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  • dukewayne.com/index.php?attach…f3ee8cc7a68dedefb8522b147 It's the time of the year to decorate the tree at the Red River D Ranch. My request to Santa is to bring back this Kurt Adler ornament from several years ago. I do not know what year this ornament was issued. Does anyone have any information on this item to share? Kurt S. Adler Catalog # JW2143 JOHN WAYNE™ RED RIVER BELT BUCKLE ORNAMENT Item Size: 4.35 IN Packaging Type: Polybag W/Rat Tail Master Carton Dimensions: 16.50L x 15.13W x 10.00H…

  • dukewayne.com/index.php?attach…f3ee8cc7a68dedefb8522b147 This is a smaller size version of the Red River D buckle that John Wayne owned. This smaller buckle was only one inch wide by two and a half inches long. He wore it in his personal life. Due to it's smaller size it was much more comfortable for everyday wear. The buckle was sold at auction in 2011 for a price of $16,500. I would be very interested to learn what year John Wayne acquired this buckle and the maker of it. It has the initials '…

  • Here is a photo I found of a variation on the design of the Red River D buckle. The buckle has the rope design around the edges with a loop in the lower left corner containing a star. There is a large 'D' used to spell put the name 'DUKE'S.' Between the two wavy lines is the word 'HOLLYWOOD" and at the bottom is the word 'COWBOYS.' I have never seen anything like it before. I believe it was sold via Ebay or Etsy in March 2018 to at least one individual. More perhaps could have been sold. Does an…

  • This is sort of a "look but don't touch item." It's not for sale. I heard about it and was always curious of what it looked like. The family was kind enough to let me share the photos of it with you. The buckle will remain in the family as a keepsake.

  • Also, I might add, this buckle only has the word "STERLING" on the back side. This buckle was probably made sometime within the fifteen year period from 1946 until the La Azteca Silver Shop was sold in the early 1960's. dukewayne.com/index.php?attach…f3ee8cc7a68dedefb8522b147

  • I mentioned in a previous post several months ago that I located an individual that claimed to own an unfinished Red River D buckle that was made in the same shop as the original 1946 buckles made for the cast and crew members of 'Red River.' The buckles were made in the La Azteca Silver Shop in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico just across the border from Nogales, Arizona. The filming location of Howard Hawks 'Red River' film took place in 1946 in Elgin, Arizona just about fifty or so miles from Nogales.…

  • From what I have found out Wayne's original Red River D buckle was stolen from a silversmith shop in the early 80's when son Michael loaned it to them to have replicas made for friends and family. I had not heard of the Disney story about it. I suppose Disney could have requested a replica for perhaps some future business purpose.

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  • I don't know about you, but I'm ready to buckle up settle down for a mug or two of the famous Nadine Groot chuck wagon style coffee on the old Red River D Ranch.

  • Yes, I've been wearing my buckle since November 2018 and I have not had even one person to ask about it when out in public. It could be, however, that people are curious about my Red River D buckle but frightened of me. Maybe I need to go to places where it would be more recognized. But where would that be? Perhaps, rodeos, cattle auctions, Civil War reenactments, I don't know. Any suggestions where I could wear my Red River D buckle and be recognized?

  • I have recently located information on another Red River D belt buckle from the 1946 production of Howard Hawk's 'Red River.' I found a video clip from the PBS TV show "ANTIQUES ROADSHOW" showing the appraisal of the buckle belonging to John Datu Arensma. John was born December 30, 1896. He was an Art Director and Illustrator for the majority of his career. In 1946 Datu did the art direction for the movie 'Red River.' It is known that he worked in the film industry up until the 1970's. He was al…

  • THE RAIN VALLEY RANCH Have you ever wondered what happened to the location where the 1948 Howard Hawks’ film ‘Red River’ was filmed? Location shooting for the Howard Hawk’s film ‘Red River’ began early in September 1946 at the vast Rain Valley Ranch near Elgin, Arizona, and production ended in December 1946 after more than 70 shooting days. Unfortunately, The Rain Valley Ranch lived up to its name during shooting. Bad weather added extra production days that drove up the film’s cost. In the film…

  • I found out some information right here on DUKEWAYNE.COM of all places! From a July 13th, 2003 post on a thread I found a list of films of John Wayne wearing the Red River D buckle. “Robbie” the member that posted it was thought that the 1st movie he wore it in was "Island In The Sky" from 1953. I looked through several photos from the film but John Wayne was wearing a coat in all of them and it was not possible to know if he was wearing the buckle. Recently while looking for John Wayne photos o…

  • I understand from reading articles that John Wayne wore the Red River D buckle in nine of his films beginning with 'Rio Bravo' in 1959. I never have seen a list of all all of the films though. Can someone please enlighten me with a complete list of these films from one thru nine?

  • Here is a unique "Red River" key-chain that I’ve seen for sale only in one place. There is a seller on Ebay with locations of Conroe and Montgomery, Texas that lists these key-chains made in 2-tone style for $17.88 plus $3.25 shipping or made with a pewter finish for $13.88 plus $3.00 shipping. Occasionally I have seen them listed as made with a copper finish. They also sell a John Wayne lapel/hat pin for $9.88 plus $2.95 shipping. The Seller also sells some of the common designs of the Red Rive…

  • No, I'm not a collector at all Mark. It indeed would be very expensive to collect them all, especially when acquiring the one's made by The Bohlin Company. All I have is two. A solid brass one that I purchased from Ebay a few months ago and a custom handmade one by Gary Mathis from Gary's Custom Saddlery & Silver that I recently received. I have another solid brass buckle of the one that John Wayne wore in 'True Grit' and 'Rooster Cogburn.' He also wore it in the first part of 'Rio Lobo' when he…

  • I got a tip from one of the ranch hands at the Red River D that there is a unique company in Cashmere, Washington located on a road named ‘Deadman Hills Road’ of all places that sell all kinds of interesting old west products. At Western & Wildlife Wonders, the proprietors Don & Connie Holman, for decades have been hand-making authentic custom gun grips, real leather holsters, and much more. They handle all kinds of old west gear, including spurs, ponchos, badges, jewelry, riatas, lariats, whips…

  • Folks, look, you really don’t have to spend a fortune for a handsome looking buckle to allow you entry into the old Red River D Ranch. There Are very economical options to dress up your old jeans by wearing a Red River D buckle. Parsley's Brass in Hanover, Virginia has specialized in high quality reproductions of Civil War belt buckles for over forty years. All items are sand cast in high quality brass. The pattern is formed from an original piece and the reproduction is an exact copy of it. If …

  • Gary Mathis of Gary's Custom Saddlery & Silver Buckles is a master craftsman that makes heirloom quality custom solid silver and/or gold belt buckles, quality hand-made custom belts, completely custom western saddles, custom turquoise and other leather products related to the western and horse industry. With over 40 years in the industry, he strives to build nothing but the finest product with the finest proven materials available. He does all his artistic work from the garage of his Fullerton, …

  • Today we’ll travel on up the Mississippi River and explore an authentic 19th century dry goods store. The River Junction Trading Co, started in 1973 when there was no Internet. Today they do 99.9% of their business online. They have an old-fashioned 19th century dry goods store in McGregor, Iowa. If you want to shop in the store it is by appointment only. The store produces 19th century dry goods with a strong emphasis on the Old West. They have been in business over 40 years servicing the histo…

  • Today we’ll travel to the Austin,Texas area to check out another interesting place for exploring the Old West and acquiring the Red River D buckle. Historic Fort Tumbleweed is an authentic Old West Town near Liberty Hill, Texas just northwest of Austin. The property is owned and managed by Texas historian Leonard Kubiak who bought the place in 1977. Leonard has piece by piece re-settled 12 old bits of Central Texas’ history to make a Wild West town of his own. The 16-acre site already included t…

  • Here is a great source for many genuine Old West and Western film artifacts. Chisholm’s Trail Old West Leather, LLC is a company in Newnan, Georgia that produces Western movie and historic vintage belt buckles, badges & jewelry. They have a highly skilled designer and a casting source for brass, white bronze, Sterling Silver and gold. The company can directly trace its roots to Jesse Chisholm who blazed the first famous cattle trail North out of Texas. Their website is very interesting and educa…

  • Today we’ll mount up on ole Dollor and mosey up to Gilbert, Arizona to check out another buckle. The company is Alltribes Indian Art LLC in Gilbert, Arizona. They have been in the Indian Arts business for over 50 years buying and trading with artists from the many tribes around the United States. The majority of their Native American jewelry is produced by Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Pueblo, and other Native American tribes. At one time, they had stores in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, but then, the…

  • Let’s all saddle up as we journey deeper into Red River D Country. Our next stop is Great American Adventures, LLC is a company that offers Wild West Horseback Rides and Tours in and around: Monument Valley, UT, Tombstone, AZ, Palo Duro Canyon, TX, Durango & Silverton, CO, Santa Fe, NM, Deadwood, SD… and more. Steve and Marcie Shaw, the creators of Great American Adventures, LLC, offer historic Old West tours on horseback. Guests can ride in the hoofprints of Wyatt Earp, Butch Cassidy, Billy the…

  • The Bohlin Company, several years ago, made a very few ‘Limited Edition’ Red River D buckles to celebrate the 100th anniversary of John Wayne’s birth (born in 1907). A Solid 14k gold buckle @ 193.3 grams. Only 5 were made A Solid sterling silver/14k gold plating buckle @ 155.1 grams. Only 150 were made. A Solid sterling silver buckle @ 151.1 grams. Only 250 were made. The back side of these buckles is signed “100th Anniversary Limited Edition John Wayne” and each one individually number stamped.…

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