Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Christie's Auction

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were a bit before my time but they were a classic piece of American television. When I heard about the Christie's auction, I was pretty surprised. Roy's famous horse, Trigger, would be for sale .....just amazing. The items are over 1,000 from the  Roy Rogers and Dale Evans museum which closed in Dec. 2009. They were unable to keep it running with low visitors, a bad economy and rising costs to keep it open. The auction was held July 14th and 15th and I was lucky enough to be in the city on the 14th and decided to take a peek. Didn't know if they would allow photos. They did. 

Nellybelle was outside of Christie's doors.....look at the estimate price they felt it would fetch

it ended up selling for $116,500 ....little more than they thought

walking into the was pretty amazing......

Trigger, Jr. .....really gorgeous horse....

I was ready for him to blink at me!! He sold for $18,750.00 but estimate was $30,000 to $50,000

Buttermilk was really, really cute ...estimate was $30,000 to $40,000

I also loved the Roy outfit that was next to Buttermilk

He sold for $25,000

the most famous piece Trigger and Roy's dog Bullet...Bullet sold on Thursday for $35,000

to the same cable company RFD-TV in Omaha, Neb. that bought Trigger for $266,500 ...

Trigger's estimate was $100,000 to $200,000 ....they were a bit off on that one....

Hope you enjoyed a little bit of Christie's auction in NYC. You can go in anytime and view items they will be auctioning for free. Located in Rockefeller Plaza, it is a wonderful museum. 

More of the auction results can be found here: 

Today's Words of Wisdom: Do Not Put the Cart Before the Horse 

 Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 


Grumpy1 said...

this story brought back some memories. I am old enough to remember the Roy Rodgers show on TV in Australia - c. 1960-65
Thanks for your efforts.

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

Glad you enjoyed it! It was very cool to say the least. I do love the old tv shows and movies as well..they are such classics. I still felt bad all this had to be sold and broken up.

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