Free 2017 “G-Men” FBI Collectibles Calendar

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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 calendar features photos of collectible toy cars and cycles.















The “G-Men” calendar highlights books and comics from the 1930’s and 1940’s, as well as toys and games.
















Retired agent Joe McQuillan’s most valuable piece is a rare FBI “pedal” car with the original red light on top. Hess has one too. McQuillan and FBI co-workers gave it to Hess as a gift when he retired.

















As a former “tech agent” McQuillan’s most sentimental piece is a rare 1930’s toy wiretap kit. Only 4 or 5 still exist.
















The colorful sparkling “G-Men” machine guns Joe McQuillan and Doug Hess are holding were very popular with children who dreamed of one day becoming FBI agents.












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 and is not for sale.


Jerri Williams

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, jokes that she writes about the FBI to relive her glory days. After 26 years with the Bureau specializing in major economic fraud and corruption investigations, she calls on her professional encounters with scams and schemers to write police procedurals inspired by true crime FBI cases in her Philadelphia FBI Corruption Squad crime fiction series featuring flawed female FBI agent Kari Wheeler. Jerri’s FBI for Armchair Detectives nonfiction series enables readers to discover who the FBI is and what the FBI does by debunking misconceptions about the FBI in books, TV, and movies. Her books are available as ebooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks wherever books are sold. She’s also the host of FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast with more than 250 episodes available for free on all popular podcast apps.

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