DENVER – Following on the heels of the spectacular January 2010 High Noon Auction of the first installment of the contents of the Roy Rogers Museum, will be the final two sales from these true American heroes and icons:
Denver, June 26
The Roy Rogers Personal Firearms & Hunting Collections will be sold at Brian Lebel’s Old West Auction www.DenverOldWest.com at the Denver Merchandise Mart. Roy’s firearms will be sold including his very first belt and double holster rig, made by Ed Gilmore of North Hollywood, Calif., in 1938, his gold-plated 101 Ranch revolvers, the shotgun he bought off Clark Gable, and one of Dale Evans’ only guns, a pearl handled Colt. The collection includes antique, modern and commemorative firearms. Artifacts supporting Roy’s avid hunting interests will be offered including his favorite hunting hat as well as trophy pieces from his safaris (1950-1960s). Also for sale will be Roy’s classic, 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible and the last motorcycle he owned before retiring from riding, a 1982 V45 Honda, driven only 2,000 miles. The auction offers more than 300 lots including other fine cowboy, Indian and Western art and artifacts and is held in conjunction with a 3-day, 200-dealer, antique and contemporary show for shopping the best of the Western lifestyle (June 25-27).
Manhattan, July 14-15
The definitive and final sale of the important and iconic property from the museum will be sold via a partnership with Los Angeles Based High Noon and Christie’s New York City at Christie’s Manhattan location.
That sale will include Edward H. Bohlin silver parade saddles, Roy’s autographed sports memorabilia, costuming (nudies and other clothing from TV and film, hats, boots, traveling trunks), family and personal photos, fishing gear, badges, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans toys and children’s clothing, trophies and awards. Highlights include Dale Evans’ charm bracelet chronicling 40 years of her life.
The museum’s most popular attraction and perhaps most iconic pieces to be sold are Trigger, arguably the most famous horse of all time, plus stars Buttermilk and Bullet.
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