Monday, May 16, 2011

Roy Rogers and Dale Evens

The  Roy Rogers Museum in Branson, MO has closed its doors forever.  The contents of the museum were sold at a public auction.  Roy Rogers told his son, 'if the museum ever operates at a loss, close it and sell the contents.'  He complied.  It is truly the end of an era.
Here is a partial listing of some of the items that were sold at auction...
 's 1964 Bonneville sold for $254,500 ... it was estimated to sell between 100 and 150 thousand dollars. His script book from the January 14,1953 episode of "This Is Your Life" sold for $10,000 (est. $800-$1,000).
A collection of signed baseballs (Pete Rose, Duke Snyder and other greats) sold for $3,750.
            Trigger's saddle and bridle sold for $386,500 (est.100-150 K).
One of many of Roy 's shirts sold for $16,250 and one of his many cowboy hats sold for $17,500.
 One set of boot spurs sold for $10,625. (He never used a set of spurs on Trigger).
A life size shooting gallery sold for $27,500. 
                Also gone are the family values along with a simpler way of life.  What will the future museums be but monuments to politicians???      Happy Trails

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