Milestone’s April 9 auction features prized collection of rare Popeye toys

Linemar Japan battery-operated Popeye and Olive Oyl Tank, 11 inches, with extremely rare original box. Very clean and bright, by far the finest example known. Excellent/Near Mint. Estimate $30,000-$40,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – That swaggering, wisecracking cartoon sailor Popeye has been depicted on countless toys and memorabilia since first appearing in the Thimble Theatre comic strip in 1929. With his spinach-powered superhuman strength, he was an immediate hit with readers of all ages, gaining an even higher level of visibility in his own cartoon series that launched in 1933. Ever since his debut, Popeye – with his girlfriend Olive Oyl and their motley crew of sidekicks in tow – has been an entertaining figure in the public’s consciousness, and vintage toys designed with Popeye’s image have only continued to rise in popularity and price.

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Fine jewelry takes center stage at J. Garrett auction, April 2-3

Elizabeth Gage multi-strand necklace of fluorite beads and diamonds in 18K yellow gold, est. $8,000-$18,000
Elizabeth Gage multi-strand necklace of fluorite beads and diamonds in 18K yellow gold, est. $8,000-$18,000
Elizabeth Gage multi-strand necklace of fluorite beads and diamonds in 18K yellow gold, est. $8,000-$18,000

DALLAS – A special collection curated by John Phifer Marrs – the noted Southern interior designer known for the New Southern Style – will be sold in an online-only auction taking place April 2 and 3 at J. Garrett Auctioneers. Bidding starts at 10 am Central time both days, and nearly 700 lots will be offered. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Swann offers important African American art in March 31 sale

Mequitta Ahuja, ‘Bramble,’ est. $30,000-$40,000
Mequitta Ahuja, ‘Bramble,’ est. $30,000-$40,000
Mequitta Ahuja, ‘Bramble,’ est. $30,000-$40,000

NEW YORK — On Thursday, March 31, Swann Galleries will hold its next sale of African American Art. The spring offering will feature many scarce and significant Modern, Post-war and Contemporary artworks, including 28 lots from a distinguished private collection. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Chinese celadon Dragon charger achieves $390K at Doyle

Chinese celadon glazed porcelain Dragon charger with Yongzheng seal mark , $390,600
Chinese celadon glazed porcelain Dragon charger with Yongzheng seal mark , $390,600
Chinese celadon glazed porcelain Dragon charger with Yongzheng seal mark , $390,600

NEW YORK – Doyle held a successful auction of Asian Works of Art on March 21. Scheduled during Asia Week New York 2022, this highly-anticipated sale presented the arts of China, Japan and elsewhere in Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased were porcelains, bronzes, jades, snuff bottles, pottery, scholar’s objects, furniture and paintings from prominent collections and estates. With competitive international bidding, the sale totaled $2,020,508, with 100% sold by value.

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Ukrainian artists stand out in European Fine Arts sale, April 2

Orest Manetsky, ‘Event in a Vacuum,’ est. $3,000-$3,500
Orest Manetsky, ‘Event in a Vacuum,’ est. $3,000-$3,500
Orest Manetsky, ‘Event in a Vacuum,’ est. $3,000-$3,500

NEW YORK – Works by Viktor Makarov, Alexander Kudriavchenko and Orest Manetsky – all artists hailing from Ukraine – will appear in a Jasper52 sale of European Fine Arts scheduled for Saturday, April 2, starting at 7 pm Eastern time. Other artists whose works will be offered in the 64-lot auction of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs include Mikhail Kokin, Elena Pronkina, Mihail Shemyakin, Barbudaz Sh, Natasha Steshenko, Gennady Lesnichiy, Nikolay Chaliy, Vladimir Mukiy, Pavlo Bedzir, Maria Levitska, Andrey Chebotaru, Pavlo Makov, Dmitriy Shevchuk, Igor Taverovsky, Mykola Nechvoglod, Oleg Demko, Mikhail Kublik, Alexander Turanskiy, Andrii Kotliarchuk, Peter Kishenyuk, Pavlo Romanov, Peter Boyko, Tatiana Binovskaya, Oksana Stratiychuk, Irina Kurilko, Anton Basanets, Nikolay Peremyshlev and Igor Kapakaev. Part of the profits from this auction will support humanitarian aid to Ukrainians. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Klosterman magic collection part 2 totals $815K at Potter & Potter

Johann N. Hofzinser’s circa-1860 crystal ball casket, $36,000
Johann N. Hofzinser’s circa-1860 crystal ball casket, $36,000
Johann N. Hofzinser’s circa-1860 crystal ball casket, $36,000

CHICAGO – Salon de Magie: Klosterman Collection Part 2, a sale held at Potter & Potter Auctions on March 26, was thrilling from start to finish, totaling $815,000 and achieving a sell-through rate of nearly 100%.

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