SJ Auctioneers online-only Winter Watch for Wanted Collectibles auction will be held Sunday, Jan. 29

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A 1930 Popeye the Pilot tin wind-up toy plane and a 1934 Popeye pocket watch in excellent working condition, both exceedingly rare and highly collectible, are just two of the 244 lots. Online bidding is via and

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - eTradeWire -- SJ Auctioneers' first major event of 2023 will be an online-only Winter Watch for Wanted Collectibles auction, slated for Sunday, January 29th, beginning at 4 pm Eastern time. Of the 244 lots, two stand out as rare and highly collectible: a 1930 Popeye the Pilot tin wind-up toy plane and a 1934 Popeye pocket watch in excellent working condition.

Popeye items are highly desired by collectors. The fictional cartoon character, created by Elzie Crisler Segar, first appeared in a King Features comic strip in 1929 and has been beloved by millions ever since. Collectibles relating to Popeye are a multi-million-dollar industry. The Popeye the Pilot tin wind-up toy plane was made by Marx and has an estimate of $1,000-$1,500.

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The Popeye pocket watch was made only one year (1934) by New Haven Watch Co. (Conn.). It has a nickel finish and a colorful and detailed dial, picturing many characters from the strip and Thimble Theatre Players (where Popeye originated). Popeye's die-cut arms tell the time, while a second wheel shows Wimpy chasing a hamburger. The watch should hammer for $1,000-$5,000.

Collectors of Disney items will be attracted to the Mickey and Minnie Mouse puppets in the original boxes, made by Pelham Puppets (est. $250-$500). Each puppet stands 11 inches tall. The rest of the auction features lots of hard-to-find racers, toy trains and tin friction toys, sterling collectibles, glass arts paperweights, rare jewelry and décor – something for nearly everybody.

The artists, designers and silversmiths include Cartier, Tiffany, Dominick & Haff, Jose Hess, Emile Delaire, Gorham, Movito, Reed & Barton, Watson, Wallace, Wm. B Kerr, Sackermann Hessenberg & Co., Italian Vetreria, Murano, Arte, American Flyer, Lionel, Nintendo, Tootsie Toy, Buddy 'L', Matchbox, Lesney, Steuben, Disney and Baccarat.

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Tin friction toys will feature a Japanese Ichiko Mercedes-Benz 330 extra-long tin friction vehicle with box, about two feet long (est. $1,000-$2,500); a very rare Japanese 1950s Marusan tin friction jet car with working mechanism (est. $500-$1,000); and a Japanese SAN Marusan "Champion 2-J" battery-operated tin toy speed boat with driver in the original box, in good working condition, model 3811, 10 ½ inches long (est. $250-$500).

Online bidding is via and No phone bids will be taken, but absentee bidding is available now online. Pre-bidding is also available.

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Shaindy Jacob

Source: SJ Auctioneers
Filed Under: Hobbies, Auction

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