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I've have this pin since I was a kid (over 40 years ago), How can I tell if it is worth anything?
re: the Mickey Mouse Club button
This is our FAVORITE Mickey Mouse Club button. Widely produced and distributed during the 1960's, this is the image most closely associated with Walt Disney's classic children's television program, "The Mickey Mouse Club."
The button does not have significant value due to the tremendous numbers of these items that were collected by children and adults alike. It would likely sell on eBay for $5 - $10. Even so, it remains a wonderful reminder of the unforgettable days when Walt Disney was still with us, and the future was bright for Walt Disney Productions.
You will be able to view this item currently selling on eBay, as follows:
The Mickey Mouse Club pinball game is fairly common; as it was widely distributed during the 1960's and 1970's. We've seen them sell on eBay in the $10 - $25 price range on a fairly consistent basis.
Hope that's helpful...
Yes, your "Dispatch from Disney" item is a very scarce item. It's a wonderful reminder of the commitment that Walt Disney and his studio made in supporting both the war effort and their employees who were serving overseas.
We have seen copies of this publication sell for $100 - $500. It usually just depends on the available buyers / bidders at the time of the auction. An eBay auction would likely sell in the $100 - $250 range; while an in-person auction (Disneyana Convention; Sotheby's; Christie's; etc.) could hit $500+.
In our opinion... it's worth holding on to! Pieces like this don't come around every day!