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The biggest area of collectible interest is the Old West. Whether you want spurs or vintage saddles to decorate your den, original artwork or movie posters or Garcia bit to outfit your pinto pony, there are plenty of opportunities to have the Old West collections of your dreams.Starting at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Jack Sutton takes you on a tour of The West in search of people who are handing down the traditions of the cowboys. Their tools of the trade are no longer tossed in the corner of the ranch rack room to gather dust after years of use but are being preserved instead by people who appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry that went into their creation.You'll visit with Arlene Beeman of Surprise Valley, CA, who is passingon her 40 years of collecting to another generation an Melbourne Robinson with his expansive collection which is a veritable shrine to movie legend Buck Jones. You''ll meet Dick Engel, a founding member of the Cowboy Collectors Association and Dick Wietzell, who takes us through his home filled with boots, saddles, spurs, bits, movie and TV cowboy collectibles and art including a special collection of Will James original drawings.Sure to get your check book itchy are trips to several auctions, as well as the Old West Collectibles Show in Grass Valley, C.A.Whether you have a Stetson hanging by the door, or you just want to see what all the excitement is about, Collecting the Old West will give you a greater appreciation and understanding of our unique and valuable heritage.
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