The FBI “G-Men” antique toy cars and guns, games and books featured in this free “G-Men” FBI collectibles calendar are from the memorabilia collections of retired FBI Special Agents Joe McQuillan and Doug Hess. McQuillan, who served as an agent from 1966 to 1998, is a former supervisor of the Philadelphia Division’s tech squad. Hess, who served in the FBI from 1980 to 2002 and was assigned property crimes and reactive work, jokes that he introduced the hobby to McQuillan and “started Joe’s obsession.” They both were collectors of antiques prior to Hess attending an antique show and purchasing a few FBI memorabilia items on sale.
Hess remarked, “I thought they were cool, so I showed them to Joe.” Now, McQuillan’s collection of more than 1000 items surpasses Hess’s collection of approximately 300 items. Initially, they purchased the FBI collectibles from antique dealers at shows and from ads in toy magazines. Now, they almost exclusively find and purchase the items on the Internet.
The color photos of collectibles are courtesy of Joe McQuillan and Doug Hess (Photo credit – photographer Mike Malloy). The black and white vintage photos are courtesy of the FBI Photo Gallery. The calendar is compliments of jerriwilliams.com and is not for sale.