Collector's Call Web Extras: The largest Mickey Mouse collection in the world!
This Guinness World Record holder owns more than 14,000 pieces of Mickey merch!
As the Guinness World Record holder for the most Mickey Mouse memorabilia, you might say Janet Esteves is mad about Mickey! Her collection, with more than 14,000 items includes 130-plus watches, a Swarovski crystal Mickey Mouse handbag, a Mickey Mouse record player, and a 7-foot Mickey Mouse statue.
Joining Janet is her husband Jose, who plays a huge role in her collecting — beginning with their honeymoon to Disneyworld in 1974.
Kate Martin, a certified appraiser and Mickey fan herself, appraised the collection for us — and procured a special new piece just for Janet.
1. Image gallery: Inside the collection
Check out rare items that range from MLB All-Star Game statues to handbags made by a M*A*S*H actress.
2. Bonus video: Porcelain Mickey Mouse Ornament
The first Mickey piece in Janet's collection, she received this from her mother at the age of 16. It was part of a larger collection of porcelain clowns. Popular in the late '50s and early '60s, this ornament was made in Japan.
3. Bonus video: 'Mickey Through the Years' Animation Cel
This piece of animation artwork was signed by Ward Kimball, one of Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men," the creative team that built the Disney brand and legacy. This is one of 500 in existence.