Collector Books

G-Men and F. B. I. Toys and Collectibles Harry Whitworth Author

In the mid-1930s, there was daily publicity of notorious gangsters being captured by F.B.I. agents. George 'Machine Gun' Kelly allegedly labeled the celebrated agents who captured him as 'G-Men' for 'Government Men' and this acronym for F.B.I. agents has stuck. A phenomenal G-Man craze erupted in the United States. Every kid in the country wanted to be a G-Man and the toy industry responded by creating a large variety of toys. This much-needed guide contains 600 fanan and the toy industry responded by creating a large variety of toys. This much-needed guide contains 600 fantastic color photos of G-Men and F.B.I. antique toys and related collectibles from the mid-1930s to the present. There are guns, badges, fingerprint sets, cars, cereal premiums, whistles, hats, Disney items, motorcycles, knives, books, walkie-talkies, board games, and much more in this nostalgic guide, including some of the rarest items. Current values are given, as are dates when possible. 1998 values. read more