1 Dec 2012

1928 Mickey Mouse poster sold

1:40 pm on 1 December 2012

A 1928 film poster of Mickey Mouse has been sold to a mystery buyer for $101,575 at an auction in Dallas, Texas.

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

Mickey was created by Disney for Universal Studios and first appeared in Steamboat Willie.

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

Auction house director Grey Smith called the poster "an important piece of pop culture treasure".