Movie poster auction stars cowboy heroes Sept. 26

‘Wyoming Bill’s Wild West’ show poster, 1913; 29in x 43in. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – A cavalcade of cowboys rides tall in a Jasper52 auction of western movie posters from Hollywood’s golden age on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Stars feature range from Tom Mix and Tim McCoy to John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The silent movie era is represented in the 47-lot collection with a rare poster from The Adventures of Buffalo Bill, an early docudrama featuring the famous scout, bison hunter and showman William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917). The stone lithographed poster is expected to sell for $12,000-$14,000.

‘Adventures of Buffalo Bill,’ featuring Buffalo Bill Cody, 1917; stone lithograph, linen backed, 28½in x 41½in. Estimate: $12,000-$14,000. Jasper52 image

Tom Mix was Hollywood’s first western star and helped define the genre during the silent movie era. A stone litho poster for The Drifter (1929) has $10,000-$12,000 estimate.

‘The Drifter, starring Tom Mix, 1929, stone lithograph, linen backed, 27in x 41in. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

Cowgirls are also featured, such as Marie Walcamp’s romp in Tempest Cody Rides Wild (Universal, 1919). This 27-by-41-inch stone litho poster has a $10,000-$12,000 estimate.

‘Tempest Cody Rides Wild,’ starring Marie Walcamp, 1919, linen backed, 27in x 41in, stone lithography. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

John Wayne makes an appearance in The Lawless Frontier (1934) in which a Mexican outlaw murders his parents. In the movie the Duke partners with George “Gabby” Hayes for retribution. A poster from this B Western is estimated at $2,000-$2,500.

‘Lawless Frontier,’ staring John Wayne, 1934, linen backed, 27in x 41in. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

Buck Jones, who was born Charles Frederick Gebhart in Indiana, became a star of westerns in the 1920s. A poster for his Chain Lightning (1927) depicts Jones on horseback chasing down a bad guy (est. $4,500-$5,500).

‘Chain Lightning,’ starring Buck Jones, 1927, stone lithography, linen backed, 27in x 41in. Estimate: $4,500-$5,500. Jasper52 image

Col. Tim McCoy’s Real Wild West is a chromolithograph poster from the western movie star’s short-lived 1938 wild west show (est. $5,000-$6,000).

‘Col. Tim McCoy’s Real Wild West’ show poster, 1938; linen backed, 27in x 41in. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

Additional movie posters feature singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autry.