Roy Rogers Museum Sale

. March 16, 2010

Following on the heals 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. Coming in June and July—the final two opportunities to own a piece of this rich legacy in two very important auctions:

June 26, 2010 – Denver, CO – The Roy Rogers Personal Firearms & Hunting Collection 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, CA 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 & commemorative firearms. Artifacts supporting Roy’s avid hunting interests will be offered including his favorite hunting ht as well as trophy pieces from his safaris (1950-60’s). 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 300+ lot auction includes other fine, Cowboy, Indian and Western art and artifacts and is held in conjunction with a 3-day, 200-dealer, antique & contemporary show for shopping the best of the Western lifestyle (June 25-27). www.DenverOldWest.com

July 14-15th, 2010 – Manhattan – 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 (Nudie’s 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 the family dining table hand-made by George Montgomery with complete set of family Wallace china, Dale Evans’ charm bracelet chronicling 40 years of her life, legendary silver dollar and longhorn adorned Nudies Of North Hollywood convertible Bonneville that Roy & Dale used in special appearances, and the famous Nellybelle jeep from the 1950s TV show. 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. In a statement by Linda Kohn Sherwood, co-owner of High Noon, she expressed the sentiments of this project: “While it is true that the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum (Branson, MO) has closed, much to disappointment of not only the Rogers family but of all his millions of fans, the dispersal of these artifacts will spread the joy, memories and cowboy heritage from inside its walls out into the hearts and homes of people all over the world.” (www.highnoon.com) (www.christies.com) or call High Noon (310) 202-9010 for more information and updated information.

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