TV's Annie Oakley ran on the tube from 1954 to 1956 starring Gail Davis in the title role. Brad Johnson and Jimmy Hawkins were also in the cast. Valuable Annie Oakley TV show collectibles included old TV Guides, Dell comic books, Whitman paper dolls, Pla-Master play suits, Hartland Plastics statues, Rice Krispies cereal boxes and Wonder Bread flip picture premiums.
Annie Oakley originally aired on the small screen from 1954 to 1956 producing 81 half-hour episodes. Gail Davis (1925-1997) stars as Annie Oakley, with Brad Johnson (1924-1981) as Deputy Sheriff Lofty Craig and Jimmy Hawkins (1941-) as Tagg Oakley in support. Here are ten valuable Annie Oakley TV show collectibles that are sure to interest fans and collectors...
Annie Oakley Wonder Bread Diecut Premium
Wonder Bread, one of the show's sponsors, produced a diecut Gail Davis/Annie Oakley premium in the 1950s. One example sold at auction for $30. "Annie Oakley says Eat Wonder Bread." And many Baby Boomers did!
Annie Oakley Wonder Bread flip premium $30 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Annie Oakley Game
Game Gems produced the official Annie Oakley Game in 1955. Find this one in complete, excellent condition and it could be worth $50-100.
Annie Oakley Hartland Statue
Hartland Plastics Inc. of Hartland, Wisconsin, produced the Annie Oakley statue in 1957. It's part of Hartland's famous TV western series. One example in excellent condition brought $168.37 at auction. Annie is aboard her horse Target.
Annie Oakley Hartland statue $168.37 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Annie Oakley Sparkle Picture Craft Set
Gabriel Toys made the Annie Oakley Sparkle Picture Craft Set in 1955. A complete example still in it original box would carry a value of $50-75.
Annie Oakley Rice Krispies Cereal Box
A Canadian Rice Krispies cereal box circa 1955 advertising the six-inch high Annie Oakley doll premium in flat, fine condition sold at auction for $75. The Annie doll could be acquired for 50 cents and two box tops!
Annie Oakley cereal box $75 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Annie Oakley Play Suit
Pla-Master produced the official Annie Oakley Play Suit in the 1950s. It proved to be an island of equal opportunity relief for little girls in the male-dominated world of TV westerns. This item still in its box could easily sell for over $100 today.
Annie Oakley Cut-Out Dolls
Whitman made the Annie Oakley Cut-Out Dolls in 1954 featuring punch-out figures for Annie, Lofty Craig and Annie's kid brother Tagg. Find this gem in complete condition and still boxed and it could sell for over $50.
Annie Oakley, TV Guide, June 11, 1955
Gail Davis as Annie Oakley made her first TV Guide cover appearance on June 11, 1955. This issue carries a value of $40-50 in top condition.
Annie Oakley, TV Guide, July 28, 1956
Gail Davis as Annie Oakley graces the cover of the July 28, 1956, edition of TV Guide. Find this one in excellent condition and it could be worth $30-35. Collectors place a premium on newsstand editions sans mailing labels.
Annie Oakley and Tagg Dell #4 Comic Book
Dell Publishing and Gold Key produced the Annie Oakley and Tagg comic book series from 1953-65. Dell #4 dated July-September 1955 in graded CGC near mint 9.2 condition sold at auction for $101.58.
Annie Oakley and Tagg #4 comic $101.58 - Heritage Auctions
Annie Oakley TV Show Collectibles Credits
- Auction results/values courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Gail Davis as Annie Oakley - Annie Oakley Enterprises
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