Gene Autry Collectibles
As a western cowboy hero Gene's popularity was legendary. Throughout the 1930s Gene Autry was by far America's Favorite Cowboy, and by 1940 he was also the fourth biggest box office draw, behind only Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable, and Spencer Tracy. Then after serving his country in WWII he became one of the first major movie stars to move into television. At the height of his career in the early 1950's, he was receiving thousands fan letters each week and endless requests to make public appearances.
By the mid 1950's Gene Autry was the standard barer for Hollywood cowboys and western singers. And of course their was no shortage of Gene Autry merchandise including hats, gun belts, plastic toys, games, lunch boxes, clothing, comic books, cereal premiums, bedspreads, lamps and much more. Merchandisers knew that if they put Gene Autry's name on an item it would be gobbled up his fans.
Today those Gene Aurty logo items are cherished and sought after by enthusiasts around the world. The market for Hollywood cowboy collectibles has become very active, as many of the same fans that grew up with Gene as their cowboy hero in the fifties are now avid collectors. Add to that, the fact that many of those same items are now truly rare, and you can see why collecting vintage Gene Autyr merchandise has become a smart collectible investment area.
Prices - Vintage Gene Autry Collectibles
As is true of all collectibles the "law of supply and demand" controls prices, and Gene Autry collectibles are no exception. Some of the more common items, such as rings and badges can readily be found for under $30, while harder to find collectibles like the 1935 Thunder Riders Club Button have been known to command prices near $800, in excellent condition.
One of the easiest ways to get an idea of the value of a particular collectible item, or to find out how much yours may be worth, is to see if any others like it have sold recently on eBay. And if so at what price? Do this by going to EBAY HERE and clicking on the 'advanced search' button at the top of the menu bar. This will bring you to a more detailed search screen. Enter your Gene Autry collectible description, such as "Gene Autry cap gun " then check the 'completed listings only' box and hit enter. This will bring up a list of all items that fit your description sold on eBay during the last month with the prices they sold for. (PLEASE NOTE: You must be a logged in member of eBay to use this feature. If you are not a member, sign up is FREE and you can do it HERE)
|1944 Press Photo Gene Autry Crutches walking
$17.00 (0 Bids)
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|Gene Autry on 78 rpm Columbia 38907: When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter Frosty
$8.49 (0 Bids)
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|*RARE*Gene Autry-Cowboy's Christmas-CD-Very Unique Christmas Album-Great!!!
$4.99 (0 Bids)
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|NEW THE ORIGINAL Gene Autry Design Records Rudolph Red-Nosed Reindeer FULL ALBUM
$0.99 (0 Bids)
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|Gene Autry Portable Pinball Game "Rare Collector"!!
$9.99 (0 Bids)
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|Riders In The Sky - Public Cowboy No. 1-Gene Autry CD
$19.31 (0 Bids)
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|Gene Autry - Complete 1950s Television Reco CD
$35.59 (0 Bids)
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|Gene Autry - Cowboy Is A Patriot CD
$21.41 (0 Bids)
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|Gene Autry - Essential Gene Autry CD
$17.98 (0 Bids)
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|Gene Autry - Greatest Hits CD SBME SPECIAL PRODUCTS
$9.64 (0 Bids)
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|2 Gene Autry Books With Dust Jackets
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|Gene Autry's Sensational Collection; Cowboy & Mountain songs; Cole Pub; 1932
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