Ape Pen Disneyland Products


Rare and hard to find

Disneyland Hotel Button Pin. 1 1/8 inch pin. $15.00

Very Rare...

Disneyland's Legend Ollie Johnston

Christmas Card


The Disneyland Lilly Belle Railroad Ticket

The Lilly Belle, a lavish VIP parlor car, was ready to except its first passengers in 1975. Invited Guest would enjoy a trip around the park in style with rich, varnished woodwork, plush furnishings and custom woven wool rug. 


The parlor car has been a part of the Disneyland Railroad rolling stock since July 17, 1955, and it carried Guest, in its original configuration until 1974. After extensive refurbishment ,  the Lilly Belle, named in tribute to Walt Disney's wife, made its debut in 1975-in anticipation of the U.S bicentennial celebration.


The Lille Belle was retired to the roundhouse years later. Years later after many requests and  suggestion of restoring once again the Lilly Belle to its glory, Disneyland Round House employee Dale Tetley and Craig Ludwick request to have it done was in the works. In 1998 the Lilly Belle once again returned back onto the tracks of Disneyland. 


The Ticket above is an Original Lilly Belle Ticket from 1975

This Includes Shipping ( $ 47.00 Each )

1956 Vintage Disney / Disneyland 

Christmas Card.

Amazing shape for the year it is. 

We know Walt Disney had a hand

in the amazing layout.

Now, this is something for every serious Disney Collector.


Front of Card

Back of Card

Imagination Disney Envelope 

Anaheim California, August 7, 2008
This lovely Imagination envelope has the Disney characters Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians , Jungle Book, & Mickey Mouse. 

Vintage Disney Cards.
If you're anything like us, you're just flat out in love with the magic of the holiday season. Take some snow, a bit of eggnog, and sprinkle in friends and family gathering from all over, and you've created the recipe for some pretty special memories. It's around this time each year that we celebrate by looking back at past Disney Corporate Christmas cards, created exclusively by The Walt Disney Company. These rarely-seen cards -- first distributed in 1930 -- were created for the who's who of Hollywood and their families, along with the talented men and women of Walt Disney Studios.
Enjoy a peek into this festive time in Disney history.

Abraham Lincoln

D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin

Published by Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY (1939)

Used Hardcover


Abraham Lincoln Vintage book - Description: Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, 1939. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Later printing. Lithographed on stone in five colors by the authors and lithographed by offset lithography by the Duenewald Printing Corporation. Green hardcover with a young Lincoln splitting a log on the cover. Lincoln and text on the cover are in orange and black. Book has a black spine. Illustrations are vibrant. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Pages are show ware and was once a libarbry book.Quantity Available: 1. $20.00

Vintage Walt Disney Envelope 
Walt Disney Showman of the Year Sept 11, 1968
Walt Disney Showman of the Year envelope.
Excellent condition & First Day Issue - Sept 11. 1968.
Walt Disney as an animator and entrepreneur, Disney was particularly noted as a filmmaker and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created numerous famous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Disney himself was the original voice for Mickey

The definition of SteamPunk

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk may, therefore, be described as neo-Victorian. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic 

technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analogue computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.

Steampunk may also incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction, making it often a hybrid genre. The term steampunk's first known appearance was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created even as far back as the 1950s or 1960s.

Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures, that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century. Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.

Walt Disney

This article is about Walt Disney, the person. For the company he founded, see The Walt Disney Company. For other uses, see Walt Disney (disambiguation). Walt Disney was born in 1946, December 5, 1901Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Born Walter Elias Disney - Died December 15, 1966 (aged 65)
Burbank, California, U.S.

Cause of death: Lung cancer

Resting place: Glendale, California, U.S.

Residence Burbank, California, U.S.

Nationality American

Education McKinley High School, Chicago Academy of Fine Arts

Occupation : Co-founder of The Walt Disney Company

Years active1920–1966

Political party: Republican

Board member of The Walt Disney Company

Religion Congregationalist

Spouse(s) Lillian Bounds - From Idaho
(m. 1925–1966; his death)

Children - Diane Marie Disney - Sharon Mae Disney


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

(December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) Walt Disney was an American Entrepreneur, cartoonist, 

animator, voice actor, and film producer.

Walt Disney was a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, and is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainmentduring the 20th century.

As a Hollywood business mogul, Walt Disney and his brother Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company.

As an animator and entrepreneur, Walt Disney was particularly noted as a filmmaker and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. Walt Disney and his staff created numerous famous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Disney himself was the original voice for Mickey. During his lifetime, he won 22 Academy Awards and received four honorary Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record of four in one year, giving him more Oscar awards and nominations than any other individual in history. Disney also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the U.S., as well as the international resorts Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disney Resort.

Walt Disney died from lung cancer on December 15, 1966 in Burbank, California. He left behind a vast legacy, including numerous animated shorts and feature films produced during his lifetime; the company, parks, and animation studio that bear his name; and the California Institute of the Arts(CalArts).


Walt Disney's Early life: 1901–1966


Walt's parents, Elias and Flora (Call) Disney

Disney was born on December 5, 1901 at 2156 North Tripp Avenue in Chicago's Hermosa community area to Elias Charles Disney, who was Irish-Canadian, and Flora Call Disney, who was of German and English descent. His great-grandfather Arundel Elias Disney had emigrated from Gowran, County Kilkenny, Ireland where he was born in 1801. Arundel Disney was a descendant of Robert d'Isigny, a Frenchman who had travelled to England with William the Conqueror in 1066. The family anglicized the d'Isigny name to "Disney" and settled in the English village now known as Norton Disney, south of the city of Lincoln, in the county of Lincolnshire.

In 1878, Disney's father Elias Charles Disney had moved from Huron County, Ontario, Canada to the United States, at first seeking gold in California before finally settling down to farm with his parents near Ellis, Kansas until 1884. Elias married Flora Call on January 1, 1888 in Acron, Florida, just 40 miles north of where Walt Disney World was later developed. The family moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1890, hometown of Elias' brother Robert, who helped Elias financially for most of Walt's early life. In 1906, when Walt was four, Elias and his family moved to a farm in Marceline, Missouri where his elder brother Roy had recently purchased farmland.

 In Marceline, Walt Disney developed his love for drawing with one of the family's neighbors, a retired doctor named "Doc" Sherwood, who paid him to draw pictures of Sherwood's horse Rupert. Elias was a subscriber to the Appeal to Reason newspaper and Walt copied the front-page cartoons of Ryan Walker. His interest in trains originated in Marceline, as well. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway passed near the neighbourhood, and Walt and Roy would run to a clearing of high ground when they heard the train whistle. If their uncle Mike Martin was the engineer he would wave and produce a long whistle, followed by two short ones. That functioned as a signal to the brothers.

10-year-old Walt Disney (center right) at a gathering of Kansas City newsboys in 1912.

Walt attended the new Park School of Marceline in fall, 1909. He and his younger sister Ruth started school together. Before that, he had no formal schooling.The Disneys remained in Marceline for four years, until having to sell their farm on November 28, 1910. At that time, Walt's elder brothers Herbert and Ray had been fed up with the constant work and little or no spending money, and they ran away in fall 1906. Afterwards, the family moved to Kansas City in 1911, where Walt and Ruth attended the Benton Grammar School at 3004 Benton Boulevard, close to his new home. Disney had completed the second grade at Marceline but had to repeat the grade at Kansas City.At school, he met Walter Pfeiffer, who came from a family of theatre aficionados and introduced Walt to the world of vaudeville and motion pictures. Before long, Walt was spending more time at the Pfeiffers' than at home, as well as attending Saturday courses at the Kansas City Art Institute,

On July 1, 1911, Elias purchased a newspaper delivery route for The Kansas City Star. It extended from Twenty-seventh Street to Thirty-first Street, and from Prospect Avenue to Indiana Avenue. Roy and Walt were put to work delivering the newspapers. The Disneys delivered the morning newspaper Kansas City Times to about 700 customers and the evening and Sunday Star to more than 600, and the number of customers increased with time. Walt woke up at 4:30 AM and worked delivering newspapers until the school bell rang. He resumed working the paper trail at 4PM and continued to supper time. He found the work exhausting and often received poor grades from dozing off in class. He continued his paper routine for more than six years.

Teenage years

In 1917, Elias acquired shares in the O-Zell jelly factory in Chicago and moved his family back to the city.In the fall, Disney began his freshman year at McKinley High School and took night courses at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts under the tutelage of artist and educator Louis Grell (1887–1960). He became the cartoonist for the school newspaper, drawing patriotic topics on World War I. Disney dropped out of high school at the age of sixteen with a hope to join the army, but he was rejected for being under-age.Afterwards, Disney and a friend joined the Red Cross. He was soon sent to France for a year where he drove an ambulance, but only after the armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.

Disney as an ambulance driverimmediately after World War I

Hoping to find work outside the Chicago O-Zell factory, Walt moved back to Kansas City in 1919 to begin his artistic career.He considered becoming an actor, then decided to draw political caricatures or comic strips for a newspaper—but nobody wanted to hire him as either an artist or as an ambulance driver. His brother Roy was working in a local bank, and he got Walt a temporary job through a bank colleague at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio,where he created advertisements for newspapers, magazines, and movie theaters.At Pesmen-Rubin, he met cartoonist Ub Iwerks and, when their time at the studio expired, they decided to start their own commercial company together.

Start of animation career: 1920–37

Walt Disney's business envelope featured a self-portrait around 1921

In January 1920, Disney and Iwerks formed a short-lived company called "Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists". However, following a rough start, Disney left temporarily to earn money at the Kansas City Film Ad Company. He was soon joined by Ub Iwerks, who was not able to run their business alone. Disney made commercials based on cutout animation at the Film Ad company; he became interested in animation and decided to become an animator. The company's owner A.V. Cauger allowed him to borrow a camera from work to experiment with at home. Disney read the Edwin G. Lutz book Animated Cartoons: How They Are Made, Their Origin and Development, then considered cel animation to be much more promising than the cutout animation that he was doing for Cauger. He eventually decided to open his own animation business and recruited Ad Company co-worker Fred Harman as his first employee. Disney and Harman then started creating cartoons called Laugh-O-Grams. Disney studied Aesop's Fables as a model. The first six of the new Laugh-O-Grams were modernized fairy tales. They screened their cartoons at a local theater owned by Frank Newman, who was one of the most popular "showmen" in Kansas City.

Laugh-O-Gram Studio

Main article: Laugh-O-Gram Studio

Newman Laugh-O-Gram (1921)

Disney's cartoons became widely popular in the Kansas City area, presented as "Newman Laugh-O-Grams". Through their success, he was able to acquire his own studio, also called Laugh-O-Gram, for which he hired a number of additional animators, including Fred Harman's brother Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, and his close friend Ubbe Iwerks. It was opened on May 18, 1922. However, studio profits were insufficient to cover the high salaries paid to employees. Disney's studio was unable to successfully manage money, became loaded with debt, and wound up bankrupt. At that point, Disney decided to set up a studio in the movie industry's capital city of Hollywood, California.

Career in Hollywood and marriage

Disney and his brother Roy pooled their money two months after their arrival in Hollywood in October 1923 and set up a cartoon studio. Virginia Davis, the live-action star of Alice's Wonderland, relocated with her family from Kansas City to Hollywood at Disney's request, as did Iwerks and his family. This was the beginning of the Disney Brothers' Studio located on Hyperion Avenue in the Silver Lake district, where it remained until 1939. In 1925, Disney hired a young woman named Lillian Bounds to ink and paint celluloid. After a brief courtship, the pair married that same year on July 25, 1925.