Skip to comments.Roy Rogers auction in NYC offers Trigger's remains
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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Ever see Family Films of Trigger? That was one smart horse. He knew he was funny.
I’ve always wanted a stuffed horse for the rumpus room.
All property rightfully belongs to the federal government.
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!!
I always loved Trigger.
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.
If I recall correctly, this sale has to happen because of the Federal Ghoul Tax.
It’d be nice if the Smithsonian would purchase it.
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?"
Speaking of which, how much of Red Ted Kennedy’s estate went to inheritance taxes?
Teddy Chappaquiddick died?
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.
I never saw the body, it could be like L.Ron Hubbard, he may have died of tax evasion.
That's where I think I saw stuffed Trigger as a pretty young kid.
“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.”
You left one out.....it’s now illegal to buy a kitten in San Francisco.
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.
When did the museum close ?
He was a treasonous bastard who is an eternal shame to this nation.
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).
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
“Speaking of which, how much of Red Ted Kennedys 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.
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?
I don't care who you are ...
That was funny!
The perfect gift for the man who has everything!
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.
..or knocking up governors' daughters.
I’m really beginning to miss my grandparents’ America.
Don’t fence me in.
“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.
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