A collection of memorabilia and rare items from the Society archives.....



Bilko Annual No.1Bilko Anuual No.2Radio Times

  Bilko Annual (1959)                                       Bilko Annual (1961)                                        Radio Times (1959)


       Smirnoff AdToga Phil

                    Two of a series of ads that Phil did for Smirnoff Vodka



                          Post card from the Sahara Hotel                                        Phil headlines at the Riviera Hotel


 Amana Fan (Front)Amana Fan (Back)

                          Front & Reverse of an  Amana 'Bilko' Fan produced by show sponsor Amana Refrigeration



  Riviera TicketBadge

                   Un-used Ticket from the Riviera Hotel                                                                         NJA Tin Badge


Joy Promo (Front) Joy Promo (Rear)

          Ad Campaign for JOY instant liquid for dishes



          Issues 1, 2 and 10 of DC's popular Sgt.Bilko comic


TV GuideTV Guide

       Rare TV Guide from 1956


       TV Times Article   

       TV Times Article from 1984                                                    Advert for DC's SGT.BILKO comic


      PuzzleAmana Glasses

                   Roalex Sgt.Bilko Slide Puzzle                                            Amana promotional Sgt.Bilko Glasses


     Bilko specs!Gold Brick

                   Amana promotional Bilko glasses                                                    Phil Silvers Gold Brick presented to cast & crew


      Maurice Gosfield GobletEngraved Cup

                          Engraved Goblet inscribed to Maurice Gosfield   Phil Silvers Cup Award 1961 - 1962


         Phil Silvers Statue

                                          Phil Silvers or Bust Statue given to cast & crew (sponsored by Ronzoni)



                                          Assorted press cuttings from the 1980's


      Selection of film posters (left to right) Summer Stock (1950), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way  To The Forum (1966) 

      and The Cheap Detective (1978)  


Bilko BookParade MagDo Re Mi

    Sgt.Bilko Colouring book                              Parade Magazine                                                 Promo sheet for Do Re Mi album


      Photoplay Article

                                       Photoplay Article from February 1977   


               Bilko Article

             Joe E Ross Press Kit (donated by Karl Lukas)                            Rare Press article (1956)


                 Bilko AlbumCast Recording

                           Phil Silvers Swings Album (Nelson Riddle)                         High Button Shoes (Original Cast Recording)


            Signed Script


            Signed Script

                                             Signed Copy of the script for WEEKEND COLONEL (kindly donated by Karl Lukas)


Bilko Board Game Playing Board

                     Bell's UK Sgt.Bilko Board Game                                     Playing Board for the UK Game


US Board GamePlaying Board

                  Gardner's US Sgt.Bilko Board Game                                             Playing Board for the US Game


Casting Sheet

                      Hope Sanberry's Casting Sheet (Kindly donated by Karl Lukas)


Harvey Lembeck

                      Harvey Lembeck's Academy Players Directory Listing (Kindly donated by Karl Lukas)


  1982 News Article

                      News Article from New York Post (1982)


Bilko Article

               News Article from 1984


Harvey Lembeck article

                         Press Article from 1982 (Kindly donated by Karl Lukas).

                         That's Karl's hand-written note at the foot  of the article



                                Above: Discount exchange ticket for How The Other Half Loves


          Above: Australian TV Times (1961)                                  Above: Press campaign ad for Lucky Me (1954)


Boatniks lobby card


Boatniks lobby card

                        Above: Two lobby cards from Walt Disney's The Boatniks (1970)


                                                   Memorial Thanks      

                                                   Above: Memorial thanks from Mrs. Joe E Ross  


Hand-tinted Lobby Card

                       Above: A hand-tinted lobby card for A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1966)


Top Banana lobby card


Top Banana lobby card

                       Above: Two hand-tinted lobby cards for Top Banana (1954)


                    Phil's membership card    

                    Above: Copy of Phil's membership card from 1984


                   Sunday Star       Hartford Courant

                   Above: Sunday Star (1963)                                                 Above: Hartford Courant (1969)


  The New Phil Silvers Show



                                   (Above) Original 10 x 8 promo caricature for The New Phil Silvers Show (1963)



                                    (Above) Photo and article from Life magazine  


Press Ad   

                     (Above) Press advertisement for Top Banana


Sgt.Bilko Joke Book  Back Cover

     (Above) The 2nd Digit Sgt.Bilko Joke Book (1959)


           Dallas Summer Musicals     Theatre Arts Magazine 

           (Above) Promo for the 1964 production of Top Banana          (Above) Theatre arts magazine with a Hirschfield cover


    Halco Holster set   Halco Holster set with box

    (Above) Halco's 1950' Sergeant Bilko Holster Outfit


            Above: 1964 newspaper article about Herbie Faye's wedding to Mary Lou Johnson.