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Beetle Bailey Bobbleheads

BeetleBobbles

This set of figures from the early 1960s is one of the most sought-after Beetle Bailey collectibles. They occasionally show up on eBay for about $80 apiece and a complete set sold a few years ago for $240.

I used to have a few of these in my room when I was growing up in Greenwich, Connecticut. As I remember it, they were produced by a marketing company owned by New York Giants defensive end Andy Robustelli and sold at The Sports Shop on Greenwich Avenue.
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Beetle Bailey View-Master

Viewmaster cover

View-Master began manufacturing stereoscopic viewers in 1939. Their system used thin cardboard discs with pairs of color photographs which created a three-dimensional image when looked at through the viewer. Most of the reels were of tourist attractions and travel sites, although they also made sets with pop-culture themes, particularly after they acquired their main competitor, True-Vue, in 1951 and obtained the rights to the Disney properties. Viewmaster set
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Beetle Bailey Book

BB Book

The first non-comic book Beetle Bailey collection was a 6”x9” paperback published by Dell in December 1958. The front cover is shown above. On the back cover was a description of the contents: “A Riotous Collection of New Cartoons, Plus a Vintage Assortment of All-Time Favorites.”

Inside were 98 single and multi-panel cartoons, similar in format to the gag cartoons Mort did in his magazine days for The Saturday Evening Post.BeetleBook1
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