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LEAVE IT TO BEAVER COLLECTIBLES #01

Updated: September 27, 2014

Gomalco Productions, Inc.'s Leave It To Beaver ran from 1957 to 1963 starring Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers as the Beaver. Valuable Leave It To Beaver TV memorabilia includes TV Guides, Hasbro games, Whitman TV books, Keds pins, Dell Four Color comic books and Berkley Medallion paperbacks.

Leave It To Beaver ran on CBS/ABC-TV from 1957 to 1963 producing 234 episodes. Considered one of the premier sitcoms of the Baby Boomer era, Leave It To Beaver starred Hugh Beaumont (Ward Cleaver), Barbara Billingsley (June Cleaver), Tony Dow (Wally Cleaver) and Jerry Mathers (Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver). Here are ten valuable Leave It To Beaver collectibles that are sure to please Beaver fans, Mayfield U.S.A. boosters and TV memorabilia collectors everywhere...

Leave It To Beaver 1962 Dell Four Color #1285 Comic Book

The Beaver enjoyed his own comic book line. Dell Four Color #1285 dated February-April 1962 features Hugh Beaumont's Ward Cleaver giving son Jerry Mathers' Beaver boxing lessons. The Beav needed the pugilistic instruction in case Violet Rutherford got "fresh" with him! One example in graded CGC very fine 8.0 condition sold at auction for $95.60.

Beaver Dell Four Color #1285 $95.60 - Heritage Auctions

Leave It To Beaver Jerry Mathers Baseball Glove Prop

A Revelation brand baseball glove – or fielder's mitt, as Ward Cleaver called it – used by Jerry Mathers on the show brought $1,912. The glove came with a certificate of authenticity by L.A. Prop and Wardrobe Co.

Leave It To Beaver 1959 Dell Four Color #999 Comic Book

Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers grace the Dell Four Color #999 comic book dated June-August 1959. One graded edition in CGC very fine/near mint 9.0 condition sold at auction for $262.90. The book was an original Dell Publishing file copy.

Beaver Dell Four Color #999 $262.90 - Heritage Auctions

Leave It To Beaver 1960 Paperback Book

Leave It To Beaver by Beverly Cleary was published by Berkley Medallion as a 160-page paperback book in 1960. Featured on the cover are Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers painting a trash can. Find this book in excellent condition and it could be worth $20-30.

Leave It To Beaver Jerry Mathers Keds Button

A rare 1950s pinback button featuring Jerry Mathers and the legend "I'm An Eager Beaver And A Keds Kid" in excellent condition brought a top bid of $139.15 at auction. Keds was one of the premier kids' sneakers of the era. The pin is marked Phila. Badge.

Beaver Keds pin $139.15 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles

Leave It To Beaver 1997 Morgan Weistling Oil Painting

The Cleaver family in all their early 1960s glory is captured in an exquisite oil painting by Morgan Weistling. This 1997 oil on board sold at auction for $5,377. The painting was once owned by noted art collector Charles Martignette.

Beaver oil painting by Morgan Weistling $5,377 - Heritage Auctions

Leave It To Beaver 1958 Whitman Hardcover Book

Whitman produced the Leave It To Beaver authorized TV edition hardcover book in 1958. The Beav is pictured on the cover riding in a fire engine. Find this book in near mint condition and it's valued at $20-25.

Leave It To Beaver Money Maker and Ambush Games

Hasbro produced the Leave It To Beaver Money Maker and Ambush Games in 1959. Two complete editions still in their original boxes brought $126.50 at auction. The games are copyrighted Gomalco Productions, Inc. Gomalco was owned by comedian George Gobel, who with creators Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher owned Leave It To Beaver.

Beaver board games $126.50 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles

Leave It To Beaver, TV Guide, June 28, 1958

Jerry Mathers as the Beaver graces the June 28, 1958, edition of TV Guide. Always big with collectors, this edition can sell in the $85-100 range in top condition.

Leave It To Beaver, TV This Week, May 17, 1958

TV brothers Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers appear on the cover of the May 17, 1958, edition of TV This Week, which was distributed in portions of California, Arizona and New Mexico. It's a scarce publication and carries a value of approximately $85-95 in excellent condition.


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