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Mickey Mouse poster fetches fortune at auction

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Nov 30, 2012 | 4:00am EST

The advertisement, believed to be one of the earliest surviving Mickey Mouse posters, was snapped up by an unidentified bidder for $101,575 (£63,480) when it went under the hammer at the Heritage Auctions sale in Dallas, Texas.

The poster, created by Walt Disney, depicts Mickey smiling and waving, while a tagline calls the animated icon "The World's Funniest Cartoon Character".

Grey Smith, director of movie poster auctions at Heritage Auctions, called the item "an important piece of pop culture treasure".

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