Mickey Mouse poster from 1928 sells for $101,000 in US

A 1928 film poster of Mickey Mouse The colour poster is one of the earliest surviving images of Mickey Mouse

Related Stories

A 1928 film poster of Mickey Mouse has been sold to a mystery buyer for more than $100,000 (£62,320) at an auction in Texas.

The colour poster is one of the earliest surviving images of the iconic character, created by Walt Disney.

Mickey replaced an earlier character called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit created by Disney for Universal Studios and first appeared in Steamboat Willie.

The poster was sold by the family of a deceased collector in California.

The poster, which shows a smiling Mickey - dubbed 'The World's Funniest Cartoon Character' - waving his gloved hand, fetched $101,575 (£63,291) at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

Auction house director Grey Smith called the poster "an important piece of pop culture treasure", adding that it was likely to be the only Mickey Mouse poster created until 1930, when Columbia Pictures started distributing Disney cartoons.

Last year, a cartoon featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit called Hungry Hobos from 1928 was sold in the US for $25,000 (£16,000).

The 16mm film was found among the Huntley Film Archives in Herefordshire.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Entertainment & Arts stories

RSS

Features

  • An undated file photo posted on 27 August 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, showing IS fighters waving the group's flag from a damaged government fighter jet in Raqqa, Syria.Adapt or die?

    IS militants seem to be changing tactics after air strikes


  • signClean and tidy

    Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest


  • Child eating ice creamTooth top tips

    Experts on ways to encourage children to look after their teeth


  • Almaz cleaning floorAlmaz's prison

    Beaten and raped - the story of an African servant in Saudi Arabia


  • Train drawn by Jonathan Backhouse, 1825Original 'geeks'

    What hobby did this drawing start in 1825?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.