THE RAY BENSON COLLECTION AUCTION 2022-10-15 Auction - 301 Price Results - Burley Auction Group in TX
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Ray Benson's 1969 Harley-Davidson1957 Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood2007 Guild D55 Acoustic Guitar
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New Braunfels, TX, United States
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THE RAY BENSON COLLECTION AUCTION

Burley Auction Gallery is proud to present 10 time Grammy Award winner Ray Benson's Auction Saturday October 15th at 1:00PM. Featuring Ray's lifetime collection of memorabilia spanning a 50+ year music career. Ray Benson's personal music instruments including a pair of custom made Texas telecasters, Fender Telecasters, & Gibson guitars that he played all over the world and on records. Vintage concert posters, original album cover art, stage worn custom outfits, movie outfits, his customized 1969 Harley Davidson, 1955 Chevy Bel Air, & the 1954 Studebaker Commander he used to move to Austin in the early 70's. A great collection of Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys items including Bob Wills' steel guitar, Armadillo World Headquarters posters, Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic posters & memorabilia, ACL posters, vintage Tshirts, Route 66 collection, & much more. For over 50 years, Ray Benson has been a fixture in music with 10 time Grammy award winners Asleep at the Wheel, as well as his solo work. Ray has worked extensively with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, George Strait, Bob Will's Texas Playboys, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, & many more. Ray has a vast collection of memorabilia from those collaborations acquired directly from the artists, & from his extensive career. Please mark your calendars & make plans to join us. Ray will be at the auction. Seating is limited, reservations highly recommended. TX#15184 20%BP (25%BP online) Please make plans to join us. Preview Friday October 14th noon-6:00 & Saturday October 15th 11:00AM-1:00PM auction start.
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Black Canyon Music Festival Poster: Labor Day Weekend. Sunday, September 6, 1981.Featuring Asleep At The Wheel. In a Poster Frame 11" X 17". From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0005: Black Canyon Music Festival PosterEst. $200-$500
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Ray Benson's Custom Yellow Flame Boots: From Ray Benson's personal collection. Size 16.
0025: Ray Benson's Custom Yellow Flame BootsEst. $200-$500
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Ray Benson's Bronzed Baby Boot: Ray's Boot . 13 1/2" x 16" Size: Huge From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0026: Ray Benson's Bronzed Baby BootEst. $200-$300
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Asleep At The Wheel Vintage T-Shirt 1979: "Lawrence Opera House Presents Asleep At The Wheel, August 3rd, 4rth, '79". Size small 34-36 From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0027: Asleep At The Wheel Vintage T-Shirt 1979Est. $50-$100
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Ray Benson's Texas Longhorn Jersey: Big Ray #69 on back. Size XL From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0032: Ray Benson's Texas Longhorn JerseyEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's Dallas Cowboys Jersey: Size XL 48. Benson #28 on back. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0033: Ray Benson's Dallas Cowboys JerseyEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson Hooks Baseball Jersey: Corpus Christi Hooks Jersey with "Benson" on the back with the number 60. XXL From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0036: Ray Benson Hooks Baseball JerseyEst. $100-$300
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"ROADIE" The Movie Vintage T-Shirt: From the movie "ROADIE". "ROADIE" is printed on the front. "I am in the movie." on back. Tag reads XL 46.From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0037: "ROADIE" The Movie Vintage T-ShirtEst. $50-$100
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Vintage Nacogdoches Country Jam T-Shirt: Size L. Includes most of the Line up of artist. AATW, Michael Murphey, B.W. Stevenson,Jimmy Buffet, Rusty Weir, Willis Alan Ramsey, Steve Fromholz, Shivas Head Band and more. From Ray Benson's
0038: Vintage Nacogdoches Country Jam T-ShirtEst. $50-$100
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Broken Spoke Vintage T- Shirt: 1986 Independence Dance from The Broken Spoke, Austin, Texas with Gary P. Nunn, Al Dressen and Asleep At The Wheel. Tag reads S 34-36 From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0039: Broken Spoke Vintage T- ShirtEst. $50-$100
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Willie And The Wheel Signed Poster & Pass: Signed by Willie Nelson and Ray Benson 2009. Also comes with a laminated backstage pass. Poster measures 11" X 17". Backstage pass measures 3" X 4".From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0043: Willie And The Wheel Signed Poster & PassEst. $500-$1,000
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2 Waylon Jennings Guitar Picks: Acquired directly from Waylon by Ray Benson. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0049: 2 Waylon Jennings Guitar PicksEst. $200-$500
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Dolly Parton Signed Christmas Card 1989: From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0052: Dolly Parton Signed Christmas Card 1989Est. $100-$300
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Chet Atkins & Ray Benson Signed Letter: From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0053: Chet Atkins & Ray Benson Signed LetterEst. $100-$300
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George Jones Signed Head Shot Promo Photo: 7 1/2" X 10" From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0057: George Jones Signed Head Shot Promo PhotoEst. $100-$300
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Garth Brooks Signed NFR Cap: 1992 National Finals Rodeo Cap Signed "Ray Love ya pal Garth Brooks" From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0058: Garth Brooks Signed NFR CapEst. $100-$300
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Mickey Mantle Signed Baseball Cap: East Austin Youth Classic Cap signed by Mickey Mantle, From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0059: Mickey Mantle Signed Baseball CapEst. $200-$500
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Ray Price Autographed Stetson Hat: Natural Color Cattleman Size 7 1/2 From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0060: Ray Price Autographed Stetson HatEst. $200-$500
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Ray Benson's Gibson ES-5 Hollow Body Guitar: Early Gibson ES-5 three switch hollow body electric guitar from Ray Benson's personal collection.
0064: Ray Benson's Gibson ES-5 Hollow Body GuitarEst. $10,000-$15,000
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1957 Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood: 1957 Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Acoustic Guitar. Serial Number 159122 This guitar has been exclusively used by Ray in the studio on countless records of his own and Asleep at the Wheel’s.
0065: 1957 Martin D-28 Brazilian RosewoodEst. $18,000-$25,000
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2007 Guild D55 Acoustic Guitar: 2007 Guild D55 Acoustic Guitar. Serial Number TK191011 Used on road and record by Ray Benson. Many of Ray’s friends and fellow musicians have also played this guitar live like Willie Nelson
0066: 2007 Guild D55 Acoustic GuitarEst. $4,000-$5,000
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Willie Nelson & Ray Benson Photo 1981: Photo of Willie Nelson and Guy Clark 8" x 10". Johnny Gimble and Bill Joe Shaver in photo. From Ray Benson's personal collection. Does not include backstage pass temporarily shown in photo.
0067: Willie Nelson & Ray Benson Photo 1981Est. $200-$500
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Asleep At The Wheel Liberty Hall Poster: Frame measures 15" x 23" From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0071: Asleep At The Wheel Liberty Hall PosterEst. $200-$300
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Asleep At The Wheel & Jerry Reed Poster: Old Fashioned East Texas Craft Show and Music Fest May 6-7. Featuring Jerry Reed Saturday, Asleep At The Wheel Sunday at Salmon Lake Pk. Grapeland. 24" X 36". From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0078: Asleep At The Wheel & Jerry Reed PosterEst. $100-$300
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Asleep At The Wheel Concert Poster: In Concert Wednesday, Aug. 29 At The Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, Ca. 11" X 17". From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0079: Asleep At The Wheel Concert PosterEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's Custom Made Pearl Snap Shirt: Embroidered inside "Made by Pam Ware for Ray Benson" From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0084: Ray Benson's Custom Made Pearl Snap ShirtEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's Custom Made Pearl Snap Shirt: Embroidered on inside " Made by Pam Ware for Ray Benson". From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0085: Ray Benson's Custom Made Pearl Snap ShirtEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's Custom Western Blazer Jacket: Rhinestone studded, made by Wahoo Sue, Austin Texas. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0088: Ray Benson's Custom Western Blazer JacketEst. $200-$500
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Ray Benson's Custom Western Blazer Jacket: Made by Wallace Murbya Menswear. Likely size XL From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0089: Ray Benson's Custom Western Blazer JacketEst. $200-$500
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Ray Benson's "Wild Texas Wind" Movie Costume: Used on screen during filming of "Wild Texas Wind" 1991 TV movie with Dolly Parton, Gary Busey, & Ray Benson. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0090: Ray Benson's "Wild Texas Wind" Movie CostumeEst. $500-$1,000
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"Big T and the Texas Wheel" Film T-Shirt: Size XL Used on screen during filming of "Wild Texas Wind" 1991 TV movie with Dolly Parton, Gary Busey, & Ray Benson. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0093: "Big T and the Texas Wheel" Film T-ShirtEst. $50-$100
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Ray Benson's Custom M.L. Leddy's Cowboy Boots: Handmade in Texas by M.L. Leddy's. Size unmarked. In good overall condition, showing some wear. From Ray Benson's personal collection. Size 16.
0095: Ray Benson's Custom M.L. Leddy's Cowboy BootsEst. $500-$1,000
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Ray Benson's Custom M.L. Leddy's Cowboy Boots: In good overall condition showing some wear. From Ray Benson's personal collection. Size 16.
0096: Ray Benson's Custom M.L. Leddy's Cowboy BootsEst. $500-$1,000
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Ray Benson's Custom Leather Boot Bag: Boot Bag with R B stitched on it. Made by Fort Worth Hand Bag Co. In Fort Worth, Texas From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0097: Ray Benson's Custom Leather Boot BagEst. $100-$200
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George Rodrigue Blue Dog Texas Ranger Lithograph: " I Want To Be A Texas Ranger" Blue Dog Poster by George Rodrigue 1997 for Diane & Ray Benson. Signed "To Ray & Diane" George Rodrigue. Includes a Blue Dog Thank You Card to Diane & Ray with a nice
0099: George Rodrigue Blue Dog Texas Ranger LithographEst. $1,000-$2,000
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Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic Movie Poster: Designed by Flournoy Holmes, Wonder Graphics Inc 1977. Promotional poster for the 1979 film, "Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration", directed by Yabo Yablonsky. Measures 22.5" x 33.75" From Ray
0101: Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic Movie PosterEst. $1,000-$2,000
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Ray Benson's Custom Texas Telecaster Guitar: Valley Arts Guitars Custom Pro Texas Telecaster. Custom built for Ray Benson, 1 of 4 ever made. Bird's eye maple neck, Abalone fret dot inlays, Valley Arts custom gold tuners. Used on tour and on
0105: Ray Benson's Custom Texas Telecaster GuitarEst. $7,000-$10,000
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Ray Benson's Custom Texas Telecaster Guitar: Valley Arts Guitars Custom Pro Texas Telecaster. Custom built for Ray Benson, 1 of 4 ever made. Bird's eye maple neck, Abalone fret dot inlays, Valley Arts custom gold tuners. Used on tour and on
0106: Ray Benson's Custom Texas Telecaster GuitarEst. $5,000-$8,000
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Autographed Bastrop Fire Relief Concert Poster: The Concert for Central Texas Mon. Oct. 17, 2011 at The Frank Erwin Center. Signed by George Strait, Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Asleep At The Wheel, Eric Johnson,Joe Satriani,
0111: Autographed Bastrop Fire Relief Concert PosterEst. $1,000-$2,000
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Ray Benson's Duster: George Strait, Chevy Truck, Country Music Festival stitched in on back of coat. Size XXLarge Deluxe Riding Coat. Made In Australia By Driza-Bone.
0113: Ray Benson's DusterEst. $200-$500
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Autographed Texas Festival Poster Guy Juke: Roadhouse Concert Series, Texas Festival At The Kennedy Center Featuring many Artists including Asleep At The Wheel, Marcia Ball,Lou Ann Barton, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, C.J.
0115: Autographed Texas Festival Poster Guy JukeEst. $200-$500
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Asleep At The Wheel Kerry Awn Original Artwork: Original artwork for a Soap Creek Saloon poster ny Kerry Awn 1977. Pen & Ink. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0124: Asleep At The Wheel Kerry Awn Original ArtworkEst. $1,000-$2,000
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Texas Gold Album Cover Original Art by Jack White: Original art work by Jack White used as the album cover for "Asleep At The Wheel Texas Gold" album. Also include an album & first proof sheet. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0125: Texas Gold Album Cover Original Art by Jack WhiteEst. $15,000-$25,000
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Framed B&W Asleep At The Wheel Photo: 33 1/2 X 27 1/2 inches From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0130: Framed B&W Asleep At The Wheel PhotoEst. $100-$300
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Framed B&W Ray Benson Photo: 33 1/2 X 27 1/2 inches From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0131: Framed B&W Ray Benson PhotoEst. $100-$300
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Framed B&W Asleep At The Wheel Photo: 33 1/2 X 27 1/2 inches From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0132: Framed B&W Asleep At The Wheel PhotoEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's 1969 Harley-Davidson: Ray Benson's custom 1969 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Has been displayed at the Witliff Museum at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Comes with Original Owners Service Manual.
0133: Ray Benson's 1969 Harley-DavidsonEst. $20,000-$30,000Lot Passed
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Ray Benson's 1954 Studebaker Commander: 1954 Studebaker Commander that Ray Benson drove to Austin for the first time in the early 1970's.
0134: Ray Benson's 1954 Studebaker CommanderEst. $10,000-$20,000
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Ray Benson's 1955 Chevy Bel Air Feeling Haggard: Ray's 1955 Chevy Bel Air used in the music video for Feeling Haggard, with Ray & Dale Watson.
0135: Ray Benson's 1955 Chevy Bel Air Feeling HaggardEst. $15,000-$25,000
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Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Bass Drum: Slingerland bass drum with hardcase. Used in "A Ride With Bob" musical. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0140: Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Bass DrumEst. $200-$500
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Framed Collection Of Bob Wills Albums: Six (6) Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Albums Framed in a Vintage Window
0143: Framed Collection Of Bob Wills AlbumsEst. $200-$500
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Bob Wills & Texas Playboys Steel Guitar: National Grand Console double neck steel guitar that once belonged to Herb Remington who was Bob Wills steel guitar player in the 1940s. From Ray Benson's personal collection. Serial X27348.
0149: Bob Wills & Texas Playboys Steel GuitarEst. $3,000-$5,000
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Ray Benson's Fender Telecaster Guitar: Stage used Fender Telecaster guitar from Ray Benson's personal collection.
0150: Ray Benson's Fender Telecaster GuitarEst. $2,000-$5,000
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Ray Benson's Daion Guitar: 1980s Daion Performer (Stratocaster Style) maple neck, red sparkle body with single coil neck pickup, Humbucking Bridge pickup. 3-way switch with volume and tone controls. Stage used custom Daion
0152: Ray Benson's Daion GuitarEst. $1,000-$3,000
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Asleep At The Wheel Neon Sign: Custom made Asleep At The Wheel neon sign. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0155: Asleep At The Wheel Neon SignEst. $15,000-$20,000
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1967 Head Comix Poster by R. Crumb: By R. Crumb. Framed 15" X 20. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0161: 1967 Head Comix Poster by R. CrumbEst. $100-$300
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Willie Nelson 1986 Tour Memorabilia: Willie Nelson and Family 1986 Wrangler Tour Concert program book and commemorative VIP badge sleeve , Wrangler Music Invitational Finals program book. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0166A: Willie Nelson 1986 Tour MemorabiliaEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's Custom Pearl Snap Shirt: Used on set during filming of "Wild Texas Wind" with Dolly Parton. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0172: Ray Benson's Custom Pearl Snap ShirtEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's Custom Pearl Snap Shirt: No tag, unknown size and maker. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0173: Ray Benson's Custom Pearl Snap ShirtEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's Satin Member's Jacket: Front is embroidered with "Ray", patch on back "Buddy Lee Attractions Inc, Nashville, TN.". Size XL From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0174: Ray Benson's Satin Member's JacketEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's Bob Wills Tribute Wool Jacket: No tag, unknown maker and size.
0175: Ray Benson's Bob Wills Tribute Wool JacketEst. $200-$300
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Augie Meyers Soap Creek Saloon T-Shirt: Vintage "Augie Meyers And His Western Head Band" T-Shirt Size XL. From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0182: Augie Meyers Soap Creek Saloon T-ShirtEst. $100-$200
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Augie Meyers Soap Creek Saloon Poster: Actual Calendar Dates are for October 1974 but are listed as November. Includes dates for David Allen Coe, Asleep At The Wheel, Augie Meyers, Clifton Chenier, Greezy Wheels and Plum Nelly. 11" X 17".
0182A: Augie Meyers Soap Creek Saloon PosterEst. $100-$200
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Antone's Jimmy Vaughan Poster And Button: Jimmy Vaughan and the Thunderbirds "House Band" for Antones Poster. Framed 11" X 17". Comes with Thunderbirds 'Girls Go Wild' Button. Round 1.5 inches From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0183: Antone's Jimmy Vaughan Poster And ButtonEst. $100-$300
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Clifton Chenier Concert Poster At Antone's: The "King Of Zydeco" Tue.-Sat. Nov. 8-12. 13" X 20". From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0184: Clifton Chenier Concert Poster At Antone'sEst. $100-$200
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Antone's "Little Milton" Concert Poster: Plus All Star Orchestra, Joe Campbell, Musical Director. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 25 & 26. Measures 22" X 28". From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0185: Antone's "Little Milton" Concert PosterEst. $100-$300
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Willie Nelson, Ray Price, & Merle Haggard Poster: Autographed by all three. Last Of The Breed Concert with Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Merle Haggard Featuring Asleep At The Wheel. Poster signed by Willie, Merle and Ray Benson. Framed 17" X 25".
0188: Willie Nelson, Ray Price, & Merle Haggard PosterEst. $1,000-$1,500
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Commander Cody Signed Fan Club Card: Official Commander Cody Fan Club Membership Card issued to Ray Benson and Signed by him. 3.5 X 2.25 inches.
0191A: Commander Cody Signed Fan Club CardEst. $100-$200
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Asleep At The Wheel Caricature Watercolor: Signed By Artist 'Freed". 11 X 11.5 inches From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0201: Asleep At The Wheel Caricature WatercolorEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's Custom Belt And Belt Buckle: "WHEEL" is on back of belt along with RB. Belt is 46 inches. Buckle 3.25 X2.25 inches From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0202: Ray Benson's Custom Belt And Belt BuckleEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson's Custom Belt And Belt Buckle: "RAY" is stitched on back of leather belt. Belt Buckle reads "RAY BENSON CRAZY HORSE. Belt 46 inches, Buckle 4.25 X 3 inches From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0203: Ray Benson's Custom Belt And Belt BuckleEst. $200-$500
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Ray Benson's Custom Belt Buckle: Engraved on inside "TO RAY BENSON FOR THE BEST JINGLES OF ALL. MIKE & MIKE GREAT EMPIRE BROADCASTING 1990. 4 X 3.25 inches From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0205: Ray Benson's Custom Belt BuckleEst. $100-$300
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Ray Benson & Band Backstage Poster: Signed 1980 Scott Newton & Dewey. Measures 8.5" x 14" From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0209: Ray Benson & Band Backstage PosterEst. $100-$300
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Willie Nelson Autographed Portraits Book: Individuals - Portraits from the Gap Collection From Ray Benson's personal collection.
0215: Willie Nelson Autographed Portraits BookEst. $200-$500
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