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January 2nd, 2004, 09:51 AM
Searching JW on Ebay will take you hours and hours... but together our members could point out to each other the more interesting finds. If this post gets some reaction, I might even be pinned by our moderators...?

So I'll jump start you with this one: (

that's a great parody on The Alamo in MAD MAGAZINE, 1961, with great artwork by one of MAD's very best, Mort Drucker. You'll notice that in those early days they tried to be careful: The name John Wayne is never spelled out - it's John WAYDE. Cowards!!!

(of course, I'm only going to point out JW stuff that I'm not bidding on myself. I'm not stupid, y'know!)

January 2nd, 2004, 09:57 AM

this is a good idea, i have to say that for christmas i got a bookmark with alamo cells in it from my sister have to get a frame to put it in now, she got it on ebay australia. they have some good stuff as well

keep them coming
cheers smokey

January 2nd, 2004, 10:00 AM

Sounds like a great idea to me. How would you suggest we divide it up amongst us? As you point out, searching JW stuff could take hours (I know, because I've burnt the midnight oil, and even some daylight, that way myself).

Not having done it today, I have no offerings . . . :) . And thanks for that Mad magazine tip, my wife loves Mad magazine (sh-h-h-h, don't tell 'er ;) . . . I'm checking it out for her).

Chester :newyear:

January 2nd, 2004, 10:25 AM
This sounds a great idea and if it got off the ground the possibilities are endless, for instance in UK we see good thing advertised on American e bay but are unable to buy because the seller is unwilling to ship outside of the states. And i imagine the same holds good in UK.
Perhaps there might be a way of getting round this?


January 2nd, 2004, 10:44 AM
maybe if us internationals smile sweetly at our american friends they could collect for us and we could send them oostage to send on to us, just a thought

cheers smokey

January 2nd, 2004, 11:09 AM
Good Idea Smokey keep smiling and batting them i lids .And if we say a pretty pretty please. :stunned:

January 2nd, 2004, 11:24 AM
Hey, I'd be willing to do that for you long-standing members of the board.

Thanks to itdo for telling us about the Mad magazine, which we successfully won. :D

Chester :newyear:

January 2nd, 2004, 11:27 AM

January 3rd, 2004, 03:39 AM
By the way, most often a friendly email asking the seller if you may bid even if not on US soil helps, I never had problems when I promise to pay all additional shipping cost - which is normal anyway.

Enjoy the Mad Magazine, I know you'll love it!

I think we should point out JW things that aren't on every day, but the real finds. Or things we know are normally more expansive, so it might be a good buy for one of us.
Many Wayne fakes have been on Ebay last year, these might also be interesting to discuss. I could just puke when I see what those buyers pay to get forgery.

January 3rd, 2004, 07:07 AM
Darn,'re lucky I didn't catch that one. I just won the Mad Magazine with the parody of The Cowboys off ebay, but didn't see the one with The Alamo. As you know, I put them on my site for others to enjoy. I love Ebay. Got many a good stuff off there. This will be a good thread if it gets pinned. Will give everyone the heads up on stuff. That is, as itdo stated, stuff that I ain't biddin' on, I 'll let you all know about. hee hee. Dukefan1

January 3rd, 2004, 10:09 PM
You know, dukefan, I thought of you and your site, and was thinking I could get that parody scanned and send it to you. I'd be happy to share.

And I agree, I think this is a topic worth pinning - thanks, itdo, for suggesting it and starting this thread. If it seems to pine for lack of interest, it can always be unpinned.

Chester :newyear:

January 4th, 2004, 01:14 AM
Thanks for the offer, Chester. I will take you up on that. That's the kind of stuff I like to use on my site, the stuff not found elsewhere or a little different then the norm. You're a pal! Dukefan1

January 4th, 2004, 05:28 PM
I know this is a late heads up, but this is your chance to own a movie mug from a John Wayne movie. This one is from McQ. Only going for $35 right now, but only an hour left. Take a look! Dukefan1

Ooops, had to use the edit button. Forgot the link to the auction. Hee hee. Click here, Mug (

January 4th, 2004, 08:37 PM
Duke Fan,

Thanks for the heads up. Seems as no one bid on it, I would think it was worth $35.00.

Chester :newyear:

January 5th, 2004, 03:08 AM
35 bucks would certainly not be too much for the mug, but look out: that's not one of the personal mugs Wayne gave out (which sell for around a thousand). Those McQ mugs are a little too often on ebay for my taste...
The mug doesn't have the golden handle. Also: always look at the bottom for the sign of the maker, Wayne always used the same shop.

January 7th, 2004, 10:25 AM
John Wayne comics almost always sell for more than 100 bucks. The die-hard-collectors are especially looking for mint condition. There is one exception however, to get an original John Wayne comic for less, and those are the original John Wayne Adventure Annuals, printed in the UK. Most often, the sellers are in the UK, so I guess that's the reason why American buyers shy away - they have enough offers within the US. There were only 5 hardcover books in this series, and those books are really a great joy - even if you're not a comic enthusiast in general, it's interesting to analyze how they sold JW as a kiddie idol.
One of these is currently on ebay - with a starting bid of less than a buck. Normally, there aren't too many bidders on those, so here's the chance to get one real cheap: (

January 7th, 2004, 10:34 AM
Oh yeah, by the way, if we should meet at ebay, my handle is ROLIKID.

January 7th, 2004, 08:44 PM
Hey, that book is in Australia! Sounds like a good one for smokey!

And ROLIKID, if we should see you bidding on anything, we'll be sure to jack the bid up real high :D (just kidding!).

Chester :newyear:

January 8th, 2004, 06:45 AM
hi itdo,

thanks for the link have been and placed a bid for it fingers crossed i get it

cheers smokey

January 9th, 2004, 06:34 AM
Ok, here's another thing ya don't see very often. A John Wayne coloring book! Take a look and see what you think. Click here ( Dukefan1

January 9th, 2004, 09:14 AM
Don't you just hate auctions with a reserve, too?

Here's the "Alamo Movies" book by Frank Thompson, an interesting read that tells you all about the Alamo films from the silents to present - excluding the new one, of course, yet to come. But if you're interested in how the story of the Alamo was put on film (for instance, he compares the "Travis Draws the Line" scene from the different movies), then that one's for you. (

January 13th, 2004, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by chester7777@Jan 2 2004, 09:24 AM
Thanks to itdo for telling us about the Mad magazine, which we successfully won.* :D
The MAD magazine arrived today, so I'll be working on getting it scanned for dukefan1, so he can post it on his site. Thanks again, itdo!

Chester :newyear:

January 14th, 2004, 07:53 AM
Thanks alot, Chester. I will even give you credit on the page. Look foward to adding that one and the one I am getting soon. Thanks again! Dukefan1

January 17th, 2004, 02:38 PM
This one is interesting...likely lots of oddball Duke pics in here....I assume the pic with Duke and the German Shepherd is his residence in Newport? Always wanted to see a picture of his home...I hear it has been demolished..

Grant (

January 19th, 2004, 05:57 AM
That's an interesting item to look at - even if you're not intending to buy: (

At first, it was listed as JOHN WAYNE'S COAT FROM RED RIVER
which a little research can proove it's not (the collar is missing, among other things).
The description went something like: John Wayne "threw this in the poker pot" one night at filming of Red River. Now that's pure folklore. Stars usually don't give away costumes WHICH THEY DON'T OWE, especially when they were RENTED OUT from Western Costume. After a couple of days, the auction was pulled and re-entered as George O'Brien, Wayne's old pal and one of Ford's first stars ("The Iron Horse"), and rightfully so. Still: the story of the poker round remains in the description - even though now it's not claimed that Wayne wore it (and George O'Brien had a bigger chest-size than Wayne but was smaller in length, so...)

January 22nd, 2004, 04:28 PM
You call me "DADDY" one more time and I'll.......Big Jake For my 2 cents on e-bay searching,well I love it. You never know what "DUKE" treasure lies on the next page.Use your search engines.Nothing stays the same too long.SaddleTramp

February 4th, 2004, 10:58 AM

Looking on the UK e bay under John Wayne is the Item Shadow of the Eagle DVD.
It has reached a bid of £37.00 and has three days to go.
The distributor is Marengo Film who I know nothing about except they are from Texas and and advertise the film atv $9.90.
So who is ripping who off.
Also there are a number of his film annuals and comics up for sale. 4 in particular while two are expensive at £16.00 the other two are comparatively cheap.
Also the two expensive ones have had their front covers lamenated.

Check it out



February 4th, 2004, 11:42 AM
Some more items on the UK eBay.

Item 1 (
John Wayne#1, Signed Black & White Photo
Item number: 2221536784

Item 2 (
Item number: 3381918775

Item 3 (
John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara Signed
Item number: 3270966895

Item 4 (
John Wayne signed Photo
Item number: 2222027450

February 5th, 2004, 02:24 AM
Attention with those signed photos, newbie.

Arthur: I bought the Marengo DVD of "Shadow of the Eagle", and it's lousy. They actually cut out the cliffhangers, putting together the serial to one whole picture (which stupid idiot would do that?). Stick with the VHS on this one, on the 2 tape version the serial is complete.

February 5th, 2004, 04:21 AM
Hi Roland

Thanks for that.

I taped the serial over a period of days when it was 0n some years ago. I missed one episode when we were out my daughter switched over to music.

I agree with you regarding the autographed photographs of John Wayne in most cases they say that these are copies scanned or otherwise but you can be caught.

Even if you're lucky an authentic John Wayne signiture on ebay you are looking at best a starting price of £100 - 150. The last one I saw a press book for Legend of the Lost sold for £100 the bidding going from £60.00 to £100 in a matter of moments.

As a retirement/birthday present my wife bought me an autographed photograph of John Wayne as Hondo off ebay. She paid a lot of money for it (possibly over the top if such a thing is possible to own one of the Dukes signitures) but I am assured by the antigue dealer that it is authentic. It was signed around the time he was making The Horse Soldiers while he was working down south, and it is signed in ink rather than these horrible felt tips of today.

But if you want to start a cheap collection with copies so be it.

I live in hope that the ones I buy are all authentic as are the ones I write away for. particularly with regard to John Wayne's co workers (especially the stunt men) (& Neil Summers is one of the best) I haven't been disappointed.

February 5th, 2004, 06:28 AM
To be absolutely sure, a signed contract is the best. Costly maybe, but then again it's worth a lot to be 100 percent sure of what you got hanging there at the wall and looking at it for years is the real thing. Even the shadow of a doubt can spoil such a thing. I always (well, almost, when the occasion is not too embarrassing) ask a celebrity for his signature when I have the chance to meet them in person.
One of my favorite autographed things is the pressbook of The Alamo which I carried to the Reunion in 1998 and had all the people sign the group picture in their respective places.

Neil Summers signed his "Candid Cowboy" books in advance, which I think is nice (did he ever do a 3rd volume?).
I would write to JW co-workers - if I had the addresses. You don't think that you could........ ;)

February 5th, 2004, 08:55 AM
Hi Roland

I bought this list for a dollar about six years ago. Some I have written to many I haven't, many are no longer with us. I will miss out the ones who didn't reply and you take your chances with the many that I didn't write to.

A Self addressed envelope helps.

Good luck



Harry and Marylin Carey
PO Box 3256
Durango, CO 81302

Neil Summers
PO Box 189
Kanab, Ut 84741-0189

Andrew McLaglen
Box 1056
Friday Harbour, WA 98250

Rudy Robbins (your namesake)
PO Box 1555
Bandera, TX 78003

Melody Thomas Scott
C/O Bell-Phillip TV
7800 Beverly Blvd
Woodland Hills
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Pippa Scott
23431 Styles Street
CA 91367

Dean Smith
Ivan Star Route
Box 43A
Breckenridge, TX 76024

Katherine Ross
33050 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

Janet Leigh
1625 Summitridge Drive
Beverly Hills. CA 90210

Howard Keel
394 Red River Road
Palm Desert
CA 92211

ShellY Winters
457 N.Oakenhurst Drive
Beverly Hills
CA 90210
(also) Box 10269
Beverly Hills CA 90213

Glenn Campbell
10351 Santa Monica Blvd#300
Los Angeles, CA90025
Home Address
28 Biltmore Estates

James Caan
644 Almalfi Way
Pacific Palisades,
CA 90272

Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales
4154 Charles Avenue
Culver City
CA 90230

Polly Burson
4501 W. Channel Island Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93030

Lauren Bacall
1 W.72nd Street #43
Westlake Village

Ed Faulkner
66 Lakeshore drive
Rancho Mirage CA 92270
Bruce Dern
23430 Malibu Colony
Malibu. CA 90265

Red Buttons
778 Tortuoso Way
Los Angeles, CA 90077
New York City, NY 10023

Richard Beymer
1818 N.Fuller
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Bernard Fox
1624 S. Crescent Heights Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Robert Duvall
257 W. 86th Street #5B
New York City,
NY 10021

Frank Finlay
c/o Ken McReddie Ltd
91 Regent Street
London WIR 7TB

Phillips Sian
C/O Saraband Associates
265 Liverpool Road
London NI !LX

Phillips Leslie
c/o Storm Artists Management,
47 Brewer Street
London WIR 3FD

Eddie Albert
719 Amalfi Drive
Pacific Palisades.
CA 90272

I have also included some of the people who were in the Longest Day in case you want to get in touch with them.

But as I have already said it is a lottery whether or not htey get back to you. I would be grateful if you let me know how you get on.



February 7th, 2004, 08:56 AM
Hi Everyone,

If you look on UK Ebay you will see a number of John Wayne reproduction posters up for sale.
I have put them up. The emphasis is that they are reproduction and although I think they are quite nice and some look good framed. They are reasonable for anyone who would like to start a collection with them. They are however not for the serious collector of authentic goods.



February 8th, 2004, 05:46 AM
Hey Arthur, seeing that list of fine performers makes me want to right them autograph-seeking letters right now - something I stopped years ago, because - you know: the stars would send you stamped letters, secreterial autographs, you name it. It's different though with performers like these. An ugly word would be has-beens. But it's really the stars who now finally have the time to respond that are interesting. Nothing beats a signature that you get face-to-face. Yet from Vera Miles I once received a handwritten letter - and that certainly looks nice in a frame with a picture of "Hallie"! Harry Carey jr. goes that extra-mile, too, to respond. So, thanks for the addresses!

February 8th, 2004, 06:39 AM
Hi Roland,
No problem. I agree with you I haven't written for some time I think Jack Elam was the last and he responded.

The list is only a shortened version of the actual and it is amazing the number of people from his earlier films who are still with us. One I was amazed about is Movita. When Louise Platt died recently everyone said she was the last survivor from Stagecoach but according to IMDB Movita is still alive and kicking.

But you're right as I was typing the list I thought why not and may well try some of the lesser stars.



February 10th, 2004, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by gr1087@Jan 17 2004, 12:38 PM
This one is interesting...likely lots of oddball Duke pics in here....I assume the pic with Duke and the German Shepherd is his residence in Newport? Always wanted to see a picture of his home...I hear it has been demolished..

Grant (
I just wanted to say that we are the ones who won this auction. The John Wayne scrapbook arrived in the mail today.

What a treasure trove! I'm sure it is worth far more than what I paid for it. It is a collection of pictures and articles from movie magazines, starting in 1946 and ending sometime in the mid-seventies. We hope to be acquiring a scanner sometime this week, so we can scan and share some of these gems with all of you.

Chester :newyear: and the Mrs. :angel1:

April 7th, 2004, 09:07 AM
Good morning, all!

First of all, we didn't ever get a scanner (see previous post :) ), probably won't until this summer sometime.

Jumping from a topic in another forum, I thought I'd list here some current auctions that are likely to be of interest to folks here (thanks to johnwfan, a new member, for bringing these to our attention :) ) -

eBay - Cancel My Reservation - Auction ending April 13th (

Search results for "Maker of Men" - John Wayne 1931 - last auction ending April 13th (' F&krd=1&from=R8&MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&query=maker+of+men+john+wayne')

A Rough Romance - John Wayne - 1930 (Auction ends April 13th) (

Bardelays the Magnificent - Auction ends April 13th (

A note of caution, based solely on my observation and opinion - I think in almost every case, these videos are copies (copied from where, who knows?). With the exception of Cancel My Reservation, the older ones are most likely not official releases. If you look at the photos, it appears that the covers are scanned and placed into the outer sleeve of a clam shell case.

So I am not specifically recommending these, just saying they are available.

Chester :newyear:

August 31st, 2004, 11:55 PM
This is a "more for fun" find than a serious one, but I thought you folks would enjoy it -

LifeSize Statue John Wayne on Horse Western Hollywood (


OK, which one of you guys from the UK is responsible for this - Arthur? Robbie? CHANCE? :lol:

It doesn't really look all that much like John Wayne, in my opinion, but it sure would be fun to have (wish I had that kind of money!!).

Chester :newyear:

September 1st, 2004, 03:14 AM
Hi Chester,

I was going to comment on it yesterday when I went through Kevin's link.
I think it's hillarious. I live in a terrace street, It'd look brilliant in the front garden.

If they are going to do something like that you'd think they'd get it right, When was the last time John Wayne had his trousers tucked into his boots???



September 22nd, 2004, 02:34 PM
Here is an auction I just put up, thought everyone might be interested... (

I took a lot of pictures.


Lightning Larry
October 24th, 2004, 03:31 PM
Check current e-bay, 10 day auction starting Oct. 23, 2004

John Wayne Winchester Commemorative oil painting.

This is the original oil by Joe Ferrara that Winchester commissioned in 1980 to be used for the John Wayne Commemorative rifle packaging. There is a large picture of the Duke and numerous smaller scenes from many of his movies.

Joe Ferrara was well known for his Southwest art and painted many of the Winchester calendars scenes.

Historical fine art .

Lightning Larry

January 8th, 2005, 05:31 PM
Take a look at this lobby card. It is for the movie "Arizona", made in 1931. The filmographies I have don't even mention this film. Was it renamed? Hmmm. Take a look here ( Dukefan1 B)

February 4th, 2005, 08:00 AM

I must confess, I don't check into the Trading Post too often, but happened upon your post this morning. In checking on IMDb, I found the following reference to the film Arizona ( While I don't remember having heard of it before, there it is. What can I say?

I see the reserve was not met on that lobby card - I wonder how much money they wanted for it.

Chester :newyear:

February 4th, 2005, 09:32 AM
Hi dukefan 1 and Chester

Arizona was made by Columbia 1931, The Brits would know it better as the Virtuous Wife and the Americans by its renamed title Men Are like That

It was written by Robert Riskin From the Play Arizona by Augustus Thomas.

The Cast was
John Wayne June Clyde Forrest Stanley, Nena Quartero, Susan Fleming, Lorretta Sayers

Director George B Seitz

Susan Fleming went on to marry Harpo Marx.



February 4th, 2005, 02:25 PM

Last Sunday I bought a plate on ebay its a Hamilton Plate (9") with a scene from Wake of the Red Witch showing John Wayne standing on the deck with his thumbs hooked in his belt and is titled thoughts of Angelique, It should arrive in the next couple of days. I think these predate Franklin Mint and show his Republic films, they had two more for auction Showdown at Laredo from Angel and the Badman and Engagement at Tarawa but I settled for this one. It cost a shade under 20 quid and that included postage.

I also bought four large photographs of John Wayne for £1.00

and a small Picturegoer photo of the Duke for £4.00

That will do me for a couple of weeks



February 5th, 2005, 01:26 AM
While the Republic plates are certainly nice, I believe the artist the Wayne family commissioned to do the official plates, Robert Tanenbaum, captured him best.

January 15th, 2006, 07:05 AM
One part of my Duke collection is a rather large collection of John Wayne books (Biographies and books made into his movies). I enjoy seeing the differences and you sometimes get better character developement than in a movie. I was searching ebay, and found this auction some of you all might be interested in. I already have these books but it is a great and inexpensive way to get started on your own collection. Take a look and see if it strikes your fancy :D
Click here ( ewItem)


January 15th, 2006, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by dukefan1@Jan 15 2006, 04:05 PM
One part of my Duke collection is a rather large collection of John Wayne books (Biographies and books made into his movies). I enjoy seeing the differences and you sometimes get better character developement than in a movie. I was searching ebay, and found this auction some of you all might be interested in. I already have these books but it is a great and inexpensive way to get started on your own collection. Take a look and see if it strikes your fancy :D
Click here ( ewItem)



Hi Mark,
Thanks for the link, it is mighty interesting, but they ship only ti US for a pity. :(

January 17th, 2006, 01:22 AM
Hi Senta

The question of where a person sends came up before and Roland (ITDO) stated that on occasions an email to the person asking if he would ship overseas might do the trick.

Perhaps it might be worth asking.



January 18th, 2006, 06:22 AM
Hello Vera.

If you are really interested in reading books from his movies, I happen to have a spare copy of the books HONDO and WAKE OF THE RED WITCH that I would be more than glad to let you have. If you are interested, let me know and I'll have you PM your mailing address to me so I can send them to you. More than glad to share them with a fellow Duke fan :D .


February 9th, 2006, 12:34 AM
Check out this auction ( on ebay - it might especially of interest to you folks in the UK, as that is where it is.

Chester :newyear:

February 9th, 2006, 01:01 AM
A belt buckle on Australian Ebay which I'm bidding on.

Aus. Ebay (

February 10th, 2006, 07:36 AM
Seeing I was outbid on that one I am now bidding on this one.

Belt Buckle (

February 11th, 2006, 10:24 AM
Here's one I dscoverd on ebay too. ( ameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

February 12th, 2006, 01:06 AM
Thanks, Clancy, for letting us know about it!

Ebay sure does have an abundance of John Wayne stuff!

Chester :newyear:

February 13th, 2006, 01:40 AM
Won the buckle from the 2nd link that I posted

February 13th, 2006, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by Bek@Feb 12 2006, 11:40 PM
Won the buckle from the 2nd link that I posted

Hey, congratulations! It is an exhilarating feeling to win something like that! I won the auction for the John Wayne Commemorative 1982 Winchester Sporting Arms catalog, with John Wayne's picture on the front (an artist's conception, that is, and a very good one). That just came in the mail today. I'm still waiting for the poster :rolleyes: .

Chester :newyear:

February 14th, 2006, 07:57 PM
Here's a cute little something for the above average JW fan -

It's A John Wayne Thing! ( dZViewItem)

Chester :newyear:

February 15th, 2006, 12:43 AM
That is cute!

February 16th, 2006, 09:58 PM
Here's an auction for a Brannigan belt buckle ( meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem). These were apparently a gift from Duke to the cast and crew after filming was completed (along with a big, hot steaming bowl of Chiliblill's chili :D ).

I already have one, so I won't be bidding on it - :D - so go for it, guys!

Chester :newyear:

March 5th, 2006, 04:10 PM
There's an auction on ebay for a John Wayne mouse pad ( geNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem). I think this is the kind of auction that runs continuously, and it is a fixed price. Pretty nice collage of shots from several Duke movies.

Chester :newyear:

March 7th, 2006, 05:14 AM
It looks pretty good, nice collage.

March 9th, 2006, 12:15 AM
Wow! Our mouse pad arrived yesterday - only two days!! It really does look neat!

Here's another interesting item on ebay - a John Wayne cookie jar ( ViewItem) - or at least it is supposed to be a likeness of Duke. It is a pretty neat cowboy cookie jar, but I wouldn't be willing to pay the price for a likeness that doesn't look that much like JW.

And for those of you in the UK - check out these salt and pepper pots ( ZViewItem).

Chester :newyear:

March 9th, 2006, 12:28 AM
ebay is an interesting community, where you can buy almost anything.

In doing a "john wayne" search, we found that (at the time we did the search) there were 71 items in the Home and Garden ( Z1QQmaxrecordsreturnedZ300QQsacatZ11700) category.

Among other things, there was this wall clock -


What every discerning JW fan should have in their home :D .

Imagine - your whole home could be decorated in Early American Duke!

Seriously, we did a search for "john wayne" and came up with 15,897 items scattered over 31 categories of items! It shouldn't take more than twenty to thirty minutes to check them all out :fear: .

Chester :newyear:

March 9th, 2006, 01:04 AM
JW sure does have a big presence(sp?) on Ebay

March 24th, 2006, 08:24 AM
OMG!!!!! :omg2: We gotta get busy rolling our pennies, gang! I just found the most awsome Duke related treasure on ebay....but I can't swing it alone. Maybe we can all pitch in :D

Take a look at this :jump:

Click here ( meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Think we can swing it, gang? And only a dollar to ship it!!!!

Lets get checking our couch cushions and change tray NOW!!!!!


March 25th, 2006, 02:51 PM

What do you think? Can the 26 Bar pull this one off?? Looks like an opportunity for someone.

dukefan1, I've got the kids busy rolling those pennies right now! :lol:

Also on ebay, here's ( eNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) something a little more affordable, that might interest some here. I'd get it myself, but my hip measurement is a little bigger than 40" :cry2: .

Chester :newyear:

March 25th, 2006, 04:14 PM
Well $1,800,000 isn't all that bad....but I can just see all the grief my HOA will have if I put that magnificent statue in my front yard. Though actually that might be worth it, come to think of it.


April 2nd, 2006, 01:32 PM
Guess many of you saw the latest Duke treasures on Ebay.....his shirt and pants from The Searchers went for a pittance....a mere $18,000. The hat he wore with that outfit went for....$15,000. And a cast/crew mug from that movie went for $1,200.


April 3rd, 2006, 10:20 PM
Yes, we saw them, and were going to post a link, but by the time we might have posted the link, the auction was about to be over.

Chester :newyear:

April 30th, 2006, 09:59 AM
These auctions are over pretty quick, but a good opportunity for someone who has the space -

Ebay auction for 6 Franklin Mint plates - #1 ( ameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Ebay auction for 6 Franklin Mint plates - #2 ( ameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

And for the child in each of us . . . a John Wayne teddy bear ( ZViewItem) (this auction's got a little more time :rolleyes: ).

Chester :newyear:

William T Brooks
April 30th, 2006, 11:24 AM
Chester; I wondered what happened to you? I would see Mrs. C on here sometimes and I thought that you went to be with Duke, Pat Stacy and my Wife Martha in "Duke's part of Heaven!" :(

Now that I do not have anyone else to keep me company here at the Ranch but my Mare "Silver" I think I will get me One of those "John Wayne Teddy Bears!!!" :rolleyes:

Bill :cowboy:

May 24th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by itdo@Jan 2 2004, 11:51 AM
Searching JW on Ebay will take you hours and hours... but together our members could point out to each other the more interesting finds. If this post gets some reaction, I might even be pinned by our moderators...?

So I'll jump start you with this one: (

that's a great parody on The Alamo in MAD MAGAZINE, 1961, with great artwork by one of MAD's very best, Mort Drucker. You'll notice that in those early days they tried to be careful: The name John Wayne is never spelled out - it's John WAYDE. Cowards!!!

(of course, I'm only going to point out JW stuff that I'm not bidding on myself. I'm not stupid, y'know!)


May 24th, 2006, 11:13 AM
Hi ,My name is De
I just came across this site by tiring to find out about the JW things I have to very nice pictures that I don't want .I found one on ebay just like the one I have .And I was very supperised of the value of this picture .I was left this when my uncle died and I"m not a JW fan. Can any of you guy's help?
Thank you
I hope this don't cause any one
any trouble.

June 4th, 2007, 01:23 AM
Just to let you all know that I have a few things currently listed on eBay. Some are items I picked up at Winterset and though some of our members might like to have. Simply go to this page to see what I have listed. I use the same ID over there as I do here.

DakotaSurfer eBay Shop ( e4686753_

( e4686753_ ult&frompage=itemsbyseller&sofindtype=26&userid=DakotaSurfer&since=30&fcm=1&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&frpp=50&catref=C5&sacur=0&fpos=61455&_trksid=m37&sacqyop=ge&saslc=0&saaff=afdefault&ftrv=1&ftrt=1&fcl=3&nojspr=y&sacat=-1&saslop=1&sadis=200&from=R7&nojspr=y&pfid=0)

October 11th, 2007, 09:24 PM
Look what I won on ebay today.

It's supposed to be a special edition of Franklin Mint's Wells Fargo stagecoach called "The John Wayne Stagecoach". Comes with a fancy display case and all. Pretty snazzy, I think. As both an inveterate collector and rabid fan of the Duke, I just couldn't resist, even though I bought one of these on ebay about a month ago. (the other was red though).

October 12th, 2007, 10:31 AM
It's very nice!

October 12th, 2007, 12:22 PM
Neat Item Stumpy

Well Done


October 13th, 2007, 08:38 AM
Hi Stumpy

Looks very good I'd always imagined that all stagecoaches were red. Just shows we learn all the time



October 13th, 2007, 09:22 AM
I'd always imagined that all stagecoaches were red

This is the first one of these Franklin Mint stagecoaches I've ever seen that wasn't red, Arthur. I have three other Franklin Mint stagecoaches and all of 'em are red.

October 13th, 2007, 09:39 AM
Hi Stumpy

At first look I thought it was full size and wondered what you were going to do with it Duh!!

Its great and next to your red one will look even greater!


October 16th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Hi Folks check this out looks more like the straw man from Wizard of Oz than JW!! 93QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Life like 3ft 3inch tall (100cm) replica of John Wayne the iconic, Academy award winning, American film actor in all his glory. In cowboy outfit and looking as though he's about to have a shootout, this John Wayne cowboy replica statue is ideal for corporate events, birthday parties, stage props and film sets.

This beautifuly crafted cowboy statue will delight your customers...young and old as they take you back to the wild wild west days.

October 17th, 2007, 10:00 AM
Hi Folks check this out looks more like the straw man from Wizard of Oz than JW!! .
Good point Elly, the Mrs. and I thought it looks more like Moe Howard, of the Three Stooges

In any case, who wants a John Wayne replica only 3 feet tall? I'd rather have a six foot
cardboard stand up of Duke. At least it looks like him, and costs far less. :glare:

Chester :newyear:

October 21st, 2007, 04:27 PM
Somebody was looking for a John Wayne Rooster Cogburn figure:wink_smile: 3QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

October 5th, 2008, 02:53 PM
I sell a John Wayne book written in French: John Wayne, un homme, une légende, by Christian Dureau, 2005. Click here ( e4686753_

October 9th, 2009, 10:38 AM
I share some of my rare candid shots and originals too at 634Q2ec0Q2em322

December 6th, 2009, 04:26 AM
Hi Everyone

I am selling this item and would be prepared to end listing and offer a big discount on the buy now price

Huge Collection of John Wayne audio and video items backed up onto a 1TB lacie big disk.

Over 120 Audio items including soundtracks interviews radio promo spots etc.
Over 200 Video items including TV shows, films, Commercials etc.
In various formats some are Vob files, some AVI some UIF but all can be converted and burnt to CD and DVD using a programme such as Nero. I can provide information on how to do this if required.
ITB lacie big disk retails for £350.00 and was only ever used to back up this collection.

thanks for looking !(xmastree)

November 28th, 2011, 01:58 PM
i have 4 of the 6 franklin mint john wayne pocket watches. i need the western and the rancher. if anone see then on ebay will you give me a heads up. i stay on ebay until the wife gets mad. i really want to finish out that collection. thanks in advance!

April 30th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Hello Everyone

Please can you take a look at this picture I am not all sure it is JW but there is a resemblence.

No date either which does not help LVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D8098213640649301907

thanks Elly

May 1st, 2012, 11:40 PM
While there is a resemblance to Duke, nose, in particular, and height, neither the Mrs. or I think its him. Especially $22.50 worth. To me the giveaway is that, while Mr. Sherman has a cigarette, the other fellow does not. :wink_smile:

Chester :newyear:

May 2nd, 2012, 12:57 AM
I second that. I don't think that is John Wayne. The man appears to be too thin and lanky. I think it's funny that the seller gives so much info about the director and none about Duke, where John Wayne would be the better selling point.


May 2nd, 2012, 01:55 AM
While there is a resemblance to Duke, nose, in particular, and height, neither the Mrs. or I think its him. Especially $22.50 worth. To me the giveaway is that, while Mr. Sherman has a cigarette, the other fellow does not. :wink_smile:

Chester :newyear:


there is also a resemblence to Joel McRea and James Arness but I dont think it is either of these




The Tennesseean
July 30th, 2012, 01:28 PM
If he had less hair, he could pass for Charles Lindberg.

July 30th, 2012, 11:01 PM
No way! Even the seller is unsure.

We deal in lead, friend.