Gene Barry's Bat Masterson TV Show Collectibles Values

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NBC-TV's Bat Masterson rode the wild television airwaves from 1958 to 1961. Gene Barry stars as the dapper Bat Masterson with Bill Baldwin narrating the TV western. Valuable Bat Masterson TV show collectibles include old TV Guides, Lowell board games, Har

The TV western Bat Masterson aired over NBC from 1958 to 1961 producing 108 half-hour episodes. Gene Barry (1919-2009) stars as William Barclay "Bat" Masterson, with Bill Baldwin serving as the show's narrator. Here are ten valuable Bat Masterson TV show collectibles that are sure to interest early video fans and collectors...

Bat Masterson Gun and Holster Set

Carnell Mfg. of Brooklyn, New York, produced the unique Bat Masterson gun and holster set with matching vest and cane in 1958. One complete example still in its original box sold at auction for $316.25.

Bat Masterson gun and holster set $316.25 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles

Bat Masterson Play Suit

Ben Cooper, a big name in kids Halloween costumes, made the Bat Masterson play suit circa the early 1960s. Find one still in its original box and it could be worth $100-150 to a collector. 

Bat Masterson Whitman Hardcover Book

Whitman Publishing produced a Bat Masterson authorized TV edition hardcover book in 1960. Examples in excellent condition sell for $10-15.

Bat Masterson Game

Lowell Toys produced the official Bat Masterson Game in 1958. One surviving example in fine condition brought $100 at auction.

Bat Masterson Game by Lowell Toy $100 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles 

Bat Masterson Colorforms Jigsaw Puzzles

Colorforms made a pair of Bat Masterson jigsaw puzzles in 1960. They are valued at $35-50 in excellent condition.

Bat Masterson Dell Four Color #1013 Comic Book

Dell Publishing produced the official Bat Masterson TV comic book line from 1959-62. The first issue in the series is Dell Four Color #1013 dated August-October 1959. One edition in graded CGC near mint 9.4 condition sold at auction for $334.60. Original price: ten cents!

Bat Masterson Dell #1013 comic $334.60 - Heritage Auctions

Bat Masterson Hartland Statue

Hartland Plastics Inc. of Hartland, Wisconsin, produced the fantastic TV western gunfighter series during the late 1950s and early 1960s. A Gene Barry Bat Masterson figure in top condition could sell for over $200. If the original box is present, add more value. 

Bat Masterson Hartland figure $200+ - Morphy Auctions

Bat Masterson, TV Guide, May 21, 1960

Gene Barry as the dapper Bat Masterson graces the cover of the May 21, 1960, issue of TV Guide. This issue in excellent condition is valued at $25-35. Collectors place a premium on newsstand editions without address labels.

Bat Masterson TV Promotional Photos

NBC-TV/Ziv TV produced 8x10 and 5x7 black-and-white promotional photos for Bat Masterson for use by the media of the day. The original stills carry a value of $10-15 each. 

Bat Masterson Dell #8 Comic Book

A Bat Masterson Dell #8 comic book dated August-October 1961 in graded CGC near mint+ 9.6 condition brought a top bid of $89.63 at auction. Gene Barry and his horse Stardust are pictured on the cover. Original price: 15 cents.

Gene Barry's Bat Masterson TV Show Collectibles Credits

  • All auction/sales results courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas; Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; Morphy Auctions, Denver, Pennsylvania; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois

Copyright © 2012 William J. Felchner

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James R. Coffey
Posted on Mar 30, 2012