The wild and wacky TV western sitcom F Troop aired from 1965 to 1967 producing 65 half-hour episodes. Richard M. Bluel was the show's creator, with Ken Berry (Captain Wilton Parmenter), Forrest Tucker (Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke), Larry Storch (Corporal Randolph Agarn), Melody Patterson (Wrangler Jane), Frank DeKova (Chief Wild Eagle) and Don Diamond (Crazy Cat) heading the cast. Here are ten valuable F Troop TV show collectibles that are sure to please "Fort Courage" fans and collectors. "Where Indian fights are colorful sights and nobody takes a lickin'/Where pale face and redskin/Both turn chicken..."
F Troop Celluloid Button
A rare CHAAARGE! F-TROOP button in very fine condition sold at auction for $60. It's marked "Mfg. By Wincraft-Winona, Minnesota.
F Troop Charge! button $60 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
F Troop Card Game
Ideal Toy produced the F Troop Card Game in 1965. Find this one in complete condition in its original box and it could be worth $35-50.
F Troop Coloring Book
Saalfield produced the official F Troop Coloring Book in 1966. This item is valued at $20-30 in unused condition.
F Troop Advertising Sign
A rare F Troop cardboard advertising sign (11x28-inches) in excellent condition brought $369.60 at auction. Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch are featured.
F Troop ABC-TV promotional sign $369.60 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
F Troop Ken Berry Autographed Photo
An 8x10 black-and-white photo signed by Ken Berry (1933-) as "fearless" Captain Wilton Parmenter is valued at $25-30.
Ken Berry signed photo $25-30 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
F Troop, TV Magazine, November 14, 1965
Ken Berry and Melody Patterson grace the November 14, 1965, edition of TV Magazine, a television listings supplement put out by the New York Journal-American. This issue can sell for $12-16 in excellent condition.
F Troop Melody Patterson Autographed Photo
An 8x10 black-and-white still signed by Melody Patterson (1949-) as Wrangler Jane a.k.a. Jane Angelica Thrift carries a value of $15-25. Patterson was only 16-years-old when F Troop began in 1965.
Melody Patterson signed still $15-25 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
F Troop, TV December 11, 1965
Ken Berry, Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch and Melody Patterson appear on the cover of the December 11, 1965, issue of TV Guide. This popular edition is valued at approximately $30 in top condition.
F Troop, TV Guide, May 27, 1967
Ken Berry, Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch as rendered by artist Ronald Searle grace the cover of the May 27, 1967, edition of TV Guide. Find this one in excellent condition and it could be worth $15.
TV Guide 5/27/67 $15 - Triangle Publications, Inc.
F Troop, TV Week, February 4, 1966
Forrest Tucker and baby appear on the cover of the February 4, 1966, issue of TV Week, a television listings supplement produced by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It carries a value of $15-20 in top condition.
F Troop TV Show Memorabilia Credits
- All auction/sales results courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois
Copyright © 2012 William J. Felchner