Cordier Auctions to Sell Exceptional Single Owner Collection of GI Joe Action Figures

April 10, 2017

The collection features a number of rare 1960’s figures in the original boxes, including a GI Nurse, expected to bring between $3,000 and $5,000. A 1960’s black Action Soldier #7900 (est $1,000 - $2,000) and a Sears black Fantastic Freefall #7905 (est $1,000 - $2,000) are also expected to be among the top lots of the sale. Altogether, over 50 boxed figures will be offered.

 

In addition, the collection encompasses over 50 equipment and uniform sets in the original boxes, including an Action Pilot Air Cadet #7822 ($500 - $700), an Action Soldier Landing Signal Officer #7621 ($300 - $500), an Action Sailor Annapolis Cadet #7624 ($400 - $800), and a White Tiger Hunt #7436 ($200 - $400).

 

In total, over 400 lots of 1960’s,1970’s, and later action figures and accessories will be sold, as well as commemorative, anniversary, and limited edition items.

 

Hasbro introduced the GI Joe line in 1964. As it was then considered socially unacceptable for boys to play with dolls, the company used the term “action figure” in their marketing, a phrase that has since become ubiquitous. So iconic did these toys become that GI Joe was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY, in 2003.

 

The auction will be held at the company’s auction house at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, however bidders will also be participating live online. A complete catalog of the collection will be available at www.CordierAuction.com on April 7. Live previews for the sale will be held on Friday, April 21, from 12-4 PM; Saturday, April 22 from 9 AM to 3 PM; and the day of the auction from 9 AM through the sale.

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