Leave It To Beaver Collectible Magazines, Autographs
Ken Osmond / Frank Bank / Other:
Veronica Cartwright (Violet Rutherford)
Richard Deacon (Lumpy’s Father)
Clair Carlton, who appeared in some LITB episodes
Madge Kennedy, who played Aunt Martha Bronson, the only woman capable of making Mrs. Cleaver running
Majorie Reynolds, who appeared in some LITB episodes
Beverly Washburn, who played a saleslady in some LITB episodes.
George Petrie, who played Eddie Haskell’s father, in both the original series, and the new LITB.
Autographs from the main characters, Jerry Mathers, Tony Dow, and Ken Osmond, are cheap and plentiful. I’ve seen them go from $10 – $30.
Barbara Billingsley varies a bit more. I’ve seen her autographs in the $15 – $40 range. Her death has not affected the price range, since her signature is still common.
Hugh Beaumont’s autograph is rare, and since he died in 1982, there probably isn’t many available. I’ve also heard of someone paying $1,200 for a sign contract by Hugh Beaumont on a document of personal legal matter re: 1955 earnings. This document was sold through an auction dealer.
Furthermore, Hugh wasn’t into the Hollywood scene, so he didn’t freely give out his autograph. Hugh gave a few autographs to people close to him, and not much else. I know that Jerry Mathers, Tony Dow, and Barbara Billingsley do have Hugh’s autograph, which they cherish. Also, all of Hugh’s kids and grandkids have their own original copies of Hugh’s autograph, which they also keep.
Likewise, I haven’t seen many autographs for sale from others in the LITB cast, such as Lumpy or Whitey. I presume there hasn’t been enough demand to create a market for their autographs.