Roy Rogers, the long-acknowledged king of the Hollywood cowboys, and his co-starring wife Dale once operated their museum off Route 66 in Victorville, Calif.
Amid declining attendance, the museum was moved to Branson, Mo., in 2004. But it closed just a few years later.
About the auction:
Items featured in the sale include a life-sized carved marble statue of the legendary couple, his black Bohlin Resistol hat, pair of custom-made Double Eagle cowboy boots, pair of overlaid silver-engraved spurs, and Bianchi double gun rig adorned with gold and silver.
Those interested in the auction should go to the Burley Auction Group website, where many items are pictured. It will include phone and online bidding.
Among the items that won’t be auctioned are Rogers’ beloved horse, Trigger, and his dog, Bullet. The stuffed animals were purchased by cable channel RFD-TV in July 2010 and are being shown all over the country during a Trigger and Bullet Happy Trails Tour.
Lest anyone blame Roy Rogers Jr. about the museum’s demise, Roy Jr. said during a live RFD-TV interview that his father for years insisted the museum be closed and its contents sold if the museum became financially untenable.