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    Tim McCoy Ringling Brother Circus Poster (Ringling, 1935). Circus Poster (21" X 55.75"). Following a successful film career, movie cowboy Tim McCoy received an offer that he couldn't refuse. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus signed McCoy to an exclusive performance contract. Appearing as Colonel Tim McCoy, the Western star would tour with the company from late 1935 through 1937. McCoy left Ringling to begin his own Wild West show. The "Tim McCoy Wild West Show" opened at Soldier Field in Chicago in April, 1938 and folded about a month later after a performance in Washington D.C. This dazzling poster features McCoy in his Wild West garb and is in wonderful condition. It has minor staining in the borders and in the left side of the field. There is light wrinkling and and creasing in the lower portion of the image that has cracked the printing. The remnants of a partially removed snipe can be seen in the bottom border and there is faint edge and fold wear.This rare circus poster featuring one of the truly great big screen cowboys is a unique find. Fine/Very Fine.

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    March, 2007
    30th-31st Friday-Saturday
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