Janet Esteves – The World’s Biggest Mickey Mouse Fan

Janet Esteves has proved to the whole world that she is the biggest Mickey Mouse fan, by putting together the world’s largest collection of Mickey Mouse memorabilia.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, Janet has turned her home into a virtual museum dedicated to Disney’s adorable character, featuring well over 2,500 items. She has everything from Mickey Mouse plush toys, snow globes, keychains and , all carefully organized and put on display around the house.

Janet Esteves first started collecting Mickey Mouse stuff in the early ’70s, when she and her husband visited Disneyland, on their honeymoon. She bought her first Mickey Mouse toys that time, but the collection really blossomed when her daughter was born, in 1978. She kept buying new Mickey stuff for her, until she realized she had made a goal of collecting memorabilia. Now, Janet has grandchildren, and they love Mickey Mouse too, so the collection keeps growing with each passing day.

As of December 2008, Janet Esteves’ impressive collection featured 2,760 different Mickey Mouse items, and it’s just going to get bigger.

Photo by Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records

 

 

 

 

 

 


   

Feedback (6 Comments)

  • brian baird Posted on March 9, 2011

    Great Mickey collection!!
    I have a super rare mickey mouse that I thought you’d be interested in.
    I can’t tell when it was made, but it’s an old-fashioned style Mickey.
    If you’re interested, email me and I’ll send a photo for you.
    We have an Ebay account, so we can sell it to you there if you’d like.

    Thanks,
    brian =)

  • Kim Posted on December 14, 2011

    I have a hand carved Mickey mouse that I was told came
    from a pow camp during ww2. I was told it was
    traded to my grandfather for cigarettes. I cannot find
    one like it. And I can’t find anyone who has ever seen one.
    Just thought maybe you might know something. If
    Interested in seeing pics of it please email me.

    Thank you

  • Jason Posted on December 22, 2011

    I have a 60″ plush mickey mouse that’s in mint condition if you’re interested in adding it to your collection. I have an ebay account so I can sell it to you through there. E-mail me for pictures and more information.

  • Jim D Posted on January 23, 2012

    Barbara Unger Naness has Janet Esteves beat! They retired and moved to Orlando. They are at Disneyworld almost every week!

  • OUIE Posted on March 7, 2012

    HELLO JANET,
    I HAVE AN OLD MICKY MOUSE CLUB BUTTON PIN. IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST, PLEASE EMAIL ME. I CAN SEND PICTURES

    THANK YOU,
    OUIE

  • Nancy Hale Posted on March 17, 2012

    Hi Janet…We have an extensive MM (many unique MM Club) items& Disney collection. If you are interested, please email me & we can talk.

    Thanx…N.