Telly Savalas is perhaps best known for his astonishingly popular TV series "Kojak" (1973-1978) about a New York Detective. He gave the world the phrase "Who loves you, baby?", and made the makers of lollypops very rich indeed. Part of the charm of the series was the feeling of "family", and this extended to the full cast and crew. Savalas himself was always rewarding not only his regulars, but his favorite guest stars with special gifts. This is one of those gifts, given to well known stage and screen actor Paul Rossilli who guest starred in the episode "Another Gypsy Queen" (Season 4, Episode 25) as Julian. This was one of Savalas' favorite episodes, and not only he, but the series director, Joel Oliansky, had special praise for his performance. When he finished the shoot, Rossilli was presented this special CITY OF NEW YORK POLICE DETECTIVE belt buckle with a faux-gold 'KOJAK" lettering under the city's seal. A rare piece of classic TV memorabilia. From Peter Rossilli's own personal collection. Buckle is approx 3"x4" with a genuine leather belt.