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    Billy the Kid Returns (Republic, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Roy Rogers finds trouble as a young cowpoke who bears a striking resemblance to notorious outlaw Billy the Kid in this very early Republic Western. Roy Rogers was still at the beginning of his career when this picture was made, with only a relative handful of films under his belt by 1938. Nevertheless, the qualities that made him a star are on full display here. The poster, which bears a wonderful image of a young Rogers, along with his sidekick, the jocular Lester "Smiley" Burnette, presents a wonderful opportunity for Rogers fans, as paper from his early, pre-1944 films is scarce and highly desirable. This particular sheet had a few small pinholes in the corners, slight chipping in the borders, some fold wear, and a tear in the U and R of "Return." After professional restoration and linen-backing, these slight flaws are virtually unnoticeable, resulting in a very attractive poster. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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