September 27, 2005 – Sotheby’s Holds Auction of 75 Mickey Mouse Statues
“Sotheby’s and Disney have a long-standing relationship, and we are thrilled to have been selected to conduct this special auction of 75 inspired visions of Mickey Mouse in a sale that will benefit a host of worthy charitable organizations.”
On September 27, 2005, Sotheby’s Auction House held a special auction of 75 uniquely designed statues of Mickey Mouse that were created and toured around the country to celebrate 75 years of Mickey Mouse. The statues were designed by a host of celebrities, ranging from Elton John to Nine Old Men animator Ollie Johnston. About $614,500 was raised from the auction; the money went to about 50 separate organizations, from Make-A-Wish Foundation to the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation.