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Auction History Result

9m0682 OREGON TRAIL linen 1sh 1936 incredible art of cowboy John Wayne over covered wagon, very rare!

Date Sold 8/8/2021
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

The Oregon Trail, the 1936 Scott Pembroke cowboy western (based on the story by Lindsley Parsons; set after the Civil War, about an army captain whose colonel father is killed by a renegade soldier looking to set up his own country, and the captain takes a leave of absence to avenge his father's death, and he joins a wagon train on the Oregon Trail, so that he can meet his father's killer) starring John Wayne, Ann Rutherford (in her fifth credited movie role!), Joseph W. Girard, Yakima Canutt, Frank Rice, E.H. Calvert, and Ben Hendricks Jr.
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Important Added Info: Note that while we have previously auctioned four examples of this one-sheet, the last one was 17 years ago, and that one sold for $20,050! Many collectors feel this is the single best John Wayne poster that there is!

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had a small diamond-shaped area of paper loss at the top crossfold, affecting the edge of Wayne's eyelid and the tiniest bit of the edge of his eye. It had tiny paper loss at the middle crossfold and small paper loss at the bottom crossfold extending down 1" into the vertical fold. It had some tiny tears and tiny bits of paper loss in the top quarter of the vertical fold, with minor wear on the rest of the folds. Overall, the poster was in good to very good condition prior to linenbacking (because of the paper loss described above at the top crossfold). The poster was expertly backed by a top professional, and it displays wonderfully, and the colors are very bright and fresh (see our image).
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