Friday, July 9, 2010

Trigger, legendary horse of Roy Rogers, to be sold at Christie's auction

An upcoming Christie's auction in New York City will feature the belongings of movie cowboy Roy Rogers — including the preserved remains of his famous horse, Trigger.  


Roy Rogers had his faithful companion preserved with taxidermy in 1965. The presale estimate for the dead horse is $100,000 to $200,000. The auction also will offer another kind of horsepower — Rogers' 1964 Bonneville convertible, adorned with collectible silver dollars. It's estimated at $100,000 to $150,000.  Hand-drawn music for the theme song "Happy Trails" has a presale estimate of $300 to $500.


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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