WIDTH = 4 1/2 inches
VALUE = $2,500 and Up
1929 King Features Syn Made in USA
Today, the Hearst Corporation, distributes about 150 comic strips, newspaper columns,
and puzzles to nearly 5000 newspapers
In the beginning, William Randolph Hearst's newspapers began syndicating material in 1895.
Happy Holigan, created by Frederick Burr Opper, debuted in a Sunday comic strip
on March 11, 1900 in one of the Hearst's newspapers.
In 1914, William Randolph Hearst wanted all his interests under one name,
so he started " King Features Syndicate ".
Happy Holigan was one of the first popular comics with King Features Syndicate.
( Note-- a Happy Holigan Doorstop Exists worth around $2,000 -- shown on the site )
King Features Syndicate peaked in the mid-1930s with 130 syndicates offering
1,600 features to more than 13,700 newspapers.
Popeye, created by Elzie Segar, appeared on January 17, 1929
in the King Features comic strip " Thimble Theatre ".
In 1933, Fleischer Studios adapted the Thimble Theatre characters
into a series of " Popeye the Sailor " for Paramount Pictures.
Popeye continued through 1957 and his cartoons are owned by Turner Entertainment,
In 1940, Hubley sold this Doorstop from their own catalog for $9.00 a dozen.
Detail "1" shows where the removeable pipe is inserted. into his jaw
Detail "P" shows the removable pipe itself