CBS-TV's Family Affair graced the television airwaves from 1966 to 1971. Brian Keith stars as Uncle Bill Davis, with Kathy Garver, Johnny Whitaker, Anissa Jones and Sebastian Cabot also in the cast. Valuable Family Affair TV show collectibles include Whitman games, old TV Guides and Teleguides, King-Seeley lunchboxes, Mattel Buffy & Mrs. Beasley dolls and Gold Key comic books.
Family Affair ran on CBS from 1966 to 1971 producing 138 half-hour episodes. Don Fedderson and Edmund L. Hartmann were the show's creators, with Brian Keith (Bill Davis), Kathy Garver (Cissy Davis), Anissa Jones (Buffy Davis), Johnny Whitaker (Jody Davis) and Sebastian Cabot (Mr. Giles French) heading the cast. Here are ten valuable Family Affair TV collectibles that are sure to interest fans and collectors...
Family Affair Buffy & Mrs. Beasley Doll
Anissa Jones as Buffy Davis was never far from her Mrs. Beasley doll. Mattel produced the Buffy & Mrs. Beasley doll in 1967, with one example still in its box bringing $183.42 at auction. Anissa Jones (1958-1976) died of a drug overdose – a combination of cocaine, angel dust, Quaaludes and Seconal – in Oceanside, California, on August 28, 1976. She was 18-years-old.
Buffy & Mrs. Beasley doll in original box $183.42 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Family Affair Game
Whitman produced the official Family Affair Game in 1971 featuring Johnny Whitaker and Anissa Jones on the cover. Find this one in excellent condition and it could be worth $35-50.
Family Affair Buffy and Jody Coloring Book
Western Publishing Co. produced the Family Affair Buffy and Jody Coloring Book in 1969. It carries a value of $15-25 in unused condition.
Family Affair Buffy Paperdoll Album
Whitman made the Family Affair Buffy Davis paperdoll album in 1968. It's valued at $25-35 in top condition.
Family Affair Auditions Organs Advertising Poster
Audition Organs employed the Family Affair cast to promote its Electric Chord organ with bench and songbook. An original advertising poster in excellent condition sold at auction for $60.
Family Affair poster circa the early 1970s $60 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Family Affair Gold Key #1 Comic Book
Gold Key published four Family Affair comic books in 1970. Gold Key #1 dated January 1970 in graded CGC near mint 9.4 condition brought $62 at auction. This debut issue carries the "Giant Buffy Poster Inside!"
Family Affair Gold Key #1 comic $62 - Heritage Auctions
Family Affair Lunchbox with Thermos
King-Seeley produced the official Family Affair steel lunchbox with matching thermos in 1969. Find this set in excellent condition and it could bring over $100.
Family Affair, Teleguide, December 7, 1969
Sebastian Cabot as the gentleman's gentleman Mr. French appears on the cover of the December 7, 1969, issue of Teleguide, published in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. This edition is valued at $7-10 in excellent condition.
Family Affair, TV Guide, September 7, 1968
Sebastian Cabot, Kathy Garver, Johnny Whitaker and Anissa Jones donning umbrellas grace the cover of the September 7, 1968, edition of TV Guide. This famous issue is valued at $25-35 in top condition.
Family Affair, TV Guide, April 22, 1967
Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot, Anissa Jones and Mrs. Beasley appear on the cover of the April 22, 1967, edition of TV Guide. Find this one in excellent condition and it could sell to a collector for $30-35.
Family Affair TV Show Collectibles Credits
- All auction/sales results courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois
Copyright © 2012 William J. Felchner