Ten Valuable Roy Rogers Collectibles
Roy Rogers – "King of the Cowboys" – rode the entertainment trail for decades, appearing in movies, radio and television. Born Leonard Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 5, 1911, Rogers passed away in Apple Valley, California, on July 6, 1998.
Here are ten valuable Roy Rogers collectibles spanning his many years in show business. Happy trails to you, until we meet again...
Roy Rogers, Down Dakota Way (1949) Lobby Card Set
Republic Pictures released Down Dakota Way in 1949 starring Roy Rogers, wife Dale Evans and sidekick Pat Brady. Also along for the ride was Montie Montana, the famous rodeo performer and trick rope artist. A complete set of eight colorful lobby cards – so named because they were displayed in theater lobbies – in very fine+ condition galloped to a winning bid at auction of $203.15.
Down Dakota Way (1949) lobby card set $203.15
Roy Rogers, Wall Street Cowboy (1939) One Sheet Movie Poster
In this popular Republic Pictures feature the straight-shooting Roy takes on big city swindlers when a rare metal is discovered on his ranch. George "Gabby" Hayes and Raymond Hutton also appear. A standard one sheet poster (27x41-inches) in very fine/near mint condition sold at auction for $776.75.
Wall Street Cowboy (1939) one sheet poster $776.75
Roy Rogers, Sheriff of Tombstone (1941) One Sheet Movie Poster
Roy and sidekick Gabby Hayes find themselves in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, where Roy is mistaken for a hired gunslinger. A one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in fine condition brought $262.90 at auction.
Sheriff of Tombstone (1941) one sheet poster $262.90
Roy Rogers Comics Dell Four Color #177
Roy Rogers was featured in several comic book series. A Dell Four Color comic #177 – published in 1947 – in CGC very fine+ 8.5 condition rode to a top bid of $239 at auction.
Roy Rogers 1947 comic book $239
Official Roy Rogers Riders Club Comic Book
In 1952 an unnumbered Official Roy Rogers Riders Club comic book was issued by Dell. Featured on the cover are Roy, horse Trigger and his dog Bullet. One example in CGC near mint 9.4 condition sold at auction for $227.05.
Official Roy Rogers Riders Club comic $227.05
Original Roy Rogers Comic Art
Roy Rogers was the subject of his own daily comic strip in the funny papers courtesy King Features Syndicate. A collection of six Roy Rogers original comic art dailies from 1955 as rendered by Hy Mankin brought $191.20 at auction.
Original Roy Rogers lot of six 1955 original comic art $191.20
Roy Rogers Marx Playset
The original Roy Rogers Ranch playset was made by Louis Marx & Co. in 1952 as a tie-in product for NBC-TV's The Roy Rogers Show (1951-57). When found complete and its original box this highly collectible item can sell for over $250.
Roy Rogers Signed Limited Edition Print
Nostalgia Merchant produced a handsome limited edition print in 1977. Roy autographed the print, "Happy Trails Roy Rogers - Trigger." One example in rolled very fine condition brought $107.55 at auction.
Roy Rogers signed print $107.55
Roy Rogers, Under Nevada Skies (1946) Lobby Card Set
Roy, Dale Evans, Gabby Hayes, Bob Nolan and Iron Eyes Cody are featured in this popular 1946 Republic Pictures entry directed by Frank McDonald. A complete set of eight lobby cards in fine- condition sold at auction for $185.23.
Under Nevada Skies (1946) lobby card set $185.23
Roy Rogers Post Cereal Cards
Post Cereal issued these rare Roy Rogers premium cards in 1952. Cards #26 and #34 in graded PSA near mint-mint 8 condition were auctioned as a lot for $262.90.
Roy Rogers Post Cereal premium cards $262.90
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Sunset in the West (1950) half sheet style A poster (22x28-inches) $131.45