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I have what i think is a early wire and felt Mickey mouse

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Hi , i have what i think is a early wire and felt Mickey mouse and am wondering if there is any value in it, regards ***** *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It stands about ten inches high, has button eyes and is in i think very good condition
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.
Hi Chris,My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.Please upload clear picture of this figure, including clear close ups of any trademarks, labels or writing.Please see our help page for help uploading images.http://ww2.justanswer.com/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expertOr:Go to http://www.imgur.com1. Click "Computer".2. Double click the image you want to upload.3. Click "Start Upload".4. When the image appears on your screen, just copy the link from that page and paste it on this page.If that doesn't work for you:You can email the pictures to***@******.***, and ask them to forward the pictures to me. You must tell them the pictures are for the Antiques category, and give them your user name and mine, which is Judith-on-Antiques. It is important for you to send the email from the address with which you registered at Just Answer. If you are sending them from a phone, you must put the original email address in the text.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have sent pictures to Judith on antiques,i have yet to have any response, I have paid £28 , could you let me no if you have received the pictures or not please, chris
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.
Hi Chris,I haven't received any pictures. How did you send them?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi Judith,i sent them by mail and got a response to say that you had received them
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.
Chris,
You likely got an autoresponse telling you that the pictures would be forwarded to me. That could take up to 24 hours to happen. I'll get back to you the moment I see your pictures.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any sign of these pictures judith
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.
None whatsoever!
Please contact***@******.*** and someone will help you. So sorry for the delay!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your patience, Chris!
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.
Hi Chris,
I got your pictures - thanks!
From what I can see this is an early (circa 1930)knock-off, and appears to be hand made. It's an unauthorized Mickey Mouse. Disney was always very protective of its merchandising efforts and sued many companies for making unlicensed toys.
Today, these unlicensed items command high prices on the collecting market.
If your doll is in very good condition, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately GBP 600. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount, or GBP 240, depending on location and actual condition.
I hope this answer has been helpful to you, Chris. If you have any further questions or problems concerning your answer, please reply to me before deciding to leave a negative rating, which does affect my job.
If you would like to work with me on further questions you might have, it would be a pleasure to work with you again. All you have to do is put my name (Judith) at the beginning of your question.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi Judith, thank you for getting back to me, one last question, if I wanted to sell this item where would you suggest and what starting price would you recommend, kind regards chris
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.
Hi again, Chris,
For an item like this, Ebay is a good choice with a starting bid of GBP 240.
You could also try Hake's Americana. They do very well with pop culture items.
You can find them at www.hakes.com
Good luck!

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