My Disney Obsession ~ Collecting

By ~ TMSM Avenger


Disney Collection

One thing that most, if not all Disney fans have in common, is we all collect something it seems.  I’m sure there are some that don’t but for the most part we collect something.  Weather it be Pins, Vinylmations, Mouse Ears, Napkins (yes I said Napkins and I know someone that collects them) there are many things you can collect.  Now add into the mix the Star Wars collectibles and Marvel and you have a ton more to add.

So what is your prize piece of your collection?  What is the one thing that when you saw it, you had to have it?  For me sitting, here and thinking about it, I have many things that are my favorites.  I collect my few pins from each trip, I have a few pair of Mouse Ears, I have boxes and boxes of Vinylmations, lots of different things from Pirates, Mickey statues,  some Marvel and Star Wars things also.

One thing I found a few years ago, and to me its really a cool thing to have, is I have a reprint of the letter that Walt sent into the US Patent & Trademark Office with the drawing of Mickey from a few different angles.  I know its not the real thing but to me its just a cool piece to have.    Once I got this I had it framed and put it up with my other collectibles.  Its on Walt’s stationary and has his signature on it and dated  Dec. 16, 1930.  I know I could never have the original so this is the next best thing to me.

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So what is it that you have?  Or what is it you would love to have someday?  Me personally, I would love to have any original document with Walt’s signature on it.  To me that would be one of the best items I could ever get.  Please share what you collect or what item you would love to have.  You never know what another fan may have and be willing to part with.

In case you are ever looking for 1 of a kind pieces of memorabilia check out http://www.phil-sears.com/ .  I came across this site a few years ago and have always window shopped.  They get some great things and they have the certificates of authenticity on them.  Also some items even have a lay-a-way to get it.   Every time I log onto their site I see something else I want to buy.   You have to be quick though, because I have noticed that some items sell almost as soon as they go up.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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