Ten Valuable Walt Disney's Davy Crockett Collectibles
Walt Disney's Davy Crockett was one of the biggest popular culture crazes of the 1950s. Five Davy Crockett episodes with Fess Parker in the title role were telecast on ABC-TV's Disneyland: "Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter" (12/15/54), "Davy Crockett Goes to Congress" (1/26/55), "Davy Crockett at the Alamo" (2/23/55), "Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race" (11/16/55) and "Davy Crockett and the River Pirates" (12/14/55). The first three episodes were later combined and edited into the feature-length film Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, released by Buena Vista on May 25, 1955.
Here are ten valuable Walt Disney's Davy Crockett collectibles that are sure to interest TV, movie and popular culture buffs. "Born on a mountain top in Tennessee/Greenest state in the land of the free/Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree/Killed him a bear when he was only three/Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier..."
Davy Crockett Figural Lamp
Walt Disney was quick to capitalize on the popularity of its Walt Disney franchise, licensing an array of official merchandise. A Walt Disney figural lamp with shade made by Premco Mfg. Co. of Chicago in 1955 in excellent condition sold at auction for $330.63.
Davy Crockett 1955 figural lamp $330.63 - Hake's American & Collectibles
Davy Crockett Official Frontier Knife Store Display
The Imperial Knife Co. produced the official Davy Crockett frontier knife in 1955. A rare 8x11-inch cardboard standee with five Crockett knives in excellent condition brought $500 at auction.
Davy Crockett Wallet with Box
Coonskin cap-wearing youngsters of the era could stash their money in the official Davy Crockett wallet. One unused example still in its box sold at auction for $190.11.
Davy Crockett 1955 wallet with box $190.11 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Davy Crockett Night Lights
A pair of handsome Davy Crockett night and table lights in fine/very fine condition brought $250 at auction.
Davy Crockett Good Luck Pin
Many Davy Crockett pins were made in the 1950s. One example with the rare white metal "Good Luck" horseshoe hanger in near mint condition sold at auction for $66.13.
Davy Crockett 1950s good luck pin $66.13 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
Davy Crockett Topps Orange Back Gum Card Set
The Topps Chewing Gum Co. of Brooklyn, New York, produced both an orange and green back Davy Crockett gum card set in 1956. A complete set of 80 orange back cards in very good/excellent condition brought $262.90 at auction.
Davy Crockett 1956 orange back card set $262.90 - Heritage Auction Galleries
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Dell Comic Book
Dell Four Color #671, Davy Crockett and the River Pirates, was published in 1955. One surviving example in very fine+ condition sold at auction for $62.
Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier One Sheet Movie Poster
Fess Parker as Davy Crockett and Buddy Ebsen as sidekick George Russel star in Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955). The standard one sheet poster (27x41-inches) in folded fine/very fine condition fetched $507.88 at auction.
Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier 1955 one sheet poster $507.88 - Heritage Auction Galleries
Davy Crockett Indian Scouting Game
Whitman produced Disneyland's Official Davy Crockett Indian Scouting Game in 1955. One unused example in its original box sold at auction for $69.
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Lobby Card Set
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates was later released to theaters in 1956 by Buena Vista Pictures. A complete set of eight lobby cards in fine+ condition sold at auction for $286.80.
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates 1956 lobby card set $286.80 - Heritage Auction Galleries
Walt Disney's Davy Crockett Credits & Top Image
- Auction results and images courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania, and Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier half sheet movie poster $107.55 - Heritage Auction Galleries
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