This was a Television Programmes of America series for which Sir Lew grade’s ITC (ITPC as it was at the time) company partly funded and handled the distribution of. Produced in 1957, It starred John Hart as Nat Cutler AKA Hawkeye, and Lon Chaney Jr as Chingachgook. 39 episodes were produced, and it was based loosely on the 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper The Last of the Mohicans. The series filmed in Canada was set in the Hudson Valley, New York. More realistic in its portrayal of 1750’s America In comparison to other western-type series filmed during this period. All UK produced items for this series are copyrighted to Television Products Ltd, while in the USA the copyright details indicated Television Programs of America or TPA.
Other items known to exist but not yet in the collection include.
A jigsaw puzzle produced by Bell toys.
Bell games produced Board Game
Morestone toys in the UK produced several Hawkeye Toys including a Covered wagon and a Stage Coach, both items had been existing models in their range, but were adapted and put out in Hawkeye themed boxes. Morestone also produced plastic 54mm high figures of Hawkeye and Chingachgook which were sold as a pair on a backing card with plinth.