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Brown Paper Package Tied Up With String | by Peter E. Lee
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Brown Paper Package Tied Up With String

A tantalizing package from Mickey Mouse to the mysterious "Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ellis" who live above Aunt Peg's Village Store in the Cape Code Village section of Tokyo DisneySea.

 

The vintage-looking mail holder (labelled "Postal Service") is just a decoration on a side wall of this gift shop at TDS. The shop has an old-time Cape Cod look and specializes in selling Duffy and Shellie Mae dolls and accessories.

 

Does anyone know who "Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ellis" might be? I assume it's some sort of typical Disney in-joke or tribute. At first I thought it read "J. Wellis," but Linsday Cave found a building on the American Waterfront section of the park labeled "J. W. Ellis and Sons Lobster Fishing," so I'm sure this ties in with that. Still no idea if there's a real-world J. W. Ellis with a Disney connection, though.

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Taken on June 24, 2010