In my “real life” I am a reference librarian at a public library. It’s an interesting job, no two days are ever alike. I always say it’s not my job to know everything, but it is my job to know how/where to find the answer to any question. Patrons can walk up and literally ask anything. Occasionally I even get questions about eBay.
Yesterday afternoon at work a patron asked me to help him research Marx airplanes on eBay. What did I know about Marx airplanes before yesterday? Nada. But I now know that Marx was a toy manufacturer from 1919-1978, and was most popular in the ’50s. It produced a range of products, not just planes. And many of those items are still sought after by collectors today. I also learned that some sellers read the logo as “Mar” instead of “Marx”, and therefore list it incorrectly. Looking at the logo below, I think it’s an understandable mistake.
Check out some Marx airplane completeds HERE.
The Popeye plane also caught my eye, and after doing a bit of research I realized Marx had a number of Popeye products.
Check out Popeye completeds HERE.
Outside my normal scope of thrifting/flipping, so something I never would have looked at twice. Happy hunting!