Saturday, January 15, 2011

Collections: Gene Autry

I have written about Far Guys Gene Autry collection before.

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It all began with a cap gun that he had as a child.  He built this frame as a display to hold all his memorabilia.

We just kept collecting..a record here..a little lunchbox that holds Gene Autry trading cards..some books..and then they came out with the postage stamps.   I located an old horseshoe and framed a few stamps. Then I decided it needed a whole sheet of Cowboy Stamps.  Finally there was no more room and the lunch box never fit..it was too thick for the frame.

Far Guy bought a new book..

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He was going to leave this one behind..because of the price tag..it was a tad more than the 25 cents that it originally cost. How much of a tad..27.75 more than a tad..but she was having a sale..so I snagged it for 14.00.  No, I have not checked what they are going for on eBay or elsewhere. I had the opportunity to purchase this same book years ago for 5 dollars..Far Guy thought it was way over priced then..this time I didn’t pay attention to him..so I am now the proud owner of this book..and he lets me keep it with his stuff. It has Gene Autry’s horse Champion on the cover..it was a much better find than the book with the silly old rope..besides that mine is a First Edition!!

Far Guy built a new case.. it is the same size but deeper, the lunch box fits now. The lunch box was a gift from daughter Jen.

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This part of the wall in the living room is Far Guys..

IMG_9534 The old Gene Autry Cowboy Boots ad was a gift from Jen as was  “The Day the Angels Cried” 9-11 print. (* Click to enlarge)

Far Guy says “WE are done with this collection, everything fits.” :)

17 comments:

  1. What a priceless collection, and so wide spread from over the years. I love that you built the frame for it, so everything doesn't just sit in drawers never to be seen again...

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  2. Great collection, and wonderful idea to build the frame to hold and protect it.

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  3. "I'm back in the saddle again..."
    Used to have that on 78 when I was a kid. Loved Gene Autry, the Cisco Kid and Hopalong Cassidy.

    Great collection! Really fantastic. :-)

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  4. What a great way to display a collection, and easy to dust (not that I do much of that) too!

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  5. What a really cool collection. I didn't have a favorite cowboy but my wife is a Roy Rogers fan. You have some really good looking things in the display Far Guy. And the golden book really is priceless.

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  6. I have been trying to figure out how to display all my Jack Frost Sugar collectables and now I know! Cool collection, BTW!

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  7. You two have a great eye for decorating and coordinating items. Plus you two are very talented with crafts - - building things. You make a dynamic duo. - - - - that's another TV show, isn't it?!!

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  8. The corner looks great! In fact, love the whole room! There's one nice rooster there too!

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  9. Nice! I'll have to dig through the junk in the basement and see if I have anything to add to your collection.

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  10. John and I enjoyed this post so much. I love the new, deeper frame and all the great collectibles. Good for you Connie on buying the first edition book!

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  11. Oh my gosh! I think I just went through an entire box of Kleenex wipin' up the drool over that collection! Roy Rogers is still my all time favorite hero but ol' Gene was right there. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love the collection, but wonder who Gene Autry is... A cowboy from Minnesota? Time for me to Google him, I think!

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  13. Now that is an ace collection! I'm glad you didn't listen to him and got that book with champion on the front. Nice job with the new frame and fitting the lunch box in there. :)

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  14. Wonderful display.

    Marcy, as a child, love to hear Gene Autry sing on the radio.

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  15. How neat. I really like Far Guy's collection. I even like to listen to the old Gene Autry songs.

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  16. I love collections and this is a wonderful display....

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  17. What a grand collection Far Guy has there. I grew up on the likes of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.
    The display case really sets of his collection.

    God bless ya and have a marvelous week sweetie!!!

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