There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
92297

E. C. Segar Popeye Thimble Theater "Boxing" Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-1-35 (King Features, 1935)....

2012 May 10-11 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction- Dallas #7059

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: May 11, 2012
Item Activity: 18 Internet/mail/phone bidders
2,083 page views
Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Description:
E. C. Segar Popeye Thimble Theater "Boxing" Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-1-35 (King Features, 1935). With both Popeye and Swee'pea in the ring, boxer "Jack the Zipper" doesn't stand a chance! What a fight! And what a wild and wonderful example of this beloved comic strip, one of the finest Sundays by Segar that Heritage has had the privilege to offer. This rollicking strip was created during the height of America's fascination with boxing, in particular, the career of World Heavyweight Champion Max Baer. On June 13, 1935, Baer lost his title in a stunning upset to "The Cinderella Man" James Braddock, an event that helped define Boxing's Golden Age, and was an obvious inspiration for this particular Sunday.
The art has quite a pedigree -- it was once part of the Bruce Hamilton collection, and was featured in Bill Blackbeard's classic book, 100 Years of Comic Strips. Add to that a co-starring role from Wimpy, and the fact that Swee'pea was rarely featured in a Segar Sunday, and you have a real winner on your hands! The art has an image area of approximately 20.5" x 21.5", and has been professionally matted and framed to an overall 26.25" x 28.25". There is some minor paper tanning and a few small stains here and there, but the general condition is Very Good.
One more thing to mention to all you Robert Crumb fans out there -- notice the way Segar depicts the audience as a group of heads, all looking in the same direction, usually with just the upper part of the head showing? Check out the cover to R. Crumb's first issue of Zap Comix, in particular the heads popping out of the sewer hole in the street! Could this very strip have been an inspiration for the wildest cartoonist since Segar?

Segar, Elzie Crisler:. Comic Art

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Thumbnail Jerry Weist’s Comic Art Price Guide 2011
Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!
Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image


FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
903,907
bidder-members
$990,383,489
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 October 17 - 18 Illustration Art Signature Auction - New York FSM
2014 October 17 - 18 Illustration Art Signature Auction - New York FSM
REALIZED SO FAR $2,741,638
2014 August 7 - 9 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
2014 August 7 - 9 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
REALIZED $5,159,639
COMICS SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey