ABC-TV's Happy Days aired from 1974 to 1984 starring Ron Howard, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Henry Winkler, Anson Williams and Donny Most. Valuable Happy Days TV show memorabilia includes Parker Brothers games, original costumes, old TV Guides and TV News, MAD magazines, Gold Key comic books, The Fonz buttons and King-Seely lunch boxes and thermoses.
The period sitcom Happy Days ran on ABC from 1974 to 1984 producing 255 half-hour episodes. Set in 1950s/early '60s Milwaukee and created by Garry Marshall, Happy Days featured a large cast through the years which included Ron Howard (Richie Cunningham), Tom Bosley (Howard Cunningham), Marion Ross (Marion Cunningham), Erin Moran (Joanie Cunningham), Henry Winkler (Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli), Anson Williams (Warren "Potsie" Weber) and Donny Most (Ralph Malph). Here are ten valuable Happy Days TV show collectibles that should interest fans and collectors...
Happy Days The Fonz Comb
Henry Winkler as "The Fonz" became one of the most popular characters on the show. An Ace "The Fonz" comb from 1976 still resting in its original slightly torn package sold at auction for $25. Original price: $1.49.
The Fonz comb $25 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Happy Days Board Game
Parker Brothers produced the Happy Days Game in 1976 with Henry Winkler, Ron Howard and Anson Williams gracing the box. Find one in excellent condition and it could be worth $25-40.
Happy Days Fonz Button
A Happy Days Fonz button with the greeting "H-eeeey!" featuring Henry Winkler in leather jacket bears a 1976 copyright. This item in near mint condition is valued at around $10.
Happy Days Lunch Box and Thermos
King-Seely made the official Happy Days metal lunch box and thermos in 1976. Find a set in excellent condition and count yourself $35-50 richer.
Happy Days Ron Howard's Letterman's Sweater
Ron Howard's Richie Cunningham and friends attended Jefferson High School. A letterman's sweater with the big "J" adorning the front worn by Howard on Happy Days brought a top bid of $2,987.50 at auction. Richie's letter is for track and field.
Ron Howard's Happy Days sweater $2,987.50 - Heritage Auctions
Happy Days Gold Key #1 Comic Book
Gold Key produced the official Happy Days comic book line. A Gold Key #1 from 1979 in graded CGC near mint 9.4 condition sold at auction for $172.50. Pictured on the cover are Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Erin Moran, Tom Bosley and Marion Ross.
Happy Days The Fonz Record Player
A Happy Days The Fonz record player featuring Henry Winkler in near mint condition brought $266 at auction.
Happy Days MAD Magazine 1976
MAD Magazine #187 dated December 1976 features a cover story parody of Happy Days. One graded example in CGC near mint+ 9.6 condition sold at auction for $66.
MAD Magazine 12/76 with Happy Days Henry Winkler The Fonz cover $66 - Heritage Auctions
Happy Days, TV News, July 15, 1978
Henry Winkler and Ron Howard appear on the cover of the July 15, 1978, issue of Indianapolis TV News. This edition is valued at $15-20 in excellent condition.
Happy Days, TV Guide, June 15, 1974
Ron Howard and Kathy O'Dare grace the cover of the June 15, 1974, edition of TV Guide. This issue carries a value of $15-25 in top condition. Kathy O'Dare (1957-2010) appeared in two Happy Days episodes in 1974-75.
TV Guide 6/15/74 $15-25 - Triangle Publications, Inc.
Happy Days 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