The Rat Patrol ran on ABC-TV from 1966 to 1968 producing 58 half-hour episodes. Created by Tom Gries, The Rat Patrol was set in North Africa during World War II and stars Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Eric Braeden a.k.a. Hans Gudegast, Lawrence P. Casey and Justin Tarr. Here are ten valuable The Rat Patrol TV collectibles that are sure to interest fans and collectors...
The Rat Patrol 1966 Topps Signet Ring Card Set
Topps produced the fabulous 22-card U.S. Army signet ring insert card set in 1966. Each card carries a die-cut cardboard ring which could be punched out. A complete set in graded PSA very good-near mint condition sold at auction for $478.
The Rat Patrol signet card ring set $478 - Heritage Auctions
The Rat Patrol Desert Combat Game
Transogram produced The Rat Patrol Desert Combat Game in 1966. This gem in excellent condition is valued at $50-100.
The Rat Patrol Comic Book Set
Dell published the official The Rat Patrol comic book series from 1967-69. A complete run of six comics in average near mint- condition brought $179.25 at auction.
The Rat Patrol comic books $179.25 - Heritage Auctions
The Rat Patrol Plastic Model Kit
Aurora Plastics – the big name in model kits – produced The Rat Patrol jeep model kit in 1967. Find this one still sealed in its original box and it could top the $200 mark.
The Rat Patrol Aladdin Lunchbox and Thermos
Aladdin Industries produced The Rat Patrol lunchbox and thermos in 1967. One set in excellent condition sold at auction for $190.11.
The Rat Patrol lunchbox with thermos $190.11 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Rat Patrol Flying Spotter Plane
Remco made The Rat Patrol Flying Spotter Plane in 1966. One slightly damaged example still in its original box brought $160.59 at auction. This toy is rare.
The Rat Patrol Marx Playset
Marx produced the highly coveted The Rat Patrol playset in 1967. Find a complete example still in its original box and it could be worth $250-350.
The Rat Patrol Hat
Youthful fans of the era could get the official The Rat Patrol hat made by Benay-Albee in 1967. One surviving example in excellent condition sold at auction for $256.79. These Australian bush hats were made famous on the show by Christopher George (1929-1983) as Sgt. Sam Troy.
The Rat Patrol Australian bush hat $256.79 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Rat Patrol, TV Guide, December 3, 1966
Chris George, Larry Casey and Justin Tarr grace the cover of the December 3, 1966, edition of TV Guide. This issue carries a value of around $30 in excellent condition.
The Rat Patrol Topps Gum Card Set
The Topps Chewing Gum Co. produced the 66-card The Rat Patrol gum card set in 1966. A complete set in excellent condition is valued at $75-100.
The Rat Patrol TV Show Memorabilia Credits
- Auction/sales results and values courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: The Rat Patrol TV logo - ABC-TV
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