Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Vintage Wonderful World Book Ad

This ad appeared in the back of a Little Golden Book. This particular book has been sitting on the used book sale shelf at my local library since October. It's missing the back cover and several pages inside, but for a dime I figured it was worth salvaging just to scan this ad. However, the title page of the book is among the many pages missing. Therefore, it's hard to date this ad. The latest movie mentioned in the books is Robin Hood which would make this ad mid-70's, however if they are talking about the live-action Robin Hood and not the 1973 animated feature this ad could date back to the early 60's as Sword in the Stone and 101 Dalmatians is mentioned. Either way, it's a neat 4-page ad with some vintage character art work. These books are pretty easy to find at an antique mall or flea market. I've even seen the whole set, with the box, for $20.00.

1 comment:

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

What the preschool teacher and Disney geek in me wouldn't give for this collection! I've been collecting the current Wonderful World of Reading books from Disney, and what Little Golden Books I can find at the local used books stores, but this would be one of the pieces to end all pieces. You're right Ed, it was definitely worth the 10 cents even for just the ads! Thanks for sharing!