McLintock is somewhat of a mystery mug, in that we have no idea who produced it. This is the last one to be produced on the traditional heavy Wallace mug and while hand painted, it was not done by Bob Williams. The Wallace china company went out of business around this time and Bob Williams mentioned how he had to scramble around to find enough to complete the Donovan’s Reef order, his last. This also appears to be the last hand painted mug as the brush strokes so carefully made, disappear after this one.
Apr 05, 2019
“In the early 1960s, my father was hired by John Wayne and his son Michael as Chief Financial Officer of Wayne’s production company Batjac. He worked for Batjac for many years, until after John Wayne’s passing in 1979 and beyond. My father was given many personalized “To Bob From Duke”cast and crew mugs starting from the early 1960’s.
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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