Friday, July 09, 2010

Happy trails

Fri Jul 9, 1:00 pm ET
NEW YORK – An upcoming New York City auction will feature the belongings of movie cowboy Roy Rogers— including the preserved remains of his famous horse, Trigger.
Christie's in Manhattan held a preview Friday for next week's auction. The items are from the now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Mo.
Rogers had his faithful companion preserved with taxidermy in 1965. The presale estimate for the dead horse is $100,000 to $200,000.
The auction also will offer another kind of horsepower — Rogers' 1964 Bonneville convertible, adorned with collectible silver dollars . It's estimated at $100,000 to $150,000.
Hand-drawn music for the theme song "Happy Trails" has a presale estimate of $300 to $500
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insteadofthedishes said...

I'm stopping by to invite you over to the Arkansas Women Bloggers site. We'd love to have you link up with us. We're also always looking for guest posters if you're interested.


Donna said...

That's just sad; I'm glad Cliff and I went to the Roy Rogers museum in Branson while it was open. We loved it.

sunnycalgirl said...

Being that I am from California it is too bad that the museum couldn't make a go of it here...

thesouthernlady64 said...

I saw that stuffed horse one time on display at the Oklahoma Cowboy Hall of Fame when I was visiting some friends in Oklahoma. It is huge and looks so real. What would anyone do with a stuffed horse?

thesouthernlady64 said...

Me again! I forgot to say I did love Roy and Dale and used to watch their show all the time as a kid. I think they were good people and loved children. Happy Trails to you, Patsy!