Tag Archives: Popeye

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn Selections from The Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts went on display in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, just five months after his gift to the nation’s library was revealed. The previous Tuesday, October […]

Big Year for Comics, Comic Art Continues

Big Year for Comics, Comic Art Continues

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn It’s been an exciting year for popular culture, and it’s not showing any signs of letting up just yet. Starting with Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ first offerings from the Franco Toscanini Superman collection, virtually all of the comic book and comics-related auction houses have turned up significant collections and […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Koons Popeye sculpture, $28.2 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Koons Popeye sculpture, $28.2 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Koons Popeye sculpture, $28.2 million, Sotheby’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A sculpture of the cartoon character Popeye by the late sculptor Jeff Koons sold for $28.165 million at a Contemporary Art Evening Sale held May 14 by Sotheby’s in New York City. The sculpture, the first of Popeye […]

Ninety Five Years of Olive Oyl

Ninety Five Years of Olive Oyl By Fred M. Grandinetti Olive Oyl, featured in comic strips, animated cartoons and numerous products, has always been an independent woman.  Though she is often thought of being Popeye the Sailor’s girlfriend she is a star in her own right. In fact Olive Oyl survived as a comic strip […]

80 Years of Bluto!

80 Years of Bluto! – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2012 by Fred Grandinetti Who would have thought a character that is fat, covered in facial hair, overbearing, a perennial girl-stealer, rude and money hungry would become an enduring and sought after collectible. Bluto, Popeye’s eternal rival for the affections of Olive Oyl, celebrates his […]