Memorabilia

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Similar to souvenirs memorabilia are objects treasured for their memories. Unlike souvenirs memorabilia are valued for a connection to an event, in this case to Mandrake the Magician. Mandrake memorabilia include collectables as: pins, postcards, posters, movie memorabilia, refrigerator magnets, miniature figures, games, comics related merchandise, plus many others.

Contents

Cards

Christmas Cards 1939

32 card with specialty art done for this promotional item which was mainly sent to newspaper editors. Inner portfolio sleeve with text Merry Christmas From J.V. Connolly And His Associates Of King Features Syndicate Inc. Postmarked December 10, 1939. Characters include: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Prince Valiant, Dale Arden from Flash Gordon, Lone Ranger on Silver, Mandrake, The Phantom, Jiggs, Maggie, Tim Tyler, Polly and her Pals, Popeye with The Jeep, Krazy Kat and Friends, Secret Agent X-9, Barney Google, Snuffy Smith, Tippy, Pussycat Princess, Indians in Snow by Annie Rooney artist Darryl McClure, Blondie and Dagwood, Tillie, The Little King, Katzenjammer Kids, Just Kids, Henry, Toots and Casper, Myrtle and others.

Exhibit Supply Arcade Cards

Arcade Exhibit Trading Collector Card from 1949 made in Chicago, Illinois by The Exhibit Supply Company. These cards were acquired in old arcades coin operated vending machines. Characters include: Toots and Casper, Little Annie Rooney, Bringing up Father, Ozark Ike, Blondie, Flash Gordon, Secret Agent X 9, Glamor Girls, Prince Valiant, Rip Kirby, Cuties, Brick Bradford, Tille The Toiler, Hubert, Etta Kett, Johnny Hazard, Mister Breger, Dick of Dick's Adventures, Mandrake the Magician, The Phantom, Felix the Cat, Snuffy Smith, Jungle Jim, The Katzenjammer Kids, Teena, Tim Tyler, Rusty Riley, Henry, Buz Sawyer, King of the Royal Mounted and others.

Popular Comics

A box with 16 colorful Christmas Cards from 1951. Characters include: Popeye, Dagwood, Henry, Flash Gordon, Katzenjammer Kids, Bringing up Father, Mandrake the Magician, Steve Canyon, Little Annie Rooney, Little Iodine, Prince Valliant, Myrtle, Grandma, Buz Sawyer, Jungle Jim and Little King.

Candies and Toy

Candies and Toy box with KFS figures was issued by the Super Novelty Candy Co Newark, New Jersey in the 50s. They has a punch out card of the KFS figure on the front and panel comic strip on the back (4 panels from a Sunday page that continues from box to box). A similar box with Beetle Bailey have two Swiss Warbler bird call toys inside. A similar box with Popeye are numbered and have additional character images on side panels.

Premium Cards

Premium card from Burger King 1965.

Response Cards

Response card for letters to King Comics in 1967. Characters: Mandrake , Flash Gordon and The Phantom.

Mandrake the Magician Collector Cards

Promo card for the planned (and later canceled !) "Mandrake the Magician Collector Cards" by Comic Images from 1995. The text on the back of the card talks about the upcoming set:

  • 90 collector cards (Marvel art, classic art, magical bonuses),
  • 6 spectacular Chromium Cards,
  • A rear 3 subset of Marvel Comics art,
  • A "24 Karat Gold" Lee Falk signature card,
  • A limited edition Madallion card.

Although this set was canceled a similar set, designed by McNabb Studios, of the Phantom was released:

  • The base set cards were divided into several sections. Cards #1 to 38 were about various characters, locations and history of the character. Cards #39 to 47 were of notable Phantom stories. Cards #48 to 63 depicted issue firsts and foreign issues. Cards #64 to 89 were showcased the Marvel mini-series. Card #90 was the base set check list. The sub sets and specials did not appear on the check list.
  • Sub Sets and Specials: The first sub set was made up of six Chromium Cards with sub set three showcasing various animals from the Phantom comics/ strips. The two special cards was a Medallion Card which were limited and all were numbered, and the Lee Falk 24 Carat Gold card which had Lee Falk's signature in 24 carat gold on it

Cards Decks

Los Minis de Fournier

Cloth Patch

Embroidered Cloth Patch made by Kleintex in 1973 with various KFS figures.

Coloring Book

Coloring book made by Ottenheimer Publishers Inc in 1965, with pictures lifted (?) from Phil Davis art. In 1968 the Portuguese publisher Palirex reprinted this issue as: Mandrake, O Mágico - Livro Para Colorir. A similar coloring book was made for the Phantom.

Games

Ingots

Key Rings

Cristalyn Keyrings

Issued in Italy late 70's, probably as part of advertising for the Mandrake and Phantom Selezione series.

Magic Kit, Magic trick

Magic Kit

Transogram Company

Nasta Industries Inc

Roberto Banfi Production

Bubble Gum

La Giulia

From early 70's. There is a magic trick printed inside the box.

Model trains

A box car (model railroad car carrying usually freight) set featuring several comics was released in 2005 by Walthers Proto Products, including "Mandrake the Magician".

Paper figures

Gran Match

In 1982 the kiosks in Argentine sold the "Album de figuritas Gran Match de los súper famosos". The "paper bag" was shaped as a soccer field and the figures (after cut out and glued ?) were put on to make a soccer game diorama. The figures who made up 20 teams of Argentine football were done by Félix Saborido. Each team had 11 players lifted from famous characters from TV, movies, cartoons, cartoon or pop culture. Some of the players are: Mandrake for "Talleres de Córdoba", Lothar for "Estudiantes de Santiago del Estero", The Phantom for "Racing" and on.

The "Gran Match" was reprinted each year and sold when the schools started in March.

Sources

gablog (blog del gabo)

Canchita

In the mid 80s the concept was modernized and renamed "Canchita". Now the figures looks a bit more like trading cards

Sources

Colecciones del fin del mundo - Colecciones nacionales de la década del 80' del universo Marvel

Posters

Pop Art Poster

In 1965 Pop Art Portraits (New York City) issued 4 wall posters (about 132x81 cm).

Pop Art Book Covers

Made for students who had to wrap covers around school books. Issued in 1966 by Penn State Industries.

Supplements

Pins, Pin-back buttons and Gumball Machine Prizes

Mandrake Magicians Club

Club pin for Mandrake Magicians Club run by Taystee Bread Company, the sponsor of the Mandrake the Magician Radio Show.

Mandrake's Magic Club

The origin is uncertain but probably the club pin-back button for Mandrake's Magic Club run by a later sponsor of the "Radio Show".

Mandrake's Magic Coin

The origin is uncertain but probably part of the Mandrake's Magic Club Membership Package.

Club Traguardo

Pinback Badge

In the 50s several pinback badge with KFS figures was made, among them Mandrake, Lothar, Dale Arden and The Phantom. Their origin is uncertain but the pictures are similar as the "Gumball Charms" below so the pinbadges were probably cereal premiums or gumball machine prizes about the same time.

Some recently made pin-back buttons:

Pins from Brazil

A set of 34 Lee Falk pins made early 2000 in Brazil. This series was not KFS licenced and only a small number were produced.

Gumball Prizes

In 1958 KFS licensed the Penny King company to manufacture and sell buttons, rings and lockets, using King Features comic characters. The 39 different characters included:

  • Henry: Henry, Henrietta
  • Barney Google and Snuffy Smith: Barney Google, Snuffy Smith, Loweezy, Jughaid and at least 3 other figures
  • Popeye: Popeye the Sailor, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'Pea
  • The Katzenjammer Kids: Mama, Hans, Fritz, Der Captain, Der Inspector
  • Bringing up Father: Jiggs, Maggie
  • Little Annie Rooney: Annie Rooney, Zero
  • Tillie the Toiler: Tillie Jones, Clarence "Mac" Macpougall and at least 3 other figures
  • The Lone Ranger: The Lone Ranger, Tonto
  • Prince Valiant: Prince Valiant
  • Flash Gordon: Flash Gordon, Dale Arden
  • The Phantom; The Phantom, Diana Palmer, Devil
  • Mandrake the Magician: Mandrake, Lothar

Charms

The various figures are printed on paper and have a plastic casings in a range of colors.

The charms with a clear frame were double sided, with different figures on each side.

Rings

Pinback Badges

Phone Cards

In 1997 "Tim" released a series of GSM recharge phone cards with comics, among them: "Flash Gordon", The Phantom and Mandrake.

Puzzles

3 Comic Sponges

Made by Ruskin Sponge co. inc. (Philadelphia Pennsylvania). Probably made early 60s. I have seen two different sets with Dagwood / Blondie and Flash Gordon, while the third sponge is Mandrake or Popeye.

Stamps

Statues / Figurines

Stickers

Fratelli Spada

Italian cross promotions stickers: Avventure Americane #167 1970, the 1976 series; Mandrake Selezione, Phantom Selezione and Gordon.

RGE

Brazilian promotions plastic adhesives from mid 60s, to be fixed on windows and car windows without requiring glue. On the covers of various RGE comic books there was a seal with a number:

  • 50 points: Águia Negra, Anjo, Bang-Bang, Flash Gordon, Jerõnimo, Robin Hood, Zezé.
  • 40 points: Brucutu, Búfalo Bill, Capitão Marvel, Cavaleiro Fantasma, Don Chicote, Jack Marlin, Jim das Selvas, Pafúncio, Roskey Lane, Texas Kid.
  • 30 points: Campeões do Oeate, Cavaleiro Negro, Fantasma, Flecha Ligeira, Gugu, Mandrake, Nick Holmes, Recruta Zero.

The plastic adhesives were divided into three series of ten different comic book figures. The reader cut out the seal and when he had collected 100 (first series) or 200 (second and third series) points he could swap the seals with a plastic adhesive.

  • The first series had: Fantasma, Jim das Selvas e Kulu, Recruta Zero e Sargento Tainha, Flash Gordon, Búfalo Bill, Jerõnimo e Moleque Sacy, Família Marvel, Texas Kid, Principe Valente, The RGE logo.
  • The second series had: Jack Marlin, Anjo, Gugu e o Dinossauro, Robin Hood, Cavaleiro Fantasma, Brucutu, Mandrake, Pafúncio e Marocas, Cavaleiro Negro, Zezé.
  • The third series had: Dois Calhambeques dos Heróis, Fantasma e Capeto, Popeye, D. Chiote, Flecha Ligeira, Rockey Lane, Águia Negra, Arizona Kid, Fantasminha.
  • Note. In between the second and third series RGE had a similar plastic adhesive, but with old cars. The points at the seal was changed to 25 for most of the comic books.

There was a second run of comic book plastic adhesives. Now the round cover seal was for 50 points, and each plastic adhesive could be swapped for 500 points. This larger plastic adhesive had: Fantasma e Capeto, Mandrake Recruta Zero, Pafúnico e Marocas, Flash Gordon, Cavaleiro Negro, Brucutu, Flecha Ligeira, Jim das Selvas, Búfalo Bill.

Sticker albums

Adventure Heroes / Abenteuer

Americana München (Edizioni Flash) released a sticker album in 1971 with stories of the Phantom, Flash Gordon, Mandrake and Prince Valiant. One could buy packs of 5 cards /stickers to complete the missing 240 parts of the pictures inside the album.

Campeones de la Justicia

A Brazilian sticker album released with 270 various stickers, among them: Mandrake, Lothar, Jed, Narda and the Police Chief.

Chapinhas de Ouro

In 1977 the Brazilian Editora Dimensão Cultural released a sticker album with 211 various metalic stickers, among them also one with Mandrake.

Álbum Colando e Brincando a Gogo

In 1968 the Brazilian Editora Almex released a sticker album with 240 stickers, among them also Mandrake.

Comic samlar-gnuggisar

Semic released a 21x30 cm sticker album in 1971. The stickers were letraset rub-on transfer of various comics as: The Phantom, Flash Gordon, Mandrake, Prince Valiant and on. Over 40 pgs the album presents the figures and the collector was to collect the letraset rub-on transfer to illustrate the pages. Two of the 252 various rub-on transfer have pictures with Mandrake.

Equipe 69

A sticker album from 1969 from the Brazilian Editora de Cromos Educativos (Ecrome ltda). Inside there is one page with "Heróis de Gibi" and one card with Mandrake. Interesting there is a card on page 22 "Kings of the Ring" with Lothar - the wrestler!

Fantasma

Livro Ilustrado

Issued by RGE in 1979, 35 pages and 256 cards telling the story of The Phantom.

Album de Cromos

In Venezuela editorial Reyauca issued a Spanish version.

Figuritas Comicas

Made in Argentina 1969 with 228 various comics stickers made by Josè Clemens.

Galeria dos Personagens das Histórias em Quadrinhos

In 1977 the Brazilian Editora Vechi S/A released a 36 pgs sticker album. The 210 stickers were various figures from: Tumbleweeds (Kid Farofa), Beetle Bailey (Recruta Zero), Henry (Carequinha), (A Gata Maluca), Tiger (Tigre), Rip Kirby (Nick Holmes), Popeye, Bringing up Father (Pafúncio), The Phantom (Fantasma), Snuffy Smith (Zé Fumaça), Wee Pals (Nossa Turma), Hi and Lois (Zezé e Cia), Flash Gordon, The Katzenjammer Kids (Sobrinhos do Capitão), Felix the Cat (Gato Félix), Nubbin (Nubinho), Redeye (Touro Sentado), Noah's Ark (A Arca de Noé), Prince Valiant (Príncipe Valente), Blondie (Belinda), (Mancada), Tim Tyler's Luck (Tim e Tom), Mandrake, Secret Agent X-9 (Agente Corrigan), Brick Bradford, and a few other figures.

Super Gulp ! - fumetti in TV

Released in 1978 with 240 cards / stickers to make the album. The pictures on the stickers completed stories with Mandrake (stickers 1 to 52), L'Uomo Mascherato (the Phantom), Rip Kirby, Cino e Franco (Tim Tyler's Luck) and Flash Gordon. In the middle of the album the stickers competed a poster with Braccio di Ferro (Popeye).

Figurinhas Super Heróis 77

A Brazilian sticker album released in 1977. 272 various stickers, among them Mandrake and Narda.

Superraccolta Jumbo Zàini

An Italian sticker album released in 1936 by Lotario Vecchi's SAEV. 30 various stickers with real or fictional characters, among them Mandrake as Drakeman.

Stik-Ons / Put-Ons / Magnetic memo holder

Cartoon TV Pals Stik-Ons

Two sets released in 1975 by King Features and Hanna Barbera, one with Mandrake. During the 70's when self-adhesive stickers were really beginning to be the norm, they referred to them as pressure sensitive, a term that is no longer used. The printed on price is die-cut and stickable, as is the title, Stik-Ons.

TV & Cartoon Characters Put-Ons

T.V. & Cartoon Characters make'em heros with foil PUT-ONS by King Features and Hanna Barbera in 1975. A full box have 48 cards with 3 characters on each card. There are 24 different characters: Bamm Bamm, Pebbles, Fred Flintstone, Wimpy, Olive Oyl, Flash Gordon, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Wally Gator, Swee' Pea, Dagwood, Beetle Bailey, Top Cat, Quickdraw McGraw, Dino, Henry, Mandrake, Phantom, Snagglepuss, Magilla Gorilla, Peterpotomus, Popeye, Prince Valiant, and Little Iodine.

The box is marked 5c for 5 cents per 3 character card. The card has 3 characters which can be taken off the card and used as 3 stickers. When they are taken from the card they are like award ribbons and can be stuck anywere.

TV & Cartoon Heroes Magnetic

TV & Cartoon Heroes Magnetic by King Features and Hanna Barbera in 1975. One with Mandrake.

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