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The Searchers 1956

The Searchers was the eleventh mug Bob Williams did for John Wayne.  The mug was produced on the heavy beige Wallace mug .  Like many of Duke’s mugs a tag line from the movie was incorporated into the design.  “THAT’LL BE THE DAY” was also the inspiration of the Buddy Holly song with the same name.  We have another The Searchers mug in the “Others” section, an alternate version very rarely seen.   The Searchers mug is an example of higher value due to the quality and popularity of the movie.  The Searchers was one of John Wayne’s most critically acclaimed movies with the legendary director, John Ford.

Sold: Ebay

Nov 08, 2015


“The story I was told is that John Wayne actually painted the outline of the painting, and painted the words and dedication, and then it was sent to an artist to complete the work. “

This is the most we've ever seen paid for this mug... the "record".   Average values are considerably less, usually less than half.

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