Rawhide ran on television from 1959 to 1966. Eric Fleming stars as trail boss Gil Favor, with Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, James Murdock, Rocky Shahan, Sheb Wooley and Robert Cabal also in the cast. Valuable Rawhide TV collectibles include Dell and Gold Key comic books, Hartland statues, Lowell board games, Pyro plastic model kits and Carnell gun and holster sets.
CBS-TV's classic western Rawhide aired from 1959 to 1966 producing 217 episodes. Eric Fleming (Gil Favor), Clint Eastwood (Rowdy Yates), Paul Brinegar (Wishbone), Steve Raines (Quince), James Murdock (Mushy) and Rocky Shahan (Joe Scarlet) headed the cast through the years. Here are ten valuable Rawhide TV show collectibles that are sure to interest TV western fans and collectors. "Keep Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'/Though the streams are swollen/Keep them dawgies rollin', Rawhide!/Through rain and wind and weather/Hell bent for leather/Wishing my gal was by my side..." - Frankie Laine
Rawhide Gun and Holster Set
Carnell Mfg. of Brooklyn, New York, made the official Rawhide gun and holster set in 1959 bearing the Columbia Broadcasting System copyright. One set in near mint condition in its original box sold at auction for $284.62.
Rawhide gun and holster set by Carnell $284.62 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Lowell Toy produced the official Rawhide Game with Eric Fleming gracing the box in 1960. This one is valued at $75-100 in top condition.
Rawhide Gil Favor Hartland Statue
Hartland Plastics, Inc. of Hartland, Wisconsin, produced the Gil Favor statue in the early 1960s. One example in excellent condition missing its rifle sold at auction for $340.28.
Gil Favor Hartland statue $340.28 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Rawhide Gil Favor Cowpuncher Model Kit
Pyro Plastics produced the Gil Favor Cowpuncher model kit in 1958. An unassembled example still in its original box could sell for over $150.
Rawhide Toy Canteen
Carnell Mfg. produced the Rawhide toy canteen in 1959. Find one still attached to its illustrated card and it could be worth over $50.
Rawhide Dell Four Color #1261 Comic Book
Dell and Gold Key published the official Rawhide comic book line from 1959-64. Dell Four Color #1261 dated December-February 1961 in graded CGC very fine/near mint 9.0 condition sold at auction for $186.42. Original price: 15 cents.
Rawhide Dell #1261 comic $186.42 - Heritage Auctions
Rawhide, TV Week, September 26, 1964
Eric Fleming (1925-1966) as Gil Favor graces the cover of the September 26, 1964, issue of TV Week, an Australian television listings magazine. This Down Under publication can sell for over $50. Eric Fleming drowned in South America while making a TV movie.
Rawhide, Chicago American TV Roundup, February 17, 1963
Rawhide stars Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood appear on the cover of the February 17, 1963, edition of TV Roundup, a television listings magazine put out by the Chicago American. This rare issue can bring over $100 in top condition.
Rawhide, TV Guide, February 4, 1961
Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood are all smiles on the cover of the February 4, 1961, edition of TV Guide. Find this one in excellent condition and it could be worth over $50.
TV Guide 2/4/61 $50+ - Triangle Publications, Inc.
Rawhide CBS-TV Promotional Photos
Like any television series CBS produced 8x10 and 5x7 black-and-white promotional stills for use by the media. These original photos can sell for $10-20 each. Look for the original cutlines on back.
Rawhide TV Western Show Memorabilia Values Credits
- Auction/sales results courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Rawhide TV logo - CBS-TV
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