For Sale: Roy Rogers' Preserved Horse

Cowboy movie star's late dog up for sale, too
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2010 2:20 PM CDT
For Sale: Roy Rogers' Taxidermied Horse
Christie's employee Gil Perez, wearing an outfit and holding a guitar that belonged to Roy Rogers, with the remains of Rogers' horse Trigger and dog Bullet at Christie's in New York, July 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – An auction next week in New York 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 today, the AP reports. The items are from the now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Mo. 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. Also for sale: The remains of Rogers' dog Bullet and Evans' horse Buttermilk.
(Read more Roy Rogers stories.)

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