Q: A few years ago, my grandma gave me an old ashtray. Upon further investigation, though faint, it appeared to show Cinderella’s castle. My grandma told me it was her mother’s from a trip to Disneyland back in the ’60s. The picture appears to be done in gold and silver paint and is of rectangular shape. I guess my question is: What is the exact year or years that Disneyland sold these ash trays?
Chase, Pickering, Ontario
A: In the 1950s, Disneyland sold a porcelain ashtray featuring Sleeping Beauty Castle; in a 1959 Disneyland mail order catalog it is offered for 69 cents. If the ashtray shows Cinderella Castle, it would be from Walt Disney World.