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"This Mickey Mouse toy belonged to my grandfather. Is it considered collectible?" -P.Y., Ovid, Michigan
1950s Mickey Mouse Toy
Professional appraiser Helaine Fendelman identifies and evaluates your collectibles and antiques.
WHAT IS IT?
Perhaps best known for its mid-’50s Gerber baby dolls, the Sun Rubber Company of Barberton developed a Mickey Mouse gas mask meant for American children to don in the event of a chemical attack during World War II. The collaboration sparked a postwar agreement granting Sun Rubber license to produce molded rubber figurines of Disney characters. These playthings tended to be well-loved (and well-used), and most did not hold up over time. The material cracks easily, as seen on this Mickey, especially around his famous ears. In better shape, this tractor might fetch $100. Nevertheless, this cheerful item holds nostalgic charm for Disney fans.
What's It Worth: $75
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