Coca-Cola Salutes Walt Disney World. Walt Disney World of Florida opened its doors in 1971.
To celebrate 15 years of magical entertainment. And as a company promotion.Coca-Cola commissioned VALLEY MOULDING & FRAME to assemble. A very limited number of Framed Pin Sets. These were not available to the general public.
There was a smaller collection. Then there was this Top-of-the-Line Collection. Displaying One (1) Centerpiece Title Plaque. Sixty (60) Disney/Coca-Cola Pins and.Framed Pin Sets were rare to begin with. Over the past 30 years, many (if not most). Have been taken apart to get at the Disney/Coca-Cola Pins.
There are a total of 8 Title Plaques. Each Title Plaque is surrounded by associated Disney/Coca-Cola Pins. One is the Centerpiece Title Plaque.It features Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney World logo. The other 7 Title Plaques are gold in color and MAY be brass... Again, I'm not sure. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". This is one reason many Framed Collections have been taken apart. In the late 1980s, I gifted it to my sister. It was on my nephew's wall when he was a baby for about 4 years. Other than that, it spent 28 years in storage. My sister requested I sell it. There is zero fading of pitch-black velour backing on which Pins are mounted. Wood Frame is in Excellent Condition. I took numerous photos to show its Impeccable Condition. There is a small gap of approximately 1/16 inch or less in the upper right corner by Peter Pan (please see photos). Wood frame surrounds a gold-colored plastic frame of 3/8 inch depth. This plastic frame is in Impeccable Condition too. Pins are protected by Plexiglas panel.
Thick black cardboard is stapled to back of frame. You can see this drilled hole in photo. Anufacturer subsequently drilled another hole in correct place. Black cardboard has faded as one would expect of a paper product (please see photos).Cardboard has never been removed. Unlike many other Framed Collections, THIS Framed Collection has NEVER been opened and retains its original factory staples.
Beware of Framed Collections which claim to be NIB (New in Box), yet have had black cardboard backing removed. That is a sign that someone opened Framed Collection, probably removed at least some Pins, and ultimately replaced them (either with original Pins or substitutions). You should also beware of Collections which do not include a photo of back -- there is usually a reason for that. You have noticed that I don't have that original white box with Mickey Mouse's image. While owning the box is cute, TRUE VALUE of this item is in the Framed Collection -- NOT in several cents worth of a cardboard box.
On back is original wire hanger and original manufacturing sticker from VALLEY MOULDING & FRAME with Coke logo (please see photos). VERY FEW of these Collections retain their original hardware and manufacturing sticker.
Pitch-black velour backing, Title Plaques and 60 Disney/Coca-Cola Pins are in Like-New Condition. They have been protected by Plexiglas and cardboard for 32 years. Approximate Dimensions: 25.5" Length x 23" Height x 1 Width x 7 lb 2 oz. This Framed Pin Set is a TRUE Collector's Item. There are probably only a few in existence which are this complete -.From front to back, and in such Excellent Condition. The item is exactly as I have described.
If you have any questions, please ask. The item "Coca-Cola Salutes Walt Disney World Happy 15th Birthday 60-Pin Framed Set 1986" is in sale since Monday, July 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Disneyana\Contemporary (1968-Now)\Pins, Patches & Buttons\Theme Parks\Walt Disney World". The seller is "kenzenartist" and is located in Troy, Michigan.This item can be shipped to United States.