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    The Oregon Trail (Republic, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Although John Wayne enthusiasts can debate which of the Duke's films was the best, there's little question as to the best poster to feature this fine actor. Although this film, basically a remake of Wayne's earlier effort,The Big Trail (1930), is now lost - the only one of Wayne's early films to bear that unfortunate distinction - this poster remains as one of the finest ever to feature America's hero. Republic rarely issued stone litho posters for their B Westerns, but they pulled out all the stops when they created this beauty. The result is an absolute classic. Few copies of this poster are known to exist; best current estimate is that there are fewer than half a dozen extant examples. This particular copy had crossfold separation and some fold wear, but expertly applied professional restoration has rendered these slight flaws virtually invisible. Whether you're a Wayne collector, a Western fan, or merely someone who appreciates outstanding poster images, this glorious stone litho one sheet is for you! Very Fine- on Linen.



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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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