|Title:||Mickey Toy Tea Set|
|Description:||A porcelain set of Mickey:4 tea cups, 4 plates, 4 saucers, creamer, sugar, and tea pot. Made of eggshell porcelain (translucent), shiny yellow with orange trim and it has drawings of the original Mickey. It was my mother's and she said she got it around 1930.|
|Condition:||It is in mint condition. It does not have the original box as it was a toy and it was used.|
|Origin:||It belongs to my mother and she got it as a present from her father.|
|Provenance:||Never been sold and my mother has been the only owner.|
|Appraised By:||RANDY MAY|
|Appraiser Comments:||Hello and thank you for your submission! I can tell at very first glance what this is. This set is indeed very likely from 1930's and is also very much definitely a common unauthorized Mickey Mouse set. Now please do not be concerned about the unauthorized part because it is still quite collectible...unauthorized Mickey Mouse items from before WWII are much more rare than items from after when the Far East manufacturing went Mickey Mouse and Disney crazy. Please also note that there may even be a copyright or trademark insinuating a Disney license on the bottom...this was also common as factories overseas and even a few in the US did indeed attempt to duplicate the marketed items as closely as possible. The most important thing to note about this set is the apparent age and condition...which is very good...remarkable from the time period it came from. Congratulations! Best Regards, Randy|
This online appraisal is an expert's opinion of the item(s) depicted above based solely on images and information supplied by our customer. Additional information, not shown on this certificate, may have been taken into account for this online Appraisal.
Please Note: Our service strives to include the best international authorities in their respective fields. While the appraiser may be an expert in rendering the valuation, please understand that they may not be completely fluent in English.
* Current Fair Market Value is the amount someone might receive when selling their item to a dealer or at auction. It is also the amount most government tax agencies (IRS, Revenue Canada, Inland Revenue, etc.) recognize as the tax deductible amount were the item donated to a charitable organization.
** Replacement Cost is the retail amount one might reasonably pay to purchase the item from a dealer, gallery, store, etc. It is also the amount for which one may want to insure an item.
For currency conversion go to http://www.xe.net/ucc/full.shtml