Old Merchandise

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  1. BigAl

    BigAl TowersStreet Member

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    Got a piece of Alton's history you want to share? Then why not slap a photo of it on here? :D



    Cybermen39 wanted to share these images with everyone of just a slice of his awesome collection:
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    I have some old pieces that I'll upload photos of soon.

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  2. KingNemesis

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    I don't have much, got a Grand Canyon Rapid Rider pencil sharpener and a Toyland Tours keyring
     
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  3. Energetic_starfish

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    Don't no how rare these would be but i have the very original first Park map :)
     
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  4. BarryZola

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  5. BigAl

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    As promised, I've taken a few images of some of my own old merchandise for you all to see. Once again, I'll pop most of the images into spoiler tags to help with the page loading.

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    1995 Alton Towers map:
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    1996 Alton Towers map:
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    Alton Towers keyring:
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    Alton Towers Nick Outta Control pen, Alton Towers lighter and 2001 Tussauds Annual Pass:
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    Alton Towers Lighter (nobody in my family smokes, it was from Cybermen39 :p ):
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    2001 annual pass:
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    Souvenir drinks beaker:
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    Pin badges:
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    Credit to Cybermen39 for sending me the two maps, keyring, lighter and Fun Club badge. I don't have much old merchandise but my collection is growing! :p There is another annual pass somewhere so I'll upload an image of that if I find it, as well as anything else I find or purchase.

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    Posted 24th Apr 2013
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  6. electricBlll

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    I have managed to keep all my maps since 2003 and got hold of each since 1994 as well. I'm not really interested in merchandise but the maps are just astonishing. You really get to know the park from the past, and see how it has developed from one year to the next. And the colours, style and little gags they hide in the earlier hand-drawn maps are fantastic.

    My favourite style is the 1998 spiral imagery and electric colours that they used until the magic left in 2002. Interestingly they have returned to it for the Smiler's promotional pictures, with the spiral in the sky.
     
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  7. Pricey.

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    Im very very jelous of your alton towers pin badge! :(
     
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  8. Henry

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    I think i have a 1960 guide book (back when the gardens were the only attraction) but I cant take a picture until later.
     
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  9. James

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    Not sure how rare my earliest piece of merchandise is. I've got a 1996 souvenir guide for Peter Rabbit on Ice. It's in mint condition too!
     
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  10. Andrew

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    Well, I did find an original Nemesis cap from 1994 in a Charity shop where I was working last year, but for some stupid reason I didn't take it... ::)

    Oh well, maybe it will pop up somewhere else!
     
  11. Quetzal

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    I own these guide books, the oldest is from 1928

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  12. BigAl

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    Today I won this for 99p:

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    There was also an old Haunted House keyring but I was outbid. :(
     
  13. BarryZola

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  14. BarryZola

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    If anyone's wanting to add to or start a collection of memorabilia there has been quite a bit of stuff put on Ebay tonight :)
     
  15. BigAl

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    Someone's put a Fun Club badge up on ebay.

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    If anyone has ever wanted one, now's your chance! :p
     
  16. Alastair

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    Was just putting a glass in the cupboard and noticed something familiar looking near the back. On closer inspection it was an Alton Towers glass that my mum bought apparently in the early 80s - it still has the old crest rather than the modern logo in it. Very interesting! :)

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  17. KingNemesis

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    Picked this up off eBay.

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  18. cybermen39

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    Hi this is some of my Alton Collection it dates from the 80's but is original pieces of costumes and Art Work from the shows plus loads of lituature Big Thanks to Big Al for posting it on for me
     
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    Its from 1990 when they advertised Alton as Britain's answer to Disney as there were so many characters and the parade and shows and Jazz band along with the rides
     

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