As I like to do from time to time, last night I took a moment to review past sales on eBay that I may have missed over the last month. Since I have been busy recently, I was not surprised to come across some rather interesting results that escaped my attention.
First up is this used “pre-opening day” card, NT0012. In and of itself, this used card is not that remarkable except for one thing…the postmark. This card was used in October of 1960. Maybe I am the last person in the hobby to realize this, but I was under the impression that these cards were off the shelves a couple years after the park opened. I have seen (and actually look for) cards postmarked 1955. And I have also seen cards postmarked through 1958…maybe 1959. But 1960 is rather late. So, it seems these cards were reprinted for quite a few years after the park opened. Has anyone out there seen one of these postmarked after 1960? Oh…the card sold for under $3.
The most remarkable sales in the last few weeks from a price perspective were two Disneykin cards that sold for over $500 each. (If you click on the link…follow the link to the original item on the banner at the top of the page. For some reason eBay doesn’t want to show this result via this link and is showing some other random item…which they are calling similar…ha!). Anyway…these cards are not exactly called out in the Nickel Tour…there is just a catch-all NT0595 that captures the group. That, however, clearly has not stunted demand for these rare collectibles. A reader of this blog recently told me that he would be willing to provide a post on these items: background and collectibility of the various kinds of Disney-kin cards. But…he recently had a new baby show up in his family, so we’ll see!!
Finally, I always like to pick a card or cards in these “Results” posts that make me go, “Huh?”. We all have seen or have in our collections the Josh Agle (aka Shag) 40th Anniversary Haunted Mansion set that was put out a few years ago. It comes in the tin (shown here) and contains 14 5 X 7 cards. Recently on eBay, some enterprising individual decided to break up the set and sell each card individually. They managed to get $16.95 for EACH card! (well, at least for several of them…and same thing as above…the link won’t take you to the completed item…you have to follow the banner link to the sold item). Meanwhile…the complete set has sold multiple times recently for ~$50 (ok…a couple sold for ~$140 as well…but that is a huge increase over what the set has been selling for over the last year. It still makes no sense. This set has been regularly selling for around $50-$60 for the last couple years). This example, my dear reader, is one of the reasons why this site exists! To educate folks so they don’t waste their money!
Anyway…thanks for tuning in again today. Hears hoping for some rain in California!
Until next time…