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Hopalong Cassidy Collectibles


In 1950, as television was first establishing itself in suburban America, the NBC network picked up the rights to broadcast episodes of the Hopalong Cassidy films and declared early Sunday evenings as 'Hoppy night'. Shortly after, William Boyd as 'the hero in black' emerged as one of the most popular Hollywood cowboys ever.

His popularity was astounding. He received 15 thousand fan letters a week and endless requests to make public appearances. By the mid 1950's Hopalong Cassidy was everywhere, even on the covers of magazines such as Life, Look, Time and TV Guide. There soon appeared a plethora of Cassidy merchandise including hats, gun belts, plastic toys, games, lunch boxes, clothing, comic books, cereal premiums, bedspreads, lamps and much more. Merchandisers knew that if they put the Hopalong Cassidy name on an item it would be gobbled up his fans. And Boyd was eager to oblige them as he endorsed well over 2400 Hoppy items.

Today those Hopalong logo items are cherished and sought after by enthusiasts around the world. The market for Hollywood cowboy collectibles has become very active, as many of the same fans that grew up with Hoppy as their cowboy hero in the fifties are now avid collectors. Add to that, the fact that many of those same items are now truly rare, and you can see why aquiring vintage Hopalong Cassidy collectibles has become a smart collectible investment area.


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As is true of all collectibles the "law of supply and demand" controls prices, and Hopalong Cassidy collectibles are no exception. Some of the more common items, such as rings and badges can readily be found for under $50, while a harder to find collectibles like the 1950 Rollfast Bicycle has been known to command prices over $3000, in excellent condition.

One of the easiest ways to get an idea of the value of a particular collectible item, or to find out how much yours may be worth, is to see if anyHoppy Pistol and Holster others like it have sold recently on eBay. And if so at what price? Do this by going to EBAY HERE and clicking on the 'advanced search' button at the top of the menu bar. This will bring you to a more detailed search screen. Enter your Hoppy collectible description, such as "Hopalong Cassidy radio" then check the 'completed listings only' box and hit enter. This will bring up a list of all items that fit your description sold on eBay during the last month with the prices they sold for. (PLEASE NOTE: You must be a logged in member of eBay to use this feature. If you are not a member, sign up is FREE and you can do it HERE)

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Please note - Not all collectibles listed here are vintage, some may be newly manufactured.
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Vintage Hopalong Cassidy Metal Lunch box
Vintage Hopalong Cassidy Metal Lunch box
$5.00 (0 Bids)
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 New Hopalong Cassidy Trick Knife
New Hopalong Cassidy Trick Knife
$9.99 (0 Bids)
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