The Waltons is one of television's most beloved shows running from 1972 to 1981 and producing 221 hourlong episodes. Earl Hamner Jr. was the show's creator and narrator, with Ralph Waite (John Walton), Michael Learned (Olivia Walton), Richard Thomas (John-Boy Walton), Judy Norton (Mary Ellen Walton), Jon Walmsley (Jason Walton), Eric Scott (Ben Walton), David W. Harper (Jim-Bob Walton), Mary Elizabeth McDonough (Erin Walton), Kami Cotler (Elizabeth Walton), Will Geer (Zebulon Walton) and Ellen Corby (Esther Walton) heading the cast. Here are ten valuable The Waltons TV series collectibles that should strike a chord with fans and collectors. Return with us now to Walton's Mountain...
The Waltons Autographed Cast Photo
An 8x10 black-and-white photo signed by eight cast members of The Waltons – Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Richard Thomas, Jon Walmsley, David W. Harper, Judy Norton, Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Eric Scott – sold at auction for $115.
The Waltons signed cast photo $115 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Waltons Game
Milton Bradley produced the official The Waltons Game in 1974 with the entire cast pictured on the box. Find this one in excellent condition and it could be worth $35-50.
The Waltons Paperdolls Book
Whitman produced The Waltons Paperdolls Book in 1975 bearing the familiar copyright from Lorimar Productions Inc. One example in near mint condition in its original box brought $35 at auction.
The Waltons Paperdolls Book $35 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Waltons Mego Boxed Action Figures
Mego made the popular The Waltons action figures in 1974. Two boxed examples – John-Boy/Mary Ellen and John/Olivia – sold at auction for $86.25.
The Waltons action figures $86.25 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Waltons Lunchbox & Thermos
Aladdin produced The Waltons metal lunchbox with matching thermos in 1973. One near mint set sold at auction for $56.
The Waltons Playset
One of the big items in the field is The Waltons Playset made by AMSCO/Milton Bradley in 1975. Find one in complete condition in its original box and it could be worth over $100.
The Waltons 1977 Calendar
An official The Waltons calendar from 1977 still in its original mailer brought $56 at auction.
The Waltons Mego Toy Farmhouse
Mego produced The Waltons Farmhouse in 1974. One near mint example still in its box sold at auction for $136.
The Waltons Mego Toy Truck
Who could forget John Walton's old truck on the show? Mego produced a nice toy truck replica in 1975. One still mint-in-the-package example brought $126 at auction.
The Waltons, TV Guide, April 28, 1973
The cast of The Waltons graces the cover of the April 28, 1973, edition of TV Guide. This issue in excellent condition sells for around $20.
TV Guide 4/28/73 $20 - Triangle Publications, Inc.
The Waltons TV Series Memorabilia Credits
- All auction/sales results courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois
Copyright © 2012 William J. Felchner