"Walking Popeye" & Box, ca. 1935
Emily, you brought a, a cute little toy here today. You want to tell me what, what it's from, where it's from, where you got it?
Well, my sister and I are working at my dad's house, my parents' house, which is also my grandparents' house, built in 1908, and it has the stuff from the family members, plus the aunts and uncles that didn't have children that brought things in. And we really don't know anything about these toys. We didn't even know it worked, because we didn't want to test it, so I'm, I'm glad it just...
Well, we just, we just tested it, so we know it works.
I'm glad to know it works.
Let me tell you a little bit about it.
You had-- it's done in the 1930s, made by Marx Company. And the good thing about this toy is not the toy itself. It's the box. GUEST (laughs)
Now, if you look at the toy, it's a wind-up. It's Popeye carrying his parrot cages. It's missing a pipe. There's a little space there where a little metal pipe would go. And the thing with that is, if... Toy people who collect this type of stuff know that you can get a replacement.
So that's not a major factor, you can get a replacement pipe. The great thing about it is the box. And in this case, the toy by itself in this condition may be worth about $150 to $250. However, with the box, I would say it's about $400 to $600, meaning the box is actually, in this case, worth more than the toy. A lot more toys than boxes. What I would do with this one is keep the box in great shape, and you'll have a piece that's worth about $400 to $600. GUEST (laughing): Maybe the, maybe the pipe's on the floor of the attic somewhere.
Search for it, see if you can find it.
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