Largest Mickey Mouse collection-world
record set by Janet Esteves
PALM CITY, FL, USA -- Janet Esteves, 53, a retired
teacher has spent more than 30 years collecting 2,760 Mickey
Mouse-related items-which sets the world record for the Largest
Mickey Mouse collection.
Photo: Most of the Mickeys are artfully
arranged inside the couple’s 2,900-square-foot Palm City home.
“I’ve been fascinated by this guy ever since
I could remember,” she said.
The house is equipped with a state-of-the-art
air filtration system, but Esteves still spends hours picking
up each one, dusting them, talking to them and yes, giving
them a quick peck on the nose.
The mouse is everywhere— on shower curtains,
snow globes, bedspreads, music boxes, dishes, instruments,
cookie jars. And that’s not counting the hundreds upon hundreds
of figurines. You could look all day and never find a duplicate.
It all began in 1971, when her mother
brought home a porcelain ornament of Mickey dressed as a clown.
Esteves was drawn to his smile, which radiates his love of
Husband Jose, 57, appreciates the mouse
as well. He’s amassed a collection of his own Mickey figurines
in ‘Star Wars’ mode: Mickey as a rebel fighter, Mickey as
a Jedi knight. His wife doesn’t care for them because Mickey’s
trademark smile is replaced by a fierce scowl.
"It's quite a sickness, really," said daughter
Julie Esteves, wearing a Mickey Mouse jacket. "Yeah, it's
a disease," said her mother, who wore gold earrings in the
familiar three-circle configuration representative of the
rodent. "And it's all because of this obsession I have with
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Sunday, January 11, 2009