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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Stage-worn Elvis jumpsuit gets top billing at GWS Sept. 4 auction

Elvis Presley stage-worn Eyelet jumpsuit and cape, designed by Bill Belew, est. $1.5 million-$2 million
Elvis Presley stage-worn Eyelet jumpsuit, designed by Bill Belew, est. $1.5 million-$2 million

LOS ANGELES – GWS Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house specializing in entertainment memorabilia, royal artifacts and fine jewelry has announced an unprecedented offering for auction of iconic Elvis Presley memorabilia to be included in the Artifacts of Hollywood and Music auction to take place September 4 beginning at 10 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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AOK May 22 auction features diamonds, estate property from famed DC restaurateur

Pasha de Cartier ladies watch, 35mm, 18K rose gold case, mechanical movement with automatic winding. Comes with original Cartier box and paperwork. Provenance: Estate of Kelli I. Martin. Estimate $18,000-$30,000

DAMASCUS, Va. – If walls could talk, Martin’s Tavern in Washington, DC, would be a never-ending source of tantalizing political back stories that never made it into print. Since 1933, the beloved Georgetown restaurant has been a favorite of presidents, the press corps, sports legends and visiting dignitaries. Under the watchful eye of successive generations of the Martin family, each president from Truman through George W Bush was escorted to their favorite booth or table where, on a number of occasions, history was made. It was at Martin’s Tavern that Congressman John F Kennedy proposed to future first lady Jacqueline Bouvier. LBJ was known to discuss pending legislation there with his closest advisers, and there is evidence to suggest that spies consorted at the establishment in the 1930s and ‘40s.

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