The classic TV detective show Peter Gunn aired from 1958 to 1961 and even produced a 1967 movie. Craig Stevens has the title role, with Herschel Bernardi and Lola Albright in support. Valuable Peter Gunn TV collectibles include Lowell board games, network publicity stills, old TV Guides and TV Weeks, LP soundtrack albums and Dell Four Color comic books.
NBC/ABC-TV's Peter Gunn graced the airwaves from 1958 to 1961 producing 114 half-hour episodes. Blake Edwards was the show's creator, with Craig Stevens (Peter Gunn), Herschel Bernardi (Lt. Jacoby) and Lola Albright (Edie Hart) heading the fine cast. Here are ten valuable Peter Gunn TV collectibles that are sure to interest fans and collectors...
Peter Gunn Dell Four Color #1087 Comic Book
Dell Publishing produced only one Peter Gunn comic book. A Dell Four Color #1087 dated May-June 1960 in graded CGC fine/very fine 7.0 condition sold at auction for $24.
Peter Gunn Dell #1087 $24 - Heritage Auctions
Craig Stevens 1966 Peter Gunn Movie Contract
Craig Stevens (1918-2000) played Peter Gunn in the 1967 feature-length movie Gunn. A seven-page contract dated April 18, 1966, signed by Stevens brought $100 at auction.
Peter Gunn Detective Game
Lowell Toy produced the popular Peter Gunn Detective Game in 1960. This one is big with collectors, often selling for over $100 in excellent condition.
Gunn (1967) One Sheet Movie Poster
Craig Stevens stars in the big screen version of Blake Edwards' Gunn (1967). A Gunn standard one sheet poster (27x41-inches) in very fine condition brought $16 at auction.
Gunn (1967) Half Sheet Movie Poster
A half sheet poster (22x28-inches) from Gunn (1967) in very fine- condition sold at auction for $12.
Gunn 1967 half sheet poster $12 - Heritage Auctions
Peter Gunn, Chicago Tribune TV Week, November 12, 1960
Craig Stevens as private eye Peter Gunn appears on the cover of the November 12, 1960, edition of TV Week, a television listings supplement magazine put out by the Chicago Tribune. Find this one in excellent condition and could be worth $25-30.
Peter Gunn, TV Guide, February 11, 1961
Craig Stevens and Lola Albright grace the cover of the February 11, 1961, issue of TV Guide. The cover blurb reads, "What It's Like To Be Lola?" This edition carries a value of $15-20.
Peter Gunn TV Soundtrack Album
Henry Mancini's jazzy Peter Gunn theme music was one of the highlights of the series. An official Peter Gunn RCA Victor TV soundtrack LP album from 1959 is worth $20-30 in top condition.
Peter Gunn soundtrack album $20-30 - indianapublicmedia.org
Peter Gunn Promotional Stills
NBC/ABC produced 8x10 and 5x7 black-and-white Peter Gunn publicity stills for use by the media. These photos, some of which have their original cutlines on back, are valued at $10-15 each.
Peter Gunn, TV Guide, January 3, 1959
Craig Stevens and Lola Albright of Peter Gunn make their first appearance on the cover of the January 3, 1959, issue of TV Guide. Copies in excellent condition sell for around $15.
Peter Gunn TV Show Collectibles Credits
- All auction/sales results courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois
- Top image: Peter Gunn TV logo - NBC-TV
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