“The items we are about to auction are real …” When Jack Webb demands “Just the facts, ma’am,” we will comply as we list the following “Dragnet” props:
Blank Firing Colt Snub Nose Revolver a weighty metallic prop with functioning trigger, hammer and cylinder. The latter part facilitates storage of (6) blank cartridges. The item was used on the set of the show’s 1967-1970 revival, shows use and comes with an LOA from the Great American Prop & Wardrobe Co.
Joe Friday Replica Badge an oval-shaped metallic accessory with gold-colored accents, a City of Los Angles seal and identifiers reading “SERGEANT,” “LOS ANGELES POLICE” and “714.” The pinback is intact. According to urban legend, actor Jack Webb requested "714" to match the career home run total of his idol, Babe Ruth. Other accounts have it that Webb wanted "777" ( his lucky number was "7") but instead opted to add the last two digits to get "714."
Signed Correspondence Pieces Also included are correspondence pieces signed by (2) Harry Morgan and (1) Jack Webb, as well as canceled Warner Bros. check made out to Webb in 1965. The check is endorsed on the reverse by Webb, though that signature has faded almost completely. The Webb correspondence piece is composed on his personal stationery and addressed to Mary Martin, "South Pacific" & "Peter Pan" star and the mother of "I Dream of Jeanie" and "Dallas" icon Larry Hagman.