CBS-TV's The Wild Wild West ran on the tube from 1965 to 1969 producing 104 hourlong episodes. Created by Michael Garrison, The Wild Wild West starred Robert Conrad (James T. West) and Ross Martin (Artemus Gordon) as two U.S. Secret Service agents in the post-Civil War West. Here are ten valuable The Wild Wild West TV artifacts that are sure to please "West" fans and collectors...
The Wild Wild West 1966 The Frontier Agent Game
Transogram produced The Wild Wild West The Frontier Agent Game in 1966. One near complete example still in its original box sold at auction for $230.
The Wild Wild West Frontier Agent Game $230 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Wild Wild West 1966 Signet Paperback
Signet Books produced the first The Wild Wild West paperback in 1966 with Robert Conrad on the cover. This edition in excellent condition is valued at $20-25.
The Wild Wild West, TV Times, January 9, 1966
Robert Conrad and Ross Martin appear on the cover of the January 9, 1966, edition of TV Times, a giveaway TV listings magazine. An edition in excellent condition is valued at $20-25.
The Wild Wild West 1969 Aladdin Lunchbox and Thermos
Aladdin made The Wild Wild West illustrated lunchbox and matching thermos in 1969. One set in very fine condition brought $450.95 at auction. Old TV lunchboxes are often difficult to find in top condition as they were often used and abused by their youthful owners. It wasn't uncommon to see kids kicking their lunchboxes down the street!
The Wild Wild West lunchbox with thermos $450.95 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Wild Wild West 1969 Gold Key Comic Book #6
Gold Key published The Wild Wild West comic book series from 1966-69. Gold Key #6 dated July 1969 in graded CGC very fine/near mint 9.0 condition sold at auction for $63.
The Wild Wild West Gold Key #6 comic $63 - Heritage Auctions
The Wild Wild West 1966 Gold Key Comic Book #2
The Wild Wild West Gold Key comic #2 dated August 1966 in graded CGC near mint 9.6 condition brought a top bid of $358.50 at auction. Al McWilliams is the artist. The chances of finding this comic book in similar condition are extremely remote.
The Wild Wild West, TV Guide, May 21, 1966
Robert Conrad and Ross Martin grace the cover of the May 21, 1966, issue of TV Guide. Find this edition in excellent condition – preferably without a mailing address label – and it could top the $40 mark.
The Wild Wild West, TV Guide, January 6, 1968
Robert Conrad as agent James T. West adorns the cover of the January 6, 1968, edition of TV Guide. This issue carries a value of $30-35 in decent condition.
The Wild Wild West Autographed Cast Photo
An 8x10 photograph signed by both The Wild Wild West stars Robert Conrad (1935-) and Ross Martin (1920-1981) could be worth over $150. Note: There seems to be some dispute as to Robert Conrad's real age. The Library of Congress gives his birthdate as March 1, 1935, while the Internet Movie Database and the Associated Press say March 1, 1929. One thing is for certain: Robert Conrad was born Konrad Robert Falkowski.
Wild Wild West 1999 Lobby Card Set
Warner Bros. released the Wild Wild West big screen version in 1999 starring Will Smith and Kevin Kline. A complete set of eight lobby cards in near mint condition sold at auction for a reasonable $15.
Wild Wild West 1999 lobby card set $15 - Heritage Auctions
The Wild Wild West TV Memorabilia Values Credits
- Auction/sales results and values courtesy Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Robert Conrad, left, and Ross Martin in The Wild Wild West - CBS-TV
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