7/15/13

Popeye Frame-Tray puzzle (Jaymar, 1950's)

I found this beauty at a flea market this weekend.  The only reference I could find on the Internets confirmed my guess that it's from the 1950's, but that's about all I can tell you.  Jaymar made lots of puzzles featuring many different characters, and I really love the art and colors on this one.  Wimpy is the honey badger of the Thimble Theatre universe...tigers jump at him, but he doesn't care!

2 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

When I think of Wimpy, the scene of him trying to catch a duck with a meat grinder in "Popeye The Sailor Meets Sindbad The Sailor" always comes to mind!

Sampoerna Quatrain said...

Love that!
Now, I am throwing out facts here, but I have heard that the "Wimpy's" hamburger chain is technically older than McDonald's...if I understand right, they were named after the character. There are a couple in my state, but I have never eaten at one.