CBS-TV's wild World War II sitcom Hogan's Heroes graced the airwaves from 1965 to 1971 starring Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary, Richard Dawson, Larry Hovis and Ivan Dixon. Valuable Hogan's Heroes collectibles include Dell comic books, Fleer gum card sets, autographs, Transogram board games, TV Guides, fan club buttons and Aladdin thermoses.
Hogan's Heroes ran on CBS-TV from 1965 to 1971 producing 168 half-hour episodes. An offbeat World War II situation comedy set in a German prisoner of war camp, Hogan's Heroes featured Bob Crane (Colonel Robert E. Hogan), Werner Klemperer (Colonel Wilhelm Klink), John Banner (Sergeant Hans Schultz), Robert Clary (Corporal Louie LeBeau), Richard Dawson (Corporal Peter Newkirk), Larry Hovis (Sergeant Andrew Carter) and Ivan Dixon (Sergeant James Kinchloe). Here are ten valuable Hogan's Heroes TV collectibles that are sure to interest fans and collectors. "I see nothing! I know nothing!" - John Banner as Sgt. Schultz.
Hogan's Heroes 1967 Dell Comic Book #8
The Hogan's Heroes gang enjoyed their own comic book line from 1966-69. Dell #8 dated September 1967 in graded CGC near mint+ 9.6 condition sold at auction for $69.
Hogan's Heroes Dell #8 comic $69 - Heritage Auctions
Hogan's Heroes 1965 Fleer Gum Card Set
Fleer produced the 66-card Hogan's Heroes set in 1965. One complete set in very good to near mint condition brought $507.88 at auction.
Hogan's Heroes Autograph Lot
An 8x10 black-and-white photo autographed by Leon Askin (1907-2005) – who appeared as General Burkhalter in 67 episodes – along with matchbook covers signed by Bob Crane (1928-1978), Werner Klemperer (1920-2000), John Banner (1910-1973) and Robert Clary (1926-) sold at auction for $131.45. The autographs were authenticated by James Spence.
Hogan's Heroes autographs $131.45 - Heritage Auctions
Hogan's Heroes Sing the Best of World War II LP Album
Here's an offbeat item from Sunset/Liberty Records: "Hogan's Heroes Sing the Best of World War II" with songs by Larry Hovis, Robert Clary, Richard Dawson and Ivan Dixon. Find this one in excellent condition inside its album sleeve and it could be worth $20-25.
Hogan's Heroes 1966 Transogram The Bluff Out Game
Transogram produced the Hogan's Heroes The Bluff Out Game in 1966, officially licensed by the show's Bing Crosby Productions. One complete example still in its original worn box brought $139.15 at auction.
Hogan's Heroes The Bluff Out Game $139.15 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Hogan's Heroes 1968 MPC Jeep Model Kit
Old TV character model kits are huge with collectors. A 1968 MPC-produced Hogan's Heroes jeep kit still in its original box could be worth over $100.
Hogan's Heroes 1966 Aladdin Thermos
Aladdin produced the Hogan's Heroes child's thermos in 1966. One example in excellent condition sold at auction for $207. Suffice to say, many of these thermoses were abused by their young Baby Boomer owners, with surviving examples in top condition commanding a premium.
Hogan's Heroes Aladdin thermos $207 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
We're Hogan's Heroes! Fan Club Button
A rare We're Hogan's Heroes! fan club button from the 1960s in near mint condition brought $62.62 at auction.
Hogan's Heroes fan club pin $62.62 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Hogan's Heroes, TV Guide, November 19, 1966
Bob Crane and Robert Clary grace the cover of the November 19, 1966, issue of TV Guide. This magazine in excellent condition is valued at $45-50.
Hogan's Heroes, Chicago Tribune TV Week, June 25, 1966
Cynthia Lynn (1936-), who played Colonel Klink's secretary Helga, appears on the cover of the June 25, 1966, issue of TV Week, a glossy cover newspaper supplement TV listings magazine put out by the Chicago Tribune. This edition is valued at $10-20.
Hogan's Heroes TV Memorabilia Credits
- Auction/sales results and values courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois
- Top image: Hogan's Heroes stars, l-r: John Banner, Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer - CBS-TV
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