The lighthearted TV western Maverick aired from 1957 to 1962 producing 124 hourlong episodes. Roy Huggins was the show's creator, with James Garner (Bret Maverick) and Jack Kelly (Bart Maverick) heading the cast. Here are ten valuable Maverick TV show collectibles that are sure to excite fans and collectors. "Who is the tall, dark stranger there?/Maverick is the name/Ridin' the trail to who knows where/Luck is his companion/Gamblin' is his game..."
Maverick Dell #12 Comic Book
Dell published the official Maverick comic book line from 1958-62. Dell #12 dated September-October 1960 in graded CGC near mint- 9.2 condition sold at auction for $79. James Garner and Jack Kelly appear on the cover.
Maverick #12 comic $79 - Heritage Auctions
Maverick Hide-A-Way Toy Derringer
The Leslie-Henry Co. produced the Maverick Hide-A-Way Derringer in the late 1950s. When found still on its illustrated card this item can sell for over $75.
Maverick Warner Bros. Television Promotional Still
An official 8x10 black-and-white Maverick still from 1957 picturing James Garner as Bret Maverick in very fine condition brought $17 at auction.
James Garner Maverick still $17 - Heritage Auctions
Maverick String Neckties
A pair of Maverick string neckties for the brothers Maverick – Bret and Bart – were produced in the late 1950s. Find these gems still on their illustrated card and they could bring over $50.
Maverick TV Eras-O-Picture Book
The official Maverick TV Eras-O-Picture Book was produced in 1958 with James Garner on the cover. This item in excellent condition is valued at $50-75.
Maverick Dell #16 Comic Book
Maverick Dell #16 comic dated September 1961 features Jack Kelly (Bart Maverick) and Roger Moore (Beau Maverick) on the cover. One issue in graded CGC near mint 9.4 condition sold at auction for $143.40.
Maverick Dell #16 comic $143.40 - Heritage Auctions
Maverick Hartland Statue
Hartland Plastics, Inc. of Hartland, Wisconsin, made the official Bret Maverick gunfighter statue in the late 1950s. One example in excellent condition sold at auction for $126.50.
Maverick James Garner & Clint Walker Warner Bros. Television Still
An official 8x10 black-and-white still picturing James Garner and Clint Walker on the Maverick set in very fine+ condition brought $41 at auction. Walker played Cheyenne Bodie in the Maverick episode "Hadley's Hunters" (9/25/60). Walker of course starred in his own TV western Cheyenne (1955-63).
Warner Bros. Television still with James Garner, left, and Clint Walker $41 - Heritage Auctions
Maverick, TV Guide, November 9, 1957
James Garner as Bret Maverick graces the cover of the November 9, 1957, issue of TV Guide. This edition in excellent condition carries a value of around $50.
Maverick, TV Guide, September 5, 1959
James Garner (1928-) and Jack Kelly (1927-1992) appear on the cover of the September 5, 1959, edition of TV Guide. This issue is valued at $35-40 in top condition.
Maverick TV Show Memorabilia Credits
- All auction/sales results courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois; Morphy Auction, Denver, Pennsylvania
- Top image: Maverick TV logo - Warner Bros. Television
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