This 1928 poster Mickey Mouse poster fetched more than
$US100,000 at auction. Photo by Reuters
One of the earliest surviving posters of Mickey Mouse has
sold for more than $US100,000, Heritage Auctions said.
The 1928 movie poster of the iconic cartoon mouse belonged to
the family of a deceased collector in Northern California,
the auction house said.
Mickey Mouse was created in 1928 by Walt Disney, and the
color poster shows a smiling Mickey waving his gloved hand,
advertising the "Mickey Mouse sound cartoon," with a slogan
calling the animated mouse "The World's Funniest Cartoon
The poster was auctioned in Dallas, Texas and sold for
The name of the winning bidder was not disclosed.
Grey Smith, director of movie poster auctions at Heritage
Auctions, in a statement called the poster "an important
piece of pop culture treasure," and said it was likely to be
the only Mickey Mouse poster created until 1930, when
Columbia Pictures started distributing Disney cartoons.
Mickey Mouse has become one of the most recognized animated
characters in popular culture, symbolizing the Walt Disney
Company and spawning a global merchandising franchise.