I grew up with The Three Stooges. My parents were fans, and of course, their black-and-white viewing habits rubbed off on me.
Over the years, my mom in particular managed to gather up quite an
interesting collection of Three Stooges memorabilia, and believe it or
not some of these things are still being sold today. However seeing how
she bought most of her things in the 80's and early 90's, the prices of
them have gone up, and only a die hard fan would pay these sky high
You though, can start collecting memorabilia now, and perhaps in 10 or
20 years it will be worth 4 times or more, what you originally paid.
The first must-have gift for any Three Stooges fan is the complete set
of The Three Stooges on DVD. That is every single episode, back to
back! You can pick up up the entire set at http://www.tvaddicts.tv/themes/comedy.html for $78.99. This is where my mom picked them up, and they came shipped in perfect condition in less than a week.
Over at www.soitenlystooges.com
you can find a nice selection of Three Stooges gifts. Their Stooge
products include tin signs, mugs, t-shirts, books, crystal pieces,
busts, framed portraits, clocks, and a very unique BBQ grill cover.
At www.giftapolis.com they
sell hard to find cardboard stand ups, magnets, tin signs, Three Stooges
drivers licenses, metal license plates, playing cards, salt and pepper
shakers, trivia games, cards, shot glasses, boxer shorts, waste paper
baskets, curtains, bobble heads, and puzzles.
This particular site has a very large selection compared to the other sites, and their prices are fairly decent as well.
www.wackyplanet.com has a large collection of Three Stooges t-shirts, and ties on sale right now.
One item my mom picked up years ago for $30.00 was The Three Stooges
cookie jar. For those still looking to get their hands on this unique
ceramic cookie jar you can pick it up for $80.00 at http://www.shopstardustgifts.ca/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=TS-CA2301.
At www.chefdepot.net you can
pick up The Three Stooges talking beer opener. The opener has 7 phrases
spoken in the voices of the actual stooges. The voices are activated
every time you open a beer or soda bottle.
www.cafepress.com sells a large
selection of unique t-shirts. However they are a bit overpriced when it
comes to tees. For those looking for hard to find tee's though, this is
the site to check out.
Other Three Stooges gifts can be found by taking the time to visit yard sales in the summer.
I have found numerous amounts of Three Stooges gifts just laying out on someones table going for pennies on the dollar.
Other events where you could obtain Three Stooges items is at flea markets.
Many Three Stooges items go up and up in price as years pass on.
However purchasing a t-shirt may not grant you much of a profit years
down the line. For those looking to profit, busts, ceramic figures,
dolls, and limited edition prints are the pieces you are going to want
to get your hands on, if you plan on making any sort of profit.
The Three Stooges Franklin Mint collectors plates are a collectors
item that will go up in price. You can find these collectors plates at www.ebay.com.
There are approximately 12 plates in the collection. As of now, there
are sellers auctioning off the whole set, or you can buy them
individually for around $10-$50 per plate.
With a little bit of hunting around on these sites I have provided,
you will be on your way to finding the perfect Three Stooges gift for
yourself, or for someone else.