Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Disneyland Postcard - July 1962

Disneyland postcards are fun, but I will admit I've never had the fever to collect them or rather "collect them all" that's too hard to wrap my mind around. If you haven't already been to this site (link) you should check it out, postcards galore. Today's post(card) is a pretty run of the mill aerial photo, in fact its not even that good of an aerial photo.





The fun part of this postcard is the back! Let's start with the "insufficient address"; since there is no return address, how does this postcard even exist, shouldn't it have died in the dead letter office? Of did the USPS finally find "Freddie Stevens" at "95 Railroad Avenue"? The absolute best part is the senders message "Still love you" that sounds reassuring...




10 comments:

Thufer said...

Nice card. I would love to have that one.

Major Pepperidge said...

This is a great "non-Disney" card, I think there are one or two variations of it!

I consider myself a pretty serious Disneyland postcard collector, and even I don't have the will to "collect them all". I pick and choose! Some folks want every variation. As a rule I am much more interested in the image rather than whether the lettering on the back is blue or brown.

Le Cram said...

There's a 95 Railroad Ave. in Monrovia Ca. But it's a industrial area.

Katella Gate said...

Not to mention...
95 Railroad Ave, Avoca, Murray, MN 56114
95 Railroad Ave, Sayville, Suffolk, NY 11782
95 Railroad Ave, Hilo, Hawaii, HI 96720
95 Railroad Ave, East New Market, Dorchester, MD 21631
95 Railroad Ave, Westminster, Carroll, MD 21157
95 Railroad Ave, Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk, NY 11779
95 Railroad Ave, Center Moriches, Suffolk, NY 11934
95 Railroad Ave, Hackensack, Bergen, NJ 07601

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Wow KatellaGate, that's a lot of address's! So in 1962 (without a computer) how did the USPS deliver this? It seems so odd with no return address that this even exists?

Katella Gate said...

I was thinking about that... I suspect that it did indeed wind up in the dead letter box, and was pulled out as abandoned property by a post man who liked Disneyland and gave it to the kids. It can't be delivered, and it can't be returned.

TokyoMagic! said...

I love aerial pics of the park. This one gives us a pretty good glimpse of the backstage areas.

I wonder whatever happened to these people. Did he stop talking to her because he didn't receive a postcard from her while she was on vacation?

walterworld said...

Beautiful!

My favorite postcards are the ones with a STORY!

And all the loose ends just add to the mystery/history.

Thanks!

FrenchDisneyFan said...

Can you fancy (Like I do!) that the real Freddie Stevens finds out about this card today, thanks to this post?!

I might have broken up with Patri then ...

My mind wanders ...

I like the view on the card; not the colours!

FrenchDisneyFan said...

ooops ...

"I might" should be "He might have broken up with .... "