CBS-TV's rural sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies aired from 1962 to 1971 starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas and Max Baer Jr. Valuable The Beverly Hillbillies TV collectibles include original costumes, MPC model kits, old TV Guides, Topps gum card sets, Whitman punch-out paper doll books, Ideal wind-up toy cars and Harmony Records LP albums.
The corny-classic TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies ran on CBS from 1962 to 1971 producing 274 half-hour episodes. Paul Henning was the show's creator, with Buddy Ebsen (Jed Clampett), Irene Ryan (Granny), Max Baer Jr. (Jethro Bodine), Donna Douglas (Elly May Clampett), Raymond Bailey (Milburn Drysdale) and Nancy Kulp (Jane Hathaway) heading the cast. Here are ten valuable The Beverly Hillbillies TV collectibles that are sure to interest fans and collectors. "Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed/A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed..."
The Beverly Hillbillies Punch-Out Book
Whitman produced The Beverly Hillbillies Punch-Out Book in 1964. One example in unused excellent condition sold at auction for $262.90. Original cost: 29 cents.Â
Whitman The Beverly Hillbillies Punch-Out Book $262.90 - Heritage Auctions
The Beverly Hillbillies 1963 Topps Gum Card Set
The Topps Chewing Gum Co. released a 66-card The Beverly Hillbillies set in 1963. One high-grade example with original wrapper brought $507.88 at auction.
The Beverly Hillbillies Buddy Ebsen Sunday Best Costume
When Buddy Ebsen's Jed Clampett donned his "Sunday Best" suit with top hat he was ready for the finer things in life. The original costume worn by Ebsen in 35 episodes Â– "Well doggies!" Â– sold to a collector at auction for $7,170. The costume had come directly from the Buddy Ebsen (1908-2003) estate.Â
Buddy Ebsen's Sunday Best costume $7,170 - Heritage Auctions
The Beverly Hillbillies Prototype Model Kit
MPC produced a Television Truck/Hot Rod model kit in 1968 based on a design by George Barris. The original prototype of that truck with a proof sheet of the box art sold at auction for $1,912.
The Beverly Hillbillies George Barris prototype model kit $1,912 - Heritage Auctions
The Beverly Hillbillies 1968 LP Record Album
Look for The Beverly Hillbillies LP (long play) record album released by Harmony records in 1968 which features music from Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs. Find one in still sealed mint condition and it could bring over $50.
The Beverly Hillbillies Wind-Up Toy Car
Ideal produced the highly coveted The Beverly Hillbillies wind-up toy car in 1963 bearing the licensing copyright from Filmways TV Productions Inc. One example in excellent condition with its original box brought $426.29 at auction.
The Beverly Hillbillies toy jalopy $426.29 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Beverly Hillbillies Colorforms Cartoon Kit
Colorforms made The Beverly Hillbillies cartoon kit in 1963. Find one in near mint condition and it could sell for over $100.
The Beverly Hillbillies, The Saturday Evening Post, February 2, 1963
The cast of The Beverly Hillbillies grace the cover of the February 2, 1963, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. This issue in excellent condition sells for around $10-20.
The Beverly Hillbillies, TV Guide, March 9, 1963
Buddy Ebsen (in his "Sunday Best") and Donna Douglas appear on the cover of the March 9, 1963, issue of TV Guide. This one is valued at $15-20. Original price: 15 cents.Â
TV Guide 3/9/63 $15-20 - Triangle Publications, Inc.Â
The Beverly Hillbillies Game
Standard Toykraft produced The Beverly Hillbillies Game in 1963. This item can sell in the $75-100 range in top condition.
The Beverly Hillbillies TV Show Memorabilia Credits
- All auction/sales results courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois: Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: The Beverly Hillbillies TV logo - Filmways TV Productions Inc.Â
Copyright Â© 2012 William J. Felchner