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Pingenot Auction, Lot 175

EAGLE PASS CIRCUS POSTER WITH TIM McCOY AS THE MAIN ATTRACTION

175. [McCOY, TIM]. CARSON & BARNES CIRCUS. [Poster advertising Carson & Barnes appearance in Eagle Pass, Texas on April 18, 1955, with Col. Tim McCoy as the main attraction]. Ureka Spgs., Ark.: Neal Walters Poster Corp., n.d. Double folio poster (71 x 53.5 cm; 28 x 21 inches) printed in red and blue on bright yellow paper. Minor wrinkling to left edge, tape on reverse where removed from window display, creased where formerly folded. Overall very fine and bright.
        Tim McCoy (1891-1978) was among the early cowboy film stars, known as "The Last Plainsman," appearing in almost one hundred films over a forty-year period. McCoy spent six years with Carson & Barnes Circus from the mid-1950s. Text reads: "Carson & Barnes 3 Ring Circus with Col. Tim McCoy in Person. Ft. Duncan Park Eagle Pass. Afternoon & Night Mon. Apr. 18." This piece has to be rare, and the Fort Duncan-Eagle Pass connection is wonderful. we suspect that Ben saved this poster after attending the circus. He gathered a small reading collection on McCoy and western film, which we offer in lot 372.
($100-300)