by Jen Tremley
As a Disney fan, I am always on the look out for anything Disney. Some of the coolest things in my Disney Collection I have found outside of the parks and the Disney Store. This month’s Collector’s Corner will feature a few items that I have found at tag sales and at a store called Savers which is found up in Connecticut (Northeast Area). Savers is like a Goodwill/Salvation Army type store that accepts donations from the local community and businesses and most (if not all) of the profits go back into the community by way of charities, etc. In the spring and summer time I love to go to tag sales in search of finding some Disney collectibles. Between finding things at Savers and from local tag sales, I have really been able to build my Disney collection. The product is always changing/turning over at places such as Savers so its always a new hunt to try and find those cool Disney items. Plus with tag sales you never know what kind of cool older Disney items you might just find. I have found old Disney hotel mugs, Disney records, etc at tag sales. I used to never be a person who really was into tag sales until I started seeing Disney items pop up from time to time.
I’ve included pictures of a few things that I have found at either tag sales or at Savers. The Scottish Mickey & Minnie plush set I found at a local church tag sale right up the street from my house last summer and I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were in excellent condition and still had the original older style Disney Store logo tags still on them. I personally had never seen these at the Disney Store and come to find out after looking them up on the Internet, I found this was a set/collection that the Disney Store featured where Mickey and Minnie were dressed in various international outfits.
The print of Mickey Mouse saluting the American Flag was found at Savers for the bargain price of $3.99! I have seen this print before, but was again pleasantly surprised to find that someone was getting rid of this and it could be mine for just a few dollars.
Lastly the pin set was also found at Savers and features four Disney Broadway Collectible pins. These were from the four Disney Broadway shows Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Tarzan, and The Little Mermaid. I personally haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Broadway in New York City to see some of these Disney shows, so I was shocked to find this pin set in the display case at Savers just waiting for a Disney collector to snatch it up! As a huge pin collector, I didn’t have these pins in my collection already, and I knew that I probably wouldn’t be able to find this set all together in the original box again, so I bought it. I have it on display in my home office which has been dubbed the “Official Disney Room”.
So my fellow Disney collectors, you never know where you might find a unique Disney item or an item that you never have seen before, so get out there and start searching those local tag sales and local consignment/thrift type stores. You never know what you might be able to add to your Disney collection!
I would love to get pictures or emails from people who want to share something they found at a tag sale or thrift type store that has become a part of their Disney collection, so please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck & happy hunting!
Jen is an avid Disney fan and collector. She pretty much eats, breathes, and sleeps Disney when she is not there. If she is not planning a trip to the World, she is reading about WDW, learning about the history of the Walt Disney Company and Walt, listening to WDW music, as well being an avid Disney collector.