Sunday, October 4, 2015

1958 National Leather School Bag

In the previous post, we saw Snow White bags produced in 1953 by the National Leather Mfg. Co. Here's another satchel with Snow and the dwarfs on the front panel. Measures approximately 8.5" x 12" x 2.5" deep. Made of vinyl-covered texton. Plastic handle and latch with metal components and buckle.

This one looks like a school bag and probably dates from the US theatrical re-release in 1958. It's mentioned, along with a "utility bag", in the '58 Snow White pressbook (p.7). Retail price $2.59.

Bag images via escape59.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

1953 National Leather Bag Catalog

In 1953, the National Leather Manufacturing Company of Brooklyn, NY issued a wholesale catalog of assorted bags for children. Several pages included Disney-themed designs including Snow White.

Not surprisingly, a couple of full pages are dedicated to Peter Pan, which was released in 1953. There's also Alice in Wonderland bags, Pinocchio, and Donald Duck too.

Price list per dozen.

Special thanks to Matt of Vintage Disney Alice in Wonderland for sharing these scans.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

1938 Parker Brothers Snow White Board Game

In 1938, Parker Brothers produced a board game called, "Walt Disney's Own Game - Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs".

The board back is pictured here with a Snow White label.

Board face.

Game components:
  • Board
  • Dwarf Dial (light green)
  • Apple Dial (red)
  • 4 Playing Pieces: Snow White, Prince, Witch, Seven Dwarfs (cardboard with wood bases)
  • Rules booklet
  • Also included with the original game was a Parker Bros. ads booklet for 8 other games: Monopoly, Sorry, Crossword Lexicon, Pigskin, Camelot, Flinch, Rook and Boake Carter’s “Star Reporter

According to the rules book, "the game is divided into four short scenes; each scene is a part of the story of Snow White and should be learned and played, one scene at a time."

Snow White in the Castle...

Snow White Wanders in the Woods...

Snow White in the House of the Seven Dwarfs...


The rules go on to say...
All players in turn move the same pieces around the board by the spin of the indicators. The winner is the one who is fortunate enough to make the move which releases Snow White from her long sleep by the kiss of the Prince.

Images courtesy of the Michael Filippello Collection.
Additional pics via useajax and chicagoredline.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dino-Snow Tees

Velocisnow White  t-shirt by Laura Cooper. "Someday my lunch will come." Retail $20 on Tee Public.

Available on T-Fury, "StegosnoWhite & the 7 Velociraptors" by Captain Ribman. Retail $17.

Both artists have other dino-Disney princess artwork as well. Special thanks to Ron Miles for the heads-up on these tees.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Vintage Transfers on Wooden Plaques

A vintage set of large colorful Snow White decal transfers was seen on ebay a while back. Each is marked with the imprint, "© 1937 W.D. ENT." They're displayed on rectangular plaques, fashioned from thin stained plywood pieces and edged in what looks like old maroon woven book binding tape. All have small paper hangers adhered to the backs. Sizes range from 8" x 11" to 11" x 12". The plaques themselves may be unique one-of-a-kind handmade items.

Images and info via Atomic Space Junk.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

D23 "Team Disney Building" Dwarfs Pin Set

On May 3, 2010, the Disney Store website issued a D23 Membership Exclusive Team Disney Building Dwarfs Pin Set. The 7-piece collection includes each of the Dwarfs as they are pictured "holding up the roof" of the Disney corporate headquarters in Burbank. Each pin measures 1.75" tall. Housed in decorative box featuring photo of Team Disney Building with gold foil D23 logo on cover. Limited Edition of 200. Retail price $99.95.

Item No. 6763036288217P.

Stock images copyright Disney Store.

Friday, September 25, 2015

"Disney Movie Collection" Book from UK

A Snow White book was seen online earlier this year at the UK Disney Store. Part of the Disney Movie Collection: A Special Disney Storybook Series. Published through Parragon Books. Hardcover, 72 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1472381996. Dimensions: 23.8 x 1.4 x 28.9cm. Original retail £9.99. Still available.

Item No. 413213440769P.

Watercolor illustrations reinterpret scenes from the film.

Stock images copyright Disney.

Numerous other titles were included in the series. Here's a few.