HARRISBURG, Pa. — Since the 1960s, GI Joe soldiers have been on the front lines of thousands of missions. They are the Marines, nurses, Mounties, air pilots, snow troopers, and underwater demolition experts saving the world. On April 23, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Cordier Auctions will present these incarnations and many more as it sells a massive single-owner collection of GI Joe action figures, uniforms, equipment sets, and vehicles. Online bidding will be facilitated through LiveAuctioneers.com and CordierAuction.com.
Vintage Boxed GI Joe Action Figures Coming to Auction
The collection features a number of rare 1960s figures in the original boxes. One of the standout items is a GI Nurse, expected to bring between $3,000 and $5,000. A 1960s Action Soldier #7900 is eying $1,000-$2,000. Plus, a Sears Fantastic Freefall #7905 ($1,000-$2,000) is expected to be among the top lots of the sale. Altogether, more than 50 boxed figures will be offered.
In addition, the collection encompasses more than 50 equipment and uniform sets in the original boxes. Among those is an Action Pilot Air Cadet #7822 ($500-$700). Along with an Action Soldier Landing Signal Officer #7621 ($300-$500). In addition to an Action Sailor Annapolis Cadet #7624 ($400-$800), and a White Tiger Hunt #7436 ($200-$400).
In excess of 400 lots of 1960s, 1970s, and later action figures and accessories will be sold, as well as commemorative, anniversary, and limited edition items.
Enjoy a vintage commercial touting the appeal of GI Joe.....
Hasbro's Iconic Action Figure
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, New York, in 2003.
The auction will be held at Cordier’s auction house, 1500 Paxton St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, however bidders will also be participating live online. Live previews for the sale will be held on Friday, April 21, from 12-4 p.m.; Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and the day of the auction from 9 a.m. through the sale.
For more information, visit www.cordierauction.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-731-8662.