Mickey Mouse 75th Birthday Statues Bring $614,500 for Noble Causes
by Dorothy S. Gelatt
What a haul! What a 75th birthday salute to Disney's revered Mickey Mouse. Long a favorite of antique toy and animation art collectors, Mickey—specially reproduced in 75 massive 700-pound 6'5' 75th birthday statues—is now elevated to new collectible heights.
Born November 18, 1928, Mickey celebrated his 75th birthday starting in 2003 with a two-year United States birthday tour of the 75 statues (plus four extras for good measure!)"