One year…and the 1955 Disneyland “Natural Color” Guide!

A year ago, on August 21st (ok…a year and two days), I started blogging on this site!  It’s been a great ride and a lot of fun.  I have enjoyed conversing with all of you who read it and hope that the following year will see more progress toward helping anyone who is interested get involved in this great hobby.

The other day I picked up a lot on eBay with a bunch of old photos of Disneyland, a couple of old tickets, and (the prize in the lot) a “Souvenir Book of Disneyland in Natural Color”.  It was a “Buy it Now” lot for a little over $50 so I took the plunge thinking it seemed a great price for the book.

1955_Guide_ReproWell, the book arrived and, and at first I was really happy with it.  If you are not familiar with this book, it was the first guide book made of the park, and was originally released in 1955. It has a bunch of images that were used for the first picture postcards of the park.  The story goes, though, that Walt was not pleased with it and chose to take on production of the books in house.  So it isn’t that common.

1955_Guide_Repro_0001So, while it is pretty cool, I was rather disappointed when I got to the end of the book and found that it is a 2005 reproduction of the original book.  It’s all stated on the back inside cover.  Take a look at the photos.  The seller was very gracious and we came to an amicable agreement after I pointed out the problem.  I was given an appropriate refund.

So…maybe I am the only one who didn’t know that this book was reproduced in 2005, but now you (if you didn’t already) know about it too!  So be careful out there!  (Reminds me of the reproduction postcards published for D23).

Until next time…

P.S.  I have been busy on a couple other blogs lately….check out my blog “hub” at Sundry Collectibles.

About Todd

Hello. I have been collecting Disneyland postcards and paper items for a few years now and figured I would start to share my collection with any and all who are interested. I actually started blogging on Blogger ( but after a while realized I wanted a dedicated Disney site since it is a fairly niche hobby. Enjoy!
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