The top 10 most valuable items we've seen so far on Collector's Call

To a collector, everything they have may be priceless... but we valued these items up to seven figures.

To a collector, the "value" of an item can be very subjective. Something that seems totally normal to you or I may have immeasurable value to them because it was the first item of the collection they received, or because it was given to them by someone very special.

We can't begin to rank that kind of value, so we're making this list based off something a little easier to judge: the dollar value. Over the past two seasons, our experts have valued countless items, sometimes to dissapointment... or to excitement. Here's the top ten most valuable items we've seen so far!

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1. Q Boat from "The World is Not Enough"

Doug Redinus is the co-founder of The Ian Fleming Foundation, which displays his massive collection of Bond vehicles at charitable fund-raisers. This screen-used boat was helmed by Pierce Brosnan as he cruised around the River Thames. The boat itself goes a speedy 80 m.p.h.

Valued at: $300,000

2. "Casablanca" poster

Vintage movie poster collector Dwight Cleveland has over 4,500 prints in his collection, including rare posters from movies released outside of their home country! This Casablanca poster is from Italy, and features the original tax stamps, increasing its value. The studios would have to pay local governments a tax to put up a poster.

Valued at: $300,000

3. 1958 Gibson Flying V guitar

Jim Peterik, guitarist for Survivor and whose riffs you've heard in hits like "Eye of the Tiger," had this rare Gibson guitar in his collection. Gibson tried to go futuristic and beat Fender at their own game in the 1950s with these, but they did not catch on at first, and only 92 were made.

Valued at: $300,000

4. "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" Ratty Car

Joel Magee's Disneyland collection will appear more than once on this list. This is one of the 12 original cars from the Mr. Toad's Wild Ride atraction in Disneyland. This 1955 "Ratty" car was handmade — and it's just one of three or four known to exist.

Valued at: $500,000

5. Screen-used Monkeemobile

Only two Monkeemobiles used in the filming of The Monkees exist, and Michael Knight and Mel Gutherie have one of them. Mel had all four Monkees autograph this beautiful car.

Valued at: $500,000

6. Helicopter from "From Russia With Love"

Another item from Doug Redinus' Bond vehicles collection! This yellow copter chased down Sean Connery in an unforgettable sequence in the second James Bond adventure. Dr. No left little behind, so this is one of the earliest vehicles in the collection.

Valued at: $500,000

7. Original Star Trek Enterprise design

When we visited radio personality and author Mancow to see his collection of movie and TV memorabilia, he brought a friend — Greg Brady himself, Barry Williams! Mancow's collection includes the first-ever color rendering of the Enterprise spaceship. Concept artist Matt Jefferies drafted it to present to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. As the first image of an iconic starship, it is the "holy grail" and "priceless" to a Trek collector, according to our expert.

Valued at: $500,000

8. Haunted Mansion mannequins

Another Joel Magee item! The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland remains one of the most beloved. Anyone who's taken a ride through the Mansion remembered the end when three ghosts appear through a "magic mirror." Of course, it was all done with smoke and mirrors — and these incredible mannequins. Only three sets of these exist, and Joel has one. 

Valued at: $1,000,000

9. Caterpillar Excavator from "Skyfall"

Yes, it's another Bond vehicle from Doug's collection! Daniel Craig jumped in this excavator for the dramatic opening fight in Skyfall.

Valued at: $1,000,000

10. "Bun Book" original artwork sketchbook

Jim Engel, a cartoonist and toy designer, has a one-of-a-kind sketchbook that he calls his "Bun Book." He has been collecting these rabbit doodles from notable artists for the last four decades, asking for entries at conventions, etc. It includes drawings by legends like Dr. Seuss and Sergio Aragones.

Valued at: $1,000,000

 
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JHP 1 month ago
American pickers w/o males - rummage sale on tv
mememememe66 JHP 1 month ago
Not quite the same American pickers go though heaps of to find collectibles in peoples yards, barns, homes etc.
These women aren’t scavenging looking for a find.
They acquire their finds from collectors who archive particular items.
JHP mememememe66 1 month ago
thanks for the info - I get it:)
Jamie43626491 1 month ago
I love this show Me Tv Lisa Wechel is gem on this I like to see more of her
JDnHuntsvilleAL 1 month ago
And I have the rifle that Bond used to bring down #6. Well, the same model at least -- AR-7.
F5Twitster 1 month ago
Off-the-shelf items a produiction company just bought or rented for use in a movie, like the excavator and helicopter from the Bond movies, should not have much excess value attached to them. Only objects, props, costumes created speficially for a film really have historical or collector value.
In YOUR opinion. To a TRUE collector ...
Kenner JDnHuntsvilleAL 1 month ago
I agree…maybe if Bond operated it?
bemibet 1 month ago
I expected to see the elephant signed by the cast members of "The Wizard of Oz' on this list!
F5Twitster bemibet 1 month ago
What elephant? There's no elephant in "The Wizard of Oz."
RichLorn F5Twitster 1 month ago
He was made up to be the middle munchkin in the lollypop guild. Didn't you spot his tail?
LoveMETV22 F5Twitster 1 month ago
Stuffed elephant signed by the cast of 'The Wizard of Oz' film.
From Collectors Call April 2019:
https://www.metv.com/collectorscall/collection/episode-5-inside-the-collection

" the elephant signed by the cast members" doesn't mean there was an elephant in the film.
texasluva LoveMETV22 1 month ago
Movie quiz up again. Same quiz page.
MattVA 2 months ago
Anonymous buyer paid a heck of alot for Marvel #1 -- just a few days ago...

https://www.cbr.com/marvel-comic-special-copy-sold-2-5-million/
NickG 2 months ago
Lisa Wechel does a nice job of making this program fun to watch.
Gregory NickG 2 months ago
Is she still hosting the show? I'm kind of out of touch since I dropped satellite.
F5Twitster NickG 1 month ago
Whelchel.
tadlem Gregory 1 month ago
You can get MeTV over the air.
DonnaNMI 2 months ago
Things are only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
dodgebob DonnaNMI 2 months ago
If you have to ask how much, it's to much.
JHP DonnaNMI 1 month ago
gee just think - in 10 years some dum-dum will pay for a Celebs navage
Kenner 2 months ago
1,000,000 for a back hoe and a million for a book of drawings? Wow. They’ve never seen my shoelace collection. Lol
Andybandit 2 months ago
Cool stuff. It is amazing what people collect.
Moriyah 2 months ago
Very nice! I sure wish they had Gomer Pyle collectors items out there. And hopefully I'd get to see them on here as well!
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Moriyah LoveMETV22 1 month ago
If I do that, then I would most likely not get to see it on TV. And also, I think its more specifically for the Toon in with Me thing as well
LoveMETV22 Moriyah 1 month ago
That's ok it was just a thought. I'm not 100% sure on the specifically related to "Toon in With Me" part, but that is totally your choice. Thank you though for sharing it with us.
harlow1313 Moriyah 1 month ago
I would have to say that Gomer, The Beaver, and Eb Dawson are the three coolest cats on Metv. These are my role models. I particularly like Gomer's Christ-like kindness, and Eb's Buddha-like simplicity of lifestyle.
Moriyah LoveMETV22 1 month ago
You're welcome!
Sway 2 months ago
Cool stuff. Worth whatever someone will pay for them.
MrsPhilHarris Sway 2 months ago
Exactly.
Catman 2 months ago
Three qualities contribute to an item's collectible value: scarcity, demand, and condition. This is how a collector separates the "worthless" from the "priceless."
harlow1313 2 months ago
When I see the supposed monetary value, I conclude we live in highly superstitious times.
Runeshaper 2 months ago
WOW! Such AMAZING items! I'd love to have the Haunted Mansion mannequins (-:
LoveMETV22 2 months ago
# 10. MeTV did a story in 2019 about Jim Engel:
https://www.metv.com/collectorscall/collection/episode-8-inside-the-collection
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