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Catalogue of amusement park postcards currently available from Joyland Books. This list is regularly updated, so we therefore recommend that you check back soon. Scroll down to view our full list.
 
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Aberdeen Beach Amusement Park. Extremely rare and very clear view of the Scenic Railway roller coaster and other rides at the Pleasure Park, Aberdeen. [PC015] Some foxing to top right.

(Postally unused)

19.50 SOLD
Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Noah's Ark and Rainbow Wheel. General view of the park showing the Noah's Ark, Flying Machine, Scenic Railway station and Rainbow Wheel. Big Dipper in background. [PC039] Mint

(Postally unused.)

9.00 Buy Now
Blackpool Pleasure Beach. General view of the park in the late 1930s, showing the Noah's Ark, Grand National station and the twin Eli Bridge Big Wheels. The influence of architect Joseph Emberton can clearly be seen. [PC001] Mint

(Postally unused.)

9.00 SOLD
Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Big Dipper. In 1936, Pleasure Beach architect Joseph Emberton redesigned the Big Dipper station. This stunning postcard shows the ride and Boating Lake in the late 1930s. [PC002] Mint

(Postally unused.)

11.00 SOLD
Blackpool Pleasure Beach: The Revolution. The UK's first looping roller coaster, pictured in an early 1980s postcard. Behind can clearly be seen the Tidal Wave ride, installed in 1980. Passengers on the Cableway ride look on. [PC003] Mint

(Postally unused.)

 
7.50 SOLD
Blackpool Pleasure Beach: General View. Colourful early 1980s postcard of the Pleasure Beach north park, dominated by Maxim's Flying Machines. Other rides shown are Alice's Wonderland and the Derby Racer building. [PC004] Mint

(Postally unused.)

 
7.50 SOLD
Blackpool Pleasure Beach: General View. Posted in 1965, this postcard shows the Fun House, Tumble Bugs and Virginia Reel. These three rides have now been replaced by Valhalla, Ice Blast and the Globe Theatre. [PC035] Mint

(Postally used.)

 
8.50 SOLD
Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Beer Mat Postcard. Very scarce beer mat postcard for Thwaite's, showing the Pleasure Beach past and present. [PC034] Mint

(Postally unused.)

9.50 Buy Now
British Empire Exhibition 1924, Wembley. Photograph of the Amusement Park at the Wembley Exhibition, showing Gallopers, Jack & Jill and the Scenic Railway. [PC020] Mint

(Postally unused.)

 

8.00 SOLD
Butlin's Bognor Regis. Colour postcard showing Bognor's Fun Fair. In the foreground is the Twist, with the Big Wheel in the background. [PC014] Mint

(Postally unused.)

7.00 SOLD
Butlin's Clacton: Colour aerial shot of the amusement park and sea front, showing the Peter Pan Railway clearly. [PC038] Mint.

(Postally unused)

8.50 SOLD
Butlin's Clacton: Colour postcard showing the amusement park. In the background can be seen the Gallopers and Chairoplanes. [PC012] Some minor corner wear.

(Postally used)

8.00 Buy Now
Butlin's Skegness: Colour postcard showing the amusement park, with the twin big wheels and paratrooper clearly in view: "All Rides Free" [PC016] Mint.

(Postally unused)

9.00 Buy Now
Butlin's Starcoast World. Showing the Boomerang roller coaster. [PC032] Mint

(Postally used.)

 

7.00 Buy Now
Butlin's Starcoast World. Another view of the Boomerang roller coaster. [PC033] Mint

(Postally used.)

 

7.00 Buy Now
Chairoplanes. Colourful postcard showing chairoplanes in a travelling fair. From 1997. [PC018] Mint

(Postally used.)

 

2.50 Buy Now
Conneaut Lake Park. The famous Blue Streak Coaster. This classic woodie, designed by Ed Vettel in 1937 draws coaster fans from far and wide. It is just one of more than 40 adult and kiddie rides and slides at Conneaut Lake Park. [PC029] Mint.

(Postally unused.)

 
5.50 SOLD
Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth: The Paratower. The Paratower ride, now removed from the park, pictured in the early 1990s. [PC006] Some very minor corner wear.

(Postally unused.)

 
4.00 SOLD
Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth: The Octopus. The Octopus ride, now removed from the park, pictured in the early 1990s. The Python roller coaster can also be clearly seen behind. [PC007] Very good

(Postally unused.)

4.00 SOLD
Dreamland, Margate. Postcard of the park in the 1980s when it was called Bembom Brothers Theme Park. The postcard shows the Scenic Railway, Mary Rose and the Looping Star. [PC030] Mint.

(Postally unused)

16.00 SOLD
Dreamland, Margate. Postcard of the park in the 1980s when it was called Bembom Brothers Theme Park. Various views from the Big Wheel showing the Scenic Railway, Looping Star, Heatwave and general view. [PC031] Mint.

(Postally unused)

16.00 SOLD
Flamingo Land, Malton: The Corkscrew. Identical to the Corkscrew at Alton Towers, this ride was moved to Flamingo Land from Spanish City Amusement Park in Whitley Bay. The ride still operates at the park. [PC036] Mint.

(Postally unused)

4.00 Buy Now
The Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908: The Scenic Railway. Exceptionally crisp photograph of the Scenic Railway roller coaster at the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition at Shepherd's Bush, London. [PC009] Used condition.

(Postally used, with message on rear.)

9.00 Buy Now
Frontierland Western Theme Park, Morecambe. Postcard showing the entrance, Crazy Horse Saloon, Western Train and general view of the park (including Haunted Silver Mine and Noah's Ark). [PC021] Mint.

(Postally unused.)

12.00 SOLD
Ghost Town in the Sky, North Carolina. Set in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, this amusement park lets you step back into the days of the Olde West. Walk side by side with gunfighters and marshals. Thrill at wild rides in the amusement area. [PC027] Mint.

(Postally unused.)

5.50 Buy Now
Idlewild Park, Ligonier. The mouse that roared. Idlewild's first new roller coaster in over 50 years, the Wild Mouse adds instant excitement. It's the biggest 'mouse' ever built. [PC026] Mint.

(Postally unused.)

5.50 Buy Now
The Italian Exhibition, Earl's Court, London, 1904: The Great Water Chute. Real picture of the classic Canadian Water Chute ride at the 1904 Italian Exhibition, London. Water chutes were immensley popular rides in the early part of the Twentieth Century. This card is over 110 years old. [PC008] Minor wear on the edge.

(Postally unused.)

13.00 Buy Now
Marine Lake, Rhyl: Figure Eight Coaster. An early photograph of the wooden roller coaster at Rhyl's Marine Lake pleasure park. The lake remains, but the rides have long since disappeared. [PC037] Mint

(Postally unused.)

13.00 Buy Now
Marine Land, Niagara Falls. Dragon Mountain, billed as the world's largest steel roller coaster. [PC022] Mint

(Postally unused.)

 

5.50 Buy Now
Morey's Pier, Wildwood. Ride the storm! The coaster towers nearly 115 feet high and reached close to 60 mph. Sit suspended through loops, corkscrews and critical drops. Feel the power of the Great Nor Easter! [PC025] Mint

(Postally unused.)

 

5.50 Buy Now
Ocean Beach Fun Fair, Rhyl: Fun Fair by Night. The lights and atmosphere of the massive Ocean Beach Fun Fair at Rhyl. The postcard shows the park entrance, with the Big Wheel behind. [PC010] Mint

(Postally unused.)

 

4.50 SOLD
Ocean City, New Jersey. Whether it's sunbathing, going on the rides, or playing on the water slides, there's always something fub to do at America's greatest family resort. Postcard shows waterslide at Gillian's Island; 9th Street Beach; Wonderland Pier. [PC028] Mint

(Postally unused)

5.50 Buy Now
Paramount Kings Island. The midwest's largest theme park featuring over 100 rides and attractions. Special 25th anniversary card from 1997. [PC024] Mint

(Postally unused)

4.50 Buy Now
Pleasure Beach, Skegness. This Skegness amusement park started as a small fairground on the sand dunes. This delightful postcard from 1909 shows the early collection of rides, which included helter skelter and big wheel. [PC005] Some very minor corner wear.

(Postally used, with message on rear.)

12.50 Buy Now
Pleasureland, Southport: The Cyclone. The Cyclone roller coaster was built in 1937 by Charles Paige, and is still going strong to this day. This sepia postcard shows a packed train of riders "having a good time". The detail of the vintage coaster train can clearly be seen, and no lap bars! [PC011] Mint

(Postally unused.)

 

8.00 SOLD
Pleasureland, Southport: The Flying Machine. Early view of Pleasureland in 1913, one year after opening. The view shows the Flying Machine and miniature railway. In 1924, the park moved to a new location. [PC013] Mint

(Postally unused.)

 

9.00 SOLD
Silver Dollar City, MO. Thunderation Roller Coaster. This smooth-riding roller coaster dashes down a mountain, zips through trees, then plunges into an abandoned mine. [PC023] Mint

(Postally used.)

 

5.50 Buy Now
Vienna, Big Wheel. Vintage colour postcard of the famous Vienna Prater Big Wheel. [PC019] Fair/Poor

(Postally used.)

 

4.00 Buy Now
Wannack Gardens, Polegate: Fred Slaymaker's Wonder Village. Fantastic postcard showing the model fairground within the model village: Helter Skelter, Gallopers, Swings and Chairoplanes. [PC017] Mint

(Postally unused.)

 

5.00 Buy Now
 

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