (WDP) are vintage and made before 1986. It’s a great way to date Disney souvenirs.

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Rudy Cervantes inspecting his Mickey Mouse ties in Los Angeles 1976

“A tie ends up in the closet because it doesn’t make a statement”
– Rudy Cervantes

Rudy Cervantes made Mickey Mouse Ties under license from Walt Disney Productions. He also made logo and novelty ties for many other companies, sports teams and brands.

Rudy Cervantes with Tommy Lasorda (Los Angeles Dodgers), George Steinbrenner (New York Yankees) and Walter Lantz (Woody Woodpecker & Friends):

Rudy Cervantes Neckwear Inc. (established in 1962)
9025 Lindante Dr., Whittier, CA 90603  213-747-9348

“Frank G-D it’s Tie Day”

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Mickey Mouse Tie by Cervantes – Walt Disney Productions – Made in USA

 



 

Vintage Disney Storage Finds #6

Vintage Disney Storage Finds #6

Disney Stuff! Thrift Store Finds in Oregon!

We were back in Ashland, Oregon last week and stopped in at the Picker’s Paradise, about 10 miles north on Highway 99. There’s a vendor who rents a booth and sells ziploc bags full of “happy meal” toys for $2-4 a bag. I spent $8.00 on 4 bags and here’s what I got:

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Of particular note is the LEGO Mickey and the wind-up Kaa that works perfectly! A mini Buzz Lightyear, Cinderella’s Sewing Basket, 3 Finding Nemo pieces, Ariel The Little Mermaid, 2 Princesses, a really weird Fiona from Shrek and more. As you can see they’re in great condition.

There were also a few “duds” that weren’t Disney pieces and some of the bags were “mixed”, but one good piece is worth the price of the whole bag and if you can get two or more good pieces it’s a GREAT deal!

There are other vendors that sell Disneyana, Disney merch and lots of other cool stuff, it’s priced accordingly, but I’ve found really cool stuff for cheap.

ps. I’m keeping LEGO Mickey, wind up Kaa and mini-Buzz.

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