Value of My 1935 Mickey Mouse Figurine

I have a 1935 figurine of Mickey Mouse made by Wade. He is wearing orange shorts (I believe Wade made this model in either blue, green, or orange shorts). My Mickey is in mint condition! He came from my nan's family farmhouse when she was little girl and she then kept him safely boxed away all through her adult life and gave him to me about 10 years ago!
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I would like to sell him, but don't know the best way to go about this to get a proper price? In the Wade catalogue he is valued at between £1500/£2500.
Please can you advise me?

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May 29, 20190 found this helpful

It could be worth a couple hundred or perhaps thousands. I cant find this exact figurine. I would take it to a dealer. You could also send the pictures to The Antiques Roadshow on pbs.org.

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May 30, 20190 found this helpful

Hi there hope you are well! Thank you very much for taking time to answer (I appreciate all of you who have took time out to help!) I'm the same as you ,I've spent hours trying to find the exact replica with orange shorts ,to no avail! I have found 2 of the same Mickey both both of them were in the blue shorts and had a lot of damage!!!

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!y friend as recently sent pics into Dickinson real deal!!!! Tbh id be happy with a few hundred pounds ,as long as he went to good home! As a single mum i would come in handy if I could get decent amount, I'm keep you posted!!! Thanx again!

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May 30, 20190 found this helpful

Cool item!! Neat!!

If you are going to sell it, I suggest finding a good auction house in your town and having them sell it for you. They were made in other colors, though I have only ever seen photos of the orange and the blue. All of the examples I have seen sold are old (before the US market crashed in 2008) so the value may or may not be the same as it was then, which was in the range of $500 US dollars at auction. It appears you are NOT in the US and I apologize, I don't do conversions well off the top of my head.

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You will have to pay a commission for a sale, but it is truly the best and safest way to sell it if it still has a value over a few hundred dollars. If you tried to sell it yourself online as a new seller, you would open yourself up to the new wave of horrible people who try to scam new sellers. I just don't recommend going that way any more.

Post back with an update on what the auction house (or a good antique/vintage store that specializes in high end items) tells you.

I hope the item has appreciated in value!!! Thanks for sharing!

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May 31, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you very much for your advice, I think your right about using a local auction house (I! I'm England) I have sent pics to my nearest today and they contacted me straight out Away and said they would be happy to put i in there next specialist auction and have sold 1 before but it had quite a lot of ware and damage and it was in blue shorts and sold for £580 even with all damage ,it was also about 15 year ago!!

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Do you think that a specialist auction will go worldwide? They said would recommend putting a reserve of £4/500 on it!!! What do you think pl?Anyway I'l keep you posted, thanx again!!!

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May 31, 20190 found this helpful

I am so excited about your news!!! A reserve is a good idea for a special item. It just gives extra price protection in case it is an off day. I hope it goes world wide. Be sure to read and understand their contract so you know exactly what to expect! Ask all of your questions before it is signed. Post back with an update. Fingers crossed for you!!

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May 30, 20190 found this helpful

These items are not as rare as some may think and the orange suit seems to be the most plentiful with the blue and green suit more rare.

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It appears that galleries always seem to keep stating the highest value figure that anything ever sold for so their prices could be from years ago and not a current value. Only the galleries that state date/site of last sale are to be considered maybe current value (as of that date) and only then when condition and place of sale are considered.

I have found several of this item listed over the past few years and not all were sold even at small amounts.
Your figurine seems to be in excellent condition so that is a plus as many do have issues and issues will lower the value.

You can check the following links for items still for sale and others 'maybe' sold but there are several sellers who just dropped the for sale listings.

Current listing: 2019: Blue outfit - place a watch on this item to see if it sells.

www.ebay.co.uk/.../223426064514

This one in orange sold in January 2019 for $416;

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www.ebay.com/.../254090496863?_trksid=p2385738.m4383...

You may wish to ask for a free online appraisal as they may be able to tell you more about value in your country as well as the US.
These are very good appraisers and do not ask for money to give you an answer but be sure to ask for resale value as well as insurance value.
You can also ask about where to sell this type of item.

www.whatsellsbest.com/.../collectibles.html

I believe your item is probably in the $250-$600 value range but it may still take a long time to sell.
eBay is probably the safest site to list on but be sure to check out lots of similar listings before attempting to sell an item like this as there are expert crooks all over the world and they love to find new sellers trying to sell nice items.

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