Ricky Nelson reigned as one of the hottest teen idols of the 1950s and ’60s. Born Eric Hilliard Nelson in Teaneck, New Jersey, on May 8, 1940, Nelson died in a plane crash on December 31, 1985. His many hits include such rock ‘n’ roll standards as "Poor Little Fool," "Stood Up," "Lonesome Town" and "Teenage Idol."
Here are ten valuable Ricky Nelson music, movie and TV collectibles that are sure to interest pop culture memorabilia collectors. Now taking the stage once again the incomparable Ricky Nelson…
Ricky Nelson Autographed Photo
An 8×10-inch photo signed by Ricky Nelson sold at auctionfor $448.13.
Ricky Nelson 1957 Verve EP Record
A 1957 EP (extra play) 45 rpm record titled Ricky on the Verve label with picture sleeve brought $35 at auction.
Ricky Nelson 1960 More Songs By Ricky LP Album
Ricky Nelson’s LP album More Songs By Ricky was released on the Imperial label in 1960. One rare promotional example on blue vinyl with accompanying rare Ricky Nelson poster in excellent condition sold at auction for $1,553.50.
Ricky Nelson First Concert Tour Program
A 1957 Ricky Nelson first concert tour program signed by the rock ‘n’ roller brought $206 at auction.
Ricky Nelson Ozzie and Harriet Coloring Book
An Ozzie and Harriet and David and Ricky coloring book from the 1950s in good condition sold at auction for $119.50. Ricky Nelson appeared with his parents and brother in TV’s The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-66).
Ricky Nelson 1965 Love and Kisses Insert Movie Poster
Ricky Nelson appeared with his wife Kristin Harmon Nelson in Universal Pictures’Love and Kisses (1965). An insert movie poster (14×36-inches) in folded very fine condition brought $32 at auction.
Ricky Nelson 1979 Capitol Records Contract
A November 23, 1979, 33-page Capitol Records contract signed by Ricky Nelson twice sold at auction for $262.90.
Ricky Nelson 1961 Dell Four Color Comic Book
Ricky Nelson enjoyed his own Dell comic book line. An August 1961 Dell four color comic #1192 in graded CGC near mint- 9.2 condition brought $203.15 at auction.
Ricky Nelson 1957 Teen Time LP Album
Ricky Nelson’s Teen Time was released on the Verve label in 1957. One example in near mint condition sold at auction for $507.88.
Ricky Nelson 1961 The Wackiest Ship in the Army One Sheet Poster
Ricky Nelson and Jack Lemmon star in Columbia Pictures’ The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1961). A one sheet poster (27×41-inches) in very fine condition fetched a top bid of $13 at auction.
Ricky Nelson Memorabilia Credits
- All auction results courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
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