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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.
- 1 Cards
- 2 Cards Decks
- 3 Clothing Articles & Accessories
- 4 Coloring
- 5 Discount coupons
- 6 Games
- 7 Ingots
- 8 Key Rings
- 9 Lithograph Print
- 10 Magic Kit, Magic trick
- 11 Model trains
- 12 Paper figures
- 13 Posters
- 14 Pins, Pin-back buttons, Gumball Machine Prizes and Magnets
- 15 Phone Cards
- 16 Puzzles
- 17 Rubber stamp
- 18 Sponges
- 19 Stamps
- 20 Statues / Figurines
- 21 Stickers
- 21.1 Fratelli Spada
- 21.2 RGE
- 21.3 Sticker albums
- 21.3.1 El Album de los Muñecos
- 21.3.2 Adventure Heroes / Abenteuer
- 21.3.3 Campeones de la Justicia
- 21.3.4 Chapinhas de Ouro
- 21.3.5 Álbum Colando e Brincando a Gogo
- 21.3.6 Comic samlar-gnuggisar
- 21.3.7 Equipe 69
- 21.3.8 Fantasma
- 21.3.9 Figuritas Comicas
- 21.3.10 Galeria dos Personagens das Histórias em Quadrinhos
- 21.3.11 Los Muñequitos
- 21.3.12 Super Gulp ! - fumetti in TV
- 21.3.13 Figurinhas Super Heróis 77
- 21.3.14 Superraccolta Jumbo Zàini
- 21.4 Stik-Ons / Put-Ons / Magnetic memo holder
- 21.5 Tattoos
- 22 Computer accessories
- 23 Curiosa
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 card from Burger King 1965.
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
Los Minis de Fournier
Erotic card deck
Mandrake feature on 3 cards in an erotic complete card deck consisting of 48 card:
- Alley Oop (10♠, 5♦, 6♦, 11♦),
- Dick Tracy (8♠),
- Lady Luck (3♠, 2♣, 3♣, 7♣, 6♥, 12♥),
- Little King (4♦),
- Maggie (only 9♠, 5♥) and Jiggs (9♠, 5♥, 7♥, 8♥),
- Mandrake the Magician (12♠, 11♣, 4♥),
- Mutt and Jeff (7♦, 8♣),
- Pete the Tramp (11♠, 9♣, 10♣),
- The Phantom (2♠, 7♠, 5♣),
- Lord Plushbottom (12♣),
- Popeye (12♦, 2♥) and Olive Oyl (only 2♥),
- Smilin’ Jack (4♠, 6♠, 10♣, 1♥, 3♥),
- The Spirit (5♠, 8♦, 9♦, 1♣, 7♥, 10♥),
- Superman (9♥),
- Tarzan (6♣),
- Tillie the Toiler (1♠, 1♦, 2♦, 3♦, 10♦).
The origins of this deck are somewhat uncertain, possibly first made in Cuba in late 30 / early 40s. The oldest ones are in b/w with the 4 different suits written in Spanish: Espada (♠ - Spades), Oro (♦ - Diamond), Basto (♣ - Clubs) and Copa (♥ - Hearts). One oddity with this deck is that it does not exist a 4-Basto or a 11-Copa, but there are two different cards with 10-Basto and 7-Copa.
The colored version of this deck looks something newer, and the reverse can be with a blue pattern or just white. It also appears that this deck may have been reprinted in recent years, both with Spanish and Italian text (Spade, Denari, Bastoni and Coppe).
There is some evidence that different decks may have existed in the 40s with another numbering and sometimes with other illustrations. It exists black and white single cards where the 4 suits is written slightly differently: Espadas, Oros, Bastos and Copas, with another numbering and sometimes other illustrations.
Clothing Articles & Accessories
Embroidered Cloth Patch made by Kleintex in 1973 with various KFS figures.
Famous Comics - Candy & Toy
Issued early 1960's by Phoenix Candy Co (Brooklyn NY). Each front features different classic comic character such as: "Beetle Bailey", "Cap'n of Katzenjamer Kids" "Henry", "Katzenjammer Kids", "Mandrake the Magician", Snuffy Smith, while backs have "Color By The Number" panels.
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.
Santi Renato, an Italian confectionery company from Napoli, released several discount coupons with comic characters on the obverse. The reverse has facsimile of an Italian 500, 1000 or 5000 Lire note. At least 3 different discount coupon notes were made. Similar discount coupon were made with football players from the 1974/75 championship, "La Favola di Pinocchio" and bullfighting motive.
Issued in Italy late 70's, probably as part of advertising for the Mandrake and Phantom Selezione series.
Issued by Abrams
In 1978, 20 high quality signed lithograph prints and serigraphs on rag-edged paper(approximately 22" x 29"), each limited to 100 prints.
- "Buzz Sawyer" signed by Mrs. Roy Crane
- "Kerry Drake" signed by Alfred Andriola
- "Moon Mullins" signed by Ferd Johnson and Tom Johnson
- "Mandrake the Magician" signed by Lee Falk and Fred Fredericks
- "Mary Worth" signed by Ken Ernst and Allen Saunders
- "Eek and Meek" signed by Howie Schneider
- "Mutt and Jeff" signed by Al Smith
Issued by Stabur Graphics
Limited Edition Lithograph Print signed by Will Elder (Parody of various comics characters) produced by Stabur Graphics in 1984. The 35 cms diameter circular image is printed on a 43 x 6 cms print sheet. Released in 1.500 pieces.
Magic Kit, Magic trick
Nasta Industries Inc
Roberto Banfi Production
From early 70's. There is a magic trick printed inside the box.
In 2005 Walthers Proto Products released eight collectible box cars (model railroad car carrying usually freight) featuring popular comic characters. Serie #7 featured the Tribune Comic Characters Dick Tracy, Litle Orphan Annie, Brenda Starr and Moon Mullins. Serie #8 from October featured the King Features Comics Characters Mandrake the Magician, Betty Boop, The Katzenjamer Kids and Prince Valiant.
Back cover art
The back cover of the Italian comic book "Celebri eroi dell'avventura" #12 has paper figures of Mandrake, Lothar and Betta.
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.
Gran Match back
In the mid 80s the concept was modernized and renamed "Canchita". Now the figures looks a bit more like trading cards
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.
Mandrake Magicians Club
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.
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.
In 1959 KFS licensed the Penny King Company to manufacture and sell buttons, rings and lockets, using King Features comic characters.
In 1997 "Tim" released a series of GSM recharge phone cards with comics, among them: "Flash Gordon", The Phantom and Mandrake.
During the nineteen eighties David Laurence Wilson began exhibiting designs from his rubber stamp company, "Ready-Made Rubber", at the San Diego Comic-Con.
3 Comic Sponges
Made by Ruskin Sponge co. inc. (Philadelphia Pennsylvania), probably early 60s. Set with 3 sponges: Dagwood & Blondie, Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician or Popeye & Olive Oyl.
Statues / Figurines
Italian cross promotions stickers: Avventure Americane #167 1970, the 1976 series; Mandrake Selezione, Phantom Selezione and Gordon.
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.
El Album de los Muñecos
A card album issued by La Estrella (a Cuban chocolate/snack company) about 1939. The album contain 20 pages, each with repeated design around the placeholders for the cards, with a small text presenting the charaters. The first card is a presenting from La Estrella, and three feature photos of Walt Disney, Max Fleischer and E. C. Segar. The other 96 cards have character art from Walt Disney, King Feature among others.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A card album issued by "The Most Beautiful Pictures" (a Cuban candy company) about 1939. The album contain 7 pages, each with placeholders for 20 cards. The 140 cards have character art from comics known from the newspapers "La Marina", "El Mundo", "El Pais", "Informacion", "Hoy" and the magazine "Paquin".
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.
Supplement in Indrajal Comics
Some issues from Indrajal Comics had tattoos supplement of various characters from the series:
In 1982 Leon Mandrake performed at Robson Square (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). Included in the program one find a comic book: "Space Time Theatre", about a troupe of travelling entertainers. "Space Time Theatre" was written by Leon Mandrake, and he hoped it one day would see the concept developed for television.
About this time, Steve Jensen worked in a print shop just a few blocks from Mandrake's house in Surrey. This "Space Time Theatre" program is signed to Steve, by Mandrake.
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1939 Movie Serial • 1940 Radio Show • 1954 TV Pilot • 1967 Killing vs Mandrake • 1979 TV Movie • Unproduced and Unfinished Films • Musical: Mandrake the Magician and the Enchantress • Prose Stories • Defenders of the Earth • Comics on TV • Pop Art