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#1 29yrswithaGApass

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:04 AM


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:13 AM

Just a note... the postcards in this Spotlight have been scanned at a high resolution so that all the details in the postcards can be reviewed. If you click on a thumbnail, please wait a couple of seconds for the larger format photo to display.

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#3 Daved Thomson

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:41 AM

Just wanted to check with you, are you sure of some of the publication dates on the postcard sets. I noticed that the 1976 set has the Six Flags Great Adventure rainbow on it and Six Flags didn't purchase the park until 1977. I believe these dates are simply the copyright dates (or date that the photo was originally taken) rather than the date that the postcard set was sold in the park, especially since many of the same photos appeared during multiple seasons.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:21 AM

The updated file wasn't uploaded. It is fixed now!

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:15 PM

Love it! Seriously, what memories.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:47 PM

I often wonder what was featured on the two missing cards (GA-5 and GA-8) from the original 1974 card set.

I think it is safe to assume that GA-5 is an artist's rendering, possibly something planned but never built like a restaurant. I would like to think that GA-8 is a card of the entrance gates to the Enchanted Forest theme park.

Anyone care to speculate?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:05 PM

Does anyone else find it strange that the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka, was never featured on a postcard?



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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:44 PM

I often wonder what was featured on the two missing cards (GA-5 and GA-8) from the original 1974 card set.

I think it is safe to assume that GA-5 is an artist's rendering, possibly something planned but never built like a restaurant. I would like to think that GA-8 is a card of the entrance gates to the Enchanted Forest theme park.

Anyone care to speculate?


I am purely speculating but I think cards GA-5 and GA-8 would like something like this:

GA-5 International Gourmet Food Fair
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GA-8 Enchanted Forest Entrance
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:43 PM

its intresting to see how many dolphins the park had at one time.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:12 PM

After almost a five year drought, I finally ran across a "new" vintage Great Adventure postcard! Here is my latest addition:

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:33 PM

Wow, that's a really good one too!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

gotta love ebay!
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:07 PM

They are few and far between but I discovered another "new" postcard!  This time it is SED-207 and features a brown bear on a rock.  It is very similar to SED-208 at the bottom of this post.

 

SED-207:

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Very similar to this card:

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:40 PM

The Great Adventure postcards are interesting but even more so when they are "used".  Here's one that was sent in 1975:

 

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:53 PM

I discovered there was a postcard issued in 1980 during Oktoberfest! 

 

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 05:36 AM

Dave that's an easy anwser. The park was in transiton that year.  Six Flag did not take over the park until 1977 but they were the managment company that was brought in to run the operations and development im 1976. If you look closely at the event sign outside the main gate youll see the orginal park logo and the under it a very simple script  presented by Six Flags.



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 01:19 PM

Just added to our Great Adventure Postcard Collection is a perforated folder dating back to 1991.  Click the image below to see all the details of this unique item.

 

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 01:27 PM

RT looks so fresh and nice in those photos.

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:22 PM

I did a double take at the postcard below.  It sort of looks like this was a four car train but it was just the second car hidden behind the first.

 

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 12:13 AM

Although these aren't 100% Great Adventure, I added a page for postcards of Jackson NJ to our collection because many of the nature scenes reminded me of Switlik Lake.  You can check them out HERE.

 

Some samples are below:

 

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