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Roy Rogers auction in NYC offers Trigger's remains
Associated Press ^ | July 9, 2010

Posted on 07/09/2010 9:57:22 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: auction; happytrailstoyou; inheritancetaxes; royrogers; taxes; tedkennedy; trigger

1 posted on 07/09/2010 9:57:26 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Glue?


2 posted on 07/09/2010 9:58:40 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

Ever see Family Films of Trigger? That was one smart horse. He knew he was funny.


3 posted on 07/09/2010 10:00:36 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve always wanted a stuffed horse for the rumpus room.


4 posted on 07/09/2010 10:01:54 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The family has to sell off everything to pay the inheritance taxes.

All property rightfully belongs to the federal government.

5 posted on 07/09/2010 10:05:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As a side note, Trigger is the horse that Olivia de Havilland rode as Maid Marion in the movie “Robin Hood” with Errol Flynn.
6 posted on 07/09/2010 10:07:09 AM PDT by gdzla
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To: massgopguy

When I was probably around five years old I was *soooo* in love with Roy Rogers that I made a promise to myself that I was going to grow up and marry him one day. Oh, the horror to discover that Dale Evans had already beat me to it!!


7 posted on 07/09/2010 10:08:23 AM PDT by pigsmith
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I always loved Trigger.


8 posted on 07/09/2010 10:08:23 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Too bad this stuff is offered for sale.

I stopped by the museum once when it was in Victorville, CA. The museum was a celebration of Americana circa 1950s, when life seemed less complicated.

9 posted on 07/09/2010 10:12:18 AM PDT by BAW (Arizona.got it right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I recall correctly, this sale has to happen because of the Federal Ghoul Tax.


10 posted on 07/09/2010 10:14:20 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’d be nice if the Smithsonian would purchase it.


11 posted on 07/09/2010 10:23:21 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For some reason, whenever I see anything about Roy Rogers, I think of an old Frank and Ernest Sunday comic strip:

Roy had left his recently purchased boots outside on the front stoop one evening and awoke to find them mangled with incriminating mountain lion paw prints leading off into the desert. Roy mounts Trigger and rides off in pursuit. He comes back with the dead mountain lion laying across Trigger's back.

Upon seeing Roy's successful return, Dale asks, "Pardon me, Roy. Is that the cat that chewed your new shoes?"

12 posted on 07/09/2010 10:23:24 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
Trigger burgers?


13 posted on 07/09/2010 10:29:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Revolting cat!
A smart man would buy Trigger and put the stuffed animal in a casino in Vegas next to the tomb of Michael Jackson.


14 posted on 07/09/2010 10:31:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Speaking of which, how much of Red Ted Kennedy’s estate went to inheritance taxes?


15 posted on 07/09/2010 10:32:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

16 posted on 07/09/2010 10:32:45 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Teddy Chappaquiddick died?


17 posted on 07/09/2010 10:37:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: BAW
The museum was a celebration of Americana circa 1950s, when life seemed less complicated.

All traces of 20th century Americana are being eradicated.

The music industry is in shambles after decades of cronyism dictating public taste.

The movie industry openly slags this country ("Truth Justice and all that stuff" in a Superman movie) to appease foreign markets.

Burgers are now verbotten.

Cars have no identity.

Car culture (cruising and roadtrips and drive-throughs) are "KILLING THE PLANET".

Levis and other American mainstays are now foreign produced crap.

And our political elections are now ridiculed as "stolen" every cycle the Rats lose. Stolen by "Banana Republicans".

The Saudis are buying shares of influence in our media outlets (supressing books, movies, and news reports they disapprove of).

This nation is being forced into second world status from within.

18 posted on 07/09/2010 10:37:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I never saw the body, it could be like L.Ron Hubbard, he may have died of tax evasion.


19 posted on 07/09/2010 10:38:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: BAW
I stopped by the museum once when it was in Victorville, CA.

That's where I think I saw stuffed Trigger as a pretty young kid.

20 posted on 07/09/2010 10:43:00 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Trigger is being sold along with the similarly preserved remains of Rogers’ German shepherd, Bullet; colt Buttermilk, who belonged to Rogers’ late wife, Dale Evans; and even Trigger Jr.

“It really appeals to the baby boomers,” said Christie’s spokeswoman Kate Brambilla.”

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpps/news/offbeat/roy-rogers’-trusty-steed-trigger-goes-up-for-auction-dpgonc-km-20100706_8512001


21 posted on 07/09/2010 10:43:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: a fool in paradise

You left one out.....it’s now illegal to buy a kitten in San Francisco.


22 posted on 07/09/2010 10:45:27 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m suspecting that very little of Ted’s wealth went to the IRS. He grew up with a trust fund, plenty of wealth management and estate planning advice - and he had a lot more advance notice of his “final illness” than most people have.

Speaking of Roy Rodgers - I will never forget the last time I saw him on TV - on David Letterman. At the end of his segment he sang “Happy Trails to You” a capella. It knocked me out.


23 posted on 07/09/2010 10:46:02 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

When did the museum close ?


24 posted on 07/09/2010 10:55:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
Right, I just want to spit on the grave of the treasonous Ted Kennedy who coordinated with KGB agents during the Cold War to fight President Reagan's policies. Red Ted Kennedy who fought against ending the inheritance tax yet was certain to have sheltered his own estate.

He was a treasonous bastard who is an eternal shame to this nation.

25 posted on 07/09/2010 11:00:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: JoeProBono
“It really appeals to the baby boomers,” said Christie’s spokeswoman Kate Brambilla.”

Jimi Hendrix ended the Woodstock concert. Originally he was to open AND close Woodstock with the final song being sung by Roy Rogers ("Happy Trails To You") except Roy turned him down (so says Michael Lang).

26 posted on 07/09/2010 11:02:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This might be kinda cool for the Uvalde County Texas Museum ...

UVALDE COUNTY CROWN

Given to Dale and inscribed on the inside Dale Evans Rogers Queen of the Uvalde County Centennial - May 10, 1956

Estimate $200 - $300

Dale Evans was born Lucille Wood Smith in Uvalde, Texas October 31, 1912

27 posted on 07/09/2010 11:13:54 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Speaking of which, how much of Red Ted Kennedy’s estate went to inheritance taxes?”

I’m sure that money is well-secured in trust funds several layers deep.

I do remember they had to sell some of Jackie O’s stuff when she died to cover the inheritence taxes.


28 posted on 07/09/2010 11:17:39 AM PDT by PLMerite (The FR clock is now three minutes fast.)
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To: Billthedrill

Mr. Ed?


29 posted on 07/09/2010 11:21:39 AM PDT by shadowcat
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To: PLMerite

Yes, and Jackie’s estate was UNDERVALUED when you saw how much money the items were “appraised” at and what they brought at auction (didn’t JFK’s oval office desk bring $250,000?). Yeah, but it’s just a desk, $20,000 tops, right?


30 posted on 07/09/2010 11:21:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Liberty Valance
That is sacred Islamic icon! Must be returned to nation of Islam!


31 posted on 07/09/2010 11:23:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Ha! I kid. It's Friday, you are right, it would make a nice item for a county historical museum.


32 posted on 07/09/2010 11:24:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Ha!

I don't care who you are ...

That was funny!

33 posted on 07/09/2010 11:36:09 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: a fool in paradise
Absolutely. The real book on Ted Kennedy remains to be written. He personally caused tremendous damage to this country. Without his name and his inheritance, he would have been just an ordinary run-of-the-mill drunk instead of a famous one.
34 posted on 07/09/2010 11:48:49 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The perfect gift for the man who has everything!


35 posted on 07/09/2010 12:00:08 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is heartbreaking. For a time, Roy Rogers was a hero to a generation (or two) of children. I suppose this liquidation would be inevitable with an estate that includes so many children, but one would think that the museum items would have been protected from this type of thing.

His memorabilia truly belongs in the Smithsonian. Archie Bunker’s chair is there, so the beloved Trigger should be there, too. Roy Rogers was part of the greatness of America, and this is a tragedy that most of the items will not be preserved as such.


36 posted on 07/09/2010 12:01:06 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: a fool in paradise
Levis and other American mainstays are now foreign produced crap [...]

..or knocking up governors' daughters.

37 posted on 07/09/2010 12:14:17 PM PDT by Erasmus (Looks like we're between a lithic outcropping and a region of low compressibility.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m really beginning to miss my grandparents’ America.

Don’t fence me in.


38 posted on 07/09/2010 1:09:39 PM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“All property rightfully belongs to the federal government??” I know one of the the Rogers grand children and, let me ask you, do you know the history of Trigger and how much of Roy’s hard earned cash he, NOT the government, initially paid for this dazzling horse? Or do you know the tens of thousands Roy, NOT the government, paid to have this icon stuffed? The U.S government is a disgrace in the way it pirates hard-earned estates, than you very much. Thank God, Roy and Dale can’t see what treasures are being sold JUST so their heirs aren’t slammed by the government.


39 posted on 07/14/2010 11:03:40 AM PDT by ellenbrewster
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To: ellenbrewster
Yeah, I knew all that. I heard an interview with Roy's son on the radio a few years ago while they were still trying to hold things together.
40 posted on 07/14/2010 11:16:53 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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