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I Spy TV Show Memorabilia Values

I Spy was aired over NBC from 1965 to 1968 starring Robert Culp and Bill Cosby as a pair of super cool American espionage agents. Valuable I Spy TV collectibles include Gold Key comic books, Ray Plastic Inc. official shoulder holster sets, old TV Guides and TV Magazines, NBC-TV posters, original publicity stills, Whitman authorized TV edition books and Ideal Toy card games.

NBC-TV's I Spy ran from 1965 to 1968 generating 82 hourlong episodes. Produced by Sheldon Leonard and filmed on location throughout the world, I Spy stars Robert Culp (Kelly Robinson) and Bill Cosby (Alexander Scott) as two American espionage agents. Here are ten valuable I Spy TV collectibles that are sure to interest fans and collectors...

I Spy 1966 Official Shoulder Holster Set

Ray Plastic Inc., as licensed by Three F Productions, produced the fabulous I Spy Official Shoulder Holster Set in 1966. One example still mint in its box sold at auction for $168.

I Spy Shoulder Holster Set $168 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles

I Spy 1966 Message from Moscow Hardcover Book

Whitman produced the I Spy Message from Moscow authorized TV edition book in 1966. It's valued at $10-15 in excellent condition.

I Spy 1966 Gold Key #1 Comic Book

Gold Key published the official I Spy comic book line from 1966-68. Gold Key #1 dated August 1966 in graded CGC near mint- 9.2 condition brought $179.25 at auction. Only six I Spy comic books were published.

I Spy Gold Key #1 $179.25 - Heritage Auctions

I Spy Ideal Board Game

Ideal Toy produced the I Spy board game in 1965. Find this one in excellent condition and it could be worth $50-100.

I Spy Ideal Card Game

Ideal Toy made the official I Spy card game in 1966. It carries a value of $40-60 in top condition.

I Spy 1966 NBC-TV Poster

In 1966 NBC offered television posters (21x24-inches) from four of their more popular shows: I Spy, Bonanza, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Get Smart. An I Spy example in rolled very fine condition sold at auction for $179.25.

I Spy poster with Robert Culp and Bill Cosby $179.25 - Heritage Auctions

I Spy, TV Guide, March 25, 1967

I Spy stars Robert Culp and Bill Cosby made their first appearance on the cover of TV Guide in the March 25, 1967, issue. This one is still quite affordable at $15-20.

I Spy, TV Guide, March 23, 1968

Culp and Cosby grace the cover of the March 23, 1968, edition of TV Guide. Find this one in excellent condition and it's worth approximately $15. 

TV Guide 3/23/68 $15 - Triangle Publications, Inc.

I Spy, St. Louis Post-Dispatch TV Magazine, May 1, 1966

Robert Culp and Bill Cosby appear on the cover of the May 1, 1966, edition of TV Magazine, a glossy color cover supplement magazine published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This one is rarer than the national TV Guides, which enjoyed much larger printing runs, and is valued at $20-25.

I Spy Original TV Promotional Stills

Like any TV show I Spy produced 8x10 black-and-white photos with cutlines on back for use by the media. These stills usually sell for around $10 each.

I Spy TV Series Memorabilia Credits

  • Auction/sales results and values courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: Robert Culp, left, and Bill Cosby of I Spy - NBC-TV

Copyright © 2012 William J. Felchner

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Super-cool show. I never pass up an opportunity to watch the re-runs!