Christie’s Rockerfeller Plaza Location
New York, New York
High Noon and Christie’s
Preview: July 9 – 14, 2010
Sale: July 14 - 15, 2010
New York - The remarkable sale of The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum Collection was 100% sold and realized $2.9 million on July 14 and 15 in association with Christie’s. The auction included over 300 iconic lots from the King of the Cowboys and Queen of the West. This historic sale featured unprecedented prices for a diverse array of Western Americana, such as the 1963 Pontiac Bonneville ($254,500), the Nellybelle jeep ($116,500), a variety of hats and boots, and costumes made by Nudie the Rodeo Tailor.
Linda Kohn and Joseph Sherwood of High Noon Western Americana added: “We were thrilled that the collection has found its way into homes of Roy and Dale fans around the world insuring that their legacy continues. The highlight of the week was the saleroom’s spontaneous round of “Happy Trails” sung at the conclusion of the auction.”
Cathy Elkies, Director of Iconic Collections said: “This highly anticipated event brought out thousands of Roy and Dale fans whose emotions and memories flooded our galleries. We were privileged to handle a collection that resonated so deeply with so many people.”
About High Noon Western Americana
The most powerful window to the art, crafts and cultural legacy of the Old American West, the Cowboy, the Vaquero and the Native American Indian. Since 1988, High Noon has been dedicated to preserving all that encompasses our rich Western heritage and works to ensure that these traditions remain intricately woven into our lives today. With a yearly weekend event consisting of the popular auction and 150 dealer antique show, High Noon will again welcome collectors to their 21st year, to be held January 29-30 in Phoenix, AZ. High Noon has provided service and expertise to both buyers and sellers with their yearly event, as well as with special collection auctions, such as the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum.
Christie’s, the world's leading art business had global auction and private sales in 2009 that totaled £2.1 billion/$3.3 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million. Christie’s has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in emerging and new markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.
*All auction sales figures include premium.
*Estimates do not include buyer's premium
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