Friday, July 09, 2010
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