Ten Valuable The Man from UNCLE TV Collectibles
The Man from UNCLE ran on NBC-TV from 1964-68. Starring Robert Vaughn (Napoleon Solo), David McCallum (Illya Kuryakin) and Leo G. Carroll (Mr. Alexander Waverly), The Man from UNCLE – an acronym for the Untied Network Command for Law and Enforcement – produced 105 episodes and an array of official UNCLE merchandise.
Here are ten valuable "The Man from UNCLE" TV collectibles that are sure to excite UNCLE spy fans and classic television memorabilia buffs. Open Channel D!
The Man from UNCLE Illya Kuryakin Gilbert Action Figure
Handsome David McCallum – often attired in his trademark black turtleneck shirt – had quite a following as Illya Kuryakin, Napoleon Solo's Russian partner. A 1965 Illya Kuryakin action figure made by A.C. Gilbert in mint condition with original box sold at auction for $145.48.
Illya Kuryakin 1965 Gilbert action figure with accessories and box $145.48 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Man from UNCLE Badge Store Display Card
Lone Star produced The Man from UNCLE badges in 1965 for use with their UNCLE cap pistol. An original store display in fine condition brought $168.37 at auction.
The Man from UNCLE 1965 badge store display card $168.37 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Man from UNCLE Illya Kuryakin Pinback Button
Button-World of Brooklyn, New York, produced black-and-white The Man from UNCLE buttons in 1965 for both Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. A mint Illya example sold at auction for $74.75.
The Man from UNCLE Napoleon Solo Toy Gun Set
One of the big UNCLE toy items is The Man from UNCLE Napoleon Solo gun set, made by Ideal in 1965. A mint-in-the-box example could top the $700 mark.
The Man from UNCLE Napoleon Solo 1965 gun set $500-750 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Man from UNCLE Napoleon Solo Aurora Model Kit
Aurora Plastics made model kits for both Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. A still sealed mint-in-the-box unassembled Napoleon Solo version is valued at $300-500.
Napoleon Solo 1966 Aurora model kit $300-500 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Man from UNCLE Illya Kuryakin Card Game
Milton Bradley produced The Man from UNCLE Illya Kuryakin Card Game in 1966 as game #4662. One example in excellent condition sold for $75.
Illya Kuryakin 1966 Milton Bradley card game $75 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Man from UNCLE Illya Kuryakin Special Secret Lighter Gun
Ideal produced the fantastic UNCLE Illya Kuryakin Special Lighter Gun in 1966. It looks like a cigarette case/lighter, but in reality houses a secret cap-firing gun and radio compartment. A mint example in its original box fetched a top bid of $760.44 at auction.
Illya Kuryakin 1966 secret lighter gun and radio $760.44 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Man from UNCLE Lunch Box and Thermos
King-Seeley produced the highly coveted The Man from UNCLE lunch box and thermos in 1966 which carry artwork by Jack Davis. One example which managed to survive the rigors of childhood in excellent to near mint condition with an original thermos, advertising booklet also in the mix sold at auction for $330.63.
The Man from UNCLE 1966 lunch box and thermos picturing both sides $330.63 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Spy in the Green Hat 1966 Belgian Movie Poster
Several two-part The Man from UNCLE episodes were edited into feature length movies which found their way into theaters under new titles. A folded fine/very fine Belgian poster (14x21-inches) for The Spy in the Green Hat (1966) brought a bargain $10 at auction.
The Spy in the Green Hat 1966 Belgian poster $10 - Heritage Auction Galleries
One of Our Spies Is Missing 1966 Lobby Card Set
Robert Vaughn and David McCallum swing into action in One of Our Spies Is Missing, released to movie theaters in 1966 by MGM. A complete set of eight international lobby cards (11x14-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $24.
One of Our Spies Is Missing 1966 lobby card set $24 - Heritage Auction Galleries
The Man from UNCLE Credits & Top Image
- Auction and sales results courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania, and Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: David McCallum, left, and Robert Vaughn in One Spy Too Many 1966 lobby card, one of eight in the set. Auction result for set in very fine+ condition: $21 - Heritage Auction Galleries